A Russian skater authorized to participate in the Winter Olympics


BEIJING — Kamila Valieva has been cleared to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics.

In a landmark decision, the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday ruled in favor of the Russian figure skating superstar and the country’s anti-doping agency, rejecting the provisional suspension Valieva would otherwise have faced after testing positive for a drug. forbidden heart called trimetazidine. .

The CAS panel found, among other things, that the six-week delay between when Valieva’s sample was connected and when she was informed of the positive result was

in particular, the Panel considered that preventing the Athlete from competing in the Olympic Games would cause him irreparable harm in these circumstances;

The decision means the 15-year-old will be able to take part in the women’s individual competition, which begins on Tuesday. She is favorite to win gold in the event.




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