Tarasova said she did not know what to expect from the hearings in the Valieva case at CAS

Honored coach of the USSR in figure skating Tatyana Tarasova said she didn’t know what to expect from the hearings in the Russian figure skater’s case Kamila Valieva at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

On Tuesday, the CAS began closed-door hearings on appeals by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), the International Skating Union (ISU) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against RUSADA’s decision in the case of the athlete.

“The positive thing is that this process has started. But given that the hearings have only just begun and there is no significant information yet, it is not yet easy for me to say what I and everyone else can expect from the outcome of the case. We are currently going through a rather difficult time for all of us and for the country we love so much,” Tarasova said, as quoted by RT.

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 Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) admitted the Russian to the individual competitions of the Games, where she took fourth place. However, the award of the winners of the team tournament has not yet taken place due to the investigation.

The closed CAS hearings on the Valieva case will take place on September 26, 27, 28 as well as September 29 (if necessary).


Source : MatchTV

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