Valieva continues to compete!The ioc has failed in its appeal against a series of moves linked to Russia

2022-07-16 0 By

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected an appeal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Skating Federation (ISU).On the evening of February 13, Beijing time, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) convened the parties and held a hearing lasting six hours.Ioc spokesman Adam Adams said: “The decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport that Valieva can compete in the women’s individual competition does not mean that she did not violate the rules.Not allowing her to compete does not mean her doping has been confirmed.”Valieva’s positive sample was taken on December 25 during the Russian national championships and sent to the Russian Anti-doping Agency.On February 7, the team figure skating final of the Beijing Winter Olympics ended, and the Russian Olympic team won the gold medal. Valieva had a very outstanding performance.On February 8, valieva’s test report from the end of last year was released, which showed that valieva had committed a doping violation and that a banned substance was found in her sample.As a result, The Russian Anti-doping Agency announced a provisional suspension for Valieva, but it was lifted 24 hours later.The Russian anti-doping agency’s approach caused a strong dissatisfaction of the International Olympic Committee, the World Anti-Doping Agency, the International Skating Federation, the three organizations appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, asking for the reinstatement of Valieva’s suspension.The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it had rejected the appeal because her test results would not have happened in 10 days or a week.Valieva’s sample took more than 40 days to complete, which was not valieva’s fault but the Russian Anti-doping agency’s failure to push it.Taking into account that Valieva was under the age of 16, she was given a lighter sentence.The INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee, which had lost its appeal, quickly responded by announcing the cancellation of the medal ceremony for the team figure skating final at the Beijing Winter Olympics.Also, if Valieva finishes in the top three, the women’s singles medal ceremony will be canceled.It is also a rare event in the history of the Olympics to cancel the medal ceremony for the same event.Boris Pekin, a member of the State Duma sports Committee, suggested that Valieva be chosen to carry Russia’s flag at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics on February 20.”This should be our nation’s way of honoring the courage and resilience of young girls,” Peckin said.Olympic history should remember these games as a time when a talented athlete was put under unprecedented pressure, and she must carry the Russian flag proudly in triumph and love of the sport.”