Olympics-CAS Concludes Hearing on Valieva, Decision Expected on Monday

By Angie Teo and Iain Axon

BEIJING (Reuters) – The Court docket of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has concluded its listening to on Russian determine skater Kamila Valieva after she examined constructive for a banned drug however a last resolution on {the teenager} will likely be introduced afterward Monday.

The 15-year-old prodigy, who turned the primary girl to land a quadruple bounce on the Olympics en path to profitable gold with the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) within the workforce competitors, examined constructive for a banned coronary heart drug on Dec. 25 but it surely took greater than six weeks for the consequence to be made public.

Her future on the Beijing Video games and the workforce gold gained by the ROC now hangs within the steadiness amid a worldwide outcry over Moscow’s doping historical past.

Valieva is because of compete once more on Tuesday within the girls’s particular person occasion, forcing CAS to rule on her continued participation earlier than then, with the listening to ending within the early hours of Monday.

“The listening to was concluded, it was a protracted listening to. Now the panel will deliberate till tomorrow morning, the top of the morning,” CAS Secretary Normal Matthieu Reeb instructed reporters.

“We hope to have the ability to announce a last resolution tomorrow at round one, two or three pm tomorrow afternoon and there must be an announcement which must be both by press launch on the web site or a public announcement additionally tomorrow.

“We have to organise that and we nonetheless have some work to do… I can not touch upon something on the listening to however I hope to provide you a call … in a couple of hours.”

When requested if Valieva gave proof, Reeb stated he couldn’t reply the query.

An computerized provisional suspension, imposed after any constructive check, was lifted by the Russian Anti-Doping Company on Wednesday.

However the Worldwide Olympic Committee (IOC) and World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) filed appeals to CAS to reinstate it.

Initially it was thought the case could be heard by CAS’s six-member doping unit, however the court docket later stated its authorized disputes unit could be dealing with it.

WADA additionally stated on Sunday that it could ask its impartial Intelligence and Investigations Division to research the coaches, docs and different adults surrounding the athlete.

(Reporting by Angie Teo and Iain Axon, Writing by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; modifying by Pritha Sarkar)

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