- Title: CAS reduces Sharapova's doping ban to 15 months
- Date: 4th October 2016
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 20, 2013) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** SHARAPOVA ARRIVING FOR PHOTO CALL VARIOUS OF SHARAPOVA POSING FOR CAMERAS VARIOUS OF SHARAPOVA POSING WITH HER 'SUGARPOVA' SWEETS LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 22, 2013) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF SHARAPOVA (GREY LEGGINGS) PRACTISING FOR WIMBLEDON LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 23, 2012) (REUTERS) WIMBLEDON SIGN VARIOUS OF MARIA SHARAPOVA PRACTISING LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - JUNE 20, 2014) (REUTERS) SHARAPOVA PRACTISING PARIS, FRANCE (FILE - JUNE 8, 2014) (REUTERS) SHARAPOVA, WINNER OF THE 2014 FRENCH OPEN, HOLDING TROPHY WITH EIFFEL TOWER IN THE BACKGROUND TILT UP SHOWING SHARAPOVA'S SHOES, DRESS AND TROPHY / SHARAPOVA WAVING AT CROWD HUGE BALLOON RESEMBLING A TENNIS BALL HANGING FROM EIFFEL TOWER WITH 'ROLAND GARROS 2014' WRITTEN ON IT SHARAPOVA POSING WITH TROPHY
- Embargoed: 19th October 2016 14:03
- Keywords: Maria Sharapova tennis doping CAS Russia
- Location: UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / PARIS, FRANCE
- City: UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES / LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM / PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: Various
- Topics: Sport,Tennis
- Reuters ID: LVA00452LAF5Z
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS A WHITE FLASH TO SEPARATE TWO SOUNDBITES
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday (October 4) reduced by nine months former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova's two-year doping ban.
An arbitration panel "found that Ms. Sharapova committed an anti-doping rule violation and that while it was with 'no significant fault', she bore some degree of fault, for which a sanction of fifteen months is appropriate," Switzerland-based CAS said in a statement. The ban took effect from Jan. 26, 2016.
Five-times grand slam winner Sharapova was banned by the International Tennis Federation in June following a positive test for the banned drug meldonium during January's Australian Open.
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