Doping accusations sideline 52 athletes

Aug. 12, 2008, 12:53 p.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) A breakdown of the 52 Olympic athletes who will miss the Beijing Games because of doping accusations:

Greece (15) - 11 unnamed weightlifters, one undentified boxer, swimmer Ioannis Drymonakos and sprinters Tassos Gousis and Katerina Thanou.

Bulgaria (12) - Weightlifters Ivailo Filev, Demir Demirev, Mehmed Fikretov, Ivan Stoitsov, Georgi Markov, Ivan Markov, Alan Tsagaev, Velichko Cholakov, Milka Maneva, Donka Mincheva and Gergana Kirilova. Volleyball captain Plamen Konstantinov is returning to Sofia to be tested for high levels of testosterone but will be reinstated if test results are negative.

Russia (10) - Race walkers Vladimir Kanaikin, Alexei Voyevodin and Viktor Burayev; cyclist Vladimir Gusev; steeplechase runner Roman Usov; track and field athletes Yelena Soboleva, Tatyana Tomashova, Yulia Fomenko, Gulfiya Khanafeyeva and Darya Pishchalnikova.

China (3) - Race walker Song Hongjuan, swimmer Ouyang Kunpeng and wrestler Luo Meng.

Romania (3) - Middle distance runners Liliana Popescu, Elena Antoci and Cristina Vasiloiu.

Italy (2) - Fencer Andrea Baldini and cyclist Marta Bastianelli.

Brazil (1) - Handball player Jaqson Kojoroski.

Denmark (1) - Mountain biker Peter Riis Andersen.

India (1) - Weightlifter Monika Devi.

Jamaica (1) - Sprinter Julien Dunkley.

Netherlands (1) - Steeplechaser Simon Vroemen.

United States (1) - Swimmer Jessica Hardy.

Spain (1) - Cyclist Maria Isabel Moreno.

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