Marion Jones: Press Pause (2010)
Movie: Marion Jones: Press Pause
- Director: John Singleton
- Stars: Kevin Blackistone, Marion Jones, Edwin Moses, Kelly Naqi, Rich Nichols, Ron Rapoport, William C. Rhoden, Nolan Richardson, John Singleton
- Release Date: November 02, 2010
- Run Time: 51 min
- Genre: Documentary, Biography, Sport
Few athletes in Olympic history have reached such heights and depths as Marion Jones. After starring at the University of North Carolina and winning gold at the 1997 and \’99 World Track and Field Championships, her rise to the top culminated at the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia. There she captivated the world with her beauty, style and athletic dominance, sprinting and jumping to three gold medals and two bronze. Eventually, though, her accomplishments and her reputation would be tarnished. For years, Jones denied the increasing speculation that she used performance-enhancing drugs. But in October 2007, she finally admitted what so many had long suspected – that she had indeed used steroids. Calling herself a liar and a cheat in a federal courtroom, Jones was sentenced to six months in prison for lying to federal investigators. She soon saw her Olympic achievements disqualified. Now a free woman, Jones is running in a new direction in life and taking time to reflect.