March 9, 2016 / 9:44 AM / a year ago

Kremlin: Sharapova failed drug test shouldn't be projected onto whole of Russian sport

Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts during a news conference after losing her quarter-final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 26, 2016.John French

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin's spokesman said on Wednesday that a failed drug test by Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova should not be "projected onto" the whole of Russian sport.

Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman, added on a conference call with journalists that Russia was against attempts to politicise sporting matters.

Reporting by Denis Dyomkin; Writing by Polina Devitt and Alexander Winning; Editing by Dmitry Solovyov

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