Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Tennis: Maria Sharapova Tests Positive to Banned Drug !

Sharapova said she tested positive for the little-known drug meldonium, which became a banned substance under the World Anti-Doping Agency code this year.

Maria Sharapova
The five-times grand slam champion could face a long ban from the International Tennis Federation, possibly ending her season and preventing her from competing at the Olympics.
The Russian said she had taken meldonium, a heart medicine which improves blood flow, for a decade following various health problems
including regular sicknesses, early signs of diabetes and “irregular” results from echocardiography exams. “I was first given the substance back in 2006. I had several health issues going on at the time,” she said