State Duma urged not to rush into long-term measures in Valieva case

State Duma urged not to rush into long-term measures in Valieva case

It is too early to plan long-term measures to be taken in the case of the figure skater Kamila Valieva it is necessary to fully protect the rights of Russian athletes, said Dmitry Svishchev, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture and Sports.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has filed a complaint with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) demanding Valieva be banned for four years and all results posted since December 25 cancelled. If the athlete is suspended, she will be deprived of Beijing Olympics gold in the team tournament and European Championship gold. Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) chief Stanislav Pozdnyakov said earlier that the organization was ready to participate in the trial if Valieva was disqualified.

— A completely logical and correct direction for future actions on the part of the Russian Olympic Committee. But I recommend not to rush into long-term steps, since no decision has been made, there will be a trial. In any case, we must fight to the end for our athletes, until their guilt is proven or sufficient arguments are given for their guilt. Therefore, at the moment it is necessary to wait for the decisions and arguments of the court, and then to make the appropriate decisions,” the press service of the committee quoted Svishchev as saying.

At the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, Valieva participated in the team competition, where the team won the gold medal. The day after the free “commander” program, it became known that the athlete’s doping sample taken at the Russian Championships in December 2021 contained the banned drug trimetazidine.

Source : MatchTV

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