RUSADA lifted Kamila Valieva’s suspension, IOC and ISU will l file an appeal to CAS. The decision will be made until February 15.

Posted on 2022-02-11 • 4 comments


The International Skating Union (ISU) will file an appeal against the decision to lift the temporary suspension of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva.

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“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

source: Metaratings

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.

source: RAUSADA

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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4 Responses to “RUSADA lifted Kamila Valieva’s suspension, IOC and ISU will l file an appeal to CAS. The decision will be made until February 15.”

  1. Harley says:

    Yet again, her country has figured out a way to use people and work the system. On a more positive note, regardless of who you wish to win, after watching all of these exquisite athletes, you leave wishing you had the talent to create such joy and awe.

  2. Olga P. says:

    Unfortunately these are remote probabilities. What she accidentally injected herself with the cardiac glycoside? Just because a defense can be made doesn’t mean it is making sense. Doping is much more likely. Athletes, especially Russian athletes including skaters have been using drugs like this in the past like meldonium. Because an unfair advantage over a period of time of training by enhancing stamina and endurance and it’s not fair for these athletes to compete against others who do not have such an advantage over the training season. There’s a reason hormonal and metabolic modulators such as this are banned substances. And there’s no way you were gonna have a trace amount of it in your body unless you took the substance. It is possible that at 15 years she did not understand the full ramifications of what she was taking and just trust the adults around her, which is very very sad. But there is no happy solution since competition in this case is unfair to other athletes and tarnishes the integrity of the sport and the Olympics. It also sends the message that you can dope as much as you want as long as the athlete is a minor.

    She was my favorite of the women skaters and this is heartbreaking. The adults around her have failed her badly. She should’ve never been put in this position.

  3. Carolina says:

    Performance with Doping- at an important time of training- a big advatage in comparison to all honestly working sportsmen- this means shame….it is a big blemish….in this cade the medal has no worth. No applause for the coaching team.Now I beleave…ther is a doping situation in general. Kamila has had no need of this, but it is happened and consequences are necessairy.Yes…my heart cries too. I’ am only interested on a clean honest sport. Shame..

  4. Peter says:

    The outfits that test individuals for drugs make mistakes. To indicate that she tested positive, only to say later that she should be allowed to continue to skate, suggests to me that they made an error and don’t want to admit it. They could go out of business quickly if it was revealed that they screwed up. A previously used tainted test-tube, a mislabel, a mishandling, trace amounts of chemicals left over, tainted testing machinery and equipment, false reading of a report, mixing up reports, intentional fraud, there are many ways this could have happened innocently on her part.

    I’m afraid that as of this moment, this event has spoiled her chances, whether or not she’s allowed to compete, to perform at her highest level. The psychological trauma alone is more than enough to distract her. If there is absolutely nothing to these charges, she’s probably finished, which may have been the reason behind this allegation in the first place.

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