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Paralympic lifter's life ban reversed

Updated: November 8, 2013, 8:37 AM ET
Associated Press

BONN, Germany -- A powerlifter from Azerbaijan has had his life ban from the Paralympics lifted after his former girlfriend admitted spiking his drink with an anabolic steroid.

The International Paralympic Committee describes Gunduz Ismayilov's situation as "a very unique case with a unique set of circumstances."

Ismayilov was banned for life after testing positive for stanozolol before competing at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens, Greece.

He had already served a two-year ban ...

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