Suspended Sharapova named on Russian Olympic team
MOSCOW—Russia have included Maria Sharapova in their Olympic tennis team despite tion at the Olympic Games should be resolved,” Shamil Tarpischev, the head of Russia’s tennis federation, told R-Sport news agency.
“She has been put on our Olympic application. It has to be submitted by June 6.”
Sharapova, who won silver at the 2012 London Olympics, was suspended in March after she admitted she had tested positive for meldonium at the Australian Open in January.
Since then, a string of high profile Russian athletes—including Olympic swimmer Yulia Efimova—also tested positive for meldonium.
But the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which had only banned the Latvianmade drug from January 1, said in April that athletes could escape a ban for taking meldonium because of uncertainty about how long it takes for the substance to leave the body.
Many athletes who had been suspended for testing positive for meldonium have since been absolved.
In April, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said that Sharapova’s case would be heard in accordance with WADA’s recommendations on how to deal with cases involving meldonium.
Russia is poised to send its four highestranked players to compete in the singles event at the Rio Olympics, which as of Monday were Sharapova, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Ekaterina Makarova. safe drinking water and other basic needs to drought-hit people in Thar.
Director of Iris Event Artistry and Plar, Bilal Siddiqi revealed this while talking to APP on Thursday.
The event is being jointly organized by Iris Event Artistry and Plar and Habib Bank Limited (HBL).Around 3-4 exhibition fights would be held between British and Irish Boxers, Siddiqui added.
Earlier, a Meet and Greet event would be held at Dolmen Mall Karachi on May 31 which would be open for public where the people can meet and greet British Boxer Amir Khan, he added. It will be followed by Public Workout programme that would be held at Frere Hall, Karachi on June 1 where entry fee would be Rs 800 per person, he added.
President Pakistan Boxing Federation (PBF), Dodo Khan Bhutto said,” Amir Khan has sent a request to PBF for issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) to hold fund-raising exhibition fights and we have issued the same”, he said.—APP