The world still recalls the woman who once seemed the most brilliant athletic creation it had witnessed, the sprinter/jumper supreme, standing on the courtroom steps, admitting her dishonesty with the tearful concession: "I have let my country down.I want to ask for your forgiveness." She will begin to find out whether America has really answered her plea when she embarks on one of sport's most unlikely comebacks, making her Women's National Basketball Association debut for the league's newest team against Minnesota Lynx.
Four and a quarter years on from her tearful sit down with Oprah, the 37-year-old mother of three has become an asterisk in the record books.We have our own little domestic problem to deal with.Dwain Chambers is back in training, apparently in the belief of representing Britain in the World Indoor Championships this spring.Jones won gold medals in the 100 meters, 200 and the 1,600-meter relay in Sydney, as well as bronzes in the 400 relay and long jump. Jones has returned her five Olympic medals and agreed to forfeit all results dating to Sept. But it's still up to the IAAF and International Olympic Committee to change the record books and revise the medals.The IAAF said Jones was disqualified from all competitions since Sept. That includes all relays, not just individual events.The International Association of Athletics Federation recommended that Jones' relay teammates be disqualified and lose their medals from the 2000 Sydney Olympics. She retired last month after pleading guilty to lying to federal investigators in 2003.