Monday, March 7, 2016

Maria Sharapova failed drugs test at Australian Open

Former world number one Maria Sharapova, 28, revealed today March 7th that she failed a drugs test at the Australian Open. The five-time Grand Slam champion tested positive for meldonium, a substance she says she has been taking since 2006 for health issues.
"I did fail the test and take full responsibility for it. For the past 10 years I have been given a medicine called mildronate by my family doctor and a few days ago after I received a letter from the ITF [International Tennis Federation] I found out it also has another name of meldonium, which I did not know."
"It is very important for you to understand that for 10 years this medicine was not on Wada's banned list and I had been legally taking that medicine for the past 10 years. But on 1 January the rules had changed and meldonium became a prohibited substance, which I had not known. I received an email on 22 December from Wada about the changes happening to the banned list and you can see prohibited items - and I didn't click on that link."
"I made a huge mistake. I have let my fans down, and let the sport down that I have been playing since the age of four that I love so deeply.
"I know that with this I face consequences and I don't want to end my career this way. I really hope to be given another chance to play this game."

"I know many of you thought that I would be retiring today but if I was ever going to announce my retirement it would not be in a downtown Los Angeles hotel with this fairly ugly carpet," she said.
The Russian beauty was charged on March 2nd. She is officially suspended pending further action.

40 comments:

Uzoamaka Igbokwe said...

Pele o

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Aya...I feel for her.

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

Poor you

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Justice of Peace said...

Well if it is her doctor that prescribe the drug for her I think they should do some investigation so as to know if she's telling the truth

Nk said...

Criminal! Her excuse is very controversial! At her age what is she taking Mildronate for, she is claiming it was prescribed for magnesium deficiency and family history of diabetes but those are not the indications for using this drug. This drug is an anti-ischemic drug that has been used by lots of athletes in Latvia and Russia for performance enhancement! She was only exposed because they just officially added the drug to banned substances! WTA is filled with racists and they will definitely let her out of the bag but if this were to be Serena, all hell would have been let loose!

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

Hmmmmm. Well said but no b her fault sha!

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christie benjamin said...

So now they've discovered that mildronate improves stamina nd energy level nd decided to ban it? Rubbish! I'm really gonna miss ha nd will always remain a fan of hers....

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Luciana Chinda said...

Is alright.

Sena Job said...

Eyaaa

Juliet Iwuno said...

Just negodu! Linda take note!

Iphie Abraham said...

Eyah.









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daniela desmond said...

Hmmmm....

Linda's daughter aka Nwa Linda said...

Seen

Ugorji Chijioke said...

Another Marion Jones in the making

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Femiluv said...

Nk has a very good point. If it was Serena, it would be over.

LALAcious smallchops said...

Sharapova take heart! Even if u re stil active, Serena will always be ur oga.

Habiba Ummi Sambo said...

Naso. U seriously wanna tell me a Russian doctor wouldn't have known the composition of that drug? Haka ne! Too bad baby, just sharap! It's over! Bye.

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Anonymous said...

You have Said it all...

Tochi Obinna said...

What rubbish , Abeg return all the trophy you have won since that ten years, I ain't buying your excuses.they did it to Maria jones, you did the crime, do the punishment idiot.

buzzer said...

Russian are full of sh$#t

chommy said...

Na she sabi. Linda observe!

Grace n Truth said...

You nailed it!

Jamila Shaibu said...

Sorry...

RareSpecie Z said...

Sad.
How i lived this Dame.

Vivian Reginalds said...

Good for her
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Kelvin said...

i know maria is not a cheat.. i believe every single thing she said if she said she took the drug because of her health issue then i believe her

Adaobi said...

Are you kidding me right now? is that the only drugs she tested positive to? I don't believe it.. There is more! Russians eat drugs! tueh

udeze obumneme said...

Ouch.

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Nweme Jonathan Eyo said...

What a pity

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