Jones Surrenders Olympic Medals Marion Jones was one of the most accomplished athletes in the world when she won five medals at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. On Monday, she gave up those medals as part of her punishment for cheating with drugs. Jones recently pleaded guilty in New York to lying to federal agents about her steroid use. Outside the courthouse on Oct. 5, Jones broke down in tears as she apologized for her actions and announced her retirement following her guilty plea. "I have let my country down, and I have let myself down," she said. Here, Jones celebrates as she wins the 100-meter gold medal at the 2000 Games in Sydney, Australia. She faces up to six months in jail time for three counts of lying to federal agents about using steroids. Jones, here at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece, was also remorseful to friends and family. "I want to apologize for all of this. I am sorry for disappointing you all in so many ways," she wrote in a letter. Jones said her former coach Trevor Graham, right, supplied her with the designer steroid "the clear" for two years, The New York Times reported. Jones, who is now reportedly broke, was one of the first female track stars to earn millions. She typically earned $80,000 per race during her prime in addition to her endorsement deals. The trouble started for Jones back in 2003, when she, boyfriend Tim Montgomery, right, and a host of other top athletes were connected to the BALCO drug controversy. In December 2004, Victor Conte, the founder of BALCO, appeared in an interview on ABC's "20/20" and said that he gave Jones five different illegal performance-enhancing drugs before the 2000 Olympics. At the USA Track and Field Championships in 2006, a sample of Jones' urine tested positive for a banned substance. Jones was later cleared when a backup sample tested negative.Source: AP, New York Times, Wikipedia Who will be next I wonder?