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16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter fails drug test

This is a Friday, July, 25, 2014 file photo of Chika Amalaha of Nigeria, as she makes good lift during the women's 53 kg weightlifting competition at the Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014, in Glasgow, Scotland. AP

A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter failed a doping test after becoming the youngest ever female to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the sport, organizers said Tuesday.

Posted: July 29th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sprinter Tyson Gay suspended 1 year, returns Olympic silver medal

In this Aug. 11, 2012, file photo, Tyson Gay celebrates after receiving the silver medal for the men's 4x100-meter race during the athletics competition in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Gay has accepted a one-year suspension and has returned the silver medal he won at the London Olympics after he tested positive for a prohibited substance, USADA announced Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Sprinter Tyson Gay accepted a one-year suspension Friday after testing positive for a banned substance nearly a year ago and returned the silver medal he won in the men’s 400-meter relay at the 2012 London Olympics.

Posted: May 3rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case

In this file photo dated Sunday, March 9, 2014, Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown runs in the 60m semi-final during the Athletics World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland. AP

Sport’s highest appeals body says Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible “environmental contamination” of her urine sample.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Swimmer regains world title with doping case win

Gold medalist Mads Glaesner of Denmark poses after men's 1500 meters of the FINA Short Course Swimming World Championships at the Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. AP FILE PHOTO

Swimmer Mads Glasner has been reinstated as a world champion after winning his doping case appeal on Tuesday.

Posted: February 5th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Arbitrator cuts A-Rod suspension to 162 games

In this Aug. 25, 2013 file photo, New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez watches from the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. Rodriguez's drug suspension has been cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, a decision sidelining the New York Yankees third baseman the entire 2014 season. AP

Alex Rodriguez’s doping suspension was cut to 162 games from 211 by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz on Saturday, a decision the New York Yankees third baseman vowed to fight in federal court.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Olympic medalist Michael Rogers tests positive

Michael Rogers, of Australia. AP FILE PHOTO

Olympic bronze medalist and three-time world time trial champion Michael Rogers of Australia has tested positive for clenbuterol after racing in China.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Web closing on drugs cheats as new test nets 260 positives

A laboratory technician prepares samples of urine for doping tests during a media open day. AP FILE Photo

A new test for the presence of anabolic steroids has resulted in 260 positive cases which in the past would have been undetectable, a researcher from the Cologne anti-doping laboratory revealed on Friday.

Posted: November 30th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lance Armstrong settles $3M insurance lawsuit

Lance Armstrong.  AP FILE PHOTO

A day before he was scheduled to give sworn testimony about his use of performance-enhancing drugs, Lance Armstrong reached a settlement on Wednesday with an insurance company that was seeking $3 million in performance bonuses it paid him from 1999 to 2001.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

WADA puts provisional ban on Russian doping lab

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The World Anti-Doping Agency has put the Olympic drug-testing laboratory in Russia under provisional suspension, saying it must improve its operations or a six-month ban on its accreditation will be imposed.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Increased doping tests for Sochi 2014—IOC

A handout picture taken during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay on November 12, 2013, and released by the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics Organizing Committee shows a torchbearer rising her torch at Russia's Pacific Kamchatka peninsula, some 6766 kilometers (4204 miles) east of Moscow. Russian torchbearers has started in October the history's longest Olympic torch relay ahead of Winter Games in Sochi, which will take the flame across the country through all 83 of its regions, including extreme locales such as Chukotka, the turbulent North Caucasus, and even Russia's European exclave Kaliningrad. AFP

Tests for banned substances will be more stringent than ever for the 2014 Winter Olympics, the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) president said Wednesday.

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘Miracle’ needed to reopen Armstrong case–WADA

Lance Armstrong. AP FILE PHOTO

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong needs nothing less than a “miracle” to revisit his lifetime ban from sports after admitting to doping, the world anti-doping body chief said Tuesday.

Posted: November 12th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Federer wants more doping tests in tennis

Roger Federer. AP FILE PHOTO

In the wake of Novak Djokovic’s attack against tennis’ anti-doping program, Roger Federer defended the system and asked for more doping tests on Thursday.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Taekwondo Olympian from Jamaica tests positive

In this Oct. 18, 2011 file photo, Jamaica's Kenneth Edwards fights Canada's Francois Coulombe during a quarterfinal men's taekwondo +80 kg match at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Edwards said on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013 he has tested positive for a banned substance and will challenge the findings. His announcement comes as the world's anti-doping authority launches a sweeping audit of Jamaica's drug-testing agency amid allegations of inconsistent testing. AP

A Jamaican who competed in taekwondo at the London Olympics said Tuesday he has tested positive for a banned substance.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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