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When we were children in Canada we enjoyed making what we called “snow angels”, the impressions made by lying on one’s back in fresh snow and swishing the arms up and down, leaving a pretty caricature of an angel’s wings. Today we have ‘ice angels’, the exceptionally talented young figure skaters exemplified and even personified by the most angelic of all – Russia’s Kamila Valieva.

Skating in the Olympics is something Kamila Valieva has dreamt of all her life. “When I was little, I kept saying all the time: ‘All I want is to be the Olympic champion, I want to be the Olympic champion.’ I was probably four years old then,” Kamila said. [A1]https://oggi-notizie.it/notizie/kamila-valieva-5-cos...rnali/ And she was truly born for this, gifted with astonishing talent.

In an article in BILD, the former German Olympic figure-skating champion Katerina Witt, [A2]https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/doping-kri...d.html said, “Kamila Valieva this young girl and child prodigy, who is enchanting the whole world with her sportiness and grace . . . Kamila is still for me, as a radiant comet shot into the orbit of the international skating world and I wish she has come to stay. With her quadruple jumps, she already shows maximum sporting difficulties that leave you dizzy.”

Bildquelle DDP TASS
Bildquelle DDP TASS

The German publication Sportschau wrote, [A3]https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/investigativ/russl...0.html “Valieva is musicality, emotionality, fantastic pirouettes, great edges, quadruple jumps, technique . . .” The news channel France 24 wrote [A4]https://www.france24.com/fr/sports/20220211-anorexie...eridze “Kamila Valieva is a young figure-skating prodigy.” Another article called her “A prima ballerina on blades, . . . with fast-whirring quadruple jumps and artistry so elegant that she radiated maturity.”

In an article in the German Welt.de, [A5]https://www.welt.de/sport/plus236819535/Olympia-2022...a.html ARD expert Daniel Weiss said “Kamila Valieva enchants an entire scene. The 15-year-old Russian is considered a talent of the century in figure skating. At the age of 15, she already has an amazing maturity . . . At the past Olympic Games, we saw interchangeable female athletes that no one mentions anymore. Kamila is different.”

In an interview with the Russian’s TV Channel One, [A6]https://www.1tv.ru/news/2022-02-14/421074-pervye_emo...pekine American journalist Jackie Wong. “She’s one of the most talented skaters to pop up in the last 5 to 10 years, she’s doing amazing things, she’s writing the history of figure skating.” The UK Guardian wrote that Kamila [has] a talent that many think makes her the best female skater in history. [A7]https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/15/kamila...-event Again, “The 15-year-old Valieva . . . is the latest in a string of Russian teenage figure skating prodigies who have transformed the sport in recent years with an arsenal of spectacularly athletic jumps that put them leaps and bounds above the rest of the world. [A8]https://www.wsj.com/articles/kamila-valieva-olympics...853846

The Spanish news channel wrote, [A9]https://www.20minutos.es/deportes/noticia/4955522/0/...ierno/ For the first time in an Olympic final, a woman managed to crown herself with a figure that gave the 10 directly and, therefore, the gold to her and her companions. Valieva dazzled by being the only woman to perform a quadruple jump. When Kamila Valieva landed after the last quadruple jump in the final of figure skating teams, the whole Russian team exploded with joy.” RT News wrote [A10]https://www.rt.com/sport/549346-kamila-valieva-dopin...erage/ that “She could light up the Games with another supernaturally gifted performance . . .”

The German publication ZDF, [A11]https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/sport/olympia-peking-...0.html wrote, ” The young figure skater Kamila Walijewa seems to be able to do everything on the ice. She is a ballerina, flexible, light and elegant that any Russian ballet school would be proud of. Their skating technique is flawless, their jumps are unique. With ease and incredibly fast turns, she landed the Toeloop and Salchow four times in her freestyle in the Olympic team competition . . . The world press was full of praise for the 15-year-old talent of the century – and Valiyeva is undoubtedly one of them.” In her Olympic debut, for her solo program, Kamila had a score of 90.18, 25 points more than the second place, and in her free skate session she scored 178.92, 30 points more than second place. [A12]https://oggi-notizie.it/notizie/kamila-valieva-5-cos...rnali/

Valery Sharifulin – TASS
Valery Sharifulin – TASS

The Failed Test

Kamila underwent a drug test about two months prior to the Olympics and tested positive for Trimetazidine, a substance used to treat angina pectoris and banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since 2014 because it could promote blood circulation and purports to improve stamina, although many medical experts deny that the effects would useful in sporting competitions.

The test was administered on Dec. 25, during the Russian Figure Skating Championships in St. Petersburg, and sent to a Swedish WADA lab, with the results delivered on Feb. 8, a day after Valieva made her spectacular debut and won gold medals for her entire team. The New York Times claimed the Stockholm laboratory that conducted the study of Valieva’s sample also found evidence of two other heart medications, hypoxene and L-carnitine, which are not banned.[1]https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/14/sports/olympics/v...s.html

Kamila Valieva’s sample included three substances sometimes used to help the heart. Only one is banned.

“According to documents reviewed by The New York Times and confirmed by someone who took part in the hearing, the Stockholm laboratory that carried out the examination of Valieva’s sample also found evidence of two other substances that can treat the heart but are not on the banned list. Valieva even listed them, Hypoxene and L-carnitine, on a doping control form. The presence of trimetazidine in Valieva’s system may have been a mistake, Russian and Olympic officials have suggested.” “The document said that Valieva had declared three products on a doping control form that was submitted with the now-failed test. Those products, the document said, were L-carnitine, Hypoxene and Supradyn, an immunity boosting supplement.” “An athlete who tests positive for a banned substance can request a further test of their “B” sample, which was collected at the same time as the original.” (See 1 above)

RUSADA, the Russian sporting anti-drug authority, immediately gave Kamila a provisional suspension. Kamila appealed the decision the next day and RUSADA lifted the ban to permit her to participate in the Olympics.

Then the Questions and Suspicions Arose

The legitimacy of the test for the Olympics

Valieva submitted to the test in question for the Russian Figure Skating Championships, an entirely domestic affair. It is not clear why a domestic test for a domestic sporting event should be pounced upon by WADA (and USADA) for an unrelated international Olympic event. Valieva did take many further tests for the Olympics, with results that were 100% clean. Some claim that an athlete can be banned for any violation discovered today, even though it might have occurred many years in the past, and even in a foreign country. This would be a very strange rule if true, similar to the Shanghai police cancelling my Chinese driving license if they discover I had been drinking and driving in Rome two years prior.

Since Valieva had given her positive doping test before the Winter Games, the matter had initially not fallen within the jurisdiction of the ITA and the IOC. However, Russia’s national anti-doping agency RUSADA suspended Valieva on February 8 because the test result was received so late. I am guessing that the Russians wanted to be seen in foreign eyes as “squeaky-clean” and so levied the suspension. If they hadn’t done that, nothing at all may have happened, the test result seen as irrelevant to the Olympics – which it in fact was. But when RUSADA then lifted the suspension – during the Olympics, after Valieva had already won a gold medal, that gave the Americans an open door to interfere.[2]https://www.zeit.de/sport/2022-02/olympia-russin-kam...tarten

Russian figure skater allowed to start despite positive doping test
The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) considers the entire WADA procedure to be unlawful. According to the ROC, Valieva’s test does not apply to the period of the Winter Games. As well, all further of her tests at the European Championships in January and in Beijing were negative.

WADA’s Stockholm Lab Test

As mentioned above, The New York Times was kind enough to give us some information not available to the public (and that shouldn’t have been available to them, either), namely the three compounds apparently found in Valieva’s test sample. Other Western media picked up on this and amplified it, USADA’s CEO Travis Tygart telling us that combining the two approved items plus the one surprise was “an indication that something more serious is going on” and that this “totally undermines the credibility” of Valieva’s defense, adding “You use all of that to increase performance.”[3]https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/valieva-listed-2-legal...783455

Valieva listed 2 legal oxygen boosters on Olympic forms
Assertions lacking any foundation.

One useful bit of information that no one seems to have addressed, is the total amount of this banned chemical that was apparently found in Valieva’s sample: 2.1 nanograms of the heart medicine trimetazidine.[4]https://www.rt.com/sport/549525-kamila-valieva-usada...mpics/

USADA comments on new Valieva claims
That’s the real surprise: 2.1 nanograms: that is two-billionths of a gram, or about two atoms. I have no expertise in sports medicine, but I feel confident in stating that two billionths of a gram of anything is unlikely to increase your athletic performance as Tygart suggested. Moreover, numerous sporting and legal figures have dismissed the notion of trimetazidine having performance-enhancing effects, even in high volumes. I wasn’t aware that chemical tests are capable of such atomic-level sensitivity (and I’m not sure they are), but surely when testing for such atomic-scale amounts of anything it is very possible to have errors. European media reported that “the substance [the amount detected] was too small to have a performance-enhancing effect”[5]https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/doping-kri...d.html

Doping thriller about Wunderkind
but the US and English media ignored that and trashed Valieva anyway.

This is an example of what I term Tygart’s psychopathology: He described 2.1 nanograms as “not a trace level”, and judged that this amount, in a test not yet verified, as “certainly consistent with an intentional use.”[6]https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/beijing-winter-o...7d73b8

Kamila Valieva sample shows 3 substances related to treating heart conditions

The timing of the release of the test results

This one has caused a tidal wave of speculation, objection, resentment, and conspiracy theories. These latter have an aroma of legitimacy in part because the story by WADA, its Swedish lab, and the Olympic authorities, continued to change and was in at least one aspect outrightly dishonest.

The normal legislated timing for the return of a test is 20 days maximum, although the test results are usually returned within 7 to 10 days, but in this case it was closer to two months. It is confirmed by RUSADA and the Swedish lab that the test was received and that the lab would give it priority, inexplicably promising a delivery date by January 30. RUSADA put the question of delivery timing to the Swedish lab:

“Information about the adverse result of the analysis of the athlete’s sample was received by RUSADA on February 7, 2022,” the Russian organization said. “According to the data sent by the laboratory [in Stockholm] to RUSADA, the reason for the delays in testing and reporting by the laboratory was another wave of Covid-19, an increase in incidence [of illness] among laboratory staff, and quarantine rules.”[7]https://www.rt.com/sport/549267-wada-responds-valiev...ision/

WADA blames Russian officials for Valieva test result delay

So far, so good, but then WADA inexplicably blamed Russian officials for delay in the test results: “According to information received by WADA, the sample in this case was not flagged by RUSADA as being a priority sample when it was received by the anti-doping laboratory in Stockholm, Sweden. This meant the laboratory did not know to fast-track the analysis of this sample.” That assertion directly contradicts the claims by WADA’s Stockholm facility which said the delay was caused by Covid-related issues, the lab admitting that RUSADA had asked for, and was assured of, priority.[8]https://www.rt.com/sport/549070-reason-kamila-valiev...delay/

Anti-doping officials explain mystery Valieva test delay
And in any case, “fast-tracking” should be unnecessary when normal delivery time is 10 days.

In this context, there is also the question of the timing of the return of Valieva’s other test results, those necessary for the Olympics. Valieva took the first test for the Russian event on December 25, 2021, but all her other tests for the Olympics were taken much later and yet returned well in advance of the Olympics. Why was the WADA lab able to return those tests well before February, in spite of all their technicians being ill with COVID, but not the test from December? This is a serious matter, and it stinks.

Hence, the conspiracy theories. WADA and its testing lab were clearly not on the same page, WADA apparently being the dissembling party in this case, and clearly looking to blame the Russians for the failings – if failings they were – of its own lab. This is more complicated than might first appear, since there has been much speculation that the delay was deliberate rather than accidental and that WADA is desperately trying to cover its own tracks. This speculation is much fueled by the fact that Valieva’s test appears to have been the only one that was delayed. There have been no other reports of delays and, while I haven’t access to the entire group of Olympic squads, those national teams I have contacted told me unanimously that they experienced no delay and hadn’t heard of anyone who had. What does that mean for the lab’s claim about its inability to perform tests due to no staff? If we combine the story with the known facts, WADA’s lab was understaffed but still apparently examined every test but one – the most critical one, as it happened.

What to make of that? There are nearly 3,000 athletes participating in the Beijing Olympics and each takes more than one test. Yet, with the facts available, it appears that Valieva’s test was the only one of many thousands that was delayed, and for nearly two months, being released only after she had won the gold medal. I am not a conspiracy theorist, but this is truly suspicious as hell, especially since WADA lied and refuses to address the issue, and their Stockholm lab hides in the bushes saying nothing.

I am guessing that this is a critical matter requiring police investigation and answers. There has been open speculation that Valieva’s test would have returned negative if she had not won the gold medal, and the Americans – who finished in second place – had won. Perhaps not a nice sentiment, but if you dig deeply enough into all the details – and the political history of the Olympics – it isn’t difficult to see why such a suspicion would arise.

Lucien W. Valloni, a leading Swiss-based sports lawyer, has questioned the timing of Valieva’s test controversy and asks “Why now?”, questioning specifically the timing of the test release. He said, “I can only tell you that in case any team medal of the skating team is stripped from the team, then . . . it will be America who will benefit.”[9]https://sputniknews.com/20220211/why-now-sports-lawy...1.html

‘Why Now?’ Sports Lawyer Questions Timing of Kamila Valieva’s Doping Test Results
When asked why is the doping scandal being fanned as it had been, he replied, “I can only tell you it’s . . . strange that the . . . sample was taken already on 25 December and only now, after a very good performance by this girl, the test was made public or reported to the RUSADA. I think the timing is really bad because it looks like they have waited up to the moment this athlete would have performed very well, and then after such a performance they sent the information . . . it does not feel good.”

“We do not know whether politics is behind all this. Everywhere . . . in these organisations, people are, of course, influenced by politics. A lot of politics is going on [in the Olympics and in figure-skating] and I do not know how far this political pressure goes. But it’s really strange that after a very good performance of [Valieva], the information was made public and given to RUSADA, that the test was positive. I think this is very bad timing – or very well timed for the other side. Let’s put it like that.”

There is more to this. In its ruling on Valieva’s suspension, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) specifically singled out WADA’s “serious issues of untimely notification” of the test results. And this did not go unnoticed by the media not belonging to the mainstream. The UK Daily Mail echoed the sentiments of many in writing,[10]https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article...t.html

Western Forces Could Be Behind Valieva’s Doping Case, Russian Parliamentary Speaker Says
“It follows her failed test for a banned heart drug at her national championships last December but which bizarrely was not reported by anti-doping authorities until the day after she inspired Russia to team gold.”

Carrying this further, the Speaker of the Upper Chamber of the Russian parliament, Valentina Matvienko, said that Western special forces could be behind the case of Kamila Valieva.[11]https://sputniknews.com/20220211/western-forces-coul...9.html

Western Forces Could Be Behind Valieva’s Doping Case, Russian Parliamentary Speaker Says
“Why did the story initially emerge as an infoglut, a campaign of some Western media, rather than an official statement? You have to admit, at the very least it is strange. In my opinion, the recent statements from across the ocean have shed some light, from which it is evident that the story is being tied to the already well-known ‘Rodchenkov Act.’ We do remember who was behind it then, and we do understand now that the manipulations of special forces – it is clear which ones – are beginning to be seen behind this”. Matvienko’s main point, with which I concur, is that if this news were to be made public it should have been by an official statement by proper authorities. Instead, it was all done through leaks into a media frenzy condemning Valieva and Russia.

Why was Kamila Outed?

Matvienko’s comments are deadly serious and have much justification. Kamila Valieva is a minor and as such she is a “protected person” under all sporting and Olympics law. It was illegal, against the regulations, and both unfair and unkind to say the least, for WADA to have leaked her name to the press. It was done surreptitiously, through ‘Inside the Games’ – a British outlet media – but there is no question WADA was behind it; it certainly wasn’t the Russians who leaked it, and only WADA and its lab had the information. Lucien Valloni said in his interview, “I think the most influential thing is that the name was spread, and this put all organisations involved on pressure to do something. I think the protection of minors was not done based on the rules. And this is now the consequence – that they have not informed correctly, they should not have informed at all. They should not have delayed the medals ceremony.” The scandal was perfect.

“Kamila Valieva, this young girl and child prodigy, who is enchanting the whole world with her sportiness and grace, is a minor at the age of 15 and she is not to blame here. This scandal is a dramatic turning point for her young and promising career and I sincerely hope that there are enough people at her side to protect her so that she does not break up.”[12]https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/doping-kri...d.html

Doping thriller aboutWunderkind

After the leaks, “The IOC awkwardly opened the source of suspicions, admitting that, yes, there was a legal matter in the hands of lawyers, then by not denying that it could be a doping issue that affected the Russian team, and, above all, by specifying that the fact that an athlete under 16 years of age was involved, made the matter a mess of atomic repercussions.” There was only one Russian skater under the age of 16, Kamila Valieva. “Instead of protecting and preserving the name of a child under the age of 16 involved, as required by the World Anti-Doping Code, as it considers minors “protected persons”, the IOC pointed the finger at her.”

“The ITA, an organization born under the WADA, admitted that it [reneged on] its duty to protect the name of a minor but says it had no choice given the global uproar that had been organized with the matter and given the importance of the sporting achievements of the implicated [i.e., given Valieva’s immense talent]. “The only goal of the top Olympic body is to prevent Valieva’s participation, and her almost certain enthronement as the largest, in the individual contest that begins next Tuesday.”[13]https://elpais.com/deportes/2022-02-11/la-patinadora...o.html

Russian skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for doping six weeks before winning gold at the Winter Games

Why the silence about Sample B?

All tests have samples taken in duplicate. Sample A is sent to a testing lab while sample B remains at home, available for duplicate testing if the need arises. But Valieva’s B sample has apparently not been tested, or at least the results have not been released.

Suspicions of Politics and Skullduggery

Valentina Matvienko referred above, asked “Why did the story initially emerge as an infoglut, a campaign of some Western media, rather than an official statement?” This is a serious matter that most observers might overlook, but frankly stinks when we examine the entire picture. Sputnik News ran a headline “Valieva Case: How Western Sport Agencies Turned 2022 Olympics Into Anti-Russian Vendetta, Again”[14]https://sputniknews.com/20220211/valieva-case-how-we...0.html

Valieva Case: How Western Sport Agencies Turned 2022 Olympics Into Anti-Russian Vendetta, Again
Looking at the entire landscape, it is difficult to avoid sympathy for this position because the news triggered an hysterical wave of speculation and accusations levelled against Russia and the teenage athlete by the international press.

As soon as Kamila Valieva became the first female figure skater to land a quadruple jump at the Olympics, WADA suddenly made an announcement about her “positive” anti-doping test taken 45 days prior, prompting a wave of anti-Russia media hysteria and criminal prosecution threats from the US Anti-Doping Agency.

“Politicians and media in the West who hate China and Russia have hit the jackpot with news that Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned drug,” says Rick Sterling, a writer and journalist who has written extensively about doping at the Olympics. “This is a huge distraction from the ongoing events and success of the Beijing Winter Olympics. It is taking over the media. The fact that Russian athletes have been tested more often with fewer positive cases than most other countries is ignored. This story is very much welcomed by those who see China and Russia as ‘adversaries.’”

