Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador

Posted on:14 Nov 2016 09:17:18

Sharapova to return as UN goodwill ambassador
14 November 2016 Current Affairs GK: United Nations in a statement said that the tennis star Maria Sharapova will once again be its goodwill ambassador. She will be re-appointed as UN Goodwill ambassador after her doping ban expires in April 2017 and she returns to international tennis competition.

Maria Sharapova receives two-year suspension for failing drug test

Maria Sharapova was suspended as the goodwill ambassador on 15 March 2016 after she tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at 2016 Australian Open. Her suspension ended her nine-year-long partnership with the UN development programme. 

The five-time grand slam winner was named as a goodwill ambassador in February 2007.

UN suspended Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador after doping allegations

Earlier in October 2016, the Russian star's 24-month ban for testing positive for meldonium was cut to 15 months by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport. Sharapova had admitted using meldonium for 10 years to help treat illnesses, a heart issue and a magnesium deficiency.

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