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Are Russian athletes still doping?

Are Russian athletes still doping?

The country is technically banned from the Games and other global sports competitions as a result of an earlier doping scandal, but individual athletes have been allowed to compete under the banner of the Russian Olympic Committee.

How many Russian athletes were caught doping?

When the Winter Olympics in Russia six years later were found to have been tainted by doping, the International Olympic Committee rechecked samples from Beijing using more modern steroid-detecting technology. Nineteen Russian athletes were eventually disqualified, including 14 who won medals.

Which Russian athlete tested positive for drugs?

Kamila Valieva
Star Russian Figure Skater Tested Positive for Banned Drug. Kamila Valieva propelled Russia to a win in the team figure skating competition this week, but it was not yet clear if the gold medal would be awarded. As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month.

What happened to the 15-year-old Russian figure skater?

The Russian figure skaters were already facing tight scrutiny and international backlash after the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Valieva, a 15-year-old sensation who had been on the senior circuit for only a few months, tested positive for a banned heart medication on Dec. 25 that came to light after the team competition.

Is Grigory Rodchenkov still in hiding?

The former mastermind of Russian sports doping, Grigory Rodchenkov, gave an interview to the BBC this week with his veiled face in the dark shadow of a wide-brimmed straw hat. Now in hiding in the US, after revealing all to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), it’s a potentially life-saving precaution.

Is Grigory Rodchenkov in the US?

He is currently under witness protection in the US. Rodchenkov spoke to the Helsinki Commission – a US Government agency which deals with issues relating to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe – in 2018, which contributed to the legislation being introduced.

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