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Skating Body: No More 15-Year-Olds at Olympics

ISU will limit senior competitions to those 17 and older after 2024

(Newser) - The International Skating Union won't allow another 15-year-old figure skater to compete at the Olympics following the doping controversy surrounding Russia's Kamila Valieva in Beijing. At its 58th Congress in Thailand on Tuesday, the ISU voted to limit senior competitions to skaters 16 and older for the 2023-24...

Young Russian Skater Backs Beleaguered Coaches

'You are absolute masters at what you do,' writes Kamila Valieva

(Newser) - The 15-year-old Russian skater embroiled in a doping scandal made a public show of support for her coaches on social media Monday, reports CNN . Kamila Valieva, whose Olympics ended with a disastrous skate that left her out of medal contention, put up a series of Instagram posts thanking her fans...

Panel Rejects Awarding Medals to US Team Now

(Newser) - Nine US figure skaters have been told they will leave Beijing without having their moment in a public medal ceremony and without the silver medals they won in the team competition. The holdup is the doping case against Kamila Valieva , a member of the Russian team that won the gold...

As Kamila Valieva Left the Ice, Coach Demanded Explanation

And more on the Russian skater's shocking free skate

(Newser) - The first thing Kamila Valieva's coach said to her after the 15-year-old's disastrous free skate Thursday , which cost her a medal: "Why did you let it go?" Eteri Tutberidze could be heard asking Valieva during the live broadcast, as the teen stepped off the ice. "Why...

Skater in Doping Scandal Has Disastrous Performance

Russia's Kamila Valieva finishes in 4th in a stunner

(Newser) - It might be the biggest surprise of the Beijing Olympics: Kamila Valieva, the 15-year-old Russian skater embroiled in a doping controversy , had a disastrous free skate on Thursday and finished out of medal contention in fourth place. "Stunning" is the word used by Christine Brennan of USA Today, and...

The Plot Thickens in Kamila Valieva Doping Saga

There were actually 3 substances found in her sample

(Newser) - Not one, but three substances were found in Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva's sample, according to documents the New York Times reviewed—plus someone who participated in the hearing that cleared the 15-year-old to compete. Valieva had actually listed the other two drugs, Hypoxen and L-carnitine, on her doping...

Russian Skater Blames Grandfather's Medication

Kamila Valieva breaks silence on controversy

(Newser) - Lawyers for the Russian figure skater embroiled in a doping scandal at the Olympics says her grandfather's heart medication is to blame. Kamila Valieva, 15, failed a drug test but has been allowed to continue skating at the Games. At a hearing Sunday night, her lawyers made the case...

Russian Skater at Center of Doping Scandal Can Compete

Kamila Valieva testified at a hearing that lasted into the wee hours of Monday

(Newser) - Update: Figure skater Kamila Valieva has been cleared to compete in the women's figure skating competition at the Winter Olympics despite failing a pre-Games drug test, the AP reports. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled after a hastily arranged appeal hearing that lasted into early Monday that the...

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