WADA said it disputes the accidental contamination theory presented by the athlete and her team. They emphasized that they had presented all their arguments, and the decision would be made at the end of January 2024. The organization added that the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) found Valieva guilty.
November 10 at CAS ended hearings in Valieva’s case. The court announced that the final decision in the athlete’s case will be made in January 2024.
January 13 Russian Anti-Doping Agency informed WADA about Valieva’s absence of guilt in the case of violating anti-doping rules. WADA was dissatisfied with this verdict of the Disciplinary Committee and filed an appeal with CAS.
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 a prohibited drug 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.https://musicnewsfirst.com/