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Valieva doping investigation accomplished Russian officers

The determine skater discovered herself on the middle of a storm on the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has accomplished its investigation into the constructive pattern returned by determine skater Kamila Valieva and is making ready formal paperwork for a listening to on the case, officers have confirmed.

“The investigation has been concluded,” RUSADA stated in an announcement on Wednesday. “The next step is for the results processing department, it is preparing documents for hearings in the DAK (anti-doping disciplinary committee), in accordance with established rules and procedures.”

Valieva, 16, was caught up in a doping scandal on the Beijing Winter Olympics in February, when it was reported that she had returned a constructive consequence for the banned hear drug trimetazidine from a pattern taken on the Russian nationwide championships in December.

Valieva had already competed in Beijing earlier than the news of the constructive pattern emerged, having starred because the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) received gold within the determine skating group occasion.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Skating Union (ISU) all sought to forestall Valieva – who was 15 on the time – from competing within the girls’s particular person occasion in Beijing, however she was cleared to take action after an emergency Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) listening to dominated in her favor.

Despite being the new favourite for gold and the world report factors holder for her routines, Valieva completed a disappointing fourth within the particular person occasion because the ordeal took its toll.

The skater and her group, which incorporates famend coach Eteri Tutberdize, have constantly denied wrongdoing, arguing that the constructive pattern could have resulted from contamination from medicine the skater’s grandfather was taking.

They have additionally argued that Valieva handed quite a few different doping assessments, whereas questions have been raised as to why the WADA-accredited laboratory in Sweden which analyzed her pattern took so lengthy to report the outcomes.

RUSADA has since been charged with finishing an investigation into the case, with WADA saying in July that it was “monitoring” the state of affairs because it awaited the conclusions.

The prizewinners from the group occasion in Beijing – the place the USA received silver and Japan completed third – are nonetheless ready to be awarded their medals after the scandal surrounding Valieva meant that the ceremony for the competitors was postponed.