“In Western media there is an assumption of guilt even when there is little or no evidence”, says Sterling. “For example, in this case it makes no sense that Kamila Valieva would knowingly take trimetazidine. It is a banned drug that everyone knows about. But the media in the West does not look at this reality. They assume guilt. They do not ask who might benefit from this incident”. The ongoing prejudice against Russia is happening because “the US is in decline and trying desperately to undermine Russia and China any way it can”, according to Sterling. “The media and politicians in the West are thoroughly biased and even well-meaning people have been deceived. They don’t know the facts. They believe the propaganda”.[15]https://sputniknews.com/20220215/valieva-wada-test-sports–anti-doping-movement-manipulated-for-political-purposes-journo-says-1093060472.html

Valieva WADA Test: Sports & Anti-Doping Movement Manipulated for Political Purposes, Journo Says
“Some analysts believe the accusations against Russia and Russian athletes are part of the Western hybrid warfare against Russia. International sports and the anti-doping movement are being manipulated for political purposes. It is quite possible that US intelligence agencies or their allies are playing some dirty games“.

The “doping scandal” involving the Russian skater looks fishy, according to Guy Mettan, a Swiss politician, journalist, author, and former executive director of the Geneva Press Club. The first question hangs over the conditions of the analysis of the sample by the Swedish laboratory. The second question is why the results have been published the day after the competition and not before, or later. “It is certainly a rather awkward scenario for the authorities, as the positive result should have been reported earlier,” echoes Dr Gregory Ioannidis, a sports lawyer. “This . . . justifiably creates suspicion.”[16]https://www.rt.com/sport/549350-rusada-wada-valieva-...delay/

Russian officials respond after Valieva test delay blame

Considering that the test results were released so late, the President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Stanislav Pozdnyakov, told journalists “It is very likely that someone held this sample until the end of the team tournament of figure skaters at the Olympic Games.” Another official stated, “There is maybe a will to proceed like this in order to compromise the Russian performances at the peak of the Olympic Games in order to give the case a considerable echo in the public opinion.”

There is also the matter of an orchestrated personal attack – a true media frenzy – on Kamila Valieva herself. “The timeline of 45 days for WADA to report the adverse sample has actually, in many people’s eyes, turned the matter from an anti-doping one to the welfare of a child,” says Genevieve Gordon-Thomson, the CEO of Tactic Connect, chair of the UK Sports Association, and vice-chair of British Association for Sport and Law. “No child should be in a position to be subject to any form of a doping scandal. They simply should not be abused in this way. Valieva is a protected person under the WADA Code and thus should be receiving the required support to compete free from suspicion.”

“When Lance Armstrong, Floyd Landis and other runners of the Tour de France tested positive to doping, we never heard so much noise and their cases were presented as ‘errors’ in their careers,” says Guy Mettan. “So it seems to me that Russia is a good scapegoat, paying the highest toll for saving the reputation of a cleaner sport.” The Russian body stressed that it was “necessary” to clear up a few points about the delay of the analysis of the athlete’s sample due to “the information disseminated in the media.”

“Conspiracy or abuse? In Russia, the debate about the doping case of 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva is dominated by the feeling of being the victim of intrigue. A famous Olympic champion argues against the process.[17]https://www.faz.net/aktuell/sport/olympische-winters...8.html

Conspiracy or abuse?
The affair surrounding 15-year-old figure skater Kamila Valieva is making big waves in Russia. Her positive test which became known only after the successful team competition at the Olympics, is a serious blow to the entire nation in Russia’s private, state and social media. The Russian Olympic champion in figure skating, Tatiana Nawka, was convinced of Valieva’s innocence, as reported in the daily newspaper “Sport-Express“: “In figure skating, no doping helps you to win a medal.” “The whole thing is clearly a planned action against the Russian team.”

Andrei Chervichenko, the former president of Spartak Moscow and an influential businessman, does not bite his tongue when commenting on the doping scandal during the Beijing 2022. In an interview with the sovsport.ru portal, he commented in harsh words on the confusion around Valieva. Czerwiczeko said, “I am sure that the whole situation was planned by someone much earlier. If something was found, then – I think – it was deliberately left for later, to make the biggest “stench” at the Olympics. So that the septic tank would break out before the competition itself”. He has no doubt that this is an action “specifically aimed at the rising star of figure skating.” “Everything was planned!”[18]https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/igrzyska-olimpijskie/984...opingu

“Everything was planned!” A surprising theory about a 15-year-old on doping

Valieva’s coach, Eteri Tutberidze, told Russia’s state-run TV network Channel One on Saturday in her first public comment on the matter that there were “many questions and very few answers” when it came to positive test results. Despite those unknowns, she said: “I wanted to say that we have full confidence that Kamilla is innocent and clean.”[19]https://greeleytribune.net/what-we-know-and-dont-kno...-case/

What we know and don’t know about the Kamila Valieva case
Tutberidze said that Valieva is “clean and innocent” and the positive test was either “a fatal coincidence or a well prearranged plan.”[20]https://www.wsj.com/articles/kamila-valieva-olympics...853846

Why Russian Skater Kamila Valieva Is Allowed to Compete at the Olympics

One Canadian media outlet made this observation: “WADA (made in USA) is not neutral. the two “sisters” in tennis who have 30 Grand Slams blown with [corticosteroids], while no player has managed to surpass 8 Grand Slams in 10 years?[21]https://www.rds.ca/jeux-olympiques/jo-2022-dopage-ka...ccueil

Kamila Valieva can continue her Olympic journey

I won’t dwell on it here, but readers should be aware that the terrorist uprising in China’s Tibet in 2008 was America’s gift to China for the 2008 Olympics, courtesy of the CIA. Similarly, the violence in Sochi was America’s gift to Russia for the 2014 Sochi Olympics. I am unaware of a smoking gun, but the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming. War is politics by other means, and seems the Americans will stop at nothing to trash and spoil all Olympic Games held by either China or Russia.

Travis Tygart and USADA

In June 2012, Lance Armstrong (of cycling infamy) filed a suit against Tygart and USADA for harassment. The lawsuit was dismissed but, in his judgment, U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks wrote, “USADA’s conduct raises serious questions about whether its real interest in charging Armstrong is to combat doping, or if it is acting according to less noble motives.”[22]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_Tygart

Photo: Travis Tygart Susan Walsh
Photo: Travis Tygart Susan Walsh

In his efforts, Tygart was working with the assistance of an unsavory FBI agent named Jeff Novitzsky, these two gangsters apparently unconcerned with either law or propriety. Novitzsky was described by a variety of federal courts as having “callous disregard for the rights of third parties” and . . . engaging in “unreasonable” tactics amounting to “harassment.” One federal judge even inquired of Novitzsky’s efforts, “Whatever happened to the Fourth Amendment? (protection against unreasonable searches and seizures) Was it repealed somehow?”[23]http://mcmullansolicitors.com/wp-content/uploads/20...nt.pdf .

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

It was stated in the lawsuit, and I believe was also proven in court, that Tygart and Novitzsky employed threats and extortion to force other cyclists to testify against Armstrong; that if they refused to do so, Tygart and Novitzsky would destroy their careers. Here is the relevant extract from the lawsuit:

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION

Civ. Action No. 1:12-CV-00606

Lance Armstrong Plaintiff, v. United States Anti-Doping Agency and Travis Tygart, in his official capacity as Chief Executive Officer of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Defendants.

In furtherance of this effort, Defendant Tygart and (FBI) Agent Novitzsky offered other cyclists corrupt inducements—offers some cyclists could not refuse—to implicate Mr. Armstrong in exchange for saving the cyclists’ careers. If they refused to do so, USADA would work to ruin their careers . . .

In looking through the small print, USADA may not be exactly what it appears to be. Its website states, “USADA is recognized by the United States Congress as the official anti-doping organization for all Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American sport in the United States. USADA is also the administrator for the UFC Anti-Doping Program.” The ‘recognition’ part is true, but it seems that USADA sort of created itself and then gave itself authority that was neither legislated nor deserved, rather in the same spirit as if you and I formed such an entity and then simply appropriated to ourselves the “power” to enforce sporting behavior, worldwide, if possible.

Tygart seems to me a psychopathic kind of animal, almost like a deranged hyena, one who indiscriminately hunts prey for the satisfaction of killing, presumably according to some twisted code of righteousness. I see little other purpose to the man’s treatment of young foreign athletes.

From the above and from other information, it also appears that neither USADA nor Tygart are much concerned about their lack of actual legal authority – which may in fact be non-existent. That wouldn’t be so bad if Tygart and USADA stayed home where they belonged but, as with many things American, Tygart seems to arrogantly assume international jurisdiction, using both the media and his gangster extortion tactics to enforce his “code” on the sporting groups of all nations, threatening, as with the cyclists mentioned above, to “destroy their careers” if they refuse to submit to US hegemony. That seems to be the way it is.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

WADA is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee to deal with the use of drugs in sports, but it is rather heavily tainted with politics and not at all beyond criticism, in particular for the quality and accuracy of its testing, as well as extreme bias against both China and Russia. WADA has repeatedly been forced to shut down one or more of its “accredited” testing labs due to false test results, slipshod handling of samples, and incompetence. There have been major arguments that WADA’s closed testing system does not allow for validation of athlete drug tests.[24]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Anti-Doping_Agency In August of 2008, Nature magazine published an article titled, “A level playing field?”[25]https://www.nature.com/articles/454667a

A level playing field?
in which they stated the following:

“Drug testing in sport aims to promote fair play, but the science behind the tests needs to be more open. Biostatistician Donald Berry of the University of Texas in Houston outlines what he sees as problems with the way doping tests are conducted. He argues that anti-doping authorities have not adequately defined and publicized how they arrived at the criteria used to determine whether or not a test result is positive. The ability of an anti-doping test to detect a banned substance in an athlete is calibrated in part by testing a small number of volunteers taking the substance in question. But Berry says that individual labs need to verify these detection limits in larger groups that include known dopers and non-dopers under blinded conditions that mimic what happens during competition.

Nature believes that accepting ‘legal limits’ of specific metabolites without such rigorous verification goes against the foundational standards of modern science, and results in an arbitrary test for which the rate of false positives and false negatives can never be known. By leaving these rates unknown, and by not publishing and opening to broader scientific scrutiny the methods by which testing labs engage in study, it is Nature’s view that the anti-doping authorities (WADA) have fostered a sporting culture of suspicion, secrecy and fear. Drug testing should not be exempt from the scientific principles and standards that apply to other biomedical sciences, such as disease diagnostics. The alternative could see the innocent being punished . . .”

WADA naturally rejected all these arguments, but the “closed-format” secrecy of WADA’s tests have been in public suspicion for a long time, especially given the heavy political nature of the Olympics and other professional sports. There have been cases where the testing by WADA labs was declared invalid by CAS[26]https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Bullet...te.pdf

CAS Bulletin
– the same organisation that permitted Valieva to continue her Olympic participation. And of course, Valieva’s major (and very vocal) attackers are the same USADA and WADA. That isn’t a coincidence.

Another major case was the controversy over China’s Sun Yang, where the Chinese athlete was accused of blood doping. The entire test process was heavily tainted and Sun was cleared of wrongdoing, but WADA appealed the decision and Sun was banned for eight years for the ‘crime’ of failing to cooperate with test officials who could produce no ID and apparently operated on Tygart’s lawless principles. A short while later, a Swiss Federal Tribunal set aside Sun’s ban due to an extreme racial bias of the president of the panel, who had previously tweeted severe anti-Chinese racial slurs, and also because another arbitrator was in a serious conflict of interest. Sun’s ban was then substantially reduced on the basis of underlying racism, but it wasn’t really anti-Chinese racism: it was anti-China politics.[27]https://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/why-the-su...urned/

Why the Sun Yang decision should be overturned
[28]https://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/should-cha...r-ban/

Should changes follow Sun Yang’s eight year ban?
[29]https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/sports/olympics/s...g.html

Chinese Swimmer’s Doping Ban Is Lifted After Accusation of Racism

And of course, the media were there to support USADA and WADA, the UK Daily Mail with a headline screaming “Chinese drug cheat swimmer Sun Yang launches appeal against his eight-year ban”,[30]https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8286753/Chi...d.html

Chinese drug cheat swimmer Sun Yang launches appeal against his eight-year ban
and many similar. That isn’t news; it’s hate literature fueled by ideology and Western supremacy and, of course, politics and, in these cases, leaked and initiated by WADA and USADA.

The above information may have been tedious to some readers but it is necessary – in the light of what is happening to Kamila Valieva – to understand that USADA and WADA, and in fact the Olympic Committee itself, are quite far from being chaste, virginal, and pure as the driven snow. The Olympic movement and its accessories are not about sports; they are about money and political power, both of which, when on an international scale, are biased and untrustworthy, and often borderline criminal in both intent and act. Olympic sports are heavily contaminated by the diseases of Western ideology and politics, and sacrificing the career of a young athlete is considered irrelevant when one is “making the world safe for democracy”. It is also true that various US factions remain in control of the entire international scope of all these organisations, events, tribunals, and direction. The US has never, and will never, participate in any organisation it cannot control; hegemony is always paramount.

A Bit of Historical Background

In terms of sacrificing the career of a young athlete, you might consider the case of 16-year-old Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen who won two gold medals in the 2012 Olympics and set a new world record and a new Olympic record. Many Olympic athletes testified that such a great performance was likely due to a “growth spurt”, claiming they had personally experienced astonishing improvements in their performance at that particular stage in their lives.

But the young girl hadn’t even time to dry herself off before the accusations emerged, The American John Leonard, executive director of the World Swimming Coaches Association, said the 16-year-old’s performance was “suspicious”. “The one thing I will say is that history in our sport will tell you that every time we see something, and I will put quotation marks around this, ‘unbelievable’, history shows us that it turns out later on there was doping involved.” Leonard said Ye “looks like superwoman”. “Any time someone has looked like superwoman in the history of our sport they have later been found guilty of doping.” And the man wouldn’t stop: “I have heard commentators saying ‘well she is 16, and at that age amazing things happen’. Well yes, but not that amazing. I am sorry.”[31]https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/jul/30/ye-shi...s-2012

Ye Shiwen’s world record Olympic swim ‘disturbing’, says top US coach

Of course, all the Western media picked up on Leonard’s unfounded accusations and thoroughly trashed poor little Ye Shiwen who had done nothing to anyone, who had passed all her multiple tests with flying colors, and was simply a very talented swimmer. They trashed the girl so badly, and so reprehensibly unjustly, without a shred of evidence, that they severely damaged her career and undoubtedly did much psychological damage as well. These disastrous events never go away; a young person’s life can be ruined. That was ten years ago, but do a search today for “Chinese swimmer cheater” and Ye Shiwen’s name will come up first every time. And that’s the plan.

As evidence of the underlying political scaffolding behind all Olympic sports (and fueling the drive to trash all Chinese and Russian stars), The Toronto Star’s Cathal Kelly made a political “outburst about Ye being the one to “drive home the sword” in the death of the U.S. dream team.” Marni Soupcoff of Canada’s National Post was much kinder and more reasonable when she wrote, “Trashing Ye and the Chinese women’s swimming program would be appropriate if Ye had tested positive for a banned substance, or if there were credible reports of Ye taking something she shouldn’t. But since she hasn’t tested positive, and there are no such reports, all the griping about Ye’s gold seems more like the rest of the world just being a bad sport. If you ask me, that kind of attitude is just as damaging to the spirit of the Games as actual doping.”[32]https://nationalpost.com/opinion/marni-soupcoff-what...y-good

Marni Soupcoff: What if Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen is just really, really good?

It was interesting to me that Leonard rejected all comparisons to Michael Phelps, an American swimmer who won four gold medals in that same Olympics, making a total of 7 or 8, far ahead of anyone else. I have no doubt that Phelps is an exceptional athlete, but when we see “superman” and “unbelievable”, we can also become “suspicious”. I have no wish to tarnish Phelps but, to be honest, I have the same feeling about his performances that I always had about Lance Armstrong. Those feelings may be unjustified, but they exist. Nevertheless, the main point is that the entire Western media had only praise for an American who did something great, but had only disparaging and hateful comments and dirty accusations for a young Chinese girl who did the same. This was not an accident; it was Olympic politics. And this is what is happening today to Kamila Valieva, and for the same reasons.

The CAS Hearing and Decision

Upon the revelation of the failed test, RUSADA levied a temporary suspension on Valieva, which she contested, and which was withdrawn. Immediately upon the withdrawal, all the related American institutions went into overdrive, demanding that the suspension be reinstated and made permanent. Russia declined, so the Americans filed a demand with the top Olympic authority to have Valieva removed from Olympic competition and be banned, at least temporarily if not permanently. These demands were supported by what I have to say was a truly astonishing degree and volume of condemnation of this young girl by all of the Western media – the “infoglut” again. To say it was vicious and hateful would be an understatement of considerable proportion.

The Olympic Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), held its hearing in a nearly-all-night session on February 14, 2022, in which they denied the American demand to ban Valieva from Olympic competition. I am quoting here the important portions of the CAS hearing and their decision. The entire text can be seen at:[33]https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/CAS_Ad..._8.pdf

THE CAS AD HOC DIVISION DECLINES TO IMPOSE A PROVISIONAL SUSPENSION ON THE RUSSIAN FIGURE SKATER KAMILA VALIEVA

MEDIA RELEASE – OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES BEIJING 2022

THE CAS AD HOC DIVISION DECLINES TO IMPOSE A PROVISIONAL SUSPENSION ON THE RUSSIAN FIGURE SKATER KAMILA VALIEVA

Beijing, 14 February 2022 – The Ad Hoc Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued its decision in the arbitration procedures relating to the Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva (the Athlete): the applications filed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Skating Union (ISU) have been dismissed.

The three Applicants had challenged the decision issued by the RUSADA Disciplinary Anti-Doping Committee [to lift] the provisional suspension imposed on Kamila Valieva, allowing her to continue her participation in the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

NOTE: There were several “legal actions” filed simultaneously:

The IOC v. Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) v. Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) v. Kamila Valieva

The International Skating Union (ISU) v. Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)

The International Skating Union (ISU) v. Kamila Valieva

The International Skating Union (ISU) v. Russian Olympic Committee (ROC)

These were all handled together and referred to the same panel of arbitrators:

President: Mr. Fabio Iudica, Italy

Arbitrators:

Mr. Jeffrey Benz, United States of America

Dr Vesna Bergant Rakočeviċ, Slovenia

The CAS Panel has given the following reasons for its decision: [to deny all applications to ban Kamila Valieva]

1) It has affirmed the jurisdiction of the CAS Ad Hoc Division in this matter

2) On the basis of the very limited facts of this case, and after consideration of the relevant legal issues, it has determined that no provisional suspension should be imposed on the Athlete due to the following exceptional circumstances:

a) The Athlete is a “Protected Person” under the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC);

b) The RUSADA Anti-Doping Rules and the WADC are silent with respect to provisional suspension imposed on protected persons, while these rules have specific provisions for different standards of evidence and for lower sanctions in the case of protected persons;

c) The Panel considered fundamental principles of fairness, proportionality, irreparable harm, and the relative balance of interests as between the Applicants and the Athlete, who did not test positive during the Olympic Games in Beijing and is still subject to a disciplinary procedure on the merits following the positive anti-doping test undertaken in December 2021; in particular, the Panel considered that preventing the Athlete from competing at the Olympic Games would cause her irreparable harm in these circumstances;

d) The CAS Panel also emphasized that there were serious issues of untimely notification of the results of the Athlete’s anti-doping test that was performed in December 2021 which impinged upon the Athlete’s ability to establish certain legal requirements for her benefit, while such late notification was not her fault, in the middle of the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.

3) In conclusion, the Panel determined that permitting the provisional suspension to remain lifted was appropriate.

