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What did ice skater test positive for?

What did ice skater test positive for?

In Valieva’s case, the skater tested positive for a banned heart medication, trimetazidine, in Russia in December. The drug – used to treat heart-related conditions, but not approved in the U.S. – increases blood flow to the heart, according to Reuters.

What banned substance did the Russian skater take?

What started this? Valieva tested positive for trimetazidine, a banned substance. The drug, known as TMZ, is a heart medication that could increase endurance. The positive result came from a urine sample that Valieva submitted at the Russian national championship on Dec. 25.

Can Valieva get a medal?

Figure skater Kamila Valieva can participate in the remainder of the 2022 Winter Olympics, but there will not be a medal ceremony if she secures a podium spot.

Was the Russian figure skater disqualified?

Russian bobsledder Nadezhda Sergeeva tested positive for trimetazidine at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. She was disqualified from the two-woman bob event and served an eight-month ban.

Will the Russian figure skater compete?

Arbitrators cleared Kamila Valieva to continue competing in the Beijing Olympics despite failing a doping test, but officials said they would withhold medals until her case was resolved.

Is trimetazidine a banned substance?

Trimetazidine, known as TMZ, is a drug used to treat angina and other heart-related conditions. The drug is not approved for use in the United States. Since 2014, it has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s list of prohibited substances and is categorized as a “hormone and metabolic modulator.”

What is the history of doping in the Olympics?

The systematic doping began in 1974 when Party leaders met with the East German Sports Performance Committee to decide how best to guarantee gold medals and international glory. What they came up with was “state plan theme 14-25.”

What was the doping like in the GDR?

Doping in the GDR was different from the doping in the West of the world but it was also different from the doping in other parts of the East. It was German, it was orderly, it was bureaucratic, it was written up.

Will the Valieva doping case be resolved?

The IOC had asked for the entire Valieva doping case to be resolved in Beijing, which was unrealistic. The IOC, though, can now reschedule a team skating medal ceremony.

Why was Demont stripped of his Olympic medal?

The team’s failure to inform the International Olympic Committee (IOC) led to a stripping of his medal and DeMont becoming the youngest Olympic athlete punished for doping even though it was not his fault.

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