Russian figure skater to lose Olympic skating gold to US and banned for four years over doping violation

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, once a 15-year-old gold medal phenom, was announced on Monday to be disqualified from the 2022 Beijing Olympics figure skating competition after having been found guilty of an anti-doping violation by Switzerland’s Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Valieva will be banned from Olympic competitions for four years, backdating to Dec. 25, 2021.

Her Russian Olympic Committee team had finished first ahead of the United States and Japan. She had set nine world records during her career and became the first woman to complete a quadruple jump at the Olympic team event.

In December 2021, she tested positive for the banned heart medicine trimetazidine, or TMZ, at the Russian national championships, just weeks before the Winter Olympics. Her test had been delayed due to a COVID-19 outbreak
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