Cleared to Compete

The CAS confirmed the decision of the agency of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) to lift a provisional suspension against Valieva. The CAS said Kamila could compete due to “exceptional circumstances,” including provisions linking her as a “protected person” — because she is a minor under the World Anti-Doping Code. The CAS noted that she did not test positive during the games and that “preventing the athlete from competing in the Olympic Games would cause her irreparable harm in these circumstances.”[34]https://oggi-notizie.it/notizie/kamila-valieva-5-cos...rnali/

Kamila Valieva: 5 things about the Russian skater, 15, at the center of a scandal of the Winter Olympics

“Probably the right decision,” says ARD doping expert Hajo Seppelt. Because it is not a question of whether Valieva is innocent or guilty. “Probably not even the B sample is open.” From his point of view, “the only question was what happens if she is possibly acquitted at some point after the Olympic Games in a proper procedure of the International Skating Union.” Then she would have been “suspended now and she would have been unfairly deprived of the chance to become an Olympic champion.”[35]https://www.br.de/nachrichten/sport/olympia-2022-tro...xOOR84

Despite doping suspicion: Valieva is allowed to run for second gold

In addition, the current European champion had not tested positive during the Winter Games in Beijing. CAS Director General Matthieu Reeb said “a number of questions have not been resolved. The most discussed: Why was the result of the rehearsal not known until February 8, one day after the team decision?” The delay deprived Valieva of the opportunity to “meet certain legal requirements,” the CAS statement said. Reeb said, “We all wouldn’t be here if it had taken a week or ten days as usual.”[36]https://www.br.de/nachrichten/sport/olympia-2022-tro...xOOR84

Despite doping suspicion: Valieva is allowed to run for second gold
This “late notification”, by the Stockholm laboratory in charge of the analysis, “prevented the athlete from reacting” even though she had nothing to do with it, explained to the press Matthieu Reeb, the director general of the CAS.[37]https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/sport/jeux-olympiques-d-hi...ATP0cd

OLYMPIC Games-2022: Russian skater Kamila Valieva allowed to pursue her Olympic destiny

The president of the Russian Figure Skating Federation, Alexander Gorshkov, told the state agency Ria Novosti: “The only thing that can be said here is that common sense and justice have won.” However, it remains to be seen how things will continue.[38]https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/eisschnelllauf/fal...0.html

Russia rejoices, athletes’ association is outraged – reactions to CAS ruling
“The process surrounding Valieva now holds a double irony for the IOC: While the committee has focused its sole attention on collecting as much money as possible at the Olympics with the staging and production of beautiful glossy pictures, one of the most important decisions of the Games is now made unadorned behind closed doors.”[39]https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/investigativ/fall-...0.html

Case of Valiyeva: Help from the expert for doping with noble gas

Kamila Valieva attended (by video) the entire hearing which lasted until past 3:00 AM, but 30 minutes after the decision this 15-year-old girl was already out on the training rink.[40]https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/sport/jeux-olympiques-d-hi...ATP0cd

Just over half an hour after the CAS decision, the 15-year-old was already on the training rink.

She told Russia’s TV Channel One: “These days have been very difficult for me, emotionally. I am happy but emotionally fatigued. That is why these tears of joy and a little bit of sadness. But, of course, I am happy to take part in the Olympic Games. I will do my utmost to represent our country.”

“Apparently, this is a stage I have to live through,” she added. “I hear so many good wishes. I have seen outdoor banners in Moscow. It is very pleasing; this support is very important for me in this difficult time. I thought I was alone but my closest friends and family will never abandon me.” CAS confirmed that Valieva testified during its lengthy hearing, which ended at about 3am. Valieva said she watched the entire hearing by video link from the Olympic Village. “I sat there for seven hours, we had one 20-minute break, and I sat there and watched. It was very difficult, but it is apparently one of the moments, of the phases, that I have to go through,” Valieva said, adding that the entire process had taught her that adult life “can be unfair to some extent”.[41]https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/15/kamila...cation

Valieva team claim positive test may be due to grandfather’s heart medication

But we need to ask ourselves how much a young girl can endure. Kamila will be able to skate, but this is not fair competition with such enormous pressure and the virility of the personal attacks against her. Instead, it prompts enormous cynicism about the financial and political nature of the Olympics.

A Few Kind Words – The Calm Before the Storm

The UK Guardian wrote, “But the overriding image of this night was of Valieva, with the world’s gaze and pressure weighing down on her, once again showing the talent that many think makes her the best female skater in history. Valieva rightly now goes into Thursday’s free skating programme as a huge favorite for gold. The tragedy for her is that the chances of an Olympic medal around her neck hang increasingly by a sequin’s thread.”[42]https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/15/kamila...-event

Kamila Valieva: Russian skater in gold medal position in individual event

Amid the international attention generated by the scandal, her choreographer Alexey Zheleznyakov was asked on social media how Valieva came to test positive for trimetazidine at Christmas. He said: ‘I’m not a god, I have no idea, there are a lot of options, but I’m sure of one thing: Kami doesn’t touch anything forbidden in life; with her talent it’s not necessary.’[43]https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article...t.html

Kamila Valieva’s choreographer insists ‘with her talent, it’s not necessary’ to cheat

RT news wrote, “She could light up the Games with another supernaturally gifted performance and have nothing stronger to show for it than more derision from those who would cast her as a cheat without her level of innocence ever being properly adjudicated on.”[44]https://www.rt.com/sport/549346-kamila-valieva-dopin...erage/

As Valieva targets Olympic glory, there can be no winners in Beijing

The president of the Russian Figure Skating Federation, Alexander Gorshkov, told the state agency Ria Novosti: “The only thing that can be said here is that common sense and justice have won.”[45]https://www.welt.de/sport/olympia/article236891965/V...t.html

How Russia savours the verdict as a triumph over the rest of the world
However, it remains to be seen how things will continue. The CAS judges have not yet decided on a possible new award of the medals for the team competition or further consequences for Valieva and her accompanying staff.

Now they tug and push the girl [with] a political issue, while she only wants to skate. Nobody believes that she took the pills on purpose. “Kamila is not to blame here,” the ice princess [Katerina Witt] defends. “This scandal is a dramatic turning point for her young and promising career,” says Witt. “I sincerely hope that there are enough people at her side to protect her so that she doesn’t break up.”[46]https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/olympia-20...d.html

Toeloop and Salchow she jumps four times, which has never been achieved by a woman at the Olympics.

A ban on the athlete has been lifted by Russia’s anti-doping agency. On Friday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) appealed against this repeal to the International Court of Sport, without presumably being at fault for it.[47]https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/sport/olympia-peking-...0.html

Kamila Valiyeva-Doping drama about Russia’s miracle runner

The German publication Eurosport wrote the following: “At the final training session before the most important competition of her career so far, Kamila Valieva glided across the ice as if the nightly hearing and the fear of the Olympic exclusion had not existed. The Russian prodigy had escaped the Olympic judicial thriller with his lawyers, sports judges and doping hunters for the time being. But the freestyle becomes a mammoth task for the young athlete.

The truth is, however, that when the 15-year-old figure skater competes in the short program at Capitol Indoor Stadium on Tuesday despite a positive doping test, she will walk on her narrow shoulders under reservation and unimaginable pressure. After the sensational CAS ruling on Monday afternoon, even more eyes will be on them. Its story is the excitement of the Winter Games in Beijing, it overshadows the sporting events and tears up trenches.”[48]https://www.eurosport.de/olympia/olympia-peking/2022....shtml

FIGURE SKATER KAMILA VALIEVA IS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE AT THE FREESTYLE AFTER CAS VERDICT

However, if Valieva wins a medal in the individual competition, there will be no award ceremony for her – neither a flower ceremony directly after the competition nor a medal ceremony. This was decided in a fit of resentment by the IOC executive shortly after the CAS ruling. The medal handover to the Russian team will also no longer be made up during the Games in Beijing. According to the IOC, it will be done “in a dignified manner” as soon as the sports law proceedings around Valieva have been completed. The problem, as you will see later, is that the Americans can drag this out for 25 years, especially considering Tygart’s intention to have USADA’s “intelligence agencies” investigate Valieva’s entire “entourage”.

Valieva’s Suspension is Lifted, and Captain America goes Ballistic

The TV monitors for the CAS video conference had barely been turned off when the American sports authorities displayed the most astonishing protracted outburst of revilement and invective against Kamila. To say they felt aggrieved and bitter at Kamila’s freedom to compete in the Olympics, would be an understatement of some proportion. WADA’s President Witold Banka said it was unforgivable (to let the girl skate) and that everyone involved should be banned for life and thrown in jail, presumably including Kamila.[49]https://sputniknews.com/20220215/valieva-wada-test-sports–anti-doping-movement-manipulated-for-political-purposes-journo-says-1093060472.html

U.S. Cries Out Against CAS Decision

Sarah Hirshland, Managing Director of the U.S. Olympic Committee, had this to say: “Athletes have the right to know that they are competing in fair conditions. Unfortunately, this right has been denied today. This seems to be another chapter of Russia’s systematic and pervasive disregard for clean sports. One is disappointed with the message that the judge’s decision sends. However, the case is not yet closed. We call on everyone in the Olympic community to continue the fight for clean sport for the benefit of athletes around the world.”[50]https://www.zeit.de/sport/2022-02/olympia-russin-kam...tarten

She has reacted disappointed to the judges’ decision. Hirshland said.
She then accused Russia of continuing to systematically disregard “clean sport.”[51]https://www.eurosport.de/olympia/olympia-peking/2022....shtml

Sarah Hirshland grumbled. The president of the U.S. Olympic Committee
She even publicised her comments on Twitter.[52]pic.twitter.com/wbGUIR67eS

Hirshland didn’t stop there. “Another chapter in Russia’s systemic and widespread disregard for clean sport. We are disappointed with the message this sends. It is the collective responsibility of the entire Olympic community to protect the integrity of the sport and to hold our athletes, coaches and all involved to the highest standards. Athletes have the right to know that they are competing on an equal footing. Unfortunately, today, that right is being denied.”[53]https://www.zeit.de/sport/2022-02/olympia-russin-kam...tarten

Russian figure skater allowed to start despite positive doping test
The lady managed to have her comments spread around the world in a matter of hours.[54]https://it.notizie.yahoo.com/c%C3%A8-lok-del-tas-kam...1.html

There is the ok of the Tas, Kamila Valieva can compete but will not have medal

The Spanish El País reported: “Just a minute after CAS’s announcement, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOPC) issued a statement of tears and regret. “We are disappointed by the message this decision sends,” said the Americans, who finished second in the team competition and would win gold if Russia is disqualified. “Athletes have the right to know if they all compete on equal terms, and, unfortunately, today they are deprived of that right. This is just another chapter in Russia’s systematic and utter disregard for clean sport.”

The CAS resolution has not pleased WADA at all, which has not taken long to show its “disappointment” through a statement in which it accuses the court, established by the IOC to resolve all disputes in sport, of not having applied the only anti-doping law, its world code. “It does not allow specific exceptions in the application of provisional suspensions for protected persons, including minors,” WADA said in its reproach. The CAS, however, had solved this point by pointing out that precisely the code does not develop at all how provisional suspensions are applied to protected persons.

WADA also uses its statement to justify the delay of the Stockholm laboratory in communicating the results, the main reason why the Valieva imbroglio has grown in the middle of the Games. Of this delay (nearly two months, much more than the 10-day normal set by the code), WADA blames Russia, which when it sent Valieva’s urine sample from St. Petersburg, where it had been taken, to the Swedish laboratory, did not indicate on the form that it needed an urgent response, and then did not bother to claim the result. “That’s why Stockholm did not accelerate the analysis,” explains WADA, which finally recalls that the important thing, in any case, is to get to the bottom of the matter, Valieva’s doping. Was there doping? Who encouraged the 15-year-old athlete, a healthy athlete, to take heart medicine? “It is mandatory, in cases of minors, to investigate the athlete’s support staff. The Russian anti-doping agency [the body that must decide in the first instance whether Valieva doped] has told us that it has already set itself to the task. Our intelligence unit, however, will keep a very close eye on their movements.”[55]https://elpais.com/deportes/2022-02-14/el-tas-autori...n.html

Kamila Valieva will skate in the individual competition of the Winter Games but without the right to a medal

The President of the Canadian Olympic Committee and member of the International Olympic Committee, Tricia Smith, thought this was a sad situation for athletes. “The situation that has occurred with respect to the doping case of the Russian figure skating athlete is extremely unfortunate and sad for the athletes. The Canadian Olympic Committee is fully committed to clean sport and firmly believes that no one involved in doping or other corrupt practices has a place in the Olympic Movement. Although we trust that the TAS’s decision was the result of a fair trial, we are extremely disappointed with this outcome.” Wada too was brokenhearted. “Wada is disappointed by today’s ruling by the Ad Hoc Division of the TAS. Although Wada did not receive the reasoned award, it seems that the College of the CAS has decided not to apply the terms of the Code, which does not allow specific exceptions in relation to mandatory provisional suspensions for ‘protected persons’, including minors.”[56]https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/eisschnelllauf/fal...0.html

Russia rejoices, world outraged.

Various Olympic Committees were no less pleased, and the IOC decided to withhold all medals until this matter is resolved, effectively placing on Kamila’s shoulders the blame by all the other athletes for failure to receive their medals. And this against an outcry of opinion from all other authorities. Charming.

“While the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday allowed the 15-year-old prodigy to continue her Games with the individual event on Tuesday, after helping the Russians win the team event, the IOC considers it “inappropriate” to hold the ceremonies without the merits of the case being decided.” The IOC stated, “for the sake of fairness between the athletes concerned”, will therefore wait until the violation by the young Russian teenager of the anti-doping rules has been established, which usually takes several months, to determine the podium of the team event. The IOC, along with the ISU and the World Anti-Doping Agency, had unsuccessfully asked the CAS to reinstate the provisional suspension of Kamila Valieva. Valieva, which benefits from specific rules for under-16s, faces a suspension of up to two years, as well as the retroactive cancellation of all its results since December 25 – team gold and possible individual Olympic medal included.”[57]https://www.rds.ca/jeux-olympiques/jo-2022-dopage-ka...ccueil

Kamila Valieva can continue her Olympic journey
“This is a terrible dilemma. A very unsatisfactory situation,” (for the Americans) said IOC spokesman Mark Adams.

The World Anti-Doping Agency has now accused Russia of serious mistakes in dealing with the doping case. As Wada announced on Monday in Beijing, the lifting of the provisional suspension of the Russian woman, who tested positive in December 2021, by the RUSADA Disciplinary Committee would “not comply with the provisions of the Wada Code”. The doping affair surrounding the exceptional figure skating talent is therefore not just about clean sport at the Beijing Games. Russia’s reputation, which has been damaged since the state doping scandal, is also under scrutiny again. The International Olympic Committee, Wada and the World Skating Federation did not want to accept the lifting of a temporary ban on the European champion.[58]https://www.welt.de/sport/olympia/article236891965/V...t.html

How Russia savors the verdict as a triumph over the rest of the world

It wasn’t long before everyone jumped on this bandwagon. USADA CEO Travis Tygart said: “Only time will tell if she (Valieva) should be competing in these Games and whether or not all of her results will be disqualified. Unfortunately, either way, for the sixth consecutive Olympic Games, Russia has hijacked the competition and stolen the moment from clean athletes and the public. In addition to athletes and the public, this young athlete has been terribly let down by the Russians and the global anti-doping system that unfairly cast her into this chaos.” Former WADA director David Howman said, “The decision simply confirms the need for all samples collected pre-Games to be analyzed pre-Games as requested. Now all will have to wait for post-Games decisions and appeals before certainty. The IOC will have to award medals they may need to request back. The system works if people monitor it and enforce it. All samples collected from athletes going to the Games need to be analyzed before. This is now embarrassing for all. And for athletes hardly reassuring that the promised clean games are being delivered.”

Tygart is entitled to his opinion, but it seems to me that it was Tygart’s USADA and WADA who “hijacked” the competition and “stole the moment” for the sake of trashing Valieva. And even if Valieva’s test were really positive, “Russia” had nothing to do with it.

American Johnny Weir, Olympic figure skater, said, “I can’t condone the decision. There was a positive drug test, therefore the athlete who tested positive, at fault or not, regardless of age or timing of test/result, should not be allowed to compete against clean athletes.” American Tara Lipinski, former figure skater, echoed her friend’s sentiments: “I strongly disagree with this decision. At the end of the day, there was a positive test and there is no question in my mind that she should not be allowed to compete. Regardless of age or timing of the test/results. I believe this will leave a permanent scar on our sport.”[59]https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/olympics-re...ompete

Reaction to Russian teen skater Valieva being cleared to compete in Olympic event

But it didn’t end there. WADA (with the help of Travert and USADA) wants to make everyone pay – with the “sanctions” for which the US is becoming famous worldwide. And it’s letting the whole world know about this. WADA said in a statement to Reuters that it would ask its “independent Intelligence and Investigations Department” to investigate the coaches, doctors and other adults surrounding the athlete.[60]https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/winter-olympics/olym...ATMqpe

Olympics-Valieva’s entourage under investigation by World Anti-Doping Agency
[61]https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/en-espanol/noti...eijing

WADA has also said it wants to investigate Valieva’s team.
[62]https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60364731?a...um=RSS

Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva’s entourage to be investigated by Wada
“The entourage of teenage Russian Olympic figure skater Kamila Valieva could be on thin ice. They are set to be investigated by the World Anti-Doping Agency as the 15-year-old awaits a verdict on her future at the Beijing Games.”[63]https://news.yahoo.com/valievas-entourage-targeted-i...0.html

Valieva’s entourage targeted by IOC

CBS News wrote, “Legal troubles for the coach and others in Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s orbit could emerge in the United States even after her doping case from the Beijing Games has been resolved. Anti-doping experts say the episode falls under the scope of a recently enacted U.S. law that criminalizes doping schemes in events involving American athletes. The law calls for fines of up to \$1 million and prison sentences of up to 10 years for those who participate in doping programs that influence international sports. Doctors and coaches who give performance-enhancing drugs to athletes are directly liable” under the new law, said one of its authors, attorney Jim Walden. “They are at risk of jail, steep fines, and forfeiture. And I suspect the FBI is already hot on this trail.”[64]https://www.cbs17.com/sports/olympic-skaters-entoura...s-law/

Olympic skater’s entourage could face trouble under US law

This is of course referring to the infamous Rodchenkov Act, by which the US permits itself yet more extraterritorial jurisdiction to sanction, fine, steal from, extort, and maybe even imprison, anyone who doesn’t want the world to be safe for democracy. “The head of the U.S. Doping Agency, Travis Tygart, told Reuters and CNN he was considering bringing charges under the Act, which was enacted in 2020 and carries penalties of up to \$1 million in fines and up to 10 years in prison. “I think that [the FBI has] got a lot of leads to follow in this circumstance,” Walden, a managing partner at Walden Macht & Haran, told Forbes about an investigation into Valieva’s coach and doctor, who he noted have previously had rumored issues with doping. (Not true) “This is exactly what the Rodchenkov Act was designed to do.” The U.S. could also take action against adults associated with the 15-year-old skater—like her Russian coaches and doctors—under the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, which lets the U.S. prosecute other countries’ doping schemes when they involve international events at which U.S. athletes compete.[65]https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2022/02/14...c15e78

Russian Doping Scandal Fallout: FBI Could Investigate And Coaches Prosecuted Over Valieva Case

This would be comical if not so tragic. Tygart and his brethren would like to fine everyone in Russian sport, again presumably including the arch-criminal Kamila Valieva, one million dollars each and put them all into prison for ten years. If they could do it, they would.

