The Times has published a detailed story about the four-year disqualification of 17-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva for violating anti-doping rules.
Events unfolded rapidly when Valiyeva learned of a positive doping sample on February 6, the day of the women’s short program at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Despite this, the Russian Anti-Doping Control Agency (RUSADA) allowed her to continue competing without imposing a suspension. Information about doping became publicly available only on February 11, after the team event, where Valieva, competing in both programs, won gold with the Russian team.
While the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has not published a reasoned decision on Valieva’s case, The Times contacted a source familiar with the document for more information.