International Olympic leaders are finally ready to reallocate the individual medals stripped from Marion Jones for doping - but withhold the 100-metre gold from another drug-tainted athlete, AP has learned.

Jones won five medals - three gold and two bronze - at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Officials with direct knowledge of the plans say the International Olympic Committee will redistribute Jones’ gold in the 200 metres and bronze in the long jump but not give disgraced Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou the 100-metre gold.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the decision hasn’t been announced yet.

The IOC will not reward Thanou in the 100 because she was at the centre of another drug scandal at the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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