“Valieva did not contest liability as she accepted that by reason of the presence of trimetazidine in her sample she had committed a violation under paragraph 4.1 of the Russian anti-doping rules. <…>
In order for the period of ineligibility to be reduced, Valieva had to prove that she did not willfully commit an anti-doping rule violation.
Having carefully considered all the evidence presented, the CAS Panel concluded that Valieva failed to prove that she committed the violation unintentionally.
The CAS Panel emphasizes that if an Athlete who is a protected Person has failed to establish that he/she did not intentionally commit an anti-doping violation, then the rules provide no reason to treat them differently from adult Athletes.
Accordingly, it was determined that there was no possibility of applying a reduced period of Ineligibility. The Commission imposed a four-year period of Ineligibility,” the CAS verdict reads.