“It is difficult to predict whether Valieva’s lawyers will be able to reduce the disqualification period” – Antseliovich

“It is difficult to predict whether Valieva’s lawyers will be able to reduce the disqualification period” – Antseliovich

Sports lawyer Anna Antseliovich has commented on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) demand for the Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva .

On Monday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced that WADA had requested a four-year suspension of Valiyeva for an anti-doping rule violation and the cancellation of her results presented in competitions since December 25, 2021, including the European Championships. and the 2022 Olympics in Beijing.

– WADA, for its part, demanded a standard period of disqualification. When they ask for less, we talk about mitigation. It is of course much easier for an unprotected person to benefit from a reduction than for other athletes. Apparently, the World Anti-Doping Agency found no reason to apply the article due to minor fault or negligence on its part. It is difficult to predict whether Valieva’s attorneys will be able to reduce the disqualification period. It all depends on the explanations that the athlete herself and her representatives will present, ”quotes RT Antseliovich.

Valieva at the Beijing Olympics as part of the Russian team won gold in team competitions. Before the personal tournament, it became known that the illegal drug trimetazidine was discovered during the figure skater’s doping test. The CAS allowed Valieva to participate in the individual competitions, where she finished fourth. The allocation of national teams following the results of the team tournament has not yet taken place.

A month before the Games, the figure skater won gold at the European Championships in Tallinn.

TR

Source : MatchTV

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