The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will render a verdict in the case of the Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva January 29. The date of announcement of the decision is reported by USA Today journalist Christine Brennan on the social network. X.
Hearings in the Valieva case passed in CAS in two stages: from September 26 to 28 and from November 9 to 10, 2023. During the event, four parties spoke: the skater herself, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), International Skating Union (ISU) and Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).
In January, the RUSADA disciplinary committee, which is a body independent from the main organization, informed WADA about Valieva’s innocence. At the same time, the skater was deprived of gold at the 2022 Russian Championship. Later, the ISU and WADA filed appeals with CAS, which called for the athlete to be disqualified and her results annulled.
At the 2022 Olympic Games, Valieva won gold in the team competition, but Russian team was not awarded due to the doping scandal involving her. Traces of the banned drug trimetazidine were found in the skater’s sample from December 2021. At the same time, CAS allowed her to participate in the individual tournament, where she took fourth place.