Russian skater Kamila Valieva authorized to participate in the Olympics

through: JAMES ELLINGWORTH and GRAHAM DUNBAR, Associated Press

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BEIJING (AP) — Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva has been cleared to compete in women’s figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a drug test ahead of the Games.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled after a hastily organized hearing that lasted until Monday morning that 15-year-old Valieva, favorite for women’s individual gold, did not need to be provisionally suspended before a full investigation .

Valieva tested positive for the heart drug trimetazidine on December 25 during the Russian national championships, but the result from a Swedish lab was only revealed a week ago, after helping the Russian Olympic Committee to win team gold.


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