NORFOLK, Va. - Former track star Marion Jones will speak at a conference this weekend at Old Dominion University.
The Hampton Roads Conference for Girls and Young Women starts at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Webb Center in Norfolk.
Once considered the fastest woman in the world, Jones is trying to rehabilitate her tarnished image after a career brought down by doping.
She served prison time and gave back her five medals from the 2000 Sydney Olympics after lying to federal investigators about taking performance-enhancing drugs.
The Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/KFytfl) reports the conference is aimed at building leadership skills, helping career development and promoting healthy lifestyles and self-esteem.
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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com
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