Notable Olympic drug offenders

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo tested positive for a banned substance, but she'll still be going to the Summer Olympics. These other athletes, for different reasons, weren't so lucky. -- By Joey Gulino

PORTLAND, OR - SEPTEMBER 22: Goal Keeper Hope Solo #1 of the United States warms up against Canada on September 22, 2011 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
United States v Canada
PORTLAND, OR - SEPTEMBER 22: Goal Keeper Hope Solo #1 of the United States warms up against Canada on September 22, 2011 at Jeld-Wen Field in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
In October of 2007, American track and field superstar Marion Jones admitted she lied to federal investigators when she told them she had never used performance-enhancing drugs. Jones had her three gold medals from the 2000 Sydney Games stripped as part of her punishment. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Marion Jones
In October of 2007, American track and field superstar Marion Jones admitted she lied to federal investigators when she told them she had never used performance-enhancing drugs. Jones had her three gold medals from the 2000 Sydney Games stripped as part of her punishment. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Finnish cross-country skier Mika Myllylä was caught in 2001 using hydroxyethyl starch, which expands blood plasma to cover up the use of erythropoietin. Myllylä was suspended two years by the International Ski Federation, and he struggled with alcohol until his death in July of 2011. (AP photo/Anatoly Maltsev)
Mika Myllylä
Finnish cross-country skier Mika Myllylä was caught in 2001 using hydroxyethyl starch, which expands blood plasma to cover up the use of erythropoietin. Myllylä was suspended two years by the International Ski Federation, and he struggled with alcohol until his death in July of 2011. (AP photo/Anatoly Maltsev)
On June 28, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced that wrestler Stephany Lee has been suspended for a year and will give up her spot on the Olympic team after testing positive for marijuana. Bernard had been declared the trials champion. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Stephany Lee
On June 28, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced that wrestler Stephany Lee has been suspended for a year and will give up her spot on the Olympic team after testing positive for marijuana. Bernard had been declared the trials champion. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Moroccan-Bahraini runner Rashid Ramzi lost his gold medal in the 1,500-meter race from the 2008 Beijing Games after it was discovered he tested positive for the blood-boostin drug CERA, which stands for continuous erythropoietin receptor activator. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Rashid Ramzi
Moroccan-Bahraini runner Rashid Ramzi lost his gold medal in the 1,500-meter race from the 2008 Beijing Games after it was discovered he tested positive for the blood-boostin drug CERA, which stands for continuous erythropoietin receptor activator. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
After years of drug accusations, Irish swimmer Michelle Smith was handed a four-year suspension in 1998 after a routine urine test revealed traces of both alcohol and the drug Androstenedione. However, Smith was not stripped of her four Olympic medals, including three golds, from the 1996 Atlanta Games. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
Michelle Smith
After years of drug accusations, Irish swimmer Michelle Smith was handed a four-year suspension in 1998 after a routine urine test revealed traces of both alcohol and the drug Androstenedione. However, Smith was not stripped of her four Olympic medals, including three golds, from the 1996 Atlanta Games. (AP Photo/Thomas Kienzle)
Together, Russian cross-country skiers Olga Danilova, left, and Larisa Lazutina were stripped of five total medals, including three gold and three silver, after testing positive for the banned stimulant Darbepoetin alfa at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
Olga Danilova and Larisa Lazutina
Together, Russian cross-country skiers Olga Danilova, left, and Larisa Lazutina were stripped of five total medals, including three gold and three silver, after testing positive for the banned stimulant Darbepoetin alfa at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)
At the 2008 Beijing Games, North Korean sport shooter Kim Jong-su earned a bronze medal in the 10-meter air pistol event and a silver medal in the 50-meter air pistol event. Three days later, he tested positive for propranolol, a drug designed to calm nerves, and thusly forfeited both medals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Kim Jong-su
At the 2008 Beijing Games, North Korean sport shooter Kim Jong-su earned a bronze medal in the 10-meter air pistol event and a silver medal in the 50-meter air pistol event. Three days later, he tested positive for propranolol, a drug designed to calm nerves, and thusly forfeited both medals. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Romanian gymnast Andreea Răducan tested positive for a banned substance at the 2000 Sydney Games, but the test itself was surrounded by controversy. Răducan and her coaches argued the reason the then-16-year-old tested positive for pseudoephedrine was due to an over-the-counter medication the team doctor had prescribed her to treat cold-like symptoms. Although she was stripped of her gold medal in the all-around event, the three athletes who moved up in the medal standings all expressed their support for Răducan. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Andreea Răducan
Romanian gymnast Andreea Răducan tested positive for a banned substance at the 2000 Sydney Games, but the test itself was surrounded by controversy. Răducan and her coaches argued the reason the then-16-year-old tested positive for pseudoephedrine was due to an over-the-counter medication the team doctor had prescribed her to treat cold-like symptoms. Although she was stripped of her gold medal in the all-around event, the three athletes who moved up in the medal standings all expressed their support for Răducan. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Olga Pyleva is a former Russian biathlete who won the silver medal in the 15-kilometer individual race at the 2006 Turin Games. She's also a convicted drug user after testing positive for a banned stimulant during the games and retroactively losing her medal. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Olga Pyleva
