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WADA has no plans to remove the substance found in Valieva’s sample from the list

MOSCOW, June 22 – RIA Novosti, Andrey Simonenko. Speaking to the press service of the organization, RIA Novosti said that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) does not plan to remove trimetazidine, which was found in the doping test of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, from the list of banned drugs.

Earlier, a sports doctor Eduard Bezuglov, head of the medical headquarters of the CSKA football club, published an article in which he said that trimetazidine is not actively used by athletes, even when allowed. According to him, there are no clinical studies to confirm its athletic effectiveness.

“WADA has no plans to remove trimetazidine from the list of prohibited drugs and methods,” the WADA press service said.

The WADA press service also recalled the criteria for inclusion of a substance on the banned list.

“This occurs if the drug meets at least two of the three criteria:

– have the potential to enhance or enhance athletic performance,

– poses an actual or potential risk to the athlete’s health,

– violates the spirit of sport (the definition of this concept is contained in the World Anti-Doping Code).

The list is reviewed annually in consultation with scientific, medical and anti-doping experts.

A small amount of trimetazidine was found in the doping test of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, whom she passed at the Russian Championships in December 2021. In February, Valieva won the Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games in the team tournament, but the day after the victory, she learned about the positive doping test of the Russian woman.

The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) initially suspended Valieva from the competition, but lifted the sanctions after a while. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) allowed him to participate in the individual Olympic tournament. As the investigation continues into the figure skater’s positive doping test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refused to hold an awards ceremony until the teams’ tournament was over.

Source: Ria

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