Skate Canada welcomes decision on Valieva’s 4-year disqualification.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has disqualified Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva for 4 years. On December 25, 2021, she gave a positive doping sample for trimetazidine.
The period of Valieva’s disqualification is counted from December 25, 2021, the results of the athlete from this date are annulled.
CAS did not consider the issue of medals in the team event of the Olympics-2022, where Valieva took first place in the Russian national team. The second place was taken by the U.S. team, third by Japan and fourth by Canada.
A decision on the redistribution of medals for the team event will be made later.
Skate Canada applauds the decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s doping violation during the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. This ruling underscores the significance of stringent anti-doping measures and the need for continuous vigilance in protecting the integrity of figure skating and all sports.
Skate Canada advocates for a clean and level playing field for all athletes, and we support the efforts of international organizations, including the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in maintaining the integrity of our sport.
We are proud of the incredible dedication and sportsmanship our Canadian figure skaters have shown throughout this process. We also extend our respect and support to all athletes who have trained tirelessly to compete at the highest level.
As we move forward, Skate Canada is committed to focusing on athlete development, clean sport, and promoting the values of excellence, respect, and fairness within the sport of figure skating.