Kamila Valieva: the Russian figure skater can continue to compete in Beijing | Winter sports news

Last update: 02/14/22 06:21

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva has been cleared to compete (Kyodo via AP Images)

Kamila Valieva has been cleared to continue competing at the Winter Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that no provisional suspension should be imposed.

CAS cited “exceptional circumstances” for its decision, after the 15-year-old submitted a positive trimetazidine sample on Christmas Day.

They included Valieva’s status as a “protected person” under the World Anti-Doping Code, “serious problems” in the process of notifying Valieva of his result and the fact that a suspension could cause him “irreparable harm”. .

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