The Best Part Saved for Last

We all know that Russia and China are the poster children for illegal and banned drugs in sports, and we know that because we have been told this literally hundreds of times. But is that really true? Actually, no. The country with the worst record for blood doping and illegal drugs in sports is the USA. The reason we don’t know is because the Western media are so heavily political and biased and censor anything not pleasant. And, they forgive themselves very easily. Here are a few facts to support this assertion.

The Biggest Doping Scandals in Olympics History

Lance Armstrong

One of the biggest doping scandals in Olympic and sports history was Lance Armstrong from the USA, winning seven consecutive Tour de France competitions ending in 2005, and a medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. But in 2012 all his medals and titles were revoked from the exposure of “elaborate, multifaceted doping scheme within Armstrong’s U.S. Postal Service team.” But Armstrong wasn’t excoriated in the media nearly as badly as Kamila Valieva is today, and he even appeared in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey where he freely admitted all that guilt – but wasn’t really a bad person. He just made a few “mistakes”.[66]https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/09/12/2...-medal

13 Years Later, Lance Armstrong Returns Olympic Medal

Armstrong battled suspicions and accusations for ten years or more, but always escaped, in very large part due to the generosity and kindness of the WADAs and USADAs of the American world, and with the full knowledge of the US Olympic Committee. In 1999 when he won his first Tour de France, he tested strongly positive for banned steroids, but the American authorities cleared him when he produced a medical certificate showing that the steroids were necessary for “saddle sores” from riding his bicycle so often.[67]https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/sports/beijing-winte...46126/

Doping at the Olympics: The Most Infamous Cases

During the years of suspicion and accusation, Armstrong actually successfully sued many people, including the London Times over an article by David Walsh, claiming defamation of character. “But eventually, the truth caught up with Armstrong. USADA published tomes of evidence and said he orchestrated one of “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.” When the receipts dropped, a rash of Lance Armstrong defamation cases landed in court coffers. Parties that had previously lost libel suits against the athlete wanted their money back! The London Sunday Times, being one of those parties.” That was pleasant to watch.[68]https://kellywarnerlaw.com/lance-armstrong-defamatio...-times

Lance Armstrong Defamation: The Times Wants Its Money Back

Carl Lewis

We can all remember that Ben Johnson won the gold medal for sprinting at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, and we also remember the shock in learning that he tested positive for steroids three days later and was stripped of his medal, the top place then going to Carl Lewis of the US. Ben Johnson was banned and disappeared in shame, but later events proved that he probably deserved his gold medal after all because not only Carl Lewis but the entire US team was proven to have been on steroids during their entire careers. Johnson took the fall for all of them.[69]https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/01/13/secre...g.html

Secret 1988 Olympic report goes behind the scenes of Ben Johnson’s drug-test hearing

To this day, Wikipedia is ecstatic about Carl Lewis: “Frederick Carlton Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is an American former track and field athlete who won nine Olympic gold medals, one Olympic silver medal, and 10 World Championships medals, including eight gold. His career spanned from 1979 to 1996, when he last won an Olympic event. He is one of only six Olympic athletes who won a gold medal in the same individual event in four consecutive Olympic Games.”[70]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lewis

But the truth is very different. According to Reuters, “If anti-doping regulations had been strictly enforced, Calvin Smith, a gifted American sprinter with a distinctive upright style, would have left the 1988 Seoul Games as the Olympic 100 meters champion and world-record holder.”[71]https://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-johnson...130923

Smith true winner of ‘dirtiest race’ in history
This Reuters article was titled, Smith true winner of ‘dirtiest race’ in history. The UK Guardian ran an article telling us that “The documents prove what the sporting community has long suspected: the US did not take drug testing seriously while accusing the rest of the world, particularly the Soviet Union and East Germany.”[72]https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2003/apr/18/athlet...mackay

Lewis thrown off his pedestal as American credibility hits new low
There is much more here.

Carl Lewis is very open about the steroid and drug use by himself and all members of American Olympic teams, and isn’t the least bashful about admitting it. In an article titled, ‘Who cares I failed drug test?’, Lewis freely admits he tested positive for steroids and other banned substances, but claims that he was “just one of hundreds” of American athletes who were allowed to escape bans. “There were hundreds of people getting off,” he said. “Everyone was treated the same.” Lewis has now acknowledged that he failed three tests during the 1988 US Olympic trials, which under international rules at the time should have prevented him from competing in the Seoul games two months later. The admission is a further embarrassment for the United States Olympic Committee, which had initially denied claims that 114 positive tests between 1988 and 2000 were covered up.”[73]https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2003/apr/24/athlet...mackay

Lewis: ‘Who cares I failed drug test?’
The facts are that when Lewis tested positive for steroids, he offered the claim that he ingested them unknowingly in vitamin pills, the US Olympic Committee then clearing him for “inadvertent use”.

“It will add weight to calls by leading anti-doping officials and athletes for an independent inquiry into the US’s record on drug issues. Dr. Wade Exum alleged that a ban imposed on Lewis after positive tests for three stimulants had been overturned by the USOC when the athlete said he had ingested them mistakenly in an herbal supplement. Lewis received only a warning after officials ruled that his positive tests were due to “inadvertent” use.”

As to Lewis’ remorse for his undeserved medals: Lewis said he was not concerned about the uproar around the world caused by the revelations. “It’s ridiculous. Who cares?” he said. “I did 18 years of [doped] track and field and I’ve been retired five years, and they’re still talking about me, so I guess I still have it.”

American hypocrisy gives me such a headache

Photo: olympia-geht-fuer-sie-weiter FAZ
Photo: olympia-geht-fuer-sie-weiter FAZ

But it is much worse, and goes much deeper than this. “The former director of the United States Olympic Committee’s drug control administration, Dr. Wade Exum, filed a lawsuit that claims, among other things, that USOC has covered up a large number of doping positives in the last 20 years. USOC no longer handles doping control in the US, as that has fallen to the US Anti-Doping Agency, the US branch of WADA. He claimed he was forced to leave USOC due to his objections to “USOC’s dangerous and unethical doping policies.”

Dr. Exum has been supported in his case by his predecessor, Dr. Robert Voy, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of the USOC from 1983 to 1989, who left the USOC and reported doping abuses in his 1990 book Drugs, Sports, and Politics. Dr. Voy submitted an affidavit for Dr. Exum’s case that stated, “Based on my experience and expertise, I believe that the USOC and/or the various NGBs, have covered-up evidence of American Olympic level athletes testing positive for banned PEDs (performance enhancing drugs).” After Dr. Voy left, Dr. Exum began working for the USOC as the Director of Drug Control Administration.[74]https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/exum-claims-large-s...tives/

Exum claims large scale cover-up of doping positives; published April 29, 2005

ABC News covered the story at the beginning, but it soon died. According to ABC, “U.S. Olympic leaders have been accused by their former doping chief of hampering his fight against drugs, and the U.S. Olympic Committee evading its responsibility to screen and discipline athletes for drugs in its quest to produce medal-winners. The lawsuit says that about half the American athletes who have tested positive for prohibited substances have gone unpunished. Exum claims his anti-drug efforts were “willfully and repeatedly undermined “by the committee’s “unwillingness to adopt an anti-doping program that had any real probability of preventing athletic doping and protecting the health and well-being of American athletes.” He stated further, “The USOC’s real interest is “procuring gold medalists who perform not just superbly, but who realize superhuman achievements,” (like Michael Phelps) the suit claims, adding that the USOC “knows that to achieve these superhuman records, doping must occur.”[75]https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/story?id=100883&page=1

U.S. Olympic Leaders Accused of Doping

“The suit accuses the USOC of deferring to each sport’s individual governing body on discipline, resulting in punishments that are nonexistent or so light that they encourage drug use. It says Exum was told to mind his own business when he raised concerns that non-doctors were given keys to what the suit calls “a pharmacopeia” in the USOC’s Sports Medicine Division and allowed to dispense the medicines to athletes.”

Marion Jones

“Marion Jones is an American former world champion track and field athlete and former professional basketball player. She won three gold medals and two bronze medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but was later stripped of her medals after admitting to steroid use.”[76]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Jones

“At the time of her admission and subsequent guilty plea, Jones was one of the most famous athletes to be linked to the BALCO scandal.[4]https://www.rt.com/sport/549525-kamila-valieva-usada...mpics/

USADA comments on new Valieva claims
The case against BALCO covered more than 20 top level American athletes. A 2003 investigation into the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO), which supplied steroids to a variety of high-profile athletes, led to suspicions that American sprinter Marion Jones had used performance-enhancing drugs. But it wasn’t until 2007 that Jones admitted to past use of a designer steroid known as “the clear.” Jones said she began using the steroid just weeks before the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. Jones returned the five medals she won in those games, including gold medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter races, and the 4 x 400-meter relay. Jones had also nabbed bronze medals for long jump and the 4 x 100-meter relay. All of Jones’ race results after Sept. 1, 2000, were expunged, and she was given a two-year ban.”

There are many more such. The important point is that there were literally hundreds of American athletes competing in World and Olympic competitions who were doing blood doping, using steroids and other banned substances, often with the full knowledge of US sport officials and sometimes with their assistance – and always with their protection. Not only did the US sports organisations protect and forgive their athletes, the US managed to bully the international organisations to avoid targeting American athletes. One report stated that at least 35 Olympic gold medals were unfairly won by Americans.

It was so bad during this time, that I am convinced the Russian sports officials turned to steroids and doping because they knew all the Americans were doing it, and they stood no chance unless they adopted the same methods. There is ample evidence that the US was by far the worst sports offender for the longest period of time. It is largely the media control that has led the world to believe the US is somehow clean and China and Russia are not clean. From the historical record, nothing could be further from the truth. And there is little reason to believe anything has changed.

“Irina Rodnina, a three-time Olympic champion, currently a State Duma deputy, spoke harshly about the situation with figure skater Kamila Valieva. “The situation with Kamila Valieva is a huge scandal for our sport, and most importantly, we don’t know what the consequences will be. Why is Russia so disliked? I have another question: why does Russia make so many mistakes? How many medals have we lost because of doping? About 40 medals!” Russia makes mistakes that are unacceptable in sports, and does not draw any conclusions from it afterwards, Irina Rodnina added.” Irina, everything you say may be true, but now you know the reasons.[77]https://english.pravda.ru/sports/150323-kamila_valieva/

Irina Rodnina: Why does Russia make such huge mistakes?

The Western Media Infoglut

When the news of Kamila’s test was revealed, the entire Western media pounced on the young girl in what appeared to be a planned frenzy of denigration, one that I have seldom seen in the past. It reminded me of an attack by sharks or, maybe better, hyenas, with their sickening laughing sounds. ( https://youtu.be/JRFsiJC1sPQ ). I was astonished at the intensity of the attacks, and their consistency, leading me to conclude the attacks were being scripted and choreographed from a central source – as I believe they were.

Within hours of CAS refusing Kamila’s suspension, the media in all Western countries, but especially the English-speaking world, engaged in a violent and incessant series of disparaging and hateful attacks on both the girl and on Russia. It seemed that every publication carried its quota of three to five thoroughly nasty articles each day, with the evening news on all the major networks opening with something unpleasant to say. It was not only USADA and WADA, but the various Olympic Committees from the US, Canada, Germany and other countries in the NATO camp all joining in the conspiracy to trash a lovely and talented young girl who had never done anything to anyone.

I cannot recall these organisations ever having done that before, to any other person. It is beyond belief that men at that height would stoop so low as to trash an innocent 15-year-old girl far more than anyone did with even Jeffrey Epstein or a serial killer. I cannot fathom what would be in the minds of such people to do such a thing. They were knowingly and deliberately destroying the reputation of a young artist for cheap political gain. That is stunning. One might understand her competitors being jealous and making unkind remarks, but these officials are grown men at high international levels. How pitiful they must be, to take satisfaction in such low meanness.

I fault many of the media columnists in the same manner. These are privileged people, with their control of the microphone, and yet they use it for the lowest purposes. Here is a brief sample of the hundreds of the poisoned articles I encountered:

“Stop us if you’ve heard this before: a Russian Olympic athlete (15-year-old Kamila Valieva) was caught for doping and is at the center of an Olympic scandal.[78]https://oggi-notizie.it/notizie/kamila-valieva-5-cos...rnali/

Kamila Valieva: 5 things about the Russian skater, 15, at the center of a scandal of the Winter Olympics
The case of Valieva once again shows how colossally [the world] has failed with its far too negligent appeasement policy towards Russia. Eight years after the state doping scandal in Sochi, Russian sport is at least in some areas uglier than ever. As one who dopes young girls and treats them like disposable goods.”[79]https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/eiskunstlauf/komme...0.html

Russian sport partly uglier than ever

“It is obvious that Valieva would never have been in this situation if WADA, the IOC and CAS had done their job and banned Russia from world sport.” “Research of the sports show on the environment of the young woman reveals a disastrous mixture – of an extremely tough trainer and a physician who has repeatedly proven in the past to go beyond the boundaries of the gray areas.”[80]https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/investigativ/fall-...0.html

Case of Valiyeva: Help from the expert for doping with noble gas
“The disposable children”[81]https://www.faz.net/aktuell/sport/olympische-winters...9.html

The disposable children
“Criminal play with children”[82]https://www.faz.net/aktuell/sport/olympische-winters...4.html

Criminal play with children
“Doping thriller about Wunderkind; She (Kamila) enchanted the world, but probably also deceived it.”[83]https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/doping-kri...d.html

Doping thriller about Wunderkind

The US coach Adam Rippon, who won Olympic bronze four years ago and now coaches Valieva’s competitor Mariah Bell, was the most vocal critic. “I don’t know how the Olympics recovers from this,” he said. “It is shocking and it is disappointing. I don’t think ever in the history of the Olympics somebody with a positive test has been allowed to compete.” Well, except Americans.

Like many, he expressed sympathy for Valieva – before suggesting her entourage, led by her coach Eteri Tutberidze, was to blame. “All of our hearts are breaking that this is a 15-year-old girl,” he said. “It feels like she was taken advantage of and given this drug that she had no business taking.” Then came a twirl of the knife. “What this says is that the team around her are child abusers,” Rippon said. “The only thing they care about is performance, and not the health and well-being of their athletes. They are a factory that pumps out children who can compete, up to a certain point. It doesn’t feel like the coaches involved in the ladies’ program are coaches at all, but dog trainers; they’re running a circus. They shouldn’t be here at the Olympic Games. They’re clowns.”[84]https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/15/kamila...-event

Kamila Valieva: Russian skater in gold medal position in individual event

Pharmacologist and anti-doping expert Fritz Sörgel: “For me, this is human breeding. At the age of ten, it is decided which sport the child should do. Then it is trimmed for Wunderkind. Often the crash comes at the age of 18 or 20. Selected – child prodigy – gold medal – forgotten and worn out. It would be hilarious if so much harm wasn’t being done to clean American and Japanese skaters who won’t get to wear their team event medals on the Olympic podium because another Russian doping scandal robbed them of their moment.”[85]https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/russian-tee...ympics

Russian teenager Kamila Valieva skates through doping storm at Beijing Olympics
Ouch. Ouch, ouch.

“CAS’s decision to let Valieva compete, on the grounds that maintaining the suspension would cause her irreparable damage, has prompted outrage from athletes and officials around the world. Russian skaters, skiers and hockey players are identified here as Russian Olympic Committee athletes, as a reminder that their state-sponsored doping effort at Sochi 2014 scandalized the Games yet again and they cannot fly the flag until they straighten up and fly right. It’s the proverbial slap on the wrist, and weakness from the IOC is exactly what the Russians have expected and exploited for ages. But first, let her skate, let the harm be done, and then try to repair it. Let her skate, and if she wins, the IOC will simply have to try to claw back her medals when the world isn’t so interested, just as they have done with so many cheating Russians before her. Written by [email protected]; feel free to send your comments.[86]https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/olympics-ka...ug-ioc

GLOBAL OUTRAGE

It was interesting that Marion Bell, the US favorite – but sure to lose to Valieva – talked about “clean sports, integrity, and doping testing as she left the press area with her head held high.” The American way. But Valieva solemnly passed by with her head bowed and refused to communicate. So who is the real champion?” — wrote Brennan in his “Twitter”.[87]https://sportkp.ru/olimpiada-2022/valieva-razocharov...cr85cr

Valieva disappointed the American journalist: “I passed by with my head down”
Well, if I were a teenager and the whole world was condemning me for being a cheat and a criminal and a ‘disposable child’, I would probably hang my head too. Even if I were a superior American.

“US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) head Travis Tygart alleged that Russia has “hijacked” the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and has “stolen the moment from clean athletes” for what is the “sixth consecutive” edition of the Games.”[88]https://www.rt.com/sport/549316-usada-wada-valieva-/

Russia has ‘hijacked’ Beijing Games, rages US anti-doping boss
“Alexander Bolshunov took as much gold as he could. The only problem is that he and the other Russian athletes should never have been on the starting line in this Olympics.[89]https://www.rt.com/sport/548550-bolshunov-russians-b...tvedt/

Russians ‘shouldn’t be in Beijing,’ claims Norwegian journalist
[90]https://www.nrk.no/sport/gullene-ol-trengte-_-inklud...844286

The golds the Olympics needed – including what we didn’t want

Harsh, no-exceptions penalties must be put in place for athletes of all ages who test positive for performance-enhancing drugs.[91]https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/sabrina-mad...ympics

Sabrina Maddeaux: Russian Kamila Valieva’s young age doesn’t excuse doping leniency at Beijing Olympics
Even if Kamila Valieva wins, she will be defined by what she has lost.[92]https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2022/...cence/

Even if Kamila Valieva wins, she will be defined by what she has lost

“The girl was gone, nearly all gone, 15 years old and absent an adolescent spirit. Maybe most of the child in Kamila Valieva had vanished earlier, but the isolation of precocious talent is different from infamy. On the saddest night of the Beijing Winter Olympics, with every probing eye locked on her, a teenager was made a renegade.”[93]https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2022/...cence/

Even if Kamila Valieva wins, she will be defined by what she has lost

The skating community, Weir said, is furious that Valieva is being allowed to compete. Lipinski said she feels that anger — and sadness, too. Valieva helped the Russian Olympic Committee win the team event earlier in the Games and leads the women’s competition after the short program.”[94]https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2022/...lieva/

As Kamila Valieva skates, NBC’s Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski express their outrage

“The 15-year-old fought back tears as she completed the 2 minute and 40 second routine, watched by millions around the world, her music almost drowned out by the clicking of cameras.”[95]https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/valieva-shi...02-15/

Valieva shines through doping cloud as Beijing holds its breath

Photo: How Hwee Young
Photo: How Hwee Young

Epilogue – They Got What They Wanted

In the final session, Kamila finished fourth and was out of the medals for individual competition – where she was by far the favorite. She made mistakes on several different jumps throughout her routine, falling on a few separate occasions, and ruining her chances at finishing first.[96]https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-valieva-...x.html

Kamila Valieva falls multiple times in free skate program, finishes in fourth place in the women’s individual event
[97]https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60399342

Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva misses out on podium as she finishes fourth
[98]https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/canadian-ma...podium

Canadian Madeline Schizas 19th in Olympic women’s figure skating; Russia’s Valieva finishes off podium
The 15-year-old nevertheless received loud applause from those in the stands, but she left the ice in tears at the end of her routine, and was inconsolable afterwards as the emotions from the prior days appeared to catch up with her. This wonderful young star still has a chance to possess her gold medal, depending on the results of the test examination. But whatever happens now, there will be no joy or happiness; everything has been pushed to the limit and the memories forever tarnished – for Kamila and for Russia. Nothing will repair this damage now; it has gone too far.

