Kamila Valieva: World Anti-Doping Agency refers Russian determine skater’s case to Court of Arbitration for Sport


The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has referred the case of Russian determine skater Kamila Valieva to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after deeming the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has made no progress on the skater’s Winter Olympics doping case.

In an announcement on Tuesday, WADA President Witold Bańka mentioned: “Despite putting RUSADA under formal notice to resolve the Kamila Valieva case promptly, no progress was made. Therefore, I can confirm WADA has now officially referred it directly to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.”

CAS had no remark when requested if it had acquired WADA’s referral however mentioned it “will publish a media release once the appeal has been received and registered.”

CNN has reached out to RUSADA for remark.

Valieva, who’s now 16, was suspended by RUSADA the day after she guided the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to victory within the group occasion at Beijing 2022, throughout which she turned the primary lady to land a quadruple soar within the Winter Olympics.

She had examined optimistic for a banned substance – the center treatment trimetazidine, which might improve endurance – in December 2021. However the outcomes of the failed December drug check solely got here to mild in the course of the Olympics when it was analyzed and reported to RUSADA.

Valieva has not publicly defined the optimistic check outcomes.

The IOC’s disciplinary committee has mentioned that Valieva blamed the optimistic check on a mix-up together with her grandfather’s medicine, as she mentioned he makes use of trimetazidine for his coronary heart situation.

In October, RUSADA mentioned in an announcement that it had accomplished its investigation however was protecting the ultimate decision of a case involving a determine skater, who’s a member of the Russian Olympic Committee and a “protected person,” confidential.

WADA responded to that RUSADA assertion in October by noting that “WADA is not a party to this case but as it always does, WADA will review the outcome of the tribunal and reserves the right to lodge an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, if appropriate.”

On the time, the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) mentioned it anticipated RUSADA to adjust to the WADA code and to deal with the case swiftly to permit the Worldwide Skating Union “to define the definite results of the figure skating team competition at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 and the IOC to decide on the medal allocation.”

CNN has reached out to the IOC for remark.

Workforce USA completed second within the group occasion, Japan third and Canada in fourth. Because of the doping controversy, no medal ceremony was held in the course of the Video games.