CAS corrected the release on the lawsuit against Valieva, changing the number of postponements of the hearing of the RUSADA case
MOSCOW, 30 Nov – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has amended a press release on the registration of a claim by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) and Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva.
On November 14, CAS announced the registration of a case called “WADA v. RUSADA and Valieva”. According to information from the CAS release, WADA demanded that RUSADA make a decision on the Valieva case by November 4, and when this did not happen, it transferred the case of the Russian figure skater to CAS.
The initial release noted that RUSADA had postponed the hearing on the internal investigation into the Valieva case several times. In the updated version of the release, the word “several” was removed, indicating a one-time postponement of the hearing.
After the team tournament of the Beijing 2022 Olympics, in which Valieva helped the Russian team win, it became known that the doping test of the figure skater on December 25, 2021 gave a positive result. CAS allowed the athlete to the individual tournament of the Games, where she became the fourth. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the results of the Beijing Games competition with the participation of Valieva as preliminary, and the award ceremony for the winners of the Olympic team tournament was postponed until the investigation of the case was completed.