2022 Olympics: Individual skating medal ceremony won't be held if Russia's Kamila Valieva finishes in top 3

Kamila Valieva
(Image credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

No medal ceremonies will be held during the 2022 Beijing Olympics for events involving Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva after she was cleared to compete despite a positive drug test.

The International Olympic Committee responded Monday after the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Valieva could compete at the Beijing Olympics after her positive drug test prior to the games. The Russian Olympic Committee won gold in the team skating event, but the IOC said that "in the interest of fairness to all athletes," it "would not be appropriate to hold the medal ceremony" for this event during the Beijing Olympics because "it would include an athlete who on the one hand has a positive A-sample, but whose violation of the anti-doping rules has not yet been established on the other hand."

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us