Mostly his comments on challenges to participation and ice time for figure skating. The state of low level and juvenile figure skating doesn’t get much coverage from American media.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that it is seeking to ban Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva for a four-year period after lodging an appeal against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
WADA has said it also wants to scrub off her results from last year’s Winter Olympics where Valieva was part of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team that won team gold.
Should WADA succeed in its appeal, Valieva and the rest of her ROC team will be stripped of the title and the United States will be promoted to gold-medal position.
Valieva is also facing being suspended from competition, with WADA seeking to impose a four-year ban from December 25 2021 when she tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine.
The RUSADA announced last month that Valieva, who claimed the positive test was the result of a mix-up with her grandfather’s heart medication, had been found not guilty by its independent Anti-Disciplinary Committee.
It ruled that there was “no fault or negligence” on the part of Valieva and her only punishment should be disqualification from the Russian Championships.
WADA said that it considered this ruling to be “wrong under the terms of the World Anti-Doping Code” and decided to “exercise its right” to lodge an appeal with CAS.