99 positive tests for meldonium since Jan. 1

Montreal—The World Anti-Doping Agency has recorded 99 positive tests for Meldonium since the endurance-boosting drug was banned on January 1, officials said.
“We can confirm that since 1 January 2016 when the substance Meldonium became banned, there have been 99 adverse analytical findings for Meldonium recorded,” WADA spokesman Ben Nichols said in an email.
Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova confirmed on Monday she had failed a test for the drug at the Australian Open in January, claiming it was an honest mistake.—APP

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