Thursday, June 9, 2016

Tennis Star Maria Sharapova Given 2-Year Ban For Using Banned Steroid

Maria Sharapova

This is a follow up to the May 17, 2016 Judiciary Report article "Boxer Alexander Povetkin Testing Positive For Steroids Causes Cancellation Of Deontay Wilder Fight And Possible Lawsuits" mentioning Maria Sharapova and yesterday's "Kimbo Slice Had An Enlarged Heart Prior To Cardiac Arrest." Today, tennis star, Maria Sharapova, was hit with a 2-year ban for using the banned substance Meldonium. Sharapova has been taking Meldonium for the past 10-years, which constitutes the bulk of her career. However, Meldonium was placed on the banned list in January 2016 and Sharapova kept taking it, resulting in a positive steroids test.

Meldonium has helped many heart patients in Russia where it is legal and dispensed over the counter. However, as stated in the Judiciary Report article a month ago, it is highly risky for a active athlete with no health issues the drug treats, to take the medicine, then engage in rigorous training. That is using it as a steroid. Sadly, one month after the aforementioned article that mentioned athletes developing enlarged hearts that can turn deadly, due to steroids use, MMA star, Kim Slice, died from a fatal heart attack brought on by steroids use that enlarged his heart.

My concern is athletes' health. No amount of money, fame, glory and prizes is worth shaving decades off your life. Once again, the Judiciary Report would like to implore people to leave steroids alone. The risks are simply too great and far reaching. It is not worth it. Take care of yourselves. Enjoy your life and the opportunities you have, by training hard and steroids free.

Maria Sharapova suspended for 2 years for doping

Wednesday, June 8 2016 10:00 a.m. MDT - Maria Sharapova was suspended from tennis for two years Wednesday for testing positive for meldonium at the Australian Open, and immediately responded by saying she would appeal the decision to sport's highest court. The ruling by an independent three-person panel appointed by the International Tennis Federation said Sharapova did not intend to cheat because she didn't know meldonium was banned, but that she bore "sole responsibility" and "very significant fault" for the positive test.

"While the tribunal concluded correctly that I did not intentionally violate the anti-doping rules, I cannot accept an unfairly harsh two-year suspension," Sharapova said in a statement. "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 will immediately appeal the suspension portion of this ruling to CAS, the Court of Arbitration for Sport."...