I'm shocked she got two years. This is something everyone was on. Admittedly, she seemingly stayed on it into 2016 when it was banned.
Avocado's Number wrote:
I was surprised not to see a thread on this.
The report released by the ITF tribunal noted that a two-year suspension was imposed because the tribunal had determined Sharapova did not intentionally violate ITF doping rules. If it had been determined that her actions were intentional, she would have been suspended for four years.
Rupp and Salazar (ergo Farah) are personal favorites of Phil Knight and Capriotti. Maria and Lance, not so much.
Metric Miler wrote:
Interesting. Time and time again we see that "too big to fall" doesn't seem to apply when it comes to drug bans, despite the words of cycnics.
Sharapova and Lance are big enough names for me to believe the likes of Farah and Rupp are not just being let off.
She blonde and pretty. I'll leave it to your imagination how certain other players would fare on here under the same circumstances.
Uhhh no wrote:
I'm shocked that almost everyone on this thread (including rojo) are shocked by this.