ITA confirms Russian teenage figure skater, Kamila Valieva, failed drugs test in December, 2021
Written by News Room on February 11, 2022
The International Testing Agency (ITA) has confirmed that Russian teenage figure skater, Kamila Valieva, failed a drugs test in December, 2021
The ITA said Valieva, who was the first female skater to win a quadruple jump in a competition, had a sample collected on Christmas Day at the Russian Figure Skating Championships in Saint Petersburg.
Valieva, aged 15, helped win team figure skating gold for the Russian Olympic Committee on Monday, February 7 but the medals were not awarded because of a legal issue.
The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) lifted her suspension, enabling her to continue at the Beijing Games but the International Olympic Committee has appealed against that decision.