Winter Olympics rocked as Russian figure skating gold medalist Kamila Valieva ‘tests positive for drugs’

TEEN SENSOR Kamila Valieva last night was caught up in an anti-doping storm at the Beijing Winter Olympics.

The Russian Olympic Committee won Monday’s team event against the US and Japan for the first time since 2014.

Russia's Kamila Valieva caught in an anti-doping storm


Russia’s Kamila Valieva caught in an anti-doping stormCredit: Getty

However, Tuesday night’s medal ceremony was postponed and the IOC cited behind-the-scenes legal controversies.

The Insidethegames The website claims that Valieva – who this week became the first woman to successfully pull off a quad jump twice – is the subject of a drug investigation.

Russian media have stated that it is not due to the performance enhancers.

Valieva, nicknamed Miss Perfect, contributed 178.92 points in a spectacular performance in China and will compete in the women’s singles event.

An IOC spokesman said: “The situation has arisen and been foretold at short notice.

“It’s an emerging issue so I can’t add much at the moment.

“You can bet your bottom dollar that we’re doing all we can to get this resolved as soon as possible.”

Valieva’s situation is evolving amid confirmation of a temporary doping suspension in the men’s alpine skiing event.

Hossein Saveh-Shemshaki of Iran returned a sample with ‘adverse analytical findings’ for a banned steroid.

The International Examinations Agency said in a statement: “Athletes are prevented from competing, training, coaching or participating in any activity, during Beijing Winter Olympic Games Year 2022.

“Athletes have the right to object to the imposition of a provisional suspension before the Court of Arbitration for Sport – Anti-Doping Division (CAS ADD). Athletes also have the right to request a sample B analysis.” Winter Olympics rocked as Russian figure skating gold medalist Kamila Valieva ‘tests positive for drugs’


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