Honored coach of the USSR in figure skating Tatyana Tarasova announced the need to close the case on violation of anti-doping rules by Russian woman Kamila Valieva .
On October 21, the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) stated that it would not announce the date of the hearing, decision or other details in the case of the figure skater – a member of the ROC team at the Beijing Olympics .
“If the initiative to classify information comes from Valieva, then this is correct. She has already made it clear that she does not want the whole world to discuss this trial. Yes, and in general it is necessary to close this case, because there is no case, ” RIA Novosti quotes Tarasova .
Recall that during the Olympic Games – 2022 in Beijing, a banned substance was found in the sample of the athlete, which she passed in December 2021.
The athlete wanted to be removed from participation in the Games. Literally a day before the start of individual competitions for women, it was decided to admit the Russian woman to the tournament. As a result, Valieva took fourth place, unable to cope with the excitement in the free program.
Earlier, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency ( USADA), Travis Tygart, commented on the decision of RUSADA to make all information on the case of Kamila Valieva confidential.
“If she is legally acquitted, then there is nothing to hide, and this should be made public. Of course, keeping the decision and the facts under wraps makes the entire process a laughing stock, and it’s no surprise that athletes and the public don’t trust WADA ‘s global anti-doping system,” says Tygart.