We are still waiting for the medal ceremony for this event, which is quite rare in the history of the Olympic Games. According to some media, such as Insidethegames.biz, a website specializing in Olympism, that would be 15-year-old genius Kamila Valieva.
We could find traces of trimetazidine, a heart rhythm regulator. According to the Russian newspaper RBCused to take this substance for the treatment of angina.
Press spokesperson for now IOC, Mark Adams talks about a situation that requires legal advice. It should be said that the regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency are clear.
Mandatory public disclosure required in Article 14.3.2 is not required if the Athlete or other Person convicted of an anti-doping rule violation is a Minor, Protected Person or recreational Athlete. Any voluntary public disclosure in a case involving a minor, protected person or recreational athlete will be commensurate with the facts and circumstances of the case.says the World Anti-Doping Act 2021.
This is indeed the case of the Russian skater. If he can prove beyond reasonable doubt that he has not taken this substance to improve his performance, there may not even be any sanction against him.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams said he had nothing on hand during the body’s daily press briefing in Beijing on Thursday.
no comments to make over
a situation with all kinds of consequences and qualified
total speculation It was reported that there was a doping case.
I imagine all people (responsible) work as quickly as possible. We are aware that the athletes affected by the medal ceremony want to reach a quick result.stated.
Source: France Media Agency
What is trimetazidine?
It is a drug widely used in the treatment of angina. But it is also a heart rate modulator.
Simply put, it helps to better regulate the air in the body when there is a lack of oxygen. Several athletes have been suspended for testing positive for containing this product, which has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency since 2014. A Chinese swimmer, a French wrestler and even recently the number one goalkeeper of the Ivory national football team were penalized.
Olympic officials, anti-doping officials, the International Skating Federation (user interface) and Sports Arbitration Court (ROCK ) with an office in Beijing during the Games.
If found guilty of doping, not only Kamila Valieva will be punished, but the entire team will take away her gold medal. Such a hypothesis could benefit Canada, which will climb to the third rung of the podium.
This doping story may once again embarrass the Kremlin and all Russian sport. These athletes, who were banned from all international competitions after it was revealed that Russian athletes were doing systematic doping after the Sochi Games, were tolerated on the sports grounds after very strict controls. Will this new drop of water overflow an already pretty full test tube? Clean athletes want it.