Journalist Zhukov revealed the rejected version in the Valieva case.
Trimetazidine was found in the doping test conducted on December 25, 2021 in figure skater Kamila Valieva. This information became known only on February 7, 2022, after the completion of the team tournament at the Beijing Olympics.
RUSADA suspended the athlete, but on February 9 it was decided to lift the suspension. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) allowed Valiyeva to compete in the individual tournament.
On February 15, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) reported that Valieva’s argument for lifting her suspension was “contamination of a product her grandfather used.”
“In fact, the version with grandfather’s glass appeared under the very CAS meeting in Beijing.
Before the meeting, our side was asked to prepare a theoretical explanation of how, in theory, trimetazidine could accidentally get into the athlete’s body. And Philip Shvetsky (the skaters’ doctor) had to suggest how it could theoretically happen.
That is, in this case it is not some immutable truth, which everyone insists on, but just one of the theoretical ways of ingestion, which at the time seemed the most logical to our side.
By the way, initially in the development was another version, it included Camila’s dog. But it was quickly abandoned, because it was hardly possible at all,” said Vladislav Zhukov in the podcast “According to my info”.
Source – “On My Info” podcast.