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USOC Statement

Jan. 11, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2008 Statement from United States Olympic Committee Chief Executive Officer Jim Scherr on the sentencing of Marion Jones"Today's sentencing is illustrative of just how far-reaching and serious the consequences of cheating can be. The fact that an athlete with so much talent and promise, who so many people looked up to, made the decision to cheat is a terrible disappointment. This unfortunate situation does, however, offer a lesson to young people about the importance of making good choices and honoring the value of clean competition."