Olga Pyleva is a former Russian biathlete who won the silver medal in the 15-kilometer individual race at the 2006 Turin Games. She's also a convicted drug user after testing positive for a banned stimulant during the games and retroactively losing her medal. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin was forced to serve a two-year ban after testing positive for a stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games, during which he won the silver medal in the men's road race. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
Davide Rebellin
Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin was forced to serve a two-year ban after testing positive for a stimulant at the 2008 Beijing Games, during which he won the silver medal in the men's road race. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
Ukraine's Lyudmyla Blonska received a lifetime ban after failing a drug test at the 2008 Beijing Games, where she won the silver medal in the heptathlon. Blonska tested positive for an anabolic steroid, and despite also qualifying for the long jump finals, the International Olympic Committee decided to remove her from the competition altogether. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Lyudmyla Blonska
Ukraine's Lyudmyla Blonska received a lifetime ban after failing a drug test at the 2008 Beijing Games, where she won the silver medal in the heptathlon. Blonska tested positive for an anabolic steroid, and despite also qualifying for the long jump finals, the International Olympic Committee decided to remove her from the competition altogether. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
German wrestler Alexander Leipold didn't even medal in 1988, 1992 or 1996, so when he won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games in the freestyle tournament, it was bound to raise red flags. Drug tests showed that Leipold's blood contained metabolites associated with anabolic steroids, and he was subsequently stripped of his gold medal. (AP PHOTO/FOTO KUNZ/RALF MORAY)
Alexander Leipold
German wrestler Alexander Leipold didn't even medal in 1988, 1992 or 1996, so when he won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games in the freestyle tournament, it was bound to raise red flags. Drug tests showed that Leipold's blood contained metabolites associated with anabolic steroids, and he was subsequently stripped of his gold medal. (AP PHOTO/FOTO KUNZ/RALF MORAY)
Antonio Pettigrew's suicide in 2010 followed an admission by the former American sprinter that he had used performance-enhancing drugs. Pettigrew was part of the gold medal-winning 4x400 relay team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and he received a two-year ban from track and field in 2008, though he was already retired and working as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina. (AP Photo/ University of North Carolina, File)
Antonio Pettigrew
Antonio Pettigrew's suicide in 2010 followed an admission by the former American sprinter that he had used performance-enhancing drugs. Pettigrew was part of the gold medal-winning 4x400 relay team at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, and he received a two-year ban from track and field in 2008, though he was already retired and working as an assistant coach at the University of North Carolina. (AP Photo/ University of North Carolina, File)
A positive test for a banned diuretic cost Bulgarian weightlifter Ivan Ivanov the silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Games in the 56-kilogram weight class. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Ivan Ivanov
A positive test for a banned diuretic cost Bulgarian weightlifter Ivan Ivanov the silver medal at the 2000 Sydney Games in the 56-kilogram weight class. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder)
Bulgarian weightlifer Izabela Dragneva won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games, but she later lost it when she tested positive for a banned diuretic substance. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Izabela Dragneva
Bulgarian weightlifer Izabela Dragneva won the gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games, but she later lost it when she tested positive for a banned diuretic substance. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)
Technicaly, Hungarian thrower Adrián Annus has never tested positive for steroids. But he lost his 2004 Olympic gold medal in the hammer throw after it was determined he had used urine samples belonging to different people for his drug tests. (AP Photo/MTI, Szilard Koszticsak)
Adrián Annus
Technicaly, Hungarian thrower Adrián Annus has never tested positive for steroids. But he lost his 2004 Olympic gold medal in the hammer throw after it was determined he had used urine samples belonging to different people for his drug tests. (AP Photo/MTI, Szilard Koszticsak)
Spanish cross-country skier Johann Mühlegg wasn't smiling after testing positive for a banned stimulant at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, which resulted in his disqualification and the forfeiture of gold medals in the 50-kilometer individual race, 30-kilometer freestyle and 20-kilometer pursuit. (AP Photo/Maxim Marmur)
Johann Mühlegg
Spanish cross-country skier Johann Mühlegg wasn't smiling after testing positive for a banned stimulant at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games, which resulted in his disqualification and the forfeiture of gold medals in the 50-kilometer individual race, 30-kilometer freestyle and 20-kilometer pursuit. (AP Photo/Maxim Marmur)
Russian thrower Irina Korzhanenko won the gold medal in the shot put at the 2004 Athens Games, but she later tested positive for an anabolic steroid and received a lifetime ban from the IAAF, track and field's international governing body. Korzhanenko has maintained her innocence, however, and to date she has not returned the gold medal. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Irina Korzhanenko
Russian thrower Irina Korzhanenko won the gold medal in the shot put at the 2004 Athens Games, but she later tested positive for an anabolic steroid and received a lifetime ban from the IAAF, track and field's international governing body. Korzhanenko has maintained her innocence, however, and to date she has not returned the gold medal. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Hungarian weightlifter Ferenc Gyurkovics earned the silver medal in the 105 kg class at the 2004 Athens Games, but he later tested positive for an anabolic steroid. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Ferenc Gyurkovics
Hungarian weightlifter Ferenc Gyurkovics earned the silver medal in the 105 kg class at the 2004 Athens Games, but he later tested positive for an anabolic steroid. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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