Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva has tested positive for trimetazidine, the International Testing Agency said. She is now allowed to participate in the Olympics.
The sample was taken by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) on December 25 at the Russian Championship in St. Petersburg. Valieva was temporarily suspended, but on February 9 she appealed the decision and on the same day she was allowed to continue to compete. Valieva did not test positive for doping during the Olympics in Beijing.
The decision on the distribution of medals in the team tournament among figure skaters at the Olympics will be made after the IOC has considered the appeal of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
The Russian Olympic Committee said that they are doing everything possible to keep the honestly earned gold medal of our skaters after the situation with the temporary suspension of Valieva.