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CAS reverses IOC decision on US relay medals

Seven members of the US women's 2000 Olympic 4x100 and 4x400 metres relay teams can keep their medals from the Sydney Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said today.

other Updated: Jul 16, 2010 21:31 IST

Seven members of the US women's 2000 Olympic 4x100 and 4x400 metres relay teams can keep their medals from the Sydney Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Friday.

The ruling overturned a 2008 International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive committee decision to strip the athletes of their medals after relay team member Marion Jones admitted she had used a banned substance during the Games.

Seven members of the relay teams appealed and CAS said the IOC decision had been reversed based on IOC and IAAF rules applicable at the time.

The US 4x100 team won bronze and the 4x400 team gold.