RUSADA initiated an investigation against Valieva’s staff after a positive doping test for a figure skater
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has initiated an investigation against Kamila Valieva’s staff.
Earlier it became known that Valieva’s doping test, taken on December 25 at the Russian Championship in St. Petersburg, gave a positive result for the banned drug trimetazidine.
Valieva trains in the group of the Honored Coach of Russia Eteri Tutberidze, choreographer Daniil Gleikhengauz and coach Sergey Dudakov work with her.
Information about the result of the analysis of the athlete’s sample was received by RAA RUSADA on February 07, 2022. According to the data sent by the laboratory to RAA RUSADA, the reason for the delays in testing and reporting by the laboratory was another wave of COVID-19, an increase of covid cases among the staff.
Due to the fact that the athlete is a minor, RAA RUSADA initiated an investigation into the athlete’s staff. The purpose of this investigation is to identify all the circumstances of a possible anti-doping rule violation in the interests of a “protected person”
RUSADA lifted Kamila Valieva’s suspension, IOC and ISU will l file an appeal to CAS. The decision will be made until February 15.