The figure skater’s doping case will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport
A Russian politician has reacted to developments in Kamila Valieva’s doping row © Nikolay Muratkin/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images © Getty Images
A leading Russian politician has reacted to a key development in a doping row involving teenage figure skater Kamila Valieva.
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Witold Banka revealed on Twitter on Tuesday that Valieva’s case had been referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by his organization.
Valieva, who was 15 at the time and is now 16, tested positive for a banned substance, trimetazidine, used to treat angina while competing at the Russian National Championships in December.
The findings were only released on February 8 of this year, however, which was a day after the skating prodigy had helped the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team win a gold medal at the Beijing Winter Olympics.