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Meldonium users may continue to avoid bans under new Wada guidelines

Athletes who test positive for banned substance meldonium after next month’s Olympic Games in Rio may not face sanctions, under new guidelines. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has extended the period in which athletes who test positive may not be ...

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Sharapova meldonium hearing to go ahead

Maria Sharapova will face a hearing for testing positive for meldonium, despite the World Anti-Doping Agency issuing fresh guidance on the banned substance. Wada said on Tuesday athletes who tested positive for meldonium before 1 March could avoid bans. But ...

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Maria Sharapova, others could avoid meldonium sanctions

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Maria Sharapova announces she failed a doping test at the Australian Open during March presser. Maria Sharapova’s road to Rio may have gotten a little clearer Tuesday. The Russian tennis star — one of 172 athletes to ...

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Meldonium users may escape doping bans

Athletes caught using meldonium could avoid a ban after anti-doping chiefs said it was not clear how long it takes the drug to leave the body. Wada announced in September that it was adding the heart disease medicine to its ...

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Meldonium 'found in 13 Baku medallists'

Up to 490 athletes may have been taking meldonium during the 2015 European Games in Baku, a study has revealed. The drug was banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency on 1 January and athletes have already tested positive for it, ...

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Meldonium ban 'will cause deaths'

Sportspeople will die in action as a result of being denied meldonium, according to the heart drug’s inventor. On Monday, five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova announced she had tested positive for the drug. Meldonium, also known as mildronate, was ...

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What is meldonium, drug that caused Sharapova's failed test

Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Tennis star Maria Sharapova fails a drug test and meldonium is cited as the cause. Meldonium, the drug that cause Maria Sharapova to fail a drig test, is manufactured in Latvia, is recommended by doctors in Russia and ...

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