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Marion Jones gives Winfrey post-prison interview

Disgraced track star Marion Jones says she often thinks she would have won gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Olympics even if she hadn't taken performance-enhancing drugs.

Jones gave her first post-prison interview on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" broadcast today.

Jones says she made a mistake by lying to prosecutors when they showed her a designer steroid and asked if she'd taken it. She maintains she thought it was flaxseed oil when her coach gave it to her.

She was released last month from a Texas federal prison after completing most of her six-month sentence for lying about steroid use.

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