Athletes warned over updated drugs list for 2017

Maria Sharapova

Athletes have been warned to prepare for an updated list of banned substances coming into force in 2017.

Last year meldonium was added to the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited substance list and several athletes later tested positive for the drug.

Tennis player Maria Sharapova is now serving a two-year ban.

“Athletes and their entourage have ample time to familiarise themselves with the list,” Wada president Craig Reedie said.

“There can be no tolerance for people who intentionally break the rules.”

The updated list