Four-year doping ban for India's Commonwealth weightlifting champ

Four-year doping ban for India's Commonwealth weightlifting champ

India's Commonwealth Games weightlifting gold medal winner Ravi Kumar Katulu has been banned for four years after failing a drug test, a top anti-doping official told AFP on Tuesday.

Cuban stripped of Beijing silver after retroactive dope test

Cuban stripped of Beijing silver after retroactive dope test

Cuban discus thrower Yarelys Barrios has been stripped of her Olympic silver medal from the 2008 Beijing Games after failing a retroactive drug test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.

Sharapova's business empire plunged into doping turmoil

Sharapova's business empire plunged into doping turmoil

Maria Sharapova's multimillion dollar business empire has been plunged into turmoil as sponsors began severing ties with the Russian tennis star a day after she admitted failing a drug test.

Sharapova fails drug test, Nike suspends ties

Sharapova fails drug test, Nike suspends ties

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova said on Monday she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she was taking for health issues, leading longtime sponsor Nike to announce it was suspending ties during the investigation.