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WADA Concerned About Russian Skater Kamila Valieva



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WADA is questioning Russia’s participation as a participant in the Winter Olympics or Winter Paralympics. According to WADA, Valieva has been found to be “not guilty of any criminal misconduct or negligence” in the doping scandal, but they are “concerned” about the length of time that passed between her testing and the Olympics.

Kamila Vaieva’s life story

Kamila Vasilieva, a 15-year old Russian figure skating competitor, has been under investigation. Since December’s positive drug test, Valieva was under scrutiny.

While Valieva is an outstanding figure skater on Russia’s team, her story differs from those of other competitors. Her case is also complicated by her age.

Valieva is a protected athlete under the World Anti-Doping Code. The Court of Arbitration for Sport, an independent international organization will hear her case.

The decision is expected to be made February 14. If Valieva is found guilty, she could be disqualified from the women’s individual event. In addition, she may not qualify for the team event and lose her chance to win an individual gold medal.


WADA (the world’s anti-doping organization) has described Valieva’s decision to allow her compete as “shocking” or “unjustified”. Their concern is expressed by their dismay at the Russian antidoping agent’s decision.

Russian anti-doping agency blames outbreak of Covid for delay in testing

Russian Anti-Doping Agency, (RUSADA), has claimed that the delay in testing a doping sample was due to an epidemic of COVID-19. While it deals with this outbreak that has affected the entire country and caused death, the agency expects to keep working.

Last week, the IOC confirmed that the case of a young figure skater was reported as positive. This was a day after Russia won the gold medal in women’s team figure skating.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said it was frustrated by the delay. WADA said that although the exact timeframe for processing the samples is unknown, the WADA stated that they were disappointed by the delay and suggested it could have taken place sooner.

WADA also condemned the Russian Anti-Doping Agency’s handling of the matter. According to the CAS, the agency failed to mark the sample as a high priority, which may have affected the testing of other athletes.


WADA concerns about Valieva’s doping case

A recent Russian anti-doping panel decision has concerned the World Anti-Doping Agency. Particularly, agency disapproval at the panel’s conclusion that there was no negligence or fault in doping cases involving Olympic figure skater Kamila Vasilieva.

The panel’s verdict does not automatically mean Valieva is disqualified from any future competitive results. However, this decision has a likely knock-on effect over the long term. WADA will therefore be evaluating whether the CAS ruling fits with the World Anti-Doping Code and rules governing its use.

WADA claims it has asked for a copy the entire reasoning behind this decision. The WADA also indicated that they will continue investigating the matter.

Recent reports indicate that WADA won’t hesitate to ask a court for arbitration in sport (CAS), to rule on the Valieva case. It would be a significant boost for the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing.

Russia is participating in 2018 Winter Olympics & 2018 Winter Paralympics

Russia’s participation in the Winter Olympics and Paralympics is under scrutiny due to a widespread doping scheme. An anonymous whistleblower discovered the state-sponsored drug program in 2016. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have both suspended Russia from the Games, citing the doping.


At the Paralympics, the IPC has banned Russia from competing for four years. Russian officials claim that the IOC lifted these sanctions. Thomas Bach (the president of IOC) said that this was an unprecedented attack against the Olympic Games’ integrity.

On Monday, the IPC announced its decision. Russia will not compete in the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games, though some athletes will be allowed to participate. Currently, the top contenders for Beijing are the Chinese duo Sui Wenjing and Cong Han.

China has earned more medals than any other country, including the Winter Paralympics, and ranks consistently first in total medal count in the summer games. They have also improved tactile paving for visually impaired people.