WADA will push CAS to make a quick decision on Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s doping case
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Director-General Olivier Niggli said the organization will push CAS to make a quick decision on Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s dopping case.
Earlier WADA has referred Valieva’s case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after it made no progress with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and called for a 4-years ban punishment.
“We’ve been following this case closely from the beginning. It was not in our hands, at the first instance the decision was to be taken by the resolution body in Russia.
Whn we saw no progres in RUSADA, we’ve used the tool that allows WADA to bring cases directly to CAS.
The case now is at CAS, which is not predictable as far as I am concerned for the moment because it will depend on a number of factors related to the case.
Like any case at CAS they can be fast or slow depending on how this is being played by the parties, but as far as we’re concerned we’ll push for a resolution as quickly as possible but it will take some time for sure.” said Niggli
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