Tennis star Maria Sharapova has freely admitted that she has been taking meldonium for ten years. She was surprised in January when she failed a drug test at the Australian Open. Meldonium had been added to the banned substance list for tour players. The drug is known to provide an “increase in endurance performance of athletes” and help improve rehabilitation after exercise. Sharapova is in the news again after the head of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev said it was “very doubtful” she will play in another tournament.
Sharapova rarely mentions the ban on her social media accounts. In fact, she usually portrays a sunny disposition via her Twitter account. Just this week she was in Paris (see below). And she’s promising her fans that she will attend the Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago (May 24-26). Sharapova is the owner of the candy company, Sugarpova. Chocolate blogger Judith Lewis calls Sharapova's chocolate bars the "perfect diet chocolate because you'll be satisfied and not hungry." Video below.
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Paris from a different view. First time in Montmartre. pic.twitter.com/m2AwxNBWih
— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) May 17, 2016