The CAS upholds Kamila Valieva’s appeal against doping

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As a result of the doping scandal that shook the 2022 Winter Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decided to suspend Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva for four years from competing.

There have been questions raised by the decision about how minors are treated in anti-doping cases during the course of the lengthy legal battle.

As a result of CAS’s decision, Ms Valieva has been imposed a period of ineligibility of four years. It is a ruling that not only affects Valieva’s achievements, but reshapes the podium for the team event in Beijing as well. All competitive results for Ms Valieva from 25 December 2021 are disqualified, along with all the resulting consequences.”

A cascade of debates began in response to Valieva’s positive test for trimetazidine, a drug used to treat angina, but banned for use by athletes. Not only were there questions regarding her culpability, but there were also doubts over how the test was conducted, as well as the impact of the substance on athletic performance.

There was strong criticism of the decision from the Kremlin who called it “politicised,” while the World Anti-Doping Agency emphasized the importance of criminalising doping by minors. In a statement released by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the organization urged governments to take action against the doping of children.

This decision has reverberations throughout the world and affects the Olympic standings in a fundamental way. Following today’s decision made by the CAS, it is likely that the United States will be awarded gold in the team event, while Japan will claim silver and Canada will claim bronze, based on the ruling of the CAS.

Despite the fact that they are delighted with the decision, U.S. officials see it as a victory for clean athletes. It is a day that we have been eagerly anticipating for the past two years, as it is an important victory not only for the Team USA athletes but also for athletes all over the globe who are committed to fair play,” said Sarah Hirshland, USOPC’s chief executive officer.

Nonetheless, the USADA expressed disappointment regarding the delay in the justice process in this case. Despite the incredible and unnecessary delay in this case, Travis Tygart, USADA’s chief executive officer, stated, “While we are disappointed that there has been no sense of true justice in this case, we are extremely pleased for clean athletes.”.

This particular narrative takes on a peculiar twist when Valieva’s defense cites the “contamination by cutlery” that she shared with her grandfather as part of her defense. There are many challenges associated with accidental contamination of sports products, and the implications for athletes are broad as a consequence of this case.

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