Kamila Valieva was dropped from the figure skating world championships after the sport’s governing body banned competitors from Russia and Belarus following the invasion of Ukraine.
Valieva, along with Anna Scherbakova and Alexandra Trusova, will miss the competition in Montpellier, France not because of the performance-enhancing drug, but because of their country’s gratuitous military action. Valileva was at the center of controversy at the Beijing Olympics after it was given that she tested positive for a banned heart drug on December 25. Russia won the team event and Valieva was allowed to compete in the individual section after an appeal, but finished fourth after a disastrous freestyle skate, with Scherbakova winning the gold medal.
The medal for the team competition has not yet been awarded and Valieva .’s photo fell in her personal show was one of the lasting moments of the Beijing game.
The Figure Skating Championships, which began March 21, also banned three Russian skating teams from their individual Olympic events. Other international sports bodies, including FIFA and IIHF, have also banned Russian teams from competing.
In men’s tennis, world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev and No. 7 Andrey Rublev will be allowed to compete, but without the Russian flag. Russia is also banned from participating in the Davis Cup.
The governing federations for basketball, skiing, volleyball, canoeing, badminton and triathlon have all excluded Russian athletes or teams from their events. In motorsport, the FIA says Russian drivers like Nikita Mazepin of Haas can still compete, but Mazepin has been banned from the British Grand Prix.
Formula 1 also canceled the Russian Grand Prix, while UEFA moved the Champions League Final out of St.Petersburg.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/02/isus-russia-ban-keeps-kamila-valieva-out-of-world-championships/ ISU Russia ban keeps Kamila Valieva out of world championships