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  • #31
    Re: Anti-US Pound?

    I have to much respect for your athletic background malmo. You are correct.

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    • #32
      Re: Anti-US Pound?

      >I have to much respect for your athletic background malmo. You are correct.

      Whoa, I can't believe that I'm going to malmo's aid here, but his point is directly valid--her statements indicated that she was trying to mislead the press and public about her relationship with Francis. Of course, we can only infer what she was thinking, but we also cannot take what she claims she was thinking at face value because her incentives were to be non truthful on this point. Unfortunately, this past set of statements undermines her current credibility. And my athletic background credentials pale in comparison to malmo's...

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      • #33
        Re: Anti-US Pound?

        "I have to much respect for your athletic background malmo. You are correct."

        International House of Waffles.

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        • #34
          Re: Anti-US Pound?

          i dont doubt it at all, but can someone point me to a link to a transcript (not just a hearsay report) where marion jones said she did not have a relationship with charlie francis? and, was it in a context where she should really be honest, or was it harassing by reporters? its not really anyone's business who she has seen for training advice, i guess..

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          • #35
            Re: Anti-US Pound?

            One aspect of this situation that does seem to rankle me is that Marion is now trying to rely on her personality to convince people of her "clean" status. Reminds me of some of the juvenile delinquents I used to work with as a probation counselor. She has had so much success getting what she wants and out of pickles because of her smile, she now thinks it is going work on this situation. Could be barking up the wrong tree.
            "Who's Kidding Who?"

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            • #36
              Re: Anti-US Pound?

              <<can someone point me to a link to a transcript (not just a hearsay report) where marion jones said she did not have a relationship with charlie francis>>

              Not quite exactly what you are looking for, but more digging could probably find that. From http://www.active.com/story.cfm?story_id=9611

              "The saga began in December when Jones and Montgomery fired their coach, Trevor Graham. They later said they'd be working with unknown Canadian Derek Hansen.

              After Wells denied reports the sprinters were in Toronto working with Francis, photos were taken of Francis working with the athletes at an indoor facility in Toronto.

              L'Equipe, the French sports daily, staked out the facility and reported the couple trained with Francis three times in a week."

              And from http://www.cso.on.ca/Slam021214/tra_tor-sun.html

              "In explaining her choice of Hansen, who has a masters degree in applied science from McGill University in Montreal, and works out of Vancouver, Jones said: "As an elite athlete, I have a need for special biomechanical analysis that can assist me in the identificiation of certain fundamental technical deficiencies, the correction of which may be required from time to time to improve my performances." "

              (Which doesn't explicitly say she is/isn't being coached by Francis, but doesn't acknowledge it.)

              And lastly, somewhat related, from http://www.canoe.ca/Slam030206/oth_trk-cp.html

              "Jones told the Times she underestimated the reaction to hiring Francis because she was only 12 in 1988 when Johnson was stripped of his gold medal after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances. "

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