June 24, 2024


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The Case of Olympic Skater Kamila Valieva – Was CAS’s Decision Justified?

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On Monday 7 February 2021, 15-year-outdated prodigy figure skater Kamila Valieva (the Athlete) participated in the crew determine skating party and concluded first. 1 day later on, the Worldwide Testing Agency (ITA) imposed on her a provisional suspension: a test taken again in December 2022 of which the benefits only arrived on 7 February 2022 showed an Adverse Analytical Locating, and additional specially the existence of the non-specified substance Trimetazidine. This substance is a hormone and metabolic modulator and figures on the WADA Prohibited Record. 

The greatly-known CAS Advert Hoc technique started just after the Russian Anti-Doping Committee Tribunal (RADT) decided to carry the provisional suspension and permit the Athlete participate in the other gatherings in the course of the Olympic Games. The IOC, WADA and the Intercontinental Skating Union (ISU) all made a decision to appeal this decision right before the CAS Ad Hoc Division. 

This short article examines the CAS Advertisement Hoc decision with regards to the provisional suspension and irrespective of whether it was justified in the context of the legal framework and the distinct conditions of the circumstance.


Dr Despina Mavromati