Russia Finds ‘No Fault’ for Kamila Valieva in Doping Case, But WADA Is Likely to Appeal

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By Stephanie Apstein The controversy surrounding the 16-year-old figure skater’s positive test that overshadowed last year’s Beijing Winter Olympics is yet to be resolved. Russian officials announced Friday they have largely chosen not to discipline Kamila Valieva, the 16-year-old figure skater whose doping case overshadowed the competition at the Beijing Olympics a year ago. They explained she had indeed committed a violation but “bore no fault or negligence” for it, so they disqualified her results from the day of the sample collection—her final event of the 2022 Russian Championships—but ot…

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