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USADA chief Taygart hopes Valieva’s appeal will be promptly investigated.

MOSCOW, February 22 – RIA Novosti. Travis Tygart, Director-General of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), expressed hope that the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) will speed up the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) appeal in the figure skating case. Kamil Valieva.

On Tuesday, WADA appealed to CAS for the disciplinary anti-doping committee of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to conclude that Valieva was not guilty in the anti-doping rule violation case. WADA requests that the athlete’s results be revoked and suspended for four years from the date the sample was taken on December 25, 2021.

“This had to be done to restore confidence in the global anti-doping system, and we are so grateful. Now let’s hope the trial is expedited and open to the public so that athletes whose dreams are unstable can believe the outcome.” Whatever the final outcome, and justice may soon be served, Tygart told USA Today.

After the 2022 Olympics team tournament, in which Valieva helped the Russian team win, it was learned that the figure skater’s doping test on December 25, 2021 gave a positive result. CAS allowed the athlete to participate in the individual tournament of the Games, where he finished fourth. The International Olympic Committee announced the results of the Beijing Games competitions with the participation of Valieva as a preliminary, and the ceremony of awarding the winners of the team tournament of the Olympics was postponed until the investigation of the case was completed. The medals have not yet been awarded.

In January, it was reported that the RUSADA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee found Valieva not guilty of violating the anti-doping rule, but at the same time annulled her result at the Russian 2022 Championship.

Source: Ria

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