WADA says it is monitoring progress in case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva
Representatives of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) responded to a question about concerns about the pending proceedings in the case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva. The message of the press service of the organization leads TASS.
“The World Anti-Doping Agency continues to monitor the progress made in the investigation of this case,” WADA assessed the situation.
On July 24, WADA announced new details of the Russian woman’s case. They said that they recommended anti-doping organizations to pre-screen samples of Olympic participants after the 2020 Games in Tokyo. The agency emphasized that the instructions were given to prevent situations in which Valieva found herself.
The doping scandal around Valieva broke out during the 2022 Olympics. In the sample of the skater from December 2021, traces of the banned drug trimetazidine were found. Because of this, the awards ceremony following the results of the team tournament was postponed, where the figure skater won gold as part of the Russian national team.
They wanted to remove Valieva from further participation in the Games – WADA and the International Olympic Committee insisted on this. However, the Court of Arbitration for Sport allowed the Russian woman to continue speaking. In the individual tournament, the Russian woman took fourth place.