The five-time grand slam winner tested positive for Meldonium, a performance enhancer. She claims she was unaware the drug was on a list of banned substances.
The International Olympic Committee is set to meet to vote on how to respond to allegations of state-sponsored doping in Russia. Here's a primer on the allegations, what we know so far, and possible outcomes.
Maria Sharapova has been named as part of a broader Indian police investigation into alleged cheating and criminal conspiracy. The tennis star endorsed a luxury apartment project that was never built.
The head of the organizing committee for next year's World Cup in Russia has hit back at allegations of state-sponsored doping in the country. Vitaly Mutko's comments came just days before a key IOC meeting.
The majority of tickets have been sold to Russians but international buyers account for 47 percent. With the draw taking place on Friday, Russia and FIFA have been eager to play down fears over racism and doping.
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