AISTS Sports Medicine Podcast - Should Sharapova have known better?

This month's AISTS Sports Medicine podcast, presented by Ayesha Talpade and Pablo Rosetti discusses the legal, medical and ethical issues surrounding the Sharapova doping case.

On March 06, 2016 Sharapova was informed by the International Tennis Federation that the ‘A’ sample collected from her at the Australian Open in January had tested positive for the presence of the banned substance Meldonium. Sharapova admitted to the use of this substance and waived her right to test the ‘B’ sample. Accordingly, the IFT banned Sharapova for 2 years. On appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her suspension by 9 months to make it a 15-month ban.  Find out more on what happened with this and get all the facts with this months AISTS Sports Medicine podcast.

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About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Our flagship programe is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport.


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