Gold medal controversy at Beijing Winter Olympics reversed 4 times us furious INTERNATIONAL Olympic Committee speaks out

2022-04-29 0 By

On February 14, Beijing time, the much-anticipated valiyeva doping test positive incident, finally had the final result.The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced that it had rejected an appeal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), The International Skating Federation (ISU) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and that 15-year-old Valieva would continue to compete in future competitions.For a quick recap of Valieva’s doping case, she scored a perfect 10 in the women’s singles as the Russian Olympic team won the figure skating final at the Beijing Winter Olympics on Feb. 7.The first twist came on Feb. 8, when the International Olympic Committee postponed the medal ceremony for the event.The reason is that valieva tested positive for a banned substance in her sample at the Russian national Championships on December 25 last year.Complicating matters is that the results of Valieva’s sample came out on Feb. 8, just after Russia’s victory.The Russian Anti-doping Agency announced the provisional suspension of Valieva.In a second twist, just 24 hours later, The Russian Anti-doping Agency announced that Kbao’s suspension had been lifted, allowing her to continue competing in the women’s singles.In this case, only The Russian Anti-doping agency has the authority to punish Valieva, other international agencies have no authority.In a third twist, the International Olympic Committee, the International Skating Federation and the World Anti-Doping Agency all appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to reinstate valieva’s suspension.But on February 14th, valieva’s doping case took its fourth turn when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rejected an appeal by the three organizations.The USOC issued a statement immediately after learning of CAS’s final decision, expressing its strong dissatisfaction with CAS’s decision.”We are extremely disappointed that CAS has allowed Valieva to continue competing,” said U.S. Olympic Committee President Sarah McGrath.Sarah says athletes have the right to know they are competing on a level playing field.Unfortunately, CAS deprived the athletes of this right.It is the collective responsibility of the Olympic Movement to ensure that athletes, coaches and the integrity of sport are performing to the highest standards and we are very disappointed with the message sent by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.On February 14, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that there would be no medal ceremony for the team figure skating competition before the closing of the Beijing Winter Olympics.Moreover, if Valieva wins the top three in the women’s singles competition, the women’s singles skating ceremony will also be canceled.Kim Yu-na, the 2010 Vancouver gold medalist, also took to social media, saying: “Athletes who violate doping should not be allowed to compete in the Olympics.This principle should be observed by all athletes without any exception.Because the efforts and dreams of all players are equally valuable!”