Maria Sharapova out of Rio Olympics as CAS delays doping decision
"Sharapova and ITF have agreed to defer the CAS decision until September 2016," said a CAS statement.
Brasilia: According to media reports, Maria Sharapova won't be to participate in the forthcoming Rio Olympics as Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision on the two-year doping ban on Russian tennis ace has been put back two months to September by a court on Monday.
"Maria Sharapova and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have agreed to defer the CAS decision until September 2016," said a CAS statement.
"Due to the parties requiring additional time to complete and respond to their respective evidentiary submissions, and several scheduling conflicts, the parties have agreed not to expedite the appeal. A decision is expected to be issued by 19 September 2016."
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(With AFP inputs)