According to rumors, the doping test of figure skater Kamila Valieva was positive.
Last week, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) announced that the investigation into the doping case of Kamila Valieva was completed and hearings on the matter would begin at the end of September. But the date of the meeting has not yet been set, which gives rise to various rumors. In particular, the day before, sports journalist Dave Lives, known for his loud statements about Russian figure skaters, wrote on Twitter that the “B” sample taken from the athlete turned out to be positive. Allegedly, a certain source in Sambo-70 informed him about this.
The foreigner’s words were also confirmed by sports agent Andrey Mitkov. He argues that RUSADA has undeniable evidence that Valieva violated the anti-doping rules, but the agency’s representatives are playing for time, not knowing how to deal with the evidence.
“They will be punished (meaning the disqualification of Valieva and the deprivation of Russia of “gold” in the team competition at the 2022 Olympics – ed.) – they will be subjected to the most severe obstruction. Justified – at the request of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) or the International Skating Union (ISU), the case will go to the jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), where it will most likely be reviewed”, Mitkov explained.
Meanwhile, RUSADA denied rumors about a positive doping test of a 16-year-old figure skater. They clarified that the investigation was conducted only in relation to the “personnel of the protected person”.
Recall that the scandal around Valieva broke out at the Beijing Olympics, when the banned substance trimetazidine was found in the sample of the athlete. They tried to remove Kamila from the competition, but she challenged the decision of RUSADA and performed in the women’s single skates, finishing fourth. However, after the end of the 2022 Games, the investigation against Valieva was resumed, sport-express.ru writes.