RUSADA lifted Kamila Valieva’s suspension, IOC and ISU will l file an appeal to CAS. The decision will be made until February 15.
The International Skating Union (ISU) will file an appeal against the decision to lift the temporary suspension of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva.
“The International Skating Union (ISU) duly noted the press release issued by the International Testing Agency (ITA) and at this time it has nothing to add other than the below.
The ISU will exercise its right to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) the decision of the RUSADA Disciplinary Anti Doping Committee of February 9 to lift the provisional suspension and to ask CAS to reinstate the provisional suspension.
As this is an ongoing legal case, the ISU will not comment further. Any further information will be made available in the form of a statement on the ISU website.”
Former RUSADA Acting Director General Anna Antseliovich explained why RUSADA lifted the temporary suspension from Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva.
Earlier it became known that Valieva’s doping test was positive for trimetazidine.
“RUSADA lifted Valieva’s suspension because lawyers were able to prove that there was a strong possibility that positive test result was caused by the consumption of a contaminated product.
The IOC wants to appeal against this decision of RUSADA and all issues will be considered by the CAS visiting commission. The decision takes from 24 to 48 hours, that is, before the start of the individual competitions, namely, until February 15, the decision will be made.
Surely Kamila already has lawyers who will defend her in CAS. Now all meetings are held online and there is no need to be present in Beijing.
Like any lawyer, I proceed from the fact that the chances are 50/50. I don’t know the position of the athlete, so it’s hard to talk about the chances. The only certain pressure on the judges will be the fact that this is the main start of the four-year period and the next time the athlete will have the opportunity to compete at the Olympics in four years.” Anna Antseliovich says
The interests of the Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will be represented by the Swiss law firm Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd.
It is reported by “Match TV”.
Furthermore, according to RUSADA, Trimetazidine, which was found in the doping test of the Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, is included in the list of drugs for the inducement to which criminal liability is provided under paragraph 230.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation “Inducing an athlete to use substances and (or) methods prohibited for use in sports.” The punishment is fine or even restriction of freedom up to 2 years with or without the deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or engage in certain activities.
Former head of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency Yuri Ganus commented on the news that trimetazidine was found in the doping test of the Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva.
Valieva tested positive in December during the Russian Nationals in St. Petersburg. A laboratory in Stockholm reported a positive sample on 8 February.
RUSADA temporarily suspended the skater on February 8, the next day the agency lifted the suspension. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
The visiting panel of the court will consider the case of Valieva before the start of the women’s individual cometitions at the Olympics.
Yuri Ganus: “For RUSADA, these are difficult times. As far as I understand, the disciplinary anti-doping committee canceled the suspension. The situation is very difficult.
CAS has already reversed the decisions of national anti-doping agencies. It all depends on the seriousness of the reasons on the basis of which the suspension was lifted. Very difficult case.”
WADA, following the IOC and ISU, will appeal to the CAS the decision to lift the suspension of figure skater Kamila Valieva, suspected of using doping
source: Match TV
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