Athletistic / Figure skating. The press service of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that the organization has not changed its position and still hopes to obtain a decision as soon as possible on the doping case of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva.

The hearings in the Valieva case took place at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne (Switzerland) from September 26 to 28. The Russian athlete participated in the meetings via video link. The day before, September 28, we learned that the hearings had been postponed and postponed to November 9 and 10. According to CAS, this is necessary so that the parties can prepare additional documents.

“The IOC’s position has not changed in any way. We would like to see a quick decision in the interests of the athletes concerned and the integrity of the competition,” the IOC press service quoted the TASS agency as saying.

In the 2021/2022 season, Kamila Valieva became the European and Russian figure skating champion in women’s singles competitions. At the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing (China), a young Russian woman won a gold medal in the team competition, after which she found herself in a doping scandal.

WADA received a positive sample from the athlete. However, this analysis was taken from Kamila in December 2021 and therefore she could not be removed from participation in the 2022 Olympics. As a result, the 15-year-old Russian, winner of the short program, could not face the pressure and only took 4th place in the final.