The decision on the doping case of Kamila Valieva is likely to be made in early 2024.
This was stated by American journalist Christine Brennan in her column for USA Today.
In December 2021, the figure skater gave a positive doping sample for trimetazidine. This became known only in February during the 2022 Olympics, where Valieva won the team event with the Russian national team.
Due to the start of the investigation, the award ceremony for the team event never took place.
Hearings on Valieva’s case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began in September. On November 9, CAS resumed the hearings, which were postponed due to the need to prepare additional documentation.
According to Brennan, the CAS hearings were postponed to November at the request of Valieva’s legal team – they decided to review documents that were not originally included in the proceedings but were known to exist.
“It is expected that the final decision of the CAS panel will be issued in the next few months, possibly in December, but much more likely after the holidays, in early 2024,” Brennan said.