“We have not abandoned the athlete in any case, we are with our athletes in trouble and in joy to the end.”, Eteri Tutberidze to Russian media

Posted on 2022-02-12 • 6 comments

 

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Honored coach of Russia in figure skating Eteri Tutberidze expressed confidence in the innocence of athlete Kamila Valieva, who is accused of using illegal substances.

On Friday, the International Doping Testing Agency (ITA) reported that Valieva’s doping test, taken in December last year, contained the banned substance trimetazidine.

Eteri Tutberidze: A very controversial and difficult situation has arisen. I want to say that I am absolutely sure that Camila is innocent and pure. For us, this is not a theorem, but an axiom, it does not need to be proved. I understand that there is some protocol of actions that cannot be skipped. We have not abandoned the athlete in any case, we are with our athletes in trouble and in joy to the end.

It is not clear why the athlete with dubious doping on December 25 was admitted to the Olympic Games. Either this is a fatal coincidence, or this is a very well-planned action – I don’t know, even both. I hope our leaders will not abandon us and defend our rights and prove our innocence.

Now our entire team is frozen in anticipation of a decision regarding Kamila Valieva. We are afraid of any statements, not to violate, not to harm. I don’t know who decides what, but we really hope that justice will prevail, – Tutberidze told Russian TV channels.

On February 8, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) automatically imposed a temporary suspension on Valiyeva. The following day, the RUSADA disciplinary committee overturned this decision, allowing the 15-year-old athlete to continue participating in the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing.

WADA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have appealed the RUSADA committee’s decision to lift Valieva’s suspension to the CAS. The decision whether Valieva will be able to compete in individual competitions at the 2022 Games should be made on Saturday.


 

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6 Responses to ““We have not abandoned the athlete in any case, we are with our athletes in trouble and in joy to the end.”, Eteri Tutberidze to Russian media”

  1. Peter says:

    Does Kamila suffer from migraines? The drug Lomerizine, which is used for migraines, may show up in a drug test as a false positive for Trimetazidine

  2. Peter says:

    In the States drug testing is required on a massive scale. All those who operate a commercial vehicle must be tested.
    Each employer must have a list of all testable employees. That list is submitted to testing facilities. Names are chosen based on randomness, pre-employment, suspicion.
    The employer may drive a massive truck. He may not put his name on the list and avoids being tested. Hoax. Fraud. Simple.
    The MROs (medical review officers) analyze test results. He may be an idiot and misclassify result.
    Tests may be altered by lab worker who never gets caught.
    Millions of ways to distort testing protocol.
    It is very difficult to imagine such a lovely, hard working young lady with her dedication to championship skating, would even consider breaking the law. The ladies on that team are such remarkable athletes/skaters, none needs a chemical advantage. This will be a perfect opportunity ultimately, to show the world how truly amazing this Russian team is.

  3. Olga P says:

    She may be innocent but her body is contaminated with a banned substance and she was caught doping due to the decisions of the adults around her. So now unfortunately our little angel is going to lose her European and Olympic medals. Heartbreaking …

  4. Olga P says:

    She may be innocent but her body is contaminated with a banned substance and she was caught doping due to the decisions of the adults around her. So now unfortunately our little angel is going to lose her European and Olympic medals. Heartbreaking …

  5. ioanykie says:

    Well at least they could have found the results a bit earlier, I mean 2 months to make a test ? That’s simply ridiculous !! I mean if they had known earlier they could have simply sent Tuktamysheva instead and spare all the trouble. But clearly someone wanted to make some mess…

  6. Carolina says:

    A closed team. Yes. What a surprise: Drugs? Noone can understand or explain this. What else sshould they say. …..Why such substances?…all is so easy…..5 full free programms a day. It works easily by itself. Prtending to be so nice…..angelic .Who can resist? With such a betrayal they kicked honestly working Tuktamyshewa out. O Russia, my love is past. Positiv is positiv. It is a fact.

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