Russian agency also appeals in Valieva Olympic doping case

Russian agency also appeals in Valieva Olympic doping case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Russian anti-doping agency has filed an attraction in the case of Kamila Valieva, the Court of Arbitration for sport said Friday, however it has requested for the teenage determine skater to be punished with as little as a reprimand and hold her Olympic gold medal.

CAS confirmed registering three separate appeals — from the Russian agency often known as RUSADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency and the International Skating Union. The appeals might now be mixed right into a single course of to determine a case that overshadowed final yr’s Beijing Olympics.

WADA beforehand stated it was asking CAS to impose a four-year ban. The ISU has requested a punishment at its discretion.

“At the moment, it isn’t doable to point a timeframe for the issuance of the choice,” the courtroom stated.

The three events which have made appeals ought to now must cooperate in selecting one of many three judges in a typical CAS judging panel. The traditional process would let Valieva’s authorized crew select one choose and the courtroom would appoint somebody to chair the panel.

RUSADA, WADA and the ISU are difficult a Russian anti-doping tribunal’s resolution final yr that Valieva bore “no fault or negligence” for the optimistic check in December 2021 for the center treatment trimetazidine, which is banned in sports activities. The tribunal disqualified Valieva from the Russian nationwide championships, the place she gave the pattern, however no different occasion.

Valieva’s optimistic check was reported solely a number of weeks later through the Beijing Olympics, the place she had already helped the Russians take gold in the crew occasion.

Nonetheless solely 15 years previous, Valieva was favored to win the ladies’s particular person occasion in Beijing however, after a number of days of intense media protection and an attraction to CAS that permit her proceed competing, she positioned fourth with an error-filled skate.

RUSADA acknowledged that Valieva has damaged its anti-doping guidelines and instructed she now face “the suitable penalties (which can embrace or be restricted to a reprimand),” CAS stated in a press release.

The Russian agency issued its personal assertion saying it had not given Valieva any particular therapy and defending its utility for the sanction to be merely a reprimand.

“RUSADA is satisfied that there’s a diploma of fault for the athlete in the breach of the foundations however that it’s minimal and {that a} cheap sanction could possibly be issuing a reprimand,” the agency stated.

No medal ceremony for the crew occasion was held in Beijing. The United States team never received their silver medals and will finally be upgraded to gold.

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