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Former UK track star regains Olympic medal

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Passion Richardson is an Olympic medalist all over again.

As a member of the United States 4x100 bronze medal squad at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Richardson has tasted glory, had it stripped away and now has it restored once again.

Richardson, as a teammate in 2000 of sprinter Marion Jones, who had her 2000 Olympic medals stripped by the International Olympic Committee for admitting to doping in Sydney, also lost her bronze medal in the 4x100 relay for being on the same team as Jones.

But on Friday, following an appeals process by the majority of the members on the relay team, the Court of Arbitration for Sport restored the team's medals, including the former UK star.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said that rules in place in 2000 did not allow entire teams to be disqualified because of doping by one athlete, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Richardson, who ran track at UK from 1994-97, was a four-time All-American during her time at UK. She set the school record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.31, a record that still stands today.

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