A disciplinary hearing will be held later this month for Russian figure star Kamila Valyeva, 17, who was caught up in a doping scandal at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) announced on 9 September that it will hold a closeddoor hearing on Valyeva in Lausanne, Switzerland, from 27 to 30 March .The CAS will follow a legal process, including a hearing, to determine whether and to what extent Valyeva should be disciplined .Valyeva won the figure skating team event at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in February with her Russian Olympic Committee teammates, but caused a stir when a banned substance was detected in her urine sample shortly before the awards ceremony. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) postponed the ceremony indefinitely, and Valeryeva failed to win a medal, finishing fourth in the women’s singles under intense scrutiny .The disciplinary commission of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) conducted its own investigation after the Games and ruled that Valyeva had violated anti-doping rules but was not culpable, and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Ice Skating Union (ISU) appealed the decision to CAS, saying it was unacceptable. WADA’s position is that Valyeva should be banned for four years and disqualified from all competition results since the date of the sample collection (15 December 2021).If WADA’s request is upheld, Valyeva will be disqualified from winning the team event at the Beijing Olympics and will be banned from all competitions for the next four years, including the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan-Cortina d’Ampezzo. Russia, on the other hand, argues that the results of the figure team competition should be treated as normal, awarding the athletes their medals and guaranteeing Valyeva’s right to compete. The awards ceremony for the Beijing Olympic team event has yet to take place, more than a year and a half after the Games .If the CAS rules in favour of WADA, the Russian Olympic Committee will be stripped of its gold medal, with second-placed USA winning the title, third-placed Japan taking silver and fourth-placed Canada taking bronze. Russian ice skaters, including Valeryeva, have been banned from international 스포츠토토존 competition by ISU sanctions following the invasion of Ukraine.

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