The IOC has confirmed that China is cutting 27 athletes from its list of athletes scheduled to attend the Sydney Olympics.
China decided to cut the athletes from their Olympic team after a series of blood tests revealed some suspicious results. China decided to run tests on their athletes in order to avoid any doping embarrassments in Sydney. Avoiding embarrassment in Sydney is part of Beijing's effort to secure the 2008 Olympics.
According to the reports 4 swimmers were among those that were suspended from the team, but the names of those suspended have not been released.