The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says it welcomes Russia’s investigation into doping tests of its staff

2022-06-07 0 By

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomes an investigation into Russian figure skater Camila Valieva’s positive doping test, ioc spokesman Mark Adams said Friday.”We welcome investigations into this case, or any other case, of people around athletes,” Adams said at a news conference.The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has enough power in this area, they have an investigative unit.We will not only help investigate the athletes, but also those who are close to the athletes.We will take a strong stance in investigating the behavior of those around us.The Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) has opened an investigation into Russian figure skater Camila Valieva’s staff after a sample was found to contain a banned substance, the agency’s website said Tuesday.The disciplinary committee of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency opened an investigation against the athlete’s staff in accordance with the Russian Anti-doping code because the athlete was a minor.The purpose of this investigation is to protect the interests of the “protected population” and to identify all possible violations of the anti-doping code.The International Doping Testing Agency (ITA) said on Friday that valieva’s trimetazidine sample, taken on December 25, 2021, was positive.An anti-doping laboratory in Stockholm handed over the sample on February 8.The Russian Anti-doping Agency decided to suspend Valieva provisionally, but it was lifted following valieva’s appeal on February 9.For now, Valieva is allowed to continue competing in the Winter Olympics.The international Olympic Committee (IOC) will challenge the decision, which will be heard by the Arbitration Commission for Sport (CAS), the international watchdog said.A final decision is expected on February 15, the day of the women’s single short program at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.