Video | Putin’s tribute to Kamila Valieva, the Russian figure skater who tested positive for doping | International


The Russian president wanted to pay tribute to Russian gymnast Kamila Valieva, just 15 years old, who tested positive for doping tests after winning gold in figure skating in a championship prior to the Winter Games. This video collects the images of the tribute that the Russian leader, Valdímir Putin, wanted to pay to the young Russian Olympic star. The substance he took is called trimetazidine and is banned by the International Doping Control Agency. Specifically, the skater tested positive six weeks before the Olympics. However, Putin rejected the possibility that the young woman consumed any substance that would give her an advantage over her rivals in the competition that she ultimately won. Despite the news of her, the Court of Arbitration for Sport cleared her to compete in the women’s singles event in Beijing at the Winter Games.

This tribute comes in the middle of the invasion of Ukraine, which Putin ordered on February 24, and which has subjected the neighboring country to a war with thousands of civilians killed by the Russian president’s troops. What has the Russian president said? How do you argue your defense of Valieva? In the video that accompanies this news, the words of the speech of the leader of the Russian Federation are shown, who has also given his opinion about the performance of the young figure skater. This sporting problem is preceded by numerous doping problems that led Russia to play the Olympic Games without a flag and without the national anthem of their country. The ceremony has been televised and has also congratulated all those who won a medal at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Games.

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