UN Sharapova returns the status of a goodwill Ambassador at the end of the term of its disqualification
Tennis player Maria Sharapova will again become a goodwill Ambassador for the UN, once in April of next year will expire term of its disqualification for the use of Meldonium, according to British newspaper The Guardian.
“The UNDP (UN development Programme) was happy to learn that Maria Sharapova will be able to return to your favourite sport earlier than expected, and we will restore it as goodwill Ambassador as soon as the disqualification will expire in April of 2017″, – quotes “Interfax” the representative of the United Nations.
Russian athlete is the goodwill Ambassador of the UN to combat poverty and inequality for the past nine years, but the organization has suspended cooperation with the tennis star because of the doping scandal.
The international tennis Federation disqualified Sharapova for two years, but later the court of arbitration for Sport has reduced this period to 15 months.
Cooperation with athlete then suspended by many companies, among them Porsche, Nike, Evian and TAG Heuer. However, later some of them resumed relations with Sharapova, citing the fact that she took illegal drugs unintentionally and apologized for his mistake.
Maria will be able to compete with 26 APR 2017.