Is there an Out for Sharapova? TBC….

She said she had been taking meldonium on medical grounds since 2006 and that she was unaware that it was placed on WADA’s Prohibited List in January 2016. The media recently speculated that Maria Sharapova may plead a range of mitigating circumstances, including a retrospective application of the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). A TUE allows an athlete to use, for therapeutic purposes only, an otherwise prohibited substance.

– A Belleville, LL.B., LL.M