Kamila Valieva: IOC refuses to confirm if teen skater is at centre of doping controversy


  • Reports named Valieva, 15, as skater fighting pre-Games positive
  • Figure skating team medal ceremony was delayed on Tuesday

The International Olympic Committee has refused to comment on whether the athlete at the centre of a doping controversy at Beijing 2022 is the 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, despite the teenager being named in multiple reports around the world.

Multiple sources have told the Guardian that Valieva, who captured the world’s attention when she became the first female skater to perform a quad at the Olympics, may be the athlete who tested positive for trimetazidine, a metabolic agent that helps prevent angina attacks. There has been no official confirmation that Valieva is the subject of the positive test and alongside the IOC, the Russian Olympic Committee and the International Skating Union are also refusing to confirm or deny if it was her.

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Written by Sean Ingle in Beijing
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