Russian anti-doping officials are due to release their conclusions in the coming weeks
Talk surrounding Valieva’s case dominated much of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. © Xavier Laine / Getty Images
The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has reiterated the organization’s expectations for “accelerated” progress with the investigation into Russian Olympic figure skater Kamila Valieva. Russian officials announced last week that they had concluded their probe into Valieva’s case, with a hearing set for the end of September or early October.
“We know the date when the hearing is so we have to wait until the decision and then WADA will decide what to do,” WADA president Witold Banka said at a Global Education Conference in Sydney on Tuesday, as quoted by Reuters.
“We are monitoring this issue very closely and last month I expressed my will that they have to accelerate the process. Now that we know the hearing could be very soon. Let’s see.”