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Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rules on Kamila Valieva anti-doping rule violation

9th Feb 2024

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the long-running dispute concerning the (then) 15 year old Russian ice skater, Kamila Valieva. In summary, the CAS panel of arbitrators decided as follows:

  • Ms Valieva is found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) under the Russian Anti-Doping Rules.
  • A period of four (4) 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).

James Drake KC was the president of the CAS panel, sitting with Jeffrey Mishkin Esq. and Prof. Mathieu Maisonneuve.

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