June 2016: Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Suspension

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

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Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Suspension
photo showing tennis star Maria Sharapova speaking about her failed drug test
On June 8, 2016, the International Tennis Federation announces that tennis star Maria Sharapova will be suspended for two years for testing positive for meldonium, which she has taken since 2006 for health issues. Meldonium was added to the list of banned substances this year. Sharapova plans to appeal the ruling to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Photo source: AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File
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