1. British weightlifter Vasyl Kruk banned eight years for doping

    Associated Press

    British weightlifter Vasyl Kruk has been banned for eight years following a second doping violation.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  2. Can Geno's Fun Fridays yield fun Sundays?

    Rich Cimini, New York Jets

    CORTLAND, N.Y. -- By the end of last season, Geno Smith was down to 210 pounds, his lowest weight since his sophomore year at West Virginia. He lost h...

    Story | August 06, 2014
  3. Teen weightlifter Chika Amalaha stripped of Commonwealth Games gold

    Associated Press

    A 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter was stripped of her Commonwealth Games gold medal on Friday because of a positive doping test, a case that raised concerns about how such a young athlete had access to banned substances.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2014
  4. Nigerian weightlifting winner Chika Amalaha fails doping test at Commonwealth Games

    Associated Press

    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.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2014
  5. Azerbaijan fined $500K for 9 doping cases in 2013

    Associated Press

    The International Weightlifting Federation has fined Azerbaijan $500,000 and waived a possible suspension after nine lifters were caught doping last year.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2014