The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) disputes in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) the possibility of accidental contamination of the doping sample of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva.
This was reported by the general counsel of WADA Ross Wenzel.
“In the case of Kamila Valieva, who gave a positive sample shortly before the Beijing Olympics – the disciplinary anti-doping committee [RUSADA] decided that there was no fault or negligence, this decision was challenged in CAS by WADA, ISU and RUSADA.
WADA disputes the theory of accidental contamination presented by Valieva and her team. WADA has presented all its arguments and the decision will be made at the end of January 2024,” Wenzel said during a meeting of WADA’s founding board in Montreal.
Valieva tested positive for doping in December 2021, which came to light during the 2022 Olympics, where she won the team event with Russia.