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)
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)
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)
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)
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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