Commonwealth Games

Nigeria's 16-year-old gold medal winning weightlifter fails doping test at Glasgow 2014

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

Chika Amalaha has tested positive after winning the 53kg gold medal ©Getty ImagesNigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha has registered the first positive doping test of Glasgow 2014 and, pending the outcome of her B sample, will be stripped of the gold medal she won in the 53 kilogram competition on Friday (July 25).

Zambia using Glasgow 2014 as stepping stone in pursuit of first Olympic gold

By Nick Butler

Zambia are targeting a first Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016 ©Getty ImagesZambia are using the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as a stepping stone to their bigger target of achieving a first Olympic gold medal at Rio 2016, representatives from the Government and National Olympic Committee of Zambia (NOCZ) have said.

Wales in crisis at Glasgow 2014 after second athlete withdraws due to doping

By Nick Butler at the Main Press Centre in Glasgow

European champion Rhys Williams has become the second Welshman to withdraw from Glasgow 2014 on a doping charge ©Getty ImagesA crisis surrounding the Welsh squad at Glasgow 2014 has deepened after Rhys Williams, one of the team's biggest hopes for an athletics medal, withdrew from the Commonwealth Games after being charged with an anti-doping violation.
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