The Media – a Bit of Sunshine, But Not Much

The BBC‘s Sonia Oxley wrote, “You almost wanted to look away, it felt wrong to be watching. Watching this unfold, you could not help wonder what would be the long-term effect of having gone through all this on the world’s biggest stage. Watching this unfold, all you could think was – she’s a child.”[99]https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60421438

Kamila Valieva: Anger and sympathy as 15-year-old breaks down at Winter Olympics
“Under the immense weight of a huge doping scandal, Valieva finished in fourth place in the women’s individual event. Valieva – who was the clear favorite to finish in first – broke into tears as she left the ice as the emotion of the past few days appeared to catch up with her.”[100]https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-vali...x.html[101]https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-vali...x.html

Why Kamila Valieva’s ‘very traumatizing’ skating controversy matters

Katerina Witt of Germany, a very popular former gold medalist herself, was overcome by Kamila’s performance. On German television, when the camera turned back to the studio after watching Kamila’s loss, she had tears in her eyes and turned away from the TV camera, at one point asking the crew to turn off the camera. She said, “I’m sorry, but that’s actually unbearable. [Kamila] was a shadow of herself when she went out there”, adding that Kamila couldn’t possibly have withstood the pressure and won there with the game that was being played against her.[102]https://www.stern.de/sport/sportwelt/olympia-2022–katarina-witt-hat-wegen-walijewa-einen-heulanfall-im-tv-studio-31636586.html

“She has been accused of eating the world”: Katarina Witt cries over Walijewa in the TV studio
Witt said that even if Kamila had skated perfectly and become an Olympic champion, there would always have been the conversations about how she was “dirty”. “What happened now is the worst thing: she is broken by it. She had to go out there. I think they have been accused of eating the world. Everyone was watching, you have to break.”

In a brittle voice, watching Valieva’s failed freestyle, Witt said, “Exactly what they should have been protected from has happened. “She’s 15, she’s a child. You see her sitting there, collapsing…” Witt added, “Will we ever see her again?” Then Witt, who knows Valieva personally, added something further: “A young life is being destroyed. Kamila is not one who would consciously do doping. She doesn’t need that at all.”[103]https://www.welt.de/sport/article236965617/Eiskunstl...t.html

“Unbearable” – Katarina Witt breaks down in tears
“They have been put under political pressure. Someone responsible should have taken her out and put her on a plane, home, three months away from all this hustle and bustle. Before the tsunami even started. She is completely the loser in the whole game. What has been done here is irresponsible.[104]https://www.welt.de/sport/olympia/article236969341/O...s.html

Unbearable” – Katarina Witt bursts into tears”

The UK Guardian for once in its life ran an article containing a bit of human kindness, unfortunately mixed with the ideological nastiness for which the Guardian has become famous. Still: “One question lingered at the Capital Indoor Stadium as Kamila Valieva’s head sank towards her ankles, the tear ducts refused to shut and the Olympic dream of the greatest female skater in history came tumbling horribly to earth. Was all this really worth it? The trials and global tumult of the past week were already far beyond what any 15-year-old should have to bear. Yet Thursday’s free skate programme somehow heaped fresh indignities – and fears for [Kamila’s] situation.

Sadly, Valieva’s pain is not yet over. She now faces months of limbo while her positive test for trimetazidine . . . is resolved in the courts. It is possible that she still might escape an anti-doping ban, which would enable her to pick up the gold medal she helped win in last week’s team event. Those comments will upset a great many countries and a great many skaters. But they will, at least, provide Valieva with a degree of hope. And that was an element otherwise missing on a painful and chaotic night in Beijing.”[105]https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/17/kamila...kating

Kamila Valieva’s Olympic gold hopes vanish amid ROC anger, tears and joy

The German Stern wrote, “The pressure was too great: Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva failed dramatically in the freestyle at the Olympic Games. The gold favorite and “miracle skater”, who is criticized for alleged doping, crashed several times and finished fourth. Kamila Valieva almost tragically failed in her freestyle in the figure skating singles and missed out on a medal as the big favorite, although she was still in the lead after the short program. She took the thankless fourth place after days of fuss about her doping offense.”[106]https://www.stern.de/sport/sportwelt/olympia-2022–eiskunstlaeuferin-walijewa-scheitert-tragisch–31636300.html

Falls and tears: Figure skater Valiyeva tragically fails in the freestyle

And Then All the Nasty Stuff

The New York Times gleefully led the parade by proclaiming, “A Russian Star Falls . . . in a Blur of Jumps, Tumbles and Tears.”[107]https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/sports/olympics/k...g.html

A Russian Star Falls . . . in a Blur of Jumps, Tumbles and Tears.

The NYT didn’t stop there: “Winning an Olympic gold medal had been her aim since she was just a young girl . . . In those early years of skating, she rose quickly in the sport, pegged as a natural. Years ago, a tiny Valieva dressed in a tiny white costume straight out of “Swan Lake” glided across the rink doing her tiny jumps and moving her body with a dancer’s soft arm positions and elastic legs. Even at that age, she moved so gracefully to the music that the notes seemed programmed into her DNA. But on Thursday, she was a different Kamila Valieva, one whose name will forever be synonymous with one of the biggest doping controversies in Olympic.[108]https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/sports/olympics/k...g.html

A Russian Star Falls and Another Rises in a Blur of Jumps, Tumbles and Tears

CNN, equally gleefully, told us that “Kamila Valieva falls multiple times in free skate program, finishes in fourth place in the women’s individual event.”[109]https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-valieva-...x.html

Kamila Valieva falls multiple times in free skate program, finishes in fourth place in the women’s individual event

Canada’s treasured CTV News informed us that “Valieva unravels to finish fourth. The favorite after winning the short program, the Russian phenom fell twice in an error-filled skate to “Bolero.” And looking very much like a 15-year-old, she sobbed in the “kiss and cry” after her scores were announced. But in the biggest Olympic skating scandal since the 2002 Salt Lake Games, Valieva will be the Russian everyone remembers. After a week of outrage following a failed drugs test, 15-year-old Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva left the ice in tears as her controversial Olympics came to a distressing conclusion. In the end it became one of the most uncomfortable, unpleasant moments of sport in recent memory.[110]https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/russia-s-shcherbakova-...785107

Russia’s Shcherbakova skates to gold, Valieva unravels to finish fourth

The media moguls can always find an outlier to echo the sentiments they want to spread to the public, to lead the way in telling us how to think about a particular event. In this instance, they found what they needed in the person of Japanese skater Kaori Sakamoto, who finished third in the short program. “Do I feel sorry for Kamila? No, I don’t think so.” According to the German Stern, “The statement makes it clear how much the competition is annoyed by the Russian team.”[111]https://www.stern.de/sport/sportwelt/olympia-2022–die-wut-der-konkurrenz-auf-wunderlaeuferin-walijewa-ist-gewaltig-31635272.html

The anger of the competition against miracle runner Valiyeva is enormous

And our psychopathic hyena from USADA, Travis Tygart, said, “On the one hand, my heart breaks for her because of the despicable acts of the adults in her life and the catastrophic failures of the Russian and IOC-run systems that permanently cast a dark cloud over her performances. “On the other hand, all of us who value clean sport are sick to our stomachs because these failures have tragically robbed clean athletes of their incredible sacrifice and Olympic dreams.”[112]https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-valieva-...x.html

Kamila Valieva falls multiple times in free skate program, finishes in fourth place in the women’s individual event

The Italian media were equally unkind. Italy’s Corriere della Sera began with, “Kamila Valieva, Olympics: the 15-year-old Russian, tense for the doping case, falls twice and says goodbye to the medal. Kamila Valieva, at the center of the most sensational doping case of the Olympics, the little girl who falls apart. She misses the quadruple-triple combination, falls, gets up, falls again. She arrives at the end with the face of someone who has seen a ghost, the last ones are sad spins: on the ice her sport drama is consumed.”[113]https://www.corriere.it/sport/olimpiadi-invernali/22....shtml

Kamila Valieva, Olympics: the 15-year-old Russian, tense for the doping case, falls twice and says goodbye to the medal
The newspaper finished with, “Valieva, from doping to farewell to the medal.”[114]https://video.corriere.it/sport/valieva-doping-all-a...7e6940

Valieva, from doping to farewell to the medal

But the Gold Medal for child sociopathology goes to Dan Barnes of Canada’s National Post, beginning with “Kamila Valieva falls off podium that wasn’t going to be there even if she won an Olympic medal. In four minutes that must have seemed to her like four hours, Valieva flamed out in spectacular fashion.” He continues: “[Kamila’s] presence so corrupted the latter competition that the International Olympic Committee announced that there wouldn’t be a victory ceremony if she won a medal. A second tarnished medal wasn’t in the cards. If you were cheering for just such a thing to happen, shame on you. How many 15-year-olds can get their hands on heart medication? [Kamila’s coach Tutberidze] brought Valieva here, perhaps thinking the dirt would not seep out. But it stained the ice because the IOC was powerless to prevent the kid from skating.”[115]https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/russian-ska...-medal

Russian skater Kamila Valieva falls off podium that wasn’t even going to be there if she won an Olympic medal

However, always in praise of Americans, Barnes had this to say: “But there were reasons not to hate the whole night. Mariah Bell of the United States is 25, which practically makes her a fossil in this discipline, and she was awesome, skating to K.D. Lang’s chilling version of Hallelujah. Eleventh after the short program, she moved up to 10th.“

There is much more, but you really don’t want to read it. Dan Barnes’ email address is [email protected] if you care to tell him anything.

Valieva Destroyed

Former ice dance world champion Alexander Zhulin said “international sporting authorities will have to live with the consequences of “ruining” Russian star Kamila Valieva’s Olympic dreams after her doping case ordeal in Beijing. This is a tragedy. What they have done is the destruction of a child and a person. I have never seen Kamila so lost. Valieva seemed badly impacted by the scandal in a bitterly disappointing free skate program on Thursday.”[116]https://www.rt.com/sport/549753-alexander-zhulin-kam...agedy/

IOC & WADA ‘destroyed’ Valieva, says skating icon; Alexander Zhulin accused international sports officials of ruining the ‘brightest star of figure skating’

“Russian figure skating sensation Kamila Valieva’s Winter Olympics destiny was decided before her emotional final performance at the Beijing Games, legendary coach Tatiana Tarasova has claimed after watching the 15-year-old end a campaign blighted by her anti-doping case with fourth place in the individual competition. World Figure Skating Hall of Fame member Tarasova, who won the last of her eight gold medals while coaching Russian athletes, admitted that it would have been impossible to comfort the visibly crestfallen Valieva afterwards.

“How can you console Camila?” asked Tarasova, suggesting that the star had been badly affected by a week of frenzied media coverage following the announcement of a drug test result from the Russian championships on December 25. “She was killed, killed, killed and killed. We saw it today. Valieva held her head in her hands and wept after a showing that she was clearly not happy with. Despite being deemed a ‘protected person’ by WADA as a minor and being unable to mount a proper legal defense over the non-performance enhancing substance, Valieva has been portrayed by some media outlets as a symbol of what they perceive as a doping crisis involving Russia.” (117)

Andrei Zhurankov, a Russian commentator, said on TV, “Respected sports officials, you have destroyed the most talented figure skater in the world.”

Sports psychologist René Paasch now advises Valieva after the great media emergence of the last few days that “she is now moving away from the media in order to calm down. It will take time [for her] to be able to appear openly in the media again. This no longer has anything to do with performance, but is simply inhumane. For Valieva, however, the crash into a mental hole could now follow.[118]https://www.watson.de/sport/analyse/332968996-olympi...ngfall

Medal missed – sports psychologist explains the consequences of the doping case for 15-year-old Valieva: Training “is simply inhumane”

Paasch says that to restore her image, Kamila must somehow prove to the world that she can perform “independently of substances“, but that this will take years, and may be impossible in light of the enormous flood of media damage that has already been done. My guess is that, like Ye Shiwen, in ten years we will be able to search for “Russian skater cheater” and little Kamila’s name will be at the top of the list. And in any case, figure skating, like gymnastics is a sport for the very young; it can be extremely difficult to last for another attempt.

The Agenda: Total Elimination of Russia from the Olympics

The world’s Western media, led by the Americans, is making very clear their ultimate intention is to have Russia permanently banned from the Olympic Games, never again able to participate because they are so “dirty” and “unrepentant”. CNN tells us this would be humanity at its finest, “if Russia had already been banned from the Olympic arena after its previous infractions, how many children’s lives might be different today? How many Kamila Valievas are there in the pipeline who can be saved from harm?” This was in an article by Kaitlyn Weaver, pretending to want the figure-skating dreams of young girls to come true, but the thrust of the article was the destruction of Russia.[119]https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/17/opinions/olympic-...x.html

My Olympic figure skating dream came true. Don’t let others get ruined

Dick Pound, the “founding president” of WADA (who else) and a former vice-president of the IOC, says it is “time for a time out for Russia in the Olympics” because Russia has been cheating for too long, is unrepentant, and will never stop. All this is based on one test of a young girl, a test unrelated to the Olympics, and one that may well be resolved in Valieva’s favor. Pound ignores all this in favor of the real agenda. His version is that Russia needs “the nuclear option” of a total ban because “That’s not a healthy atmosphere for Russia. And it’s not a healthy atmosphere in which the athletes from the rest of the world have to compete in competitions where there are Russians.[120]https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-vali...x.html

Why Kamila Valieva’s ‘very traumatizing’ skating controversy matters

The German Stern can also be very nasty when it comes to China or Russia: “The case of Kamila Valieva reinforces prejudices against Russia. This makes it all the more serious that Russia is already banned for systematic state doping. The athletes compete under the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee, instead of the national anthem, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is played at award ceremonies. This is exactly the topic addressed by the US Athletes’ Association AAC, which called on the IOC to guarantee all participants “clean and fair games”. The international association Global Athletes made it clear that Valieva should never have competed. There would be no discussion if the anti-doping agencies, the IOC and the Court of Arbitration for Sport Cas had “done their job and banned Russia from world sport”. [121]https://www.stern.de/sport/sportwelt/olympia-2022–die-wut-der-konkurrenz-auf-wunderlaeuferin-walijewa-ist-gewaltig-31635272.html

The anger of the competition against miracle runner Valiyeva is enormous

Criticism of the IOC

There are a few muted voices on the other side. Johannes Herber, the managing director of Athletes Germany, makes clear that “These Olympic Games are more political than any before. Rarely has the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had to deal with so much criticism, especially President Thomas Bach who is in the crossfire of criticism because of the events in Beijing. He says the IOC is much at fault for “not taking a stand” on important matters.[122]https://www.welt.de/sport/plus236879201/Johannes-Her...g.html

“It’s just sad that the IOC is not taking a stand”
It was stated by the BBC that “There will also be intense questions posted to the authorities – the IOC, ROC, CAS and the International Skating Union, in particular – about how this situation was allowed to develop to the stage it overshadowed the competition and left a 15-year-old in this position.”[123]https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60421438

Kamila Valieva: Anger and sympathy as 15-year-old breaks down at Winter Olympics
I sympathise with the BBC, but “intense questions” to the boards of these powerful organisations will simply be dismissed; they have no need to listen to anyone about fairness or humanity, and in any case their agenda is political not humane.

The reason the sports authorities will be deaf to all criticism is that they are not doing their jobs badly; they are performing perfectly according to their real agenda – which could be briefly summarised as “Bring as much embarrassment, financial loss, humiliation, pain, to both China and Russia. The Olympics are merely one cannon in their arsenal. This is the cause of the “investigations” by WADA, USADA, and the IOC, into Kamila, Kamila’s entire ‘entourage’, the ROC and much more. If there is any way they can use US laws to “sanction” Kamila and many others, they will do it, and things would not have progressed to this late stage without a plan that is likely foolproof.[124]https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60399342

Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva misses out on podium as she finishes fourth

According to the BBC, “Denis Oswald, the chair of the IOC Disciplinary Commission “It is clearly a wish and a decision of the IOC but also WADA to examine all aspects of this case including the situation of the entourage because, of course, you can imagine a girl of 15 would not do something wrong alone – so yes, the entourage will be investigated,” Oswald told reporters. WADA has already said it will be investigating the teenager’s entourage, including coaches, doctors and other adults surrounding her. Valieva’s Games may be over but this story is far from finished.[125]https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60421438

Kamila Valieva: Anger and sympathy as 15-year-old breaks down at Winter Olympics

The Russians are of course very angry at all this. The head of Russia’s Olympic Committee says, “We categorically disagree with this. Regarding the result of the team tournament, the Russian Olympic Committee has already sent a letter to the ISU [International Skating Union] in which it stated in detail the position that the results of the team tournament are not subject to revision under any circumstances, regardless of the outcome of the disciplinary investigation against the athlete. The anti-doping rules [state] that a review of results in a team event would only take place if the alleged anti-doping violation had been committed during the Olympic Games. We will defend this position consistently in any possible proceedings, including in the CAS, if required.”[126]https://sputniknews.com/20220217/russian-teen-figure...0.html

Russian Teen Figure Skater Kamila Valieva Comes 4th in Women’s Single After Unprecedented Pressure
[127]https://www.rt.com/sport/549766-russian-olympic-comm...lieva/

Emotional Russian Olympic boss responds to Valieva drama

A Note to an Angel

My Dear Kamila;

It is unfair that at such a young age you are exposed to some unpleasant truths of the world. You are carrying much weight on your shoulders. Providence has blessed you with some great gifts and also, it seems, some great trials. You must never doubt your ability to handle them. Don’t be afraid.

At your level, skating is about artistry and personal fulfillment, but at the world level, at the Olympic level, skating is about money and politics. The people who manage international sports organisations do not care about the athletes. They are not interested in struggle and achievement. They do not care if you succeed or fail. Do not let that distress you.

Kamila, you must try to understand that what happened to you was not your fault. There are evil people in the world who want to destroy Russia. Your test result was deliberately withheld as part of a plan for an excuse to ban your country forever from the Olympic Games. It was not about you. You just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, standing alone on the track when the train came. Everyone knows you are innocent of the accusations; never doubt that.

You must not blame yourself for any failure. There are very few adults who could have performed well, with the enormous pressure that you felt. Give the wounds time to heal, and try again. You will succeed.

You are at the beginning of your life, and everything is still dark and unformed. Try to understand: When the little spring of water first bubbles up from the ground, it does not know which way it will go. But it follows its nature; it fills up everything in its path, it doesn’t shrink from any plunge. It always remains true to itself, always takes the path of least resistance, and eventually it finds the ocean.

Whether you know it or not, at least one billion people in the world know who you are, and they are cheering for you, and they share your hope for your dreams. You are not alone. Believe in yourself.

“Whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

All my Best,

Larry Romanoff

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Notes

[A1] https://oggi-notizie.it/notizie/kamila-valieva-5-cose-sulla-pattinatrice-russa-15-anni-al-centro-di-uno-scandalo-delle-olimpiadi-invernali/

[A2] https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/doping-krimi-um-kamila-valieva-bei-olympia-in-peking-das-ist-menschenzuechtung-79111438.bild.html

[A3] https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/investigativ/russland-eiskunstlauf-gnadenlos-100.html

[A4] https://www.france24.com/fr/sports/20220211-anorexie-exigence-et-dopage-derri%C3%A8re-la-patineuse-kamila-valieva-l-ombre-d-eteri-tutberidze

[A5] https://www.welt.de/sport/plus236819535/Olympia-2022-Doping-Krimi-um-Eiskunstlauf-Star-Kamila-Valieva.html

[A6] https://www.1tv.ru/news/2022-02-14/421074-pervye_emotsii_kamily_valievoy_posle_resheniya_cas_dopuske_k_uchastiyu_v_lichnom_turnire_na_igrah_v_pekine

[A7] https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/15/kamila-valieva-russian-skater-in-gold-medal-position-in-individual-event

[A8] https://www.wsj.com/articles/kamila-valieva-olympics-figure-skating-russia-doping-11644853846

[A9] https://www.20minutos.es/deportes/noticia/4955522/0/kamila-valieva-entrenadora-eteri-tutberidze-metodo-dopaje-juegos-olimpicos-invierno/

[A10] https://www.rt.com/sport/549346-kamila-valieva-doping-case-media-coverage/

[A11] https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/sport/olympia-peking-2022-eiskunstlauf-doping-walijewa-100.html

[A12] https://oggi-notizie.it/notizie/kamila-valieva-5-cose-sulla-pattinatrice-russa-15-anni-al-centro-di-uno-scandalo-delle-olimpiadi-invernali/

[1] https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/14/sports/olympics/valieva-drug-test-heart-medications.html

Kamila Valieva’s sample included three substances sometimes used to help the heart. Only one is banned.

[2] https://www.zeit.de/sport/2022-02/olympia-russin-kamila-walijewa-darf-trotz-dopingvergehens-starten

Russian figure skater allowed to start despite positive doping test

[3] https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/valieva-listed-2-legal-oxygen-boosters-on-olympic-forms-1.5783455

Valieva listed 2 legal oxygen boosters on Olympic forms

[4] https://www.rt.com/sport/549525-kamila-valieva-usada-doping-sample-olympics/

USADA comments on new Valieva claims

[5] https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/doping-krimi-um-kamila-valieva-bei-olympia-in-peking-das-ist-menschenzuechtung-79111438.bild.html

Doping thriller about Wunderkind

[6] https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/beijing-winter-olympics-02-16-22-spt/h_d65d9e45e8171fb272b3c7d39b7d73b8

Kamila Valieva sample shows 3 substances related to treating heart conditions

[7] https://www.rt.com/sport/549267-wada-responds-valieva-beijing-decision/

WADA blames Russian officials for Valieva test result delay

[8] https://www.rt.com/sport/549070-reason-kamila-valieva-test-delay/

Anti-doping officials explain mystery Valieva test delay

[9] https://sputniknews.com/20220211/why-now-sports-lawyer-questions-timing-of-kamila-valievas-doping-test-results-1092948511.html

‘Why Now?’ Sports Lawyer Questions Timing of Kamila Valieva’s Doping Test Results

[10] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-10507795/Kamila-Valievas-choreographer-insists-talent-not-necessary-cheat.html

Western Forces Could Be Behind Valieva’s Doping Case, Russian Parliamentary Speaker Says

[11] https://sputniknews.com/20220211/western-forces-could-be-behind-valievas-doping-case-russian-parliamentary-speaker-says-1092948029.html

Western Forces Could Be Behind Valieva’s Doping Case, Russian Parliamentary Speaker Says

[12] https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/doping-krimi-um-kamila-valieva-bei-olympia-in-peking-das-ist-menschenzuechtung-79111438.bild.html

Doping thriller aboutWunderkind

[13] https://elpais.com/deportes/2022-02-11/la-patinadora-rusa-kamila-valieva-dio-positivo-por-dopaje-antes-de-ganar-el-oro-en-los-juegos-de-invierno.html

Russian skater Kamila Valieva tested positive for doping six weeks before winning gold at the Winter Games

[14] https://sputniknews.com/20220211/valieva-case-how-western-sport-agencies-turned-2022-olympics-into-anti-russian-vendetta-again-1092948270.html

Valieva Case: How Western Sport Agencies Turned 2022 Olympics Into Anti-Russian Vendetta, Again

[15] https://sputniknews.com/20220215/valieva-wada-test-sports–anti-doping-movement-manipulated-for-political-purposes-journo-says-1093060472.html

Valieva WADA Test: Sports & Anti-Doping Movement Manipulated for Political Purposes, Journo Says

[16] https://www.rt.com/sport/549350-rusada-wada-valieva-test-delay/

Russian officials respond after Valieva test delay blame

[17] https://www.faz.net/aktuell/sport/olympische-winterspiele/sportpolitik/dopingfall-kamila-walijewa-verschwoerung-oder-missbrauch-17802058.html

Conspiracy or abuse?

[18] https://sportowefakty.wp.pl/igrzyska-olimpijskie/984703/wszystko-bylo-zaplanowane-zaskakujaca-teoria-nt-15-latki-na-dopingu

“Everything was planned!” A surprising theory about a 15-year-old on doping

[19] https://greeleytribune.net/what-we-know-and-dont-know-about-the-kamila-valieva-case/

What we know and don’t know about the Kamila Valieva case

[20] https://www.wsj.com/articles/kamila-valieva-olympics-figure-skating-russia-doping-11644853846

Why Russian Skater Kamila Valieva Is Allowed to Compete at the Olympics

[21] https://www.rds.ca/jeux-olympiques/jo-2022-dopage-kamila-valieva-peut-poursuivre-son-parcours-olympique-1.15472569?cache=false?nouvelles/onglet/accueil

Kamila Valieva can continue her Olympic journey

[22] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travis_Tygart

[23] http://mcmullansolicitors.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/120709-Armstrong-v-USADA-Federal-Court-Complaint.pdf .

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

[24] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Anti-Doping_Agency

[25] https://www.nature.com/articles/454667a

A level playing field?

[26] https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Bulletin_2013_2_complete.pdf

CAS Bulletin

[27] https://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/why-the-sun-yang-decision-should-be-overturned/

Why the Sun Yang decision should be overturned

[28] https://www.sportsintegrityinitiative.com/should-changes-follow-sun-yangs-eight-year-ban/

Should changes follow Sun Yang’s eight year ban?

[29] https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/23/sports/olympics/sun-yang-china-doping.html

Chinese Swimmer’s Doping Ban Is Lifted After Accusation of Racism

[30] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8286753/Chinese-drug-cheat-swimmer-Sun-Yang-launches-appeal-against-eight-year-ban-desperate-Olympics-bid.html

Chinese drug cheat swimmer Sun Yang launches appeal against his eight-year ban

[31] https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/jul/30/ye-shiwen-world-record-olympics-2012

Ye Shiwen’s world record Olympic swim ‘disturbing’, says top US coach

[32] https://nationalpost.com/opinion/marni-soupcoff-what-if-chinese-swimmer-ye-shiwen-is-just-really-really-good

Marni Soupcoff: What if Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen is just really, really good?

[33] https://www.tas-cas.org/fileadmin/user_upload/CAS_Ad_Hoc_Media_Release_Beijing_8.pdf

THE CAS AD HOC DIVISION DECLINES TO IMPOSE A PROVISIONAL SUSPENSION ON THE RUSSIAN FIGURE SKATER KAMILA VALIEVA

[34] https://oggi-notizie.it/notizie/kamila-valieva-5-cose-sulla-pattinatrice-russa-15-anni-al-centro-di-uno-scandalo-delle-olimpiadi-invernali/

Kamila Valieva: 5 things about the Russian skater, 15, at the center of a scandal of the Winter Olympics

[35] https://www.br.de/nachrichten/sport/olympia-2022-trotz-doping-verdacht-kamila-valieva-darf-laufen,SxOOR84

Despite doping suspicion: Valieva is allowed to run for second gold

[36] https://www.br.de/nachrichten/sport/olympia-2022-trotz-doping-verdacht-kamila-valieva-darf-laufen,SxOOR84

Despite doping suspicion: Valieva is allowed to run for second gold

[37] https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/sport/jeux-olympiques-d-hiver/jo-2022-la-patineuse-russe-kamila-valieva-autoris%C3%A9e-%C3%A0-poursuivre-son-destin-olympique/ar-AATP0cd

OLYMPIC Games-2022: Russian skater Kamila Valieva allowed to pursue her Olympic destiny

[38] https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/eisschnelllauf/fall-walijewa-doping-wada-kritik-cas-rusada100.html

Russia rejoices, athletes’ association is outraged – reactions to CAS ruling

[39] https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/investigativ/fall-walijewa-eiskunstlauf-hilfe-fachmann-doping-edelgas-100.html

Case of Valiyeva: Help from the expert for doping with noble gas

[40] https://www.msn.com/fr-fr/sport/jeux-olympiques-d-hiver/jo-2022-la-patineuse-russe-kamila-valieva-autoris%C3%A9e-%C3%A0-poursuivre-son-destin-olympique/ar-AATP0cd

Just over half an hour after the CAS decision, the 15-year-old was already on the training rink.

[41] https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/15/kamila-valieva-skater-positive-doping-grandfathers-heart-medication

Valieva team claim positive test may be due to grandfather’s heart medication

[42] https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/15/kamila-valieva-russian-skater-in-gold-medal-position-in-individual-event

Kamila Valieva: Russian skater in gold medal position in individual event

[43] https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/sportsnews/article-10507795/Kamila-Valievas-choreographer-insists-talent-not-necessary-cheat.html

Kamila Valieva’s choreographer insists ‘with her talent, it’s not necessary’ to cheat

[44] https://www.rt.com/sport/549346-kamila-valieva-doping-case-media-coverage/

As Valieva targets Olympic glory, there can be no winners in Beijing

[45] https://www.welt.de/sport/olympia/article236891965/Valieva-Wie-Russland-den-Sieg-im-Fall-Valieva-als-Triumph-auskostet.html

How Russia savours the verdict as a triumph over the rest of the world

[46] https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/olympia-2022-das-doping-drama-der-15-jaehrigen-kamila-valieva-79125204.bild.html

Toeloop and Salchow she jumps four times, which has never been achieved by a woman at the Olympics.

[47] https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/sport/olympia-peking-2022-eiskunstlauf-doping-walijewa-100.html

Kamila Valiyeva-Doping drama about Russia’s miracle runner

[48] https://www.eurosport.de/olympia/olympia-peking/2022/olympia-2022-eiskunstlauferin-kamila-valieva-steht-nach-cas-urteil-bei-der-kur-unter-hohem-druck_sto8790911/story.shtml

FIGURE SKATER KAMILA VALIEVA IS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE AT THE FREESTYLE AFTER CAS VERDICT

[49] https://sputniknews.com/20220215/valieva-wada-test-sports–anti-doping-movement-manipulated-for-political-purposes-journo-says-1093060472.html

U.S. Cries Out Against CAS Decision

[50] https://www.zeit.de/sport/2022-02/olympia-russin-kamila-walijewa-darf-trotz-dopingvergehens-starten

She has reacted disappointed to the judges’ decision. Hirshland said.

[51] https://www.eurosport.de/olympia/olympia-peking/2022/olympia-2022-eiskunstlauferin-kamila-valieva-steht-nach-cas-urteil-bei-der-kur-unter-hohem-druck_sto8790911/story.shtml

Sarah Hirshland grumbled. The president of the U.S. Olympic Committee

[52] pic.twitter.com/wbGUIR67eS

[53] https://www.zeit.de/sport/2022-02/olympia-russin-kamila-walijewa-darf-trotz-dopingvergehens-starten

Russian figure skater allowed to start despite positive doping test

[54] https://it.notizie.yahoo.com/c%C3%A8-lok-del-tas-kamila-095907531.html

There is the ok of the Tas, Kamila Valieva can compete but will not have medal

[55] https://elpais.com/deportes/2022-02-14/el-tas-autoriza-a-la-patinadora-rusa-kamila-valieva-a-continuar-en-la-competicion.html

Kamila Valieva will skate in the individual competition of the Winter Games but without the right to a medal

[56] https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/eisschnelllauf/fall-walijewa-doping-wada-kritik-cas-rusada100.html

Russia rejoices, world outraged.

[57] https://www.rds.ca/jeux-olympiques/jo-2022-dopage-kamila-valieva-peut-poursuivre-son-parcours-olympique-1.15472569?cache=false?nouvelles/onglet/accueil

Kamila Valieva can continue her Olympic journey

[58] https://www.welt.de/sport/olympia/article236891965/Valieva-Wie-Russland-den-Sieg-im-Fall-Valieva-als-Triumph-auskostet.html

How Russia savors the verdict as a triumph over the rest of the world

[59] https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/olympics-reaction-to-russian-teen-skater-valieva-being-cleared-to-compete

Reaction to Russian teen skater Valieva being cleared to compete in Olympic event

[60] https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/winter-olympics/olympics-valieva-s-entourage-targeted-by-ioc-as-valieva-hearing-looms/ar-AATMqpe

Olympics-Valieva’s entourage under investigation by World Anti-Doping Agency

[61] https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/en-espanol/noticias/story/2022-02-13/la-patinadora-rusa-kamila-valieva-podra-competir-en-beijing

WADA has also said it wants to investigate Valieva’s team.

[62] https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60364731?at_campaign=KARANGA&at_medium=RSS

Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva’s entourage to be investigated by Wada

[63] https://news.yahoo.com/valievas-entourage-targeted-ioc-153249000.html

Valieva’s entourage targeted by IOC

[64] https://www.cbs17.com/sports/olympic-skaters-entourage-could-face-trouble-under-us-law/

Olympic skater’s entourage could face trouble under US law

[65] https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2022/02/14/russian-doping-scandal-fallout-fbi-could-investigate-and-coaches-prosecuted-over-valieva-case/?sh=4e2720c15e78

Russian Doping Scandal Fallout: FBI Could Investigate And Coaches Prosecuted Over Valieva Case

[66] https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2013/09/12/221906413/13-years-later-lance-armstrong-returns-olympic-medal

13 Years Later, Lance Armstrong Returns Olympic Medal

[67] https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/sports/beijing-winter-olympics/doping-at-the-olympics-the-most-infamous-cases/3546126/

Doping at the Olympics: The Most Infamous Cases

[68] https://kellywarnerlaw.com/lance-armstrong-defamation-london-times

Lance Armstrong Defamation: The Times Wants Its Money Back

[69] https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/01/13/secret-1988-olympic-report-goes-behind-the-scenes-of-ben-johnsons-drug-test-hearing.html

Secret 1988 Olympic report goes behind the scenes of Ben Johnson’s drug-test hearing

[70] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Lewis

[71] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-athletics-johnson-smith-idUSBRE98M0PT20130923

Smith true winner of ‘dirtiest race’ in history

[72] https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2003/apr/18/athletics.duncanmackay

Lewis thrown off his pedestal as American credibility hits new low

[73] https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2003/apr/24/athletics.duncanmackay

Lewis: ‘Who cares I failed drug test?’

[74] https://www.cyclingnews.com/news/exum-claims-large-scale-cover-up-of-doping-positives/

Exum claims large scale cover-up of doping positives; published April 29, 2005

[75] https://abcnews.go.com/Sports/story?id=100883&page=1

U.S. Olympic Leaders Accused of Doping

[76] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Jones

[77] https://english.pravda.ru/sports/150323-kamila_valieva/

Irina Rodnina: Why does Russia make such huge mistakes?

[78] https://oggi-notizie.it/notizie/kamila-valieva-5-cose-sulla-pattinatrice-russa-15-anni-al-centro-di-uno-scandalo-delle-olimpiadi-invernali/

Kamila Valieva: 5 things about the Russian skater, 15, at the center of a scandal of the Winter Olympics

[79] https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/eiskunstlauf/kommentar-seppelt-walijewa-100.html

Russian sport partly uglier than ever

[80] https://www.sportschau.de/olympia/investigativ/fall-walijewa-eiskunstlauf-hilfe-fachmann-doping-edelgas-100.html

Case of Valiyeva: Help from the expert for doping with noble gas

[81] https://www.faz.net/aktuell/sport/olympische-winterspiele/sportpolitik/kamila-walijewa-eiskunstlaeuferin-als-wegwerfkind-bei-olympia-17804039.html

The disposable children

[82] https://www.faz.net/aktuell/sport/olympische-winterspiele/sportpolitik/doping-fall-kamila-walijewa-kriminelles-spiel-mit-kindern-17797784.html

Criminal play with children

[83] https://www.bild.de/sport/olympia/olympia/doping-krimi-um-kamila-valieva-bei-olympia-in-peking-das-ist-menschenzuechtung-79111438.bild.html

Doping thriller about Wunderkind

[84] https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/15/kamila-valieva-russian-skater-in-gold-medal-position-in-individual-event

Kamila Valieva: Russian skater in gold medal position in individual event

[85] https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/russian-teenager-kamila-valieva-skates-through-doping-storm-at-beijing-olympics

Russian teenager Kamila Valieva skates through doping storm at Beijing Olympics

[86] https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/olympics-kamila-valieva-argued-positive-test-was-mix-up-with-grandfathers-heart-drug-ioc

GLOBAL OUTRAGE

[87] https://sportkp.ru/olimpiada-2022/valieva-razocharovala-amerikanskuyu-zhurnalistku-proshla-mimo-s-opuschennoy-golovoy_nid238933_au85au_cr85cr

Valieva disappointed the American journalist: “I passed by with my head down”

[88] https://www.rt.com/sport/549316-usada-wada-valieva-/

Russia has ‘hijacked’ Beijing Games, rages US anti-doping boss

[89] https://www.rt.com/sport/548550-bolshunov-russians-beijing-saltvedt/

Russians ‘shouldn’t be in Beijing,’ claims Norwegian journalist

[90] https://www.nrk.no/sport/gullene-ol-trengte-_-inkludert-det-vi-ikke-ville-ha-1.15844286

The golds the Olympics needed – including what we didn’t want

[91] https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/sabrina-maddeaux-russian-kamila-valievas-young-age-doesnt-excuse-doping-leniency-at-beijing-olympics

Sabrina Maddeaux: Russian Kamila Valieva’s young age doesn’t excuse doping leniency at Beijing Olympics

[92] https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2022/02/15/kamila-valieva-loss-of-innocence/

Even if Kamila Valieva wins, she will be defined by what she has lost

[93] https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2022/02/15/kamila-valieva-loss-of-innocence/

Even if Kamila Valieva wins, she will be defined by what she has lost

[94] https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2022/02/15/johnny-weir-tara-lipinski-kamila-valieva/

As Kamila Valieva skates, NBC’s Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski express their outrage

[95] https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/valieva-shines-through-doping-cloud-beijing-holds-its-breath-2022-02-15/

Valieva shines through doping cloud as Beijing holds its breath

[96] https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-valieva-results-free-skating-olympics-spt-intl/index.html

Kamila Valieva falls multiple times in free skate program, finishes in fourth place in the women’s individual event

[97] https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60399342

Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva misses out on podium as she finishes fourth

[98] https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/canadian-madeline-schizas-19th-in-olympic-womens-figure-skating-russias-valieva-finishes-off-podium

Canadian Madeline Schizas 19th in Olympic women’s figure skating; Russia’s Valieva finishes off podium

[99] https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60421438

Kamila Valieva: Anger and sympathy as 15-year-old breaks down at Winter Olympics

[100] https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-valieva-skating-controversy-matters-spt-intl/index.html

[101] https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-valieva-skating-controversy-matters-spt-intl/index.html

Why Kamila Valieva’s ‘very traumatizing’ skating controversy matters

[102] https://www.stern.de/sport/sportwelt/olympia-2022–katarina-witt-hat-wegen-walijewa-einen-heulanfall-im-tv-studio-31636586.html

“She has been accused of eating the world”: Katarina Witt cries over Walijewa in the TV studio

[103] https://www.welt.de/sport/article236965617/Eiskunstlauf-Nach-dem-Drama-wird-Valieva-von-ihrer-Trainerin-angeblafft.html

“Unbearable” – Katarina Witt breaks down in tears

[104] https://www.welt.de/sport/olympia/article236969341/Olympia-Nach-Valievas-Stuerzen-bricht-Katarina-Witt-in-Traenen-aus.html

Unbearable” – Katarina Witt bursts into tears”

[105] https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/feb/17/kamila-valieva-anna-shcherbakova-winter-olympics-beijing-figure-skating

Kamila Valieva’s Olympic gold hopes vanish amid ROC anger, tears and joy

[106] https://www.stern.de/sport/sportwelt/olympia-2022–eiskunstlaeuferin-walijewa-scheitert-tragisch–31636300.html

Falls and tears: Figure skater Valiyeva tragically fails in the freestyle

[107] https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/sports/olympics/kamila-valieva-falls-fourth-figure-skating.html

A Russian Star Falls . . . in a Blur of Jumps, Tumbles and Tears.

