Pandora’s Box: October 5-6, 2007

 

Pandora’s Box: October 5-6, 2007

“A Tarnished Golden Girl Can’t Outrun the Truth,” was the headline of Harvey Araton’s October 5, 2007 story in The New York Times detailing the sleazy odyssey of 2000 Olympic runner Marion Jones. She won three gold and two bronze medals in Sydney and was dogged for years with questions about the use of performance-enhancing steroids—charges that she forcefully denied. In a federal courtroom in White Plains, New York, last Friday, Jones admitted ingesting the steroid, Tetrahydrogestrinone, known as “The Clear” because it was undetectable to the testing technology of the time. The designer drug was developed by BALCO, the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative, founded by