Russian Olympic Committee to ISU: Results of Team Event at Olympics Are Not Subject to Review

© Sputnik / Grigory Sysoev / Go to the photo bankRussian Olympic Committee's Kamila Valieva performs in the figure skating team women's short program during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China
Russian Olympic Committee's Kamila Valieva performs in the figure skating team women's short program during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Capital Indoor Stadium in Beijing, China - Sputnik International, 1920, 17.02.2022
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The statement comes amid a controversy over Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, whose doping test taken in December, almost months before the start of the Olympics, came back positive for a banned substance as she was competing in Beijing. The tests she took at the games were all negative.
The results of the team event at the Olympics are not subject to review, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) wrote in a letter to the International Skating Union (ISU).
"We have outlined our position", said ROC President Stanislav Pozdnyakov. "There will be no review under any circumstances and regardless of the results of the investigation [conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency]", he said.
The official emphasised that anti-doping rules state that such a review is possible only if a doping violation occurred at the Olympic Games. We will defend this position in all possible investigations, including the one conducted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, Stanislav Pozdnyakov said.
The statement comes amid a controversy over Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, whose doping test taken well before the Olympics came back positive for a banned substance as she was competing in Beijing, helping her team win the gold in a team event. + Tests she took at the games were all negative.

The statement comes amid a controversy over Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, whose doping test taken in December, almost months before the start of the Olympics, came back positive for a banned substance as she was competing in Beijing. The tests she took at the games were all negative.
The result of the December test came after Valieva took part in the team event and helped the Russian Olympic Committee team take home gold. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) then postponed the medal ceremony due to Valieva's positive test.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency then temporarily suspended the athlete from further participation in the games, a decision the figure skater successfully appealed. For their part, WADA and ISU appealed RUSADA's verdict in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), but it sided with the athlete. CAS ruled on Monday that Valieva should be allowed to compete, in part because she is a minor, known as a "protected person", and is subject to different rules from an adult athlete.
Valieva tested for trimetazidine, a banned heart medication. The skater said the positive drug test occurred due contamination with her grandfather's medicine. Valieva is also participating in the single's event. The International Olympic Committee said there will be no ceremony until the investigation into her positive test is completed.
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