The case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva has been referred by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). This was announced on Tuesday, November 8, by the head of the agency Vitold Banka.
“Despite RUSADA’s official notification of an early resolution of the Kamila Valieva case, no progress has been made,” Banka said. In this regard, he confirmed the transfer of the case to CAS. About it writes RIA News.
Kamila Valieva as part of the Russian national team became the winner of the team tournament. Soon after, it turned out that trimetazidine was found in her sample. The figure skater was allowed to participate in the individual tournament of the Olympic Games in Beijing. Valieva took fourth place. The IOC has postponed the awards ceremony for the team tournament medalists until the investigation into her case is completed.
In September, RUSADA completed its investigation into Valieva’s anti-doping rule violation case. The Russian National Anti-Doping Organization said that it does not plan to disclose the verdict against the skater and other details of the case, since she is 16 years old. Didn’t comment and Valieva herself.