[108] https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/sports/olympics/kamila-valieva-falls-fourth-figure-skating.html

A Russian Star Falls and Another Rises in a Blur of Jumps, Tumbles and Tears

[109] https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-valieva-results-free-skating-olympics-spt-intl/index.html

Kamila Valieva falls multiple times in free skate program, finishes in fourth place in the women’s individual event

[110] https://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/russia-s-shcherbakova-skates-to-gold-valieva-unravels-to-finish-fourth-1.5785107

Russia’s Shcherbakova skates to gold, Valieva unravels to finish fourth

[111] https://www.stern.de/sport/sportwelt/olympia-2022–die-wut-der-konkurrenz-auf-wunderlaeuferin-walijewa-ist-gewaltig-31635272.html

The anger of the competition against miracle runner Valiyeva is enormous

[112] https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-valieva-results-free-skating-olympics-spt-intl/index.html

Kamila Valieva falls multiple times in free skate program, finishes in fourth place in the women’s individual event

[113] https://www.corriere.it/sport/olimpiadi-invernali/22_febbraio_17/kamila-valieva-olimpiadi-15enne-russa-tesa-il-caso-doping-cade-due-volte-dice-addio-medaglia-fc00d31a-8ffb-11ec-990d-642ea57e6940.shtml

Kamila Valieva, Olympics: the 15-year-old Russian, tense for the doping case, falls twice and says goodbye to the medal

[114] https://video.corriere.it/sport/valieva-doping-all-addio-medaglia/9875b376-9017-11ec-990d-642ea57e6940

Valieva, from doping to farewell to the medal

[115] https://nationalpost.com/sports/olympics/russian-skater-kamila-valieva-falls-off-podium-that-wasnt-even-going-to-be-there-if-she-won-an-olympic-medal

Russian skater Kamila Valieva falls off podium that wasn’t even going to be there if she won an Olympic medal

[116] https://www.rt.com/sport/549753-alexander-zhulin-kamila-valieva-tragedy/

IOC & WADA ‘destroyed’ Valieva, says skating icon; Alexander Zhulin accused international sports officials of ruining the ‘brightest star of figure skating’

[117] https://www.rt.com/sport/549749-valieva-trusova-russia-olympics-beijing-tarasova/

Inconsolable Valieva was ‘killed’ at Olympics – coaching icon

Legendary coach Tatiana Tarasova watched Kamila Valieva finish fourth in a painful end to the Russian figure skater’s Olympic campaign

[118] https://www.watson.de/sport/analyse/332968996-olympia-2022-sportpsychologe-erklaert-folgen-fuer-kamila-valieva-im-dopingfall

Medal missed – sports psychologist explains the consequences of the doping case for 15-year-old Valieva: Training “is simply inhumane”

[119] https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/17/opinions/olympic-figure-skating-doping-weaver/index.html

My Olympic figure skating dream came true. Don’t let others get ruined

[120] https://edition.cnn.com/2022/02/17/sport/kamila-valieva-skating-controversy-matters-spt-intl/index.html

Why Kamila Valieva’s ‘very traumatizing’ skating controversy matters

[121] https://www.stern.de/sport/sportwelt/olympia-2022–die-wut-der-konkurrenz-auf-wunderlaeuferin-walijewa-ist-gewaltig-31635272.html

The anger of the competition against miracle runner Valiyeva is enormous

[122] https://www.welt.de/sport/plus236879201/Johannes-Herber-ueber-IOC-Es-ist-einfach-traurig.html

“It’s just sad that the IOC is not taking a stand”

[123] https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60421438

Kamila Valieva: Anger and sympathy as 15-year-old breaks down at Winter Olympics

[124] https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60399342

Winter Olympics: Kamila Valieva misses out on podium as she finishes fourth

[125] https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/60421438

Kamila Valieva: Anger and sympathy as 15-year-old breaks down at Winter Olympics

[126] https://sputniknews.com/20220217/russian-teen-figure-skater-kamila-valieva-comes-4th-in-womens-single-after-unprecedented-pressure-1093118270.html

Russian Teen Figure Skater Kamila Valieva Comes 4th in Women’s Single After Unprecedented Pressure

[127] https://www.rt.com/sport/549766-russian-olympic-committee-figure-skating-valieva/

Emotional Russian Olympic boss responds to Valieva drama

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  1. I wish, I really wish, that the cruel duo of Tara and Johnny had been better informed.

  2. @middle-aged vet

    I am sorry to say this, but I don’t believe they were misinformed. From everything I know, I believe they were perfectly informed and were “just following orders.” I followed this very closely and with all the Western media – including both North America and the European nations, most major media outlets (more than 20) had a quota of three to five articles per day that trashed Kamila and Russia.

    One item I neglected to mention is that several other athletes also tested positive for something or other, but those results (and their names) didn’t even reach the media. Only this one.

  3. @middle-aged vet

    They were commentators for NBC, their principal job is to broadcast the American regime’s propaganda. They were informed to take the most anti-Russia position possible if they wanted to have a job. All that mattered was that they repeated the newest State Department directive. No amount of information on their part would change their script.

    Now whether or not they knew that their script was written primarily to stop a natural gas pipeline half the world away, that’s a different story.

  4. Is figure skating even a sport? I can’t stand it, especially the guys who look totally fruity twirling around on ice.

    In our globo-homo age, when will we have man-man pair?

  5. I quit watching the Olympics when I found out that gymnast Simone Biles was using methylphenidate (Ritalin). You cannot find a drug with more performance enhancing effects (several major league baseball players raised their batting averages substantially on this drug). Of course Biles is an American Olympic media sensation.

    As with our American legal system, some few are above the Law, and everyone else can be intentionally crushed by the Law, when needed.

    • Replies: @Joe Paluka
    , @dindunuffins
  6. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witold_Bańka

    A Polish government official stirs up trouble for Russian teen athlethe. How surprising!

  7. Mr. Romanoff,
    Thank you for your article, I am not following the Olympics and was oblivious to all this sculduggery. You bring up many strong and interesting points. To make your case stronger let’s put to bed one piece of factual nonsense that caught my eye. Those pesky nanograms and what they mean in terms of number of molecules. (dusting off my physical chemist hat)

    The molar mass of the substance in question is about 266 gram per mole. Which means 266 grams of the stuff is one mole, or 6e23 molecules. So one nanogram of the stuff would have (266 * 10^9) times fewer molecules, which boils down to about 24*10^11 or 2.4 trillion molecules.

    The drug tests claim is 2.1 nanogram per milliliter so we got about 5 trillion molecules per milliliter of some body fluid.

    I will leave it to an analytical chemist to say how easily detectable this would be. And to a sport physiologist to say how clinically significant this level is.

  8. @PasserbyChemist

    I have no doubt your math is correct and I hereby surrender my poetic license. I haven’t the competence to judge, but qualified sports medics have stated that even in quite high concentrations this chemical would be of no use in figure skating, I tend to take their word over that of people like Tygart.

  9. Anonymous[268] • Disclaimer says:

    This obviously orchestrated attack on Russia’s top talent in the Winter Olympics should provide Russia with an eye-opening lesson on just have depraved and demonic their enemy is and how all the attempts to appeal to reason and fairness are useless. The Olympic Committee is just another Western NGO.

    Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski sold their souls.

  10. @PasserbyChemist

    I also remembered Avogadro’s Number, but didn’t know where I could find the molecular weight of the chemical in question. Even if I discovered that, I wasn’t sure what to do next. “C” Chemistry student, and it was in-one-ear-and-out-the-other.

    Anyhow, this is a story which has had me steaming. In recent years I’ve held the NCAA in total contempt, and to that organization I’ll now add the Olympic people. And of course the disgusting Corporate Media.

    Despite the minor glitch with the ‘2 atoms’, Mr. Romanoff seems to have captured the essence of this story.

    Every part of it stinks, and the people involved in the piling-on of this kid are first-class swine.

    .

    • Agree: Cking
  11. Andreas says:

    It all comes down to this for me…

    The Russians have Kamila. The US has Kamala.

    Need any more be said?

    • Replies: @Larry Romanoff
  12. She was rail roaded! Pure and Simple! Connect the dots and you find the usual US/UK/IOC suspects vilifying a 15 year old Russian. Typical of the usual suspects. I hope she can bounce back and sweep future competitions in spite of the “impartial” judges. What a shame!

  13. JR Foley says:

    The major news outlets in the West are simply subordinates of the CIA and simply spew propaganda- in simple terms —all news is produced and originated by CIA and then goes to News releases which journalists lift and re-produce in the newspaper or present on TV. Fox – CNN- ABC – NBC- CBS- Guradian- National Post-Washington Post- New York Times are actually on the same level as the National Enquirer for the level of journalism. There are no real journalists in Canada- England-USA-Australia—they are the Hollow Men. Gone are the days wherein Newspapers had an Editorial Page with articles Pro and Con to make people think. The Olympics should be a time the world can get past politician and the war shills in DC. The amount of dope in this lass is far tooo little to induce any physiological enhancement but the racist rhetoric coming out and the confict between these supposed governing bodies –sad to say —was/is more conducive to professional wreslting than stellar performance by a teen who 3 months ago took one of grandfather’s pills in error. It is really pathetic that these backroom conjurors have ruined what otherwise ought to have been a once in a lifetime performance vvy a 15 year old. These same “judges” now are content that Lia Thomas is swimming laps at breakneck speed in Ivy League Circles. Where are H L Mencken and T S Eliot —–their nighmare has indeed arrived—down the Mississlippey —-

    • Agree: Thomasina
    • Replies: @Liza
  14. @Pop Warner

    It is just another conspiracy to promote hatred and fear of Russia, in order to prepare the serfs for war. The Western MSM are doing what they do best-serve power, lie and peddle fear and hatred. I’m just listening to the local ABC PM radio program. First off, an HYSTERICAL anti-Russian hate-prop spew over the ever ‘imminent’ invasion of that beacon of ‘freedom’, Banderite Ukraine. Second, a plainly fraudulent story about EVIL China shining a laser at one of our surveillance planes. Hate, hate, hate, fear, fear, fear, twenty-four hours a day. Evil swine going raving bonkers, with NO dissent allowed anywhere in the indoctrination machine. Third story-CoViD19 hysteria.

    • Agree: Robjil
  15. @PasserbyChemist

    The calculation is irrelevant when you are dealing with fascists like the Swedes, where Russophobia is like a religion. I would bet my bottom dollar that this is simply a fabrication.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
  16. You can tell all you need to know about WADA by remembering that it was once run (from 2008 to 2013)by a failed Australian politician, John Fahey, of well below ro0m temperature intelligence. Imperial stooges only need apply. Three ‘Five Eyes’ thugs, followed by a Polak stooge. The ‘World’ as seen from Thanatopolis DC.

    • Replies: @Athena
  17. Seraphim says:

    Who can remember the case of the Romanian gymnast Andreea Răducan at the Sydney Olympics 2000, stripped of her gold medals because she has taken Nurofen Cold & Flu, a common over-the-counter medication containing pseudoephedrine, to help treat a fever and cough? People in the street were abuzz about ‘those thieving Romanians’.

  18. Doesn’t her grandad know to keep his heart medicine out of reach of children?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  19. “snow angels” “Ice angels” are interesting nicknames. In America there is such a thing as “snow bunnies,” yes America is a disgusting country. No doubt though, once America finishes destroying Russia maybe America will teach them what that is. Forcing American values, AKA degeneracy, upon everyone is America’s purpose afterall.

  20. Biff says:

    Outstanding performance from last year.

    • Thanks: dogbumbreath
    • Replies: @tony_0pmoc
  21. Anon[314] • Disclaimer says:

    I agree with the thrust of your article, however, there are roughly 4.5 billion molecules of Trimetazidine in 2 nanograms. (There are, for example, 67 billion water molecules in 2 nanograms, and Trimetazidine is only 15 times heavier than water.) My guess is you misread something somewhere.

  22. Mevashir says:
    @Larry Romanoff

    Maybe time to start a BRICS Olympics with prizes being a gold silver or bronze plated brick.

    THANK YOU FOR THIS ARTICLE. I HAD NO IDEA WHAT A CONVOLUTED MESS THIS IS.

    I also didn’t realize that the US has been doping for so long. Truly The Americans seem to be psychopathic projectionists of their own guilt across the globe. Defecating everywhere they can in public and then blaming the city for lack of sanitation.

    I haven’t seen your writings for a long time Mr Romanoff. Given your location in Asia, do you concur with Ron Unz’s view about COVID-19 being an American Bioweapon directed against China? Or at the very least do you think it is plausible?

    • Replies: @Larry Romanoff
  23. A sad story indeed if it is true that the drug in question could not have contributed to her performance – not even to her learning to do the quadruple jump (which is not explicitly dealt with). If it could not have helped in any way when used at a time and in circumstances which were against the rules then, surely, the rules and the administration of them are ill designed if they don’t allow for that to exculpate the athlete. Without rereading the long article I am not sure that it makes clear that the drug use couldn’t have been objectionable under the rules.

    • Replies: @gotmituns
  24. Mr Anatta says:
    @Priss Factor

    You mean,when will we have a man man pair both wearing rainbow mankini’s.

    Personally I call the Olympics Egolympics and I dont respect or admire Olympic champions or Olympians in the slightest,with their ‘numero uno’ attitude,that is a bit too similar to Imperialism for my taste and here in the U.K i dont recall an Olympic champion telling the number one in her stupid common wealth the Queen to stick her honour where the sun dont shine and so they all leave me about as cold as as celebrities do but they become celebrities anyway i guess which is part of their completely delusional life plan of ‘being some-one’ but the truth is, ‘their is no one’ in the first place to become that someone but I doubt ‘any one’ reading this would be able to grasp what I mean because they wouldn’t have yet grown a pair big enough to be able to go deeper than deep down the rabbit hole and meet the mad hatter and join him for a nice cup of his special tea.

  25. GMC says:

    You won’t hear anything in the Western media on how many Russian doping accusations have been overturned by the independent Swiss Labs , after the bought off WADA has leaked their lies to the Media. So Many Russian athletes have been attacked by the West – and badly enough to just stop competing. Of course the other world athletes and US sports writers jump on the bandwagon to keep the hate going.
    This past case with Ms. Valieva, was really pushed by the nasty US Sports media , as I read a few of the articles. Dan Wetzel and his army of hateful trolls, was one of the ass holes. I hope he gets run over by a bus full of football players heading to a game – lol

  26. Excellently written! I agree completely. In the Tokyo Olympics, Dina Averina had her gold medal stolen by the “judges” in the Rhythmic Gymnastics. Her performance was beautiful.

    https://www.rt.com/sport/531430-olympics-gymnastics-judging-mistake-viner/

  27. The Olympic ideal was lost to politics long ago, if it ever existed. The real tragedy of this horrible affair is that Kamila was encouraged to take up figure-skating in the first place. I suspect that the rigours of training a child athlete to this level are not conducive to long-term health, and the psychological trauma inflicted on her by Washington will have affected her for life.

    Scrap the Olympics, I say. They are disgusting.

  28. I fail to see what Larry is trying to argue here. That doping in sports should be allowed because some are getting away with it?

    • Replies: @bike-anarkist
  29. Anon[373] • Disclaimer says:

    It is interesting to note that in Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) which are simply the cover to allow athletes like Simone Biles to dope the numbers are dominated by the USA, England and Australia If the United States can suborn the OPCW something simple like WADA should be no trouble at all. May they burn in hell for what they have done to this young girl.

  30. @Larry Romanoff

    Thank you for dissecting a classical example of ugly propaganda (on the back of a child) against a people striving for the good (as any peoples do).
    Regarding “orders”:
    As you certainly know it is NATO (the Jew) that directs the media within the EUSSR (here against Russia and its image) with the purpose of maintaining the Jewish dollar as the instrument of power & exploitation for the crazies thinking they are specials.
    https://www.voltairenet.org/mot120989.html?lang=en
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article211348.html
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article197993.html
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article194344.html
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article194336.html
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article192756.html
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article189212.html
    https://www.voltairenet.org/article183619.html

    • Replies: @Publius 2
  31. Anonymous[661] • Disclaimer says:

    What’s nauseating, in a nutshell, is the Jewish Media Cartel and its insistence on polluting public airwaves with endless lies.

    • Replies: @Publius 2
  32. gotmituns says:

    As far as I’m concerned, a rule was broken and the girl should have been disqualified. In that she was allowed to continue to compete, the entire Olympics is brought under suspicion. I believe it was her coaches who told her to take the drug and she did, believing adults (she’s fifteen). But, unfortunately, they deceived her.

    As to the commentators Tara and Johnny, I can handle Tara, but that flaming faggot, putting him/it on the air was an insult to every decent person in the world.

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Disagree: Mikhail
  33. Anon[922] • Disclaimer says:
    @Priss Factor

    You hate it because you are a crippled, oafish, brittle Western woman. So you naturally feel threatened by elegant things. Since even you as a natural born female cannot participate without breaking every rock-hard ligament in your ogre skeleton, as you loudly and clumsily stomp across the ice rink, like a Sasquatch chasing after a prarie dog, you must feel particularly jaded by men who excel at this stereotyoically ‘female’ sport. Your hatred of figure skating is really just a hatred of your physical handicaps and deficient femininity.

    • Agree: Pop Warner
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
    , @Flint Weston
  34. @Larry Romanoff

    I have no data about the specific substance, but there are toxins that are both deadly and detectable at much lower dosages.

  35. Was this article originally published by RT? Clearly a Western conspiracy to make sure the Russians didn’t win sweep the medals instead of just winning gold and silver.

    Ice skating is silly. To watch, I mean.

  36. sb says:

    You are so right about American hypocrisy on doping giving us all a headache .

    It’s an extremely competitive field but the Lance Armstrong saga was the one I recall the best . The media had been full of self righteous Americans forever going on about envious and jealous non Americans who just stubbornly refused to admit his greatness .

    I think Americans who follow these things ( which may not be a large group ) now accept that the US is right up there competing for the top when it comes to doping in sport .

    What’s that saying about the pot and the kettle ?

