GENEVA (AFP) The International Olympic Committee decided on Wednesday not to re-award the womens 100m gold medal at the Sydney Games in 2000, which was stripped from drug cheat Marion Jones two years ago. In line with IOC practice, controversial Greek sprinter Katerina Thanou, who finished second behind Jones in Sydney, would have been expected to receive the gold medal. Instead, the record books will show no gold in the flagship womens sprint at Sydney but two silvers, an IOC spokesman said after an executive board meeting in Lausanne. Third-placed finisher Tanya Lawrence of Jamaica was promoted to silver alongside Thanou. Lawrences compatriot Merlene Ottey was awarded a bronze medal instead of fourth place. It is believed to be the first time in the modern history of the Games that an Olympic event will not have a gold medallist, IOC officials said, although they were unable to check immediately. The actual awarding of a gold medal, of any medal, is certainly not a right and therefore in this case it will not happen, IOC spokesman Mark Adams told journalists. Adams underlined Thanous more recent problems, notably evading anti-doping tests in 2004, in which, he added, she disgraced herself. Its felt that with her conduct she didnt deserve to be honoured with this recognition, he said. Joness 200m gold went to Pauline Davis-Thompson of the Bahamas with Sri Lankas Susanthika Jayasinghe moving up into second and Jamaicas Beverly McDonald stepped onto the podium with bronze. Jones was stripped of all her medals she won nine years ago after admitting doping offences, and was sent to prison in the United States after lying to federal investigators. Re-awarding the 100 m gold had posed a challenge to the IOC, because second placed Thanou was in subsequent years immersed in controversy over doping related issues. Although no evidence has been presented to indicate she was taking drugs when running against Jones in Sydney, Thanou faces a court case for allegedly lying to Greek police to avoid a drug test at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, and served a two-year disciplinary ban. The Greek runner was ultimately barred from competing at the Olympic Games in Beijing last year for bringing athletics into disrepute. Joness long jump bronze was given to Russian Tayana Kotova, the IOC said Wednesday. Legal wrangling is still underway over the US womens 4 x 400m relay gold and 4 x 100 bronze at Sydney, where Jones was part of the teams. A case is still pending before the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS). Swiss awarded 2008 showjumping team bronze The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday re-awarded Norways team showjumping bronze at the 2008 Beijing Games to Switzerland after Norwegian rider Tony Andre Hansens doping ban was confirmed. The Executive Board decided to disqualify rider Tony Andre Hansen from the individual jumping competition and team jumping competition events at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, as a consequence of the positive doping test, IOC spokesman Mark Adams said. The bronze medal from the team jumping competition will be redistributed to Switzerland, he added. The IOCs move followed a ruling by the Court of Arbitration of Sport last week, confirming a ban on Hansen and dismissing the Norwegian riders appeal against being stripped of an Olympic showjumping bronze medal. Hansens was the last outstanding case of four riders at the 2008 Olympic Games who faced suspensions after their horses tested positive for the banned substance capsaicin, found in urine samples. The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) disqualified him from competition for four-and-a-half months and fined him 3000 Swiss francs (1900 euros). Capsaicin, which can be rubbed in as a lotion to ease pain, is a derivative of the chilli pepper plant. However, when smeared on the horses they suffer a burning sensation if they fail to clear the showjump bars, the idea being that they will strain themselves to jump higher to avoid the burning. After the Olympic incidents, the FEIs veterinary commission formally listed capsaicin-based analgesic as a banned substance.