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Maria Sharapova Had To Google The Drug She Was Taking

See, Maria Sharapova is not that different from you. (Well, except maybe for a few things such as her over $285 million in tennis earnings.) The tennis star recently said that she didn’t know what meldonium was until testing positive in January 2016 at the Australian Open for the recently banned substance.… Continue Reading...

NHL adds meldonium to banned substances list

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The NHL has added meldonium to its list of banned substances.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the addition in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday. It was first reported by the Russian news agency TASS.

The change goes into effect for the upcoming season. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association had to agree to add meldonium to its list of prohibited substances.… Continue Reading...

Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for failed drug test

PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled “the sole author of her own misfortune” because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage.

The tennis star said she would appeal what she called “an unfairly harsh” punishment to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.… Continue Reading...

Tennis: Steroid Use is a Huge Issue

The Australian Open is usually a good time for professional tennis players, but this year, there is a black cloud hanging over the tournament. And it’s not just the alleged match fixing rumors buzzing about. It seems that drug use, particularly steroid use is a bigger issue than anyone thought.

According to The Inquisitr, Novak Djokovic reported that in the past, he was offered $200k to throw a tennis match.… Continue Reading...

Tennis: Wayne Odesnik gets a 15-Year Ban For Using Steroids

Andy Murray calls Wayne Odesnik a cheater after 15 year ban for steroids

Wayne Odesnik, an American ranked 267th in the tennis world, tested positive for banned substances, including anabolic steroids, in two different tests. He retired almost immediately and was given a 15-year ban Wednesday.

 Meanwhile, 4th-ranked British Tennis Star Andy Murray welcomed the 15-year ban for the player and told BBC News he was glad the cheater was gone from the sport.… Continue Reading...

Player: Even Kids know Rafael Nadal is on Steroids

Daniel Köllerer (30) for Swiss daily Blich stated even children are aware that Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal is using steroids.

“He was not playing tennis for seven months, then shows up and wins on 10 out of 13 tournaments.

The Austrian based player stated that even his supposed injury was related to using steroids.… Continue Reading...

Doping in Tennis?

Is Tennis As Clean As You Think Regarding PEDs? Current, Past Stars Advocate More Testing

After the revelation of Lance Armstrong’s systematic doping offered yet one more example of widespread performance-enhancing-drug use in professional cycling, another popular international endurance sport is under heavy scrutiny: Tennis.

Roger Federer, the all-time leader in Grand Slam titles, is among the world’s top players calling for improved screening methods.Continue Reading...