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RUSADA: Valieva is not responsible for any doping violations


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The disciplinary committee of the Russian anti-doping agency Rusada ruled that figure skating star Kamila Valeeva, despite the anti-doping rule violation, “carries no fault or negligence.”

This is stated in a message published by Rosada today, Friday, on its website.

“RUSADA has informed the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that its disciplinary committee has made a decision in the Valeeva case. The Committee found that although the athlete committed an anti-doping rule violation, he was not responsible for any error or negligence as a result.

He added: “Therefore, the committee did not impose any sanctions, except for the exclusion of Valieva’s results on the date of sampling (positive for doping on December 25, 2021).”

Valieva was crowned on December 25, 2021 with the title of champion of Russia, but now she will lose this title, which will go to Alexandra Trusova.

WADA said it had requested a copy of the fully reasoned decision from Rosada to review it along with the case file to determine whether Rosada’s decision was in line with the provisions of the World Anti-Doping Code.

Valieva garnered attention in the team event at the 2021 Winter Olympics in Beijing when she performed her free skate move for the first time in Olympic history, as she successfully did. jump with four revolutions in the air.

With her impressive performance, Valieva placed first in the free skate, leading the Russian team to a gold medal in the figure skating competition at the Beijing Olympics.

Following its historic achievement, the International Testing Agency (ITA) announced that the prohibited drug Trimetazidine was detected in one sample of Valieva taken by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency RUSADA on December 25, 2021.

The International Skating Federation, the International Anti-Doping Agency and the International Olympic Committee demanded that Valieva be removed from participation in the Beijing Olympics, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport did not respond to these demands and allowed the Russian champion to continue her participation. at the Beijing Olympics.


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