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Disgraced Olympic Gold Medal winner Marion Jones reported to federal prison on Friday US Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Traci Billingsley said. The former champion sprinter was sentenced to 6 months in jail in January for lying about using steroids performance enhancing drugs. Click here to read about her interview with Oprah Winfrey. CLICK HERE TO WATCH AP VIDEO ON THIS STORY.
The 32-year-old athlete reported shortly before noon to the Federal Medical Center-Carswell, a correctional facility in Fort Worth, where she was assigned the inmate number 84868/054.
Jones, who has been stripped of the three gold and two bronze medals she won at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was sentenced to six months in jail and two years of probation for lying to federal investigators about her use of performance-enhancing drugs and about a check-fraud scheme that involved her former partner - Tim Montgomery.
Jones had been told she had until March 11 to begin her sentence.
In sentencing Jones, US District Court Judge Kenneth Karas said the athlete had not made "a momentary lapse in judgment, a one-time mistake, but instead a repetition in an attempt to break the law," adding "nobody is above the legal obligation to tell the truth".
In court, Jones had asked the judge to spare her jail time for the sake of her two young sons. source