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Disgraced Greek sprinter to take IOC to court

Published:Thursday | December 13, 2007 | 1:51 PM

Disgraced Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou will consider suing the International Olympic Committee, IOC, if it refuses to award her Marion Jones\' 100 metre gold medal from the Sydney Olympics.



Jones has been stripped of her five medals from 2000 but the IOC is yet to decide how to reallocate the medals.



The IOC says the delay is necessary because more athletes may be involved in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative doping affair.



However, Thanou’s lawyer Gregory Ioannidis says he will consider taking legal action if the Greek sprinter is not awarded the gold.



Jamaica’s Tanya Lawrence won the bronze medal in the race, and her teammate Merlene Ottey was fourth.



The IOC formally stripped Jones of her Sydney medals yesterday.



The decision was taken two months after Jones admitted to using performance enhancing drugs from September 2000 until July 2001.