“The Americans are waging a campaign against the Russians. Do we really need to respond to these pressures? —Rodnine

Three-time Olympic figure skating champion and State Duma deputy Irina Rodnina told that the Russian public should not react to the doping allegations of American figure skater Vincent Jow.

Earlier, Zhou released a statement posted on the Global Athlete website: “Positive doping test Valieva – This is not an isolated case. My teammates and I are aware of widespread doping among other Russian skaters, and this unfortunately should not surprise anyone, given that the anti-doping organization, which does not meet legal requirements, is still called upon to guarantee the integrity of the sport . in Russia.”

— Valieva did not use doping, but it was a banned drug. If Jow is illiterate, that’s his problem. They are currently leading a campaign against the Russians, they are publishing photos of empty crates without medals. Do we really need to respond to these pressures? — Rodnina told .

Valieva at the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing helped the Russian team win gold in the team competition. Before the personal tournament, it became known that the banned drug trimetazidine was found during the doping test of the figure skater of the Russian championship. The CAS admitted the Russian to the individual competitions of the Games, where she took fourth place.

In January, the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee (DAC) of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) ruled that although the athlete committed an anti-doping rule violation, she bore “no fault or negligence”. Valieva avoided sanctions, except for the cancellation of her results on the date of sample collection – December 25, 2021. Subsequently, RUSADA, the ISU and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) made appeal to the CAS. WADA demands that the 17-year-old athlete be disqualified for four years.

Source : MatchTV

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