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  1. Teen weightlifter Chika Amalaha stripped of Commonwealth Games go...

    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
  2. Nigerian weightlifting winner Chika Amalaha fails doping test at ...

    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
  3. Katie Ledecky wins USOC SportsWoman of Year

    Olympic champion swimmer Katie Ledecky has won the U.S. Olympic Committee's SportsWoman of the Year award.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  4. Simone Biles' parents on racist comment: 'Really out of line'

    The parents of Simone Biles, who won the women's all-around gold medal at the World Championships last week, are ready to move on but they aren't quite ready to forgive Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito for racist comments made during the competition.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2013
  5. Katie Ledecky wins USA Swimming athlete of year

    Olympic and world champion Katie Ledecky has been selected USA Swimming athlete of the year.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2013
  6. Simone Biles leads U.S. Gymnastics Championships

    Simone Biles grabbed the early lead in the U.S. women's gymnastics championships.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2013
  7. 2013 Swimming Worlds -- Lithuanian, 16, sets world record in 100 ...

    For Ruta Meilutyte, a gold medal would merely be a bonus.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2013
  8. A Golden girl in Spain

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    On this day in 1992, the Summer Olympics opened in Barcelona, and a 16-year-old American would become golden. Jennifer Capriati defeated Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in the semifinal and upset Steffi Graf in the final. Capriati, who had been in the world ...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  9. Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky each win titles at U.S. nationals

    Missy Franklin won the 100-meter backstroke Friday at the U.S. national championships, and 16-year-old Katie Ledecky moved into position to chase one of the toughest feats in swimming.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2013
  10. X Games silver medalist, 14-year-old Ayumu Hirano wins BEO Halfip...

    Rian Rhoe

    The next generation of pipe snowboarding charged ahead at the 2013 Burton European Open on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  11. Gabby Douglas is on Barbara Walters' list

    Lynn Hoppes

    In six months, 16-year-old Gabby Douglas has gone from Olympic gymnast to Olympic champion to world traveler to author. And now she has made Barbara Walters' list of "The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012." Douglas is joining actor/producer B...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  12. Jing Yan, 16, holds hopes of Chinese

    Lewine Mair

    HOYLAKE, England -- There was a glimpse of what is to come with the performance of 16-year-old Jing Yan, the youngest Chinese player -- man or woman -- to have qualified for a major. Though she was not making quite the same impact as 15-year-old Lyd...

    Blog | September 16, 2012
  13. The Drugs Don't Work (in the Olympics)

    Dermot Hunt

    Another Olympics has come to a close, and we've had the usual barrage of doping controversies to mull over, varying from scurrilous insinuations about 16-year-old girls to justified concern over rehabilitated (and unrepentant) ex-dopers winning medal...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  14. Toby Stanley, Gracia Leydon-Mahoney lead after semifinals in U.S....

    Toby Stanley and 16-year-old Gracia Leydon-Mahoney led their divisions Thursday after the semifinal rounds in the U.S. national diving championships.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  15. 2012 London Olympics -- FINA says Ye Shiwen doping accusations ar...

    The governing body of swimming says there is "no factual basis" to doping speculation surrounding Chinese teen gold medalist Ye Shiwen.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  16. 2012 London Olympics -- Accusations against record-setting swimme...

    Chinese media reacted angrily to doping accusations swirling around new swimming sensation Ye Shiwen, insisting she is being judged by an "old mentality" and by those who are "petty about the progress China makes."

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012