The World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) is searching for a four-year ban on Russian determine skater Kamila Valieva, who tested positive for a banned substance throughout the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, after the Courtroom of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) took up the case following an absence of progress by the Russian Anti-Doping Company (RUSADA).
In an announcement launched Monday, CAS introduced that arbitration has begun following the WADA’s attraction over “the absence of a choice within the process RUSADA vs/ Kamila Valieva.”
“WADA seeks a ruling from CAS that the Athlete dedicated an ADRV pursuant to Article 4.1 and/or 4.2 of the RUSADA ADR, and that the Athlete be sanctioned with a four-year interval of ineligibility beginning on the date on which the CAS award enters into drive, in addition to the disqualification of all aggressive outcomes obtained by her from, and together with the date of 25 December 2021, with all ensuing penalties (together with forfeiture of medals, factors and prizes),” the assertion learn.
Kamila, who was 15 on the time, examined constructive for 3 totally different substances meant to enhance coronary heart perform in a pattern taken previous to her arrival on the Beijing Olympics earlier this yr. She claimed that the banned substance could have been the results of contamination with medicine that her grandfather took often.
If the WADA wins its attraction, Valieva can be stripped of her gold medal gained within the workforce occasion and can be banned from the 2026 Winter Olympics in Italy.
“The CAS Panel’s choice might be closing and binding, aside from the events’ proper to file an attraction to the Swiss Federal Tribunal inside 30 days on very restricted procedural grounds,” Monday’s assertion learn.
The case was taken over by CAS after RUSADA did not render a choice by the WADA’s deadline of Nov. 4.