Olympic great expected to run

RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) – Former triple Olympic champion Marion Jones has been included on the US team for this weekend’s IAAF World Cup in Athens. Jones has not yet confirmed her participation, USA Track & Field (USATF) said in a statement yesterday, although her manager told Reuters she was planning to compete in the 100 meters in Athens. «Nothing has changed from last week,» Charles Wells said in a telephone interview from his Texas office. Wells said then that the 30-year-old Jones would race at the World Cup meeting and in Shanghai later this month. She has until Friday to declare her intentions, USATF said. Jones was cleared of doping last Wednesday after her «B» sample tested negative for the banned blood-boosting drug erythropoietin (EPO). Jones’s initial sample had tested positive for the drug at the US championships in June. Had the second sample also been positive, she would have faced a two-year ban from the sport.