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Inside the Games called Valieva the cause of the doping scandal at the Olympics

The reason for the delay in awarding gold medals to the Russian figure skating team was a doping test by Kamila Valieva, according to Inside the Games.

An additional problem, according to the publication, is Valieva's age. She is not yet 16 years old, and therefore officially she cannot be accused of violating anti-doping rules. This is the reason for the protracted litigation.

According to Inside the Games, several groups of lawyers are now trying to find a way out of this situation. It is indicated that a decision can be made as early as tomorrow. At the same time, it is possible that Valieva can avoid serious punishment precisely because of her age, the newspaper writes.

As, in turn, reports The Guardian, the substance found during the doping test is not able to affect the results of the athlete.

RBC turned to the Russian Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Sports and the Russian Figure Skating Federation for comments.

As part of the Russian team, Kamila Valieva, Mark Kondratyuk, sports couple Anastasia Mishina / Alexander Gallyamov and dancers Victoria Sinitsina and Nikita Katsalapov became Olympic champions. The second place in the team tournament was taken by the Americans, the third by the Japanese.

Back to news | First from Monday, February 7, to Tuesday, and then for an indefinite period.

The IOC has so far refused to talk about the reasons, noting that they need to consult with the International Skating Union (ISU). "Because this has legal implications, I can't talk about it at this stage," IOC spokesman Mark Adams said at a press conference on Wednesday. “This is a new problem.”

The ISU also did not say anything new: "A situation has arisen that requires legal consultations with the IOC."

Earlier on Wednesday, following the IOC press conference, Inside the Games reported that the reason was a “problematic” doping test of a Russian figure skater taken before the start of the Games.


Earlier, ISU Vice-President Alexander Lakernik, in turn, said that he had no official information, and did not operate on rumors. The Russian Figure Skating Federation (FFKKR) and the Russian Olympic Committee refused to comment on the situation in the morning, and Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov suggested waiting for an official statement.

Inside the Games called Valieva the cause of the doping scandal at the Olympics