After being cleared by the highest court for sports, Russian teen skater Camila Valeeva has come up with a fresh justification for her positive test during the Winter Olympics.
Evidence was presented to the arbitration panel on Sunday evening which heard the plea and cleared the 15-year-old gold medalist to carry on in the winter Olympics lawyers have claimed that Camila Valeeva had shared a glass of water with her grandfather who uses medication for a heart condition in the daily international Olympic committee briefing the chair of the disciplinary commission confirmed Valeeva’s argument for lifting her suspension.
The 15-year-old skating style from Russia is at the center of a raging controversy at the Beijing Olympics the court of arbitration for the sport has ruled that she could carry on at the games even though she tested positive for a banned substance but the decision also puts a spotlight once more on doping by Russian athletes who are not allowed to take part at the games under their flag after the 2014 Sochi Olympics the world anti-doping agency president has expressed his disappointment with the decision.
But not everyone is against the 15-year-old skater several athletes have come out in support of Camila Valeeva after the ruling was announced the former American Olympic champion had tested positive for a banned substance when he was 16 years old the banned substance was found in his asthma medication rick diamond won a gold medal for America at the 1972 Munich games he’s now 65 years old and he shares his experience of being banned as a teenager.
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