Valieva long-term ban for doping: 2026 Winter Games at stake

International anti-doping organization WADA wants to ban Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva for four years. This would cost him his participation in the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan.

The CAS (International Court of Arbitration for Sport) announced today that it will handle the case.

Valieva, 16, won gold with the Russian team at the Beijing Winter Games in February. Shortly after, it was learned that she had tested positive for the banned heart drug trimetazidine at a previous competition in Russia.

Valieva appealed the temporary suspension and was allowed to compete in the individual competition. She was the most liked there, but after three falls she only finished fourth.

excitement during the game

In addition to a one-year suspension, WADA wants to ensure that Valieva is retroactively disqualified from all competitions she entered after December 2021. That would have meant giving up the gold medal he won with the Russian team in Beijing.

During the Winter Games, the ups and downs surrounding Valieva were in the language of the town. The doping incident contributed to the ISU raising the minimum age to 17 for those participating in the 2026 Winter Games.

Source: NOS