Your primer to an issue in the news What? Athlete Marion Jones admitted using steroids before and after the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. She has given back the five medals (three gold and two bronze) that she won at the Games. How? How will they be returned? The medals were given to lawyers who say they will make sure that they are returned to the US Olympic Committee (USOC) Headquarters for transfer to the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Why? Why did she decide to return her medals? Jones was urged to give up her medals by the chairman of the USOC as he said she had competed in the Olympics while in violation of the rules. Who? Who will decide what will happen to the medals? President of the IOC, Jacques Rogge, announced that the IOC will make a decision about the medals and said that the only good to come out of the situation may be the uncovering of the truth about the Balco laboratory. Where? Where is Balco? Balco, in San Francisco, California, is the laboratory that manufactured the steroid THG, which has been at the centre of the Marion Jones scandal as well as other recent stories of sports stars using banned substances. When? When did she take steroids? After repeatedly denying that she had taken any performance-enhancing drugs, Jones said that she had taken steroids between September 2000 and July 2001.