The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has threatened to go before the International Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) because of a lack of disclosure by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA).
WADA announced the escalation if RUSADA does not “immediately” end the delay in investigating the case of Kamila Valiyeva, WADA President Witold Banka said Thursday. The Russian woman tested positive for the ban ahead of the February Winter Olympics in Beijing Substance trimetazidine been tested. The result of the doping test carried out in December 2021 only became known during the Beijing Games and after their team’s Olympic victory. Since Valiyeva was only 15 at the time, she was considered a “protected person” under the World Anti-Doping Code. For this reason, RUSADA wants to keep the verdict secret.