More than 100 athletes have tested positive for meldonium already in 2016

Maria Sharapova and Katusha cyclist Eduard Vorganov are just two of more than 100 athletes worldwide to test positive for meldonium in the first three months of 2016

Maria Sharapova (Flickr/Valentina Alemanno)

Since it was banned on January 1, 2016, more than 100 athletes around the world have tested positive for meldonium.

While tennis player Maria Sharapova is the most high profile athlete to fall foul of the new drug laws, dozens of other athletes from a host of sports have also been caught out.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.