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WADA chief executive: Investigation into figure skater Valieva’s case could take longer

MOSCOW, June 12 – RIA Novosti. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Director-General, Olivier Niggli, said the investigation into the Russian skater Kamila Valieva case, scheduled for August, could take longer to complete, the Associated Press reported.

The Russian national team, including Valieva, won the Olympic gold of the Games in Beijing at the team figure skating tournament. During the Beijing Olympics, it became known that Valieva’s doping test on December 25, 2021 was positive. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the International Olympic Committee, the International Skating Union (ISU) and WADA allowed the Russian woman to participate in the Solo Games tournament, despite objections.

“The scheduled date for the completion of the RUSADA investigation into the Valieva case, scheduled for early August, is not a hard deadline. Sometimes there are procedural reasons that need more time. If in doubt, the Russian decision can be appealed to CAS by WADA. “We are not happy with the decision,” he said.

RUSADA had previously stated that in its investigation of the Valieva case, it strictly followed the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code and international standards.

Earlier, ISU legal counsel Michael Geistlinger said that the International Skating Union reserves the right to appeal RUSADA’s decision.

Source: Ria

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