Maria Sharapova (and perhaps other Russians) will miss Rio

Just like the French Open and Wimbledon, the 2016 Rio Olympics will go on without former No. 1 tennis player Maria Sharapova. After being suspended in early June due to testing positive for a banned substance at the Australian Open, she announced her plans to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport via Facebook. There was not a high likelihood that her appeal would be accepted...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

More Bad News for Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova’s unlucky 2016 has just taken a turn for the worst. The tennis star was caught up in a doping scandal and is barred from competing at the Summer Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, following the announcement that the Court of Arbitration for Sport had postponed her appeal ruling until September. Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation jointly came...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova to attend program at Harvard during ban

Maria Sharapova will be spending a short part of her two-year ban from tennis in Boston. The tennis star announced on Facebook and Twitter on Saturday that she’ll be attending Harvard Business School. Her agent, Max Eisenbud, told The Associated Press that it’s a two-week program involving two classes on campus, but he didn’t divulge what the program entailed. Sharapova...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova responds to two-year doping ban

Shocking news broke Wednesday when the ITF tribunal condemned tennis pro Maria Sharapova to a two-year suspension for doping. Interestingly enough, the tribunal concluded that Sharapova did not intentionally use the drug meldonium, which makes one wonder how they came to conclude a two-year ban was necessary. Indeed, Sharapova wonders the same thing. In a lengthy Facebook post...
Via Sportsnaut
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova suspended two years by ITF for failed drug test

Maria Sharapova has been banned from competition for two years by the International Tennis Federation after she tested positive for a banned substance back in January. In a decision that was announced on Wednesday, the ITF explained that an independent tribunal determined Sharapova committed an anti-doping violation when she tested positive for meldonium. The suspension will be...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

More than 60 athletes have failed drug tests for meldonium

Tennis star Maria Sharapova admitted to failing a drug test for meldonium, but she is far from the only athlete to fail a drug test for that substance. At least 60 athletes have tested positive for the substance just this year. You are not alone, Sharapova! “Regarding the number of Meldonium positives, I can tell you that it was at 60 adverse analytical findings (since January...
Via The Comeback
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova was reportedly warned five times about meldonium ban

Maria Sharapova’s explanation for failing a WTA drug test seemed a little weird from the start. Sharapova said she had tested positive for meldonium because she had neglected an email telling her the drug would be banned in 2016. But you would sort of think someone in Sharapova’s inner circle who knew she regularly took meldonium would have heard about the ban and made sure...
Via The Comeback
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Russian official: Drug test 'nonsense' won’t keep Sharapova out of Olympics

A day after Maria Sharapova announced she had failed a drug test at the Australian Open and a handful of sponsors cut ties with the Russian tennis star, at least one person in Russia is convinced it is all nonsense and she will indeed compete at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro later this year. Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev thinks that her positive drug test was ...
Via The Comeback
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Nike suspends contract with Maria Sharapova after failed drug test

Maria Sharapova stunned the tennis world on Monday by revealing that she tested positive for the drug Meldonium at the Australian Open in January. In Sharapova’s press conference streamed live on her YouTube channel, she remarked that she had tested positive for the drug Meldonium.  The tennis star said she had taken the substance since 2006 for “several health issues going...
Via The Comeback
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Maria Sharapova failed drug test at Australian Open

Maria Sharapova teased everyone by saying she had a big announcement to make on Monday. The news was not at all what anyone expected. Sharapova, who has not played since the Australian Open, announced that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open after testing positive for Meldonium. Meldonium was just added to WADA’s banned drugs list at the beginning of the year. Since...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

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