16 December 2017
   
G40’s Sekeramayi axed from politburo
Man strips for sex with donkey; nabbed
Sperm harvesters hit SA; man raped
Mnangagwa vows new path for Zanu PF
Congress seals Bob’s fall from grace
Vote rigging fear at Zuma succession
Chombo arrested for wearing ED cap
ED unamused as min Chikukwa booed
MORE NEWS
Gen Moyo to facilitate diaspora investments
Health levy fund now at $18m, minister
MORE BUSINESS
Zimbabwe totes obsessed with Zodwa
Mogul Russell Simmons accused of rape
MORE SHOWBIZ
Eto, Mboma tribute to Cameroon legend
Wenger refuses to blame Alexis Sanchez
MORE SPORTS
Coup: why the China role theory is hollow
Zims duped! It’s about Zanu PF for ever
MORE OPINION
 
Nelson Chamisa on Washington trip
Interview: Gonda Hot Seat with Coltart
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
UN suspends Sharapova as goodwill ambassador
15/03/2016 00:00:00
by Reuters
 
Tested positive for the banned substance ... Maria Sharapova
 
RELATED STORIES

MARIA Sharapova has been suspended as a goodwill ambassador by the United Nations after the former world number one admitted she had tested positive for the banned substance meldonium at this year's Australian Open.

The U.N. Development Programme (UNDP), for which the five-times grand slam winner became a goodwill ambassador in February 2007, suspended the Russian until the outcome of the investigation into her case is known.

"In light of Ms Sharapova's recent announcement, we last week suspended her role as a Goodwill Ambassador and any planned activities while the investigation continues. We wish Ms Sharapova the best," the UNDP told Reuters in an emailed statement.

Sharapova's work with the U.N. focused mainly on helping survivors of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, but links to her profile on the U.N.'s official website (www.un.org) were not working on Tuesday.

"The United Nations Development Programme remains grateful to Maria Sharapova for her support of our work, especially around the Chernobyl nuclear disaster recovery," the statement added.

Sharapova, the highest-paid woman in world sport, has been losing sponsors ever since she announced the failed test at a press conference on March 7. Nike, the world's largest sportswear maker, Swiss watchmaker TAG Heuer and German luxury car maker Porsche have suspended their ties with her.

The 28-year-old faces a ban of up to four years pending the outcome of an investigation by the International Tennis Federation.

 



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker