WADA chief says Valieva case highlights low trust in Russian anti-doping

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By Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday that trust in Russia’s anti-doping system remained low, citing the handling of the doping case of Olympic figure skater Kamila Valieva. Valieva tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine at the Russian national championships in December 2021 as a 15-year-old. The result of her test, however, was only made known on Feb. 8, 2022, a day after she helped her team win a gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. WADA last month appealed to the Court of Arbitration for …

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