Korean Sport and Olympic Committee will ask the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to investigate a recent doping admission by Adelina Sotnikova
Korean Sport & Olympic Committee (KSOC) will ask the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to investigate a recent doping admission by Adelina Sotnikova.
Recently Adelina Sotnikova (the 2014 Olympic women’s singles figure skating champion) commenting on a Kamila Valieva’s doping case shared that back in 2014 she also had a positive doping probe.
“Perhaps it was another way to suppress the Russian athlete because, remembering 2014 when they said after some time that they found doping in my probe and I was supposed to have a trial and everything, but then I was acquitted because the second sample was opened and everything was fine. But this is a different story. I felt terrible, I was in a depressed state. And imagine: a child who performed, already won gold, and she just needed to go out again and win gold one more time… well, of course, we had other girls who competed, and it was unpredictable who would win.” said Sotnikova
“The Korean Anti-Doping Agency is collecting relevant data and information. Once we gather the necessary information, we will request the IOC to investigate Sotnikova’s case.
She stated that her ‘A’ sample tested positive while the ‘B’ sample was negative. This is an extremely rare case that requires further investigation.
As doping testing technology has improved over the years, we believe they may find something that they couldn’t find in the past,” said a representative of the South Korean Olympic Committee (NOC).
“Per rules by the World Anti-Doping Agency, blood and urine samples from athletes must be stored for 10 years,” the KSOC official said. “If the IOC accepts our request, then we should be able to clear all suspicions.”
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