June 2016: Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Suspension
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of June 2016.
1. Novak Djokovic Completes Career Grand Slam 2. Peru Elects President 3. Extremists in Kazakhstan 4. Anaconda: NATO War Game 2016 5. Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Suspension 6. June Terror Attack in France 7. Victory in Falluja 8. Rome Elects First Female Mayor 9. Olympic Athletes Bow Out Due to Zika 10. Columbia Cease-Fire 11. Brexit 12. Turkey and Israel Agree 13. Terror at Istanbul Airport
- Maria Sharapova Receives Two-Year Suspension
- 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