Tennis player Maria Sharapova addresses the media regarding a failed drug test at the Australian Open Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Maria Sharapova’s lawyer has slammed the World Anti-Doping Agency’s handling of the meldonium ban. Wada has given a potential lifeline to athletes (...)

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said he will give priority to pass a new anti-doping law to beat a deadline and ensure the east African track giants compete at the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Getty Images

Kenya will beat a May deadline to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code and avoid sanctions that could include a ban from the Rio Olymp(...)

David Howman: “We’ve got to get to the level of secondary school or high school principals, because they have the responsibility, not just sport.”

Drug testing of amateur and school team sports needs greater attention in global anti-doping campaigns according to David Howman, the director general(...)

 Russia’s Tatyana Lysenko celebrating after winning the women’s hammer throw final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photograph: Getty Images

Russia’s Olympic and double world hammer throw champion Tatyana Beloborodova has been provisionally suspended for doping, the International Associatio(...)

Maria Sharapova has been the world’s highest-earning sportswoman for the last 11 years, with her endorsements dwarfing her on-court earnings. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA

Maria Sharapova has been suspended from her role as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador following her failed drug test. The 28-year-old tested posit(...)

 In the public domain: Maria Sharapova’s products  for sale at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, California. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images

The drug-testing process in tennis is coming under increasing scrutiny after a number of leading players this week indicated they are tested during t(...)

  Maria Sharapova speaks at a press conference in  Los Angeles where she announced that she had failed a drugs test at this year’s Australian Open. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) has confirmed 99 positive tests for meldonium since the drug was added to its banned list in January. Wada would (...)

Maria Sharapova claimed to have been taking meldonium for 10 years and to be unaware it was added to Wada’s prohibited-substance list. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

The GAA has warned senior intercounty players that they must adhere to all revisions and updates to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) prohibited-s(...)

Mildronate (Meldonium) medication is pictured in the pharmacy in Saulkrasti, Latvia. Photograph: Reuters

Professional golfers on the PGA Tour taking the medication that has forced the suspension of Maria Sharapova from tennis will not face any sanction fo(...)

 Maria Sharapova:  normal course of treatment for the drug is four to six weeks and not the 10 years   she used it.   Photo: Damian Dovarganes/AP

Over the coming weeks and months an interesting observation may be made on divergent sporting cultures and Maria Sharapova will be central to the dram(...)