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Russian Skater Valieva Suspended 4 Years for Doping

Teenage Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva received a four-year ban from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday for failing a doping test prior to the 2022 Winter Olympics.

Valieva was found to have "committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) under Clause 4.1 of the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules of 24 June 2021," said the three-member panel in sport's highest court.

"A period of four years ineligibility is imposed on Ms Valieva, starting on 25 December 2021.

"All competitive results of Ms. Valieva from 25 December 2021 are disqualified, with all the resulting consequences (including forfeiture of any titles, awards, medals, profits, prizes, and appearance money)," CAS added.

The punishment will sit well with both the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the sport's governing body the International Skating Union (ISU) who had requested such a sanction.

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