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Two more athletes out of Olympics after drug tests

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2012 | 3:46 PM

Greek high jumper Dimitrios Chondrokoukis has pulled out of London 2012 after testing positive for the banned substance stanozolol.

The 2012 world indoor champion was one of Greece's best hopes of a medal.

The 24-year-old Chondrokoukis jumped a personal best of 2.33 metres when he took gold in Istanbul in March.

Hungarian discus thrower Zoltan Kovago will also miss the Games after being handed a two-year doping ban.

Stanozolol is the same substance taken by Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson in 1988.