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Russia's figure skating team will still take bronze medals from the 2022 Beijing Olympics despite Kamila Valeeva's disqualification in doping case

Russia's figure skating team will still take bronze medals from the 2022 Beijing Olympics despite Kamila Valeeva's disqualification in doping case

The International Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday that despite the disqualification of Kamila Valeeva in the doping case, her Russian figure skating team will still take bronze medals at the 2022 Beijing Olympics. The United States became the new Olympic champion and Japan took silver. From the 2022 Beijing Olympics. Bronze, but the demoted Russians get bronze, one point ahead of fourth-place Canada. The International Skating Union published a revised points table from the competition in Beijing that stripped Valeeva of the 10-point limit from each of her two events, but did not add points” for the other teams following. Canada still received eight points out of 10 from the women's short program and free skating sections, with Japan placing second each time behind Valeeva. Canada's total remained 53 and the Russians' score dropped from 74 to 54 – Enough for the bronze medals that Valeeva will not get.The International Skating Union said that the International Skating Union is in close contact with the International Olympic Committee and the relevant member federations of the International Skating Union regarding the implementation of this decision. It can appeal FIFA's decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the arbitration panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday excluded Valeeva from all the events she has competed in since December 2021 and banned her for four years in a doping case that took nearly two years to resolve.

Despite Kamila Valeeva's disqualification in the doping case, her Russian figure skating team will still win bronze medals at the 2022 Beijing Olympics, the International Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday.

The United States is the new Olympic champion and Japan is promoted to silver from bronze, but the demoted Russians take bronze, one point ahead of fourth-placed Canada.

Published by the International Ski Federation Revised points table from the competition in Beijing which stripped Valieva of the maximum 10 points from each of her events but did not add a point to the other teams below her.

Canada still earned eight out of 10 points from the women's short program and free skating sections, with Japan finishing second each time behind Valeeva.

Canada's total remained at 53 and the Russians' tally dropped from 74 to 54 — enough for the bronze medals Valeeva would not get.

The governing body said: “The Implementation Support Unit is in close contact with the International Olympic Committee and the relevant member federations of the Implementation Support Unit regarding the implementation of this decision.”

The Canadian Ski Federation will likely be able to appeal the ISU's decision in the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

On Monday, the arbitration panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport excluded Valeeva from all events in which she has participated since December 2021 and banned her for four years in a doping case that took nearly two years to resolve.

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