Skip to main content

Sharapova Banned

                                                                       Sharapova Banned

Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has been suspended for two years for breaching anti-doping rules, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) reported on its website on Wednesday.
Sharapova has been disqualified for two years, commencing on January 26, 2016, the ITF said.
Sharapova announced in early March her doping sample taken during the 2016 Australian Open tournament showed the presence of the substance meldonium banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since the beginning of the year.

The Russian tennis star was preliminarily suspended from competitions from March 12.
Sharapova said she would file an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), ESPN reported.

"The tribunal found that I did not seek treatment from my doctor for the purpose of obtaining a performance enhancing substance," ESPN quoted Sharapova as saying. "The ITF spent tremendous amount of time and resources trying to prove I intentionally violated the anti-doping rules and the tribunal concluded I did not."

"I cannot accept an unfairly harsh two-year suspension," Sharapova said. "The tribunal, whose members were selected by the ITF, agreed that I did not do anything intentionally wrong, yet they seek to keep me from playing tennis for two years."

"I have missed playing tennis and I have missed my amazing fans, who are the best and most loyal fans in the world. I have read your letters. I have read your social media posts and your love and support has gotten me through these tough days. I intend to stand for what I believe is right and that’s why I will fight to be back on the tennis court as soon as possible," she said.

The ITF said Sharapova had 21 days to appeal the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is planning to review the suspension, it said in a statement.

"As with all decisions made by Anti-Doping Organizations, WADA will review the decision, including its reasoning, and will subsequently decide whether or not to use its independent right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)," the agency said.
The Russian Tennis Federation will grant support 
The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) will grant all the necessary support for Maria Sharapova if she decided to file an appeal against her two-year suspension, imposed earlier in the day over anti-doping violations, RTF President Shamil Tarpishchev told
"It is impossible to reverse the suspension completely as she earlier admitted to taking the substance after January 1,
"Moreover, Sharapova’s ideal reputation and the fact that she took the substance [meldonium] upon doctor’s prescription can play a hand in this situation," Tarpischev added.
We also hope that she [Sharapova] will be back playing on courts under any scenario of developments," the RTF statement said.

Makarova to replace Sharapova at the Olympics

The imposed suspension on Wednesday put an end to all recent media speculations whether Sharapova would be playing for Russia at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro.
Russian tennis player Ekaterina Makarova will replace her compatriot Maria Sharapova at the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil, Tarpishchev added.

According to the Women Tennis Association (WTA) current rating list, Makarova is ranked the fifth best female tennis player among the Russians.
The ban issued under mitigating circumstances 
The ITF took into account a set of mitigating circumstances issuing a two-year suspension for Sharapova over anti-doping violations, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told TASS on Wednesday.



Report Accumulated By~
TASS
&
iYouthMag

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

What Daniel Fernandes's Shadows Is All About

Shadows: A Revelatory Special

I walked into Terna Auditorium on Sunday Night expecting a special set by a comedian I had seen perform live on a previous occasion and had seen videos of on YouTube. Daniel Fernandes went above and beyond that. At the outset he cautions the audience, that his self admittedly social commentary centred style of humour that has gained an instant association with him would not be a feature tonight.
His piece is a reflective one, touching upon self-doubt, his journey of self-discovery, his moment of truth and his foray into comedy. He discusses at length the various paradigms and notions of success that pervade society without sounding preachy. And how while non-conformity can be a lonely place, it isn’t the worst.
Fernandes’ takes on the mantle of a voice in our head and says everything that naturally occurs to us but social conditioning prevents us from expressing vocally.   Through an anecdotal and a canonical sense of humour, he narrates his evolving len…

Paanchphoron 4

Paanchphoron 4Organised by : Urotaar UROTAAR, are a socio-cultural organization, working on socio-cultural upliftment, awareness & motivational activities through Street Theatre, Short film, Workshops, Exhibitions, Cultural Events etc in various Locations of India.
Till date we have achieved More Than, 360 Street Theatre Performances across India 2 Short Films 21 Cultural Events comprising various Art Forms 8 Exhibitions of Paintings & Sketches Motivational Theatre Workshops for many Organizations Art & Culture related promotions
Besides all, for the last 3 years (2014-2016) & this year our Annual Live Art Festival 'PAANCH PHORON' has been one of its kind. It’s a combined presentation of Street Theatre, Folk Dance, Folk Music, Live Sketching & Live Handicraft Making from different parts of West Bengal. It is one such festival which promotes the talents of our State, highlighting the Making of various Visual Arts, and till date we have never disappointed our audienc…
"We create New Music because Uniqueness lay within us” The Radical Array Project Gets Close and Candid About Their Work


The Radical Array Project popularly known as T. R. A. P. which turned 3 years this August had a rambling conversation with us wherein they confided several of their experiences. This band set in the suburbs of Kolkata aspires to enthuse among its audience a spirit of new music with variation in taste and quality which is heartily appreciated by their fan followers.
Beginning with the introduction of the five member band consisting of Suanjito Dutta (the drummer), Swapnabho Roy aka Papai (the bass guitarist), followed by Ronnie Chatterjee (the guitarist, production manager) , Bhaswar Sen ( the Violinist) and Anupam Pyne ( the key board player) began the conversation.
When asked what was their inspiration to start the band, replied Bhaswar Sen, "the inspiration was to do something unique, apart from doing covers of famous bollywood and western music, the agend…