The shadow of doping again hung over ROC athletes

We are still waiting for the awards ceremony for this event, which is quite rare in the history of the Olympic Games. According to some media outlets, such as, a website specializing in Olympism, it will be 15-year-old prodigy Kamila Valieva.

We’d find traces of trimetazidine, a heart rate modulator. According to the Russian newspaper RBCshe would take this substance to treat angina pectoris.

Representative is currently IOC, Mark Adams, talks about a situation requiring legal advice. I must say that the rules of the World Anti-Doping Agency are clear.

The mandatory public disclosure required by Article 14.3.2 is not required if the Athlete or other Person found guilty of an anti-doping rule violation is a Minor, a Protected Person or an Amateur Athlete. Any optional public disclosure in a case involving a minor, a protected person or an amateur athlete must be proportionate to the facts and circumstances of the case.– says the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code.

This is indeed the case of a Russian figure skater. There may not even be any sanctions against her if she can prove that she did not take this substance to improve the results.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams said during a daily press briefing in Beijing on Thursday that he has no no comment on the a situation that has all kinds of consequences and qualifies as complete speculation information that it was a doping case.

I imagine that all people (responsible) work as quickly as possible. We understand that athletes (affected by the award ceremony) want to achieve fast results.he specified.

A source: French media agency

What is Trimetazidine?

It is a drug commonly used to treat angina pectoris. But it is also a heart rate modulator.

Simply put, it helps to better regulate the air in the body with a lack of oxygen. Several athletes have been suspended for testing positive because it contained this product, which has been banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency since 2014. A Chinese swimmer, a French wrestler and even the number one goalkeeper of the Ivorian national football team were most recently sanctioned.

We will have to wait a few more hours to find out that the Olympic authorities, the anti-doping authorities, the International Skating Federation (UIS) and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS), which has an office in Beijing during the Games.

If she is found guilty of doping, then not only Kamila Valieva will be punished, but the whole team will be deprived of the gold medal. Such a hypothesis could benefit Canada, which would rise to the third step of the podium.

This doping story could once again embarrass the Kremlin and the entire Russian sport. Already banned from all international competitions following the discovery of systematic doping by Russian athletes after the Sochi Games, these athletes were admitted to sports arenas after very stringent integrity checks. Will this new drop of water overflow an already fairly full test tube? Pure athletes want it.