The International Olympic Committee (IOC), in a statement from its spokesperson Giselle Davies, as quoted in the Apr. 10, 2008 BBC online article "Jones's Team-mates Lose Medals," stated:

“The decision [to strip Marion Jones’ 2000 Sydney Olympic Games relay teammates of their medals] was based on the fact that they were part of a team, that Marion Jones was disqualified from the Sydney Games due to her own admission that she was doping during those games…She was part of a team and she competed with them in the finals.”

Apr. 10, 2008