Olympics Live: Russian Skater Positive for Banned Medication

BEIJING (AP) — The Newest on the Beijing Winter Olympics:

Olympic determine skating favourite Kamila Valieva examined optimistic for a banned coronary heart treatment earlier than her arrival on the Beijing Olympics, the Russian newspaper RBC reported, placing in jeopardy the workforce gold medal that she helped win earlier this week.

The pattern was reportedly obtained in December, when the 15-year-old Valieva was nonetheless in Russia however didn’t come to mild till after she had helped her workforce win the gold medal with dynamic performances in her quick program and free skate.

The drug, Trimetazidine, is used to to deal with angina — a sort of chest ache marked by diminished blood stream to the guts — and is banned by the World Anti-Doping Company as a stimulant. It’s the similar drug that was concerned in a Russian bobsled case on the 2018 Olympics that led to a settlement and an athlete accepting an eight-month ban.

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It’s unclear whether or not Valieva has any coronary heart issues.

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