  37. Fred777 says:
    @Priss Factor

    Soon enough a man will compete in women’s olympic figure skating and you can bet the farm he will be an american.

  38. cohen says:

    Mr. Romanoff
    It is good to see you back on this site after Dec 2020, unless I am missing something.
    I am very pleased that the Olympics are over. All that 24 hours bombardment of photos and stories that majority does not care is over.

    I got hooked on your articles after reading

    https://www.unz.com/lromanoff/a-few-historical-frauds/

    I got interested in fraud of the century relating to the “Genius of Century” Albert Einstein. Bought lot of books, not available on Amazon, went through lot of articles (always interesting to me and learning experience0. Frankly, Before reading your article, I was fed up with my older brother kept mentioning, whenever I visited him, about Einstein personal life. He had a picture of the Chief Plagiarist hanging on the wall. Unfortunately, he never could explain Einstein work but only his personal life stories. Einstein failed math and other engineering entrance exam but what a genius, how he (Einstein) pulled his miniature violin from his coat pocket and started playing on 34th street in Manhattan in front of an apartment where a woman was playing violin.

    I like Tesla’s comments that The genius was like a beggar in purple gown and people taking him for a king (he also wrote poem). It would be interesting to learn about Tesla’s documents captured by FBI after his death. No FOI business on this matter.

    Hope you could have a follow up on your July 2020 article some day.

    • Replies: @Joe Paluka
  39. @Priss Factor

    I can just see the scenario, Justin Trudeau ice dancing with Macron surrounded by truckers wearing yellow vests.

    • LOL: Bro43rd
  40. @michael888

    Isn’t Ritalin what female-oriented schools give to little boys that just want to be normal rambunctious boys, which turns them into zombies?

    • Replies: @gotmituns
    , @Rosie
  41. @cohen

    The story goes that all of Tesla’s papers that were stolen by the FBI in 1943, were eventually given to Serbia. I’m sure that many were, but only the low level stuff that didn’t have any strategic value or stuff that was well known to industry.

  42. gotmituns says:
    @Joe Paluka

    Well said sir. And it’s those “zombies” who pick up a gun at some point and shoot up the school. But the connection between the shooting and the boy taking the drugs is never brought out. I wonder why?

  43. Mikhail says: • Website
    @sb

    Tygart brags about his fairness in going after his fellow American Armstrong. Unlike his bigoted stance towards Russians, Tygart has never supported a collective ban on any other entire national group.

  44. Mikhail says: • Website
    @gotmituns

    Valieva tests shortly before and after came up negative, in conjunction with the stated legal provision that minors will be treated differently.

    FYI, note that numerous failed drug tests have been successfully proven faulty. Let’s await the outcome of the ongoing investigation.

    • Agree: GMC
    • Troll: Che Guava
  45. Thank you Mr. Romanoff for an articulate, well-researched, fact-based article. Unfortunately, as you point out, the western Establishment and media is so drunk on their own power and hate that they cannot see what they are doing. Like all devils, they have only the power to destroy, not to create, and will lash out viciously at true beauty and Grace, like they have done with this fine young skater. Hate, violence, lies and destruction are all they have left.

    Russia, incidentally, will also be the country to sustain centuries of Classical Ballet culture and art during the present and coming years of cultural degeneracy and ugliness the west is now soaking in, as the US war machine and her imperial satellites crumble into the dust. Even the once-lovely and powerful National Ballet of Canada, formerly a beacon of class, tradition and beauty, is circling the drain now with racist self hatred and belligerent politicized nonsense brought on by believing in Establishment propaganda and other blatantly hateful and racist nonsense.

    Luckily for the world, many such as yourself can still see and sort out the truth for themselves. Thank you again for this powerful piece and Godspeed!

  46. @gotmituns

    What do you say to my slightly more nuanced version in #23?

  47. gotmituns says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    exculpate the athlete
    ——————————–
    Is that [guilty with an explanation]?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  48. Larry Romanoff is a very thorough writer and it is always a pleasure reading his insightful articles and well researched —glad he is back again–hope more articles are in the making. ( On the ridiculous scene –have you noticed how Fox and CNN have had nothing good to say about these fantastic Olympics in trying times but always now feature Lia Thomas ? I mean —)

    • Replies: @Mikhail
  49. Jon Chance says: • Website

    The same Talmudic terrorists who crucified Russia and Germany in the 20th Century are now ruling the global media monopoly and all the banksters’ puppet regimes.

    Ritual child sacrifice is their traditional method of establishing compliance with their bureaucratic protocols and arbitrary collective punishment.

    Expect more of the same until the final solution is implemented.

    https://christiansfortruth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Alfred-Ages.pdf

  50. @Pop Warner

    NBC getting ready to pop open another bit of news –Lia Thomas is expecting.

  51. possumman says:
    @middle-aged vet

    But don’t you really want to touch Johnny’s hair?

  52. Winter Olympics are White sports but the media wants it to become an event for the colored and therefore the rush to condemn the little angel. Is nothing sacred?

    • Agree: Old and Grumpy
    • Replies: @Mikhail
  53. @sb

    Lance Armstrong? Wasn’t he the first trumpeter on the moon?

  54. Liza says:
    @JR Foley

    Gone are the days wherein Newspapers had an Editorial Page with articles Pro and Con to make people think.

    Yes, indeed. I can remember the days when even holders of controversial, unpopular points of view – not just amateurs but people with the much-vaunted credentials – were allowed to speak their piece both in newspapers and radio. Not anymore. About corona 19, a phone-in show may allow a total amateur with the wrong opinion to speak up, then this is followed by the fellow (official guest) with dozens of degrees taking her or him down, with no chance for a response. What schit.

  55. Dumbo says:

    I liked her routine and I’m sorry she fell. She was likely nervous because of all the expectations and the “doping” drama.

    It is a joke to believe that she was “doped” but Simone Biles, or any other pumped-up American sport star, was pure as snow, LOL. Not to mention the Chinese. Sure, there’s no corruption in the Olympic games, LOL…

    And not to mention “trannies” or hermaphrodites competing as women, which is worse than any form of doping.

    I didn’t like much the Trusova creepy/occultist routine, but she was good technically. The Russian gold-medal routine (Scherbakova?) was nice but Valieva was better (or would be if the accusations had not taken place and she could perform at her best). The Japanese girl was pretty nice too.

    • Replies: @Badger Down
  56. @Larry Romanoff

    Should the Olympics be buried again, as they had been for centuries until they were resurrected around the end of the 19th Century (don’t know if I have the dates right)? They have become a sickening display of chauvinism, especially in the Exceptional Nation.

    Another point which might be incidental or not is that it seems Washington has used them as cover to attack Russia, using the Ukrainian people as cannon fodder. In the Sochi games of 2014, Victoria Nuland was the front person in pushing the Color Revolution which overthrew the Russia-friendly democratically elected Ukrainian government, replacing it in a violent neo-Nazi coup, while Putin was preoccupied with keeping the games safe from terrorist attacks.

    Now the evil and illegitimate Biden Regime has chosen to ramp up anti-Russia hysteria during these so-called “genocide games.” The games do nothing to foster “world peace.” They do the opposite. They are a huge financial burden on any country foolish enough to host them. Based on TV ratings, fewer and fewer are watching anyway. After this sickening spectacle in which the authorities chose a 15-year-old beautiful Russian skater as their next victim, I wish they would be abandoned.

    • Agree: Thor Walhovd, Skeptikal
  57. Che Guava says:

    I haven’t paid much attention to the Lolympics for years, interest may have been revived a little if Tokyo hadn’t been such a sham.

    A few points of relevance. Of the many great Japanese female figure skaters of the last two or so decades, one, Asada Mao IIRC, was not allowed to compete, because the rule at the time was sixteen.

    If this has now been changed, it is not the fault of the performer.

    To all of the trolls screaming ‘drugs’ throughout this comment thread, explain a way it would help in figure skating.

    The only thing I can think of that would help boost performance, as in many other matters, is perhaps a dose of amphetamines soon before.

    That is not possible.

    Historically, U.S. athletes are the biggest drug cheats of all time, mainly black, but many also white. The trick is in the timing and types of drugs, of course.

  58. anon[346] • Disclaimer says:

    Very long article, almost like reading a book, a bit repetitive but lots of good info and worth reading.

    I have suspected since Day 1 that this was politically motivated. This article only made me more convinced. The timing of the disclosure was just too suspect, and the fact that the US team stands to gain the most if ROC is stripped of its well deserved team gold. Over the last 14 days I was angered and sickened by the way the media and the entire skating world came down on this 15 year old, who might very well turn out to be innocent. It isn’t just the media or the USFSA, but former Olympians like perennial US poodles South Korea’s Yuna Kim and Canada’s Kurt Browning immediately came out blasting Valieva and said she shouldn’t be allowed to skate. The two NBC commentators Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir were just downright vicious and nasty. Johnny Weird the fucking queer diva even threw a hissyfit and refused to commentate on Valieva’s short program Tuesday night, like it was all about him!

    Right from the start the US media was predicting that we could take team gold when we really had no chance. We may be better in men’s but Russia owns us in Dance, Pairs and especially Women’s. When Kamila came out and blew away the US women’s skater, US media had egg on their face. This doping controversy helped them save face. Or maybe they already knew this would happen therefore make the prediction beforehand to make it seem like the US team is actually worthy of the gold.

    There is another angle to this — the ratings boost. NBC knew before the start of the games that interest was low due to Olympic fatigue from the Tokyo Games just 6 months ago and the media and GOP’s incessant China bashing the last 3-4 years. But the games always take on a life of its own once they begin. NBC resorted to taking the cheap way out and helped manufacture this “controversy”, then dialed it up to a fever pitch to draw eyeballs. Sadly it probably worked too. These games turned out to be the most watched Winter Games in history with the combined TV, streaming viewership and social media engagement. The opening ceremony alone drew 350% more viewers than 2018’s. An estimated 100m Americans watched these games, with the highest viewership Thursday night during women’s long program.

  59. F. Galton says:

    Valieva is a Tatar (“Golden Horde” Turkic tribe among the host of Ghingis Khan’s 13th century rampages?) from southern Russia isn’t she? Is she Muslim? Just curious.

    I don’t know much about this brouhaha, but I hope the elegant and talented Ms. Valieva finds a safe place to land.

    • Replies: @Mikhail
  60. SafeNow says:

    This cruel age has deflected me,
    like a river from this course.
    Strayed from its familiar shores,
    my changeling life has flowed
    into a sister channel.
    How many spectacles I’ve missed:
    the curtain rising without me,
    and falling too. How many friends
    I never had the chance to meet.

    You will hear thunder
    and remember me

    -Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet

  61. Anonymous[346] • Disclaimer says:

    The Olympics would be infinitely poorer if it weren’t for China and Russia. Both countries have a strong tradition of sporting excellence through partial state sponsorship; their athletes contribute so much to these games, and the Sochi and Beijing Games (esp. the summer games) were some of the best games ever staged esp. the opening and closing ceremonies.

    The USOC is just bitter and embarrassed that their two biggest stars Shaun White and Mikaela Shiffrin totally bombed this year and we lost the total medal count to Norway, ROC, Germany and even friggin’ Canada! Canada for crying out loud! And to add insult to injury, we lost the biggest star of these games to our supposed biggest political adversary — her 3 total medals would’ve put us ahead of both Canada and Germany in the total medal count, worse, her 2 gold medals helped put China ahead of the US in the gold medal table. How embarrassing for the world’s lone superpower!

    Three or four years ago I would’ve been upset at Eileen Gu for choosing China over the US, but these days I’m actually glad she did. America the real shithole superpower doesn’t deserve her.

  62. If we had the same standards set for politicians and government workers as we do for those competing olympians, the world would be in a better place. Instead they play politics with our kids, using and abusing them for their own selfish evil agenda.

    IMHO, the Olympics should be held in small neutral countries that would benefit from having a large sports infrastructure built and paid for by other wealthy nations as a contribution to future games and olympians.

    And do as the Greeks did by having athletes compete naked, making sure no male is competing in a woman’s sport or female in a man’s. I’m talking a massive major ratings and viewers boast.

    Sorry GlobalHomoZioBIGsRxMIC3BLM, if you’re born with a cock and testicles you’re a male. As for all you butch dykes and hard core lesbians, you’re not a man and never will be. Strap on’s do not qualify as having a penis, and penis removal for men does not qualify as being female. Please do us all a favor and die
    thanks a bunch,
    CQ

  63. @gotmituns

    No. I mean it as showing that she was not guilty of an offence.

  64. @michael888

    Of course. Because she’s ghetto trash black. And so all this against the Russian girl is because she is WHITE not just Russian. You really think that black trash are not using,something. Of course they are but Whitey better not dare test any black trash “affletes” .Or you be RAYCISSSSSSS! Look at ,for example, in tennis….you think for one second that Serena ” hulk” Williams doesn’t use or did use.

  65. …Fifty Eight Straight Years of Gold Medals in Basketball…WHITE MEN in the US used to dominate: basketball.

    2004…..Then U.S. Blacks get Bronze….The US had a solid 80 year track record of winning the GOLD MEDAL in basketball.
    NO sportsman in the entire world is paid as much as an American Black is paid to play BASKETBALL.
    Our Black professional basketball players competed against AMATEUR White basketball players.
    The media mania of US Black basketball players has no parallel.
    Corporate sponsorship of Blackball exceeds that of all corporate sponsorship for soccer in the entire rest of the world.
    Only has-been athletes in the countries whose WHITE players BEAT us play basketball, while the real athletes there play soccer.
    Few if any other countries permit professionals to play in an Olympics event which was DESIGNED for amateurs, not professionals.
    The children in no other country grow up playing, seeing, talking about, and virtually force fed basketball.
    The White men who beat our huge Black basketballers were SHORT.
    The US has the world’s best, if not only, basketball coaches.
    No sportsman in the world has better basketball equipment, training, and experience than an American Black.
    Our Blacks were backed by a multi-trillion dollar affirmative action infrastructure which NO MAN anywhere else on the planet benefits from, proof positive once and for all that affirmative action is a multi-trillion dollar FAILURE.

  66. @Larry Romanoff

    Allow me to ask you to repair a gap in your long article by dealing with the questions I raise in Comment #23.

    Could she have perhaps been given a banned drug which her coach had reason to hope might help her to achieve the unprecedented quadruple jump, after which, having proved to herself that she could do it, she might be expected to master it without chemical support.? That would, I take it, be against the rules.

  67. Didn’t watch the Olympics like most Americans. Two stories managed to break thru to my blissful disinterest. One was the Nordic built half Chinese skier. That was easy enough to ignore by not reading Con Inc web sites. This Russian skater story was not. The timing was not only perfect for the Ukraine bull feces but also for NBC’s dismal rating performance. Can’t speak for any other non watcher, but it sours my view on the Olympics even more. Just for watching the news for the weather forecast, I had to see highlights of this fragile little girl breaking down. The sports anchor doing the update was just giddy over it. We’re a nation of whining jackasses, and it is so very tiring.

    • Agree: Mikhail
  68. @Priss Factor

    Imagine… in the future, the LGBT+P (pedophile) will have a skating event that can incorporate ALL the self-proclaimed genders:

    “The Gender Diversity Circle Jerk”. Think of it as Square Dancing without Squares.
    Most likely less clothing.

    Hewey Lewis had it right; “It’s Hip to be Square”.

  69. The ancient Olympic Games were founded in the second millennium BC, in Ilida (Olympia) of the Peloponnese
    by the Greek Hero Hercules and his brothers, Paeon, Epimedes, Iasi and Idas, who ran
    on the way to a stadium and Hercules crowned his winner with a wild olive branch.
    Since then, the Olympic Games have been held every four years and the winners have always received as a trophy this wild olive branch (this tree still exists here in my country, if you will) until 392 AD. that the stupid Byzantine emperor
    Theodosios A abolished the struggles.
    In the 19th century the westerners discovered the Olympic Games and established gold, silver and bronze as a reward for the winners, as well as large cash prizes unfortunately.
    I have a suggestion for you …. at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, to establish the winners, not to give
    as a prize, gold medals and money, but this branch of wild olive, we have a lot here in Greece and it is great, we do not want money ….. I will be in Paris then ….. I do not think more than 100 will come athletes.
    I’m sorry to say that but westerners do not produce culture ….
    They took the theater (Greek invention) and made it what cinema is today.
    They took the philosophy and today they talk about wind and water.
    They took Democracy and made it capitalism.
    They took the Olympics and turned them into an enrichment system.
    They do not even know how to wage war, they are cowards, they fight with drones, heroes are not created from a distance.
    We Greeks belong to the east, as do the Russians.
    I have to say to the Russians, that we Greeks know better about the behavior of the West.
    We have never been forgiven for the fact that such a small people gave civilization to humanity and even for non-profit.
    Franks, Venetians, Huns, Goths, Visigoths attacked for a thousand years, until 1204 AD when they occupied Constantinople
    and for fifty years they stole-stole-stole..and then the Mongols came …
    The barbarians all attack Kamila Valieva on the star. They do not think that they also have a daughter, like Kamila Valieva …. Shame on them. They only think about money, this is their god

    Όποιος αδικεί τους ανθρώπους είναι αδύνατον να σέβεται τους Θεούς..Επιμενίδης ο Κρής
    this means
    Whoever wrongs people is impossible to respect the Gods ..Epimenides the Cretan

  70. @Commentator Mike

    You have been capable in the past of better rebuttals than this.
    What is the problem? This topic cannot insult your cognitive bias?

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  71. Mikhail says: • Website
    @GomezAdddams

    Larry Romanoff is a very thorough writer and it is always a pleasure reading his insightful articles and well researched —glad he is back again–hope more articles are in the making. ( On the ridiculous scene –have you noticed how Fox and CNN have had nothing good to say about these fantastic Olympics in trying times but always now feature Lia Thomas ? I mean —)

    CNN has been top heavy with the likes of the bigoted ignoramus Christine Brennan and a former US Olympic figure skater. The latter has come off as a boorish sore loser, looking for an excuse for why she wasn’t good enough to medal.

    Fox News’ Beijing Winter Olympic coverage is motivated by its anti-China stance.

  72. jsigur says:

    What about lets make things simple and make drugs legal for athletes and ppl alike.I remember being at Auburn University and seeing all the football players taking steroids to bulk up. That was 1970. It was no big deal. almost all drugs were legal before 1915.
    Pharmaceuticals for the elites has always been a control issue and why they undermined the free energy possibilities offered by Nicola Tesla

    • Replies: @dindunuffins
  73. Mikhail says: • Website
    @American Bulwark

    Winter Olympics are White sports but the media wants it to become an event for the colored and therefore the rush to condemn the little angel. Is nothing sacred?

    Relative to Valieva, mass media coddled Sha’Carri Richardson’s absurd claim that she (Richardson) was a victim of racial bias.

    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1119349/ioc-shacarri-richardson-kamila-valieva

    Talk about false equivalency and whataboutism.

  74. Thomasina says:

    Russiagate, and now Russiaskate. Nothing ever has to be the truth. You just put it out there in hopes it breaks the person. Smears and allegations are never really undone; they stick. If wrong, apologies are not forthcoming. Disgusting.

    I could only read so far before I had to put it down. My heart goes out to this little girl.

  75. Mikhail says: • Website
    @F. Galton

    An ethnic Tatar from Kazan, Tatarstan, RF. Her coach is half Russian, a quarter each Georgian and Armenian.

  76. Alfred says:

    A few years ago, when I lived in Melbourne, we knew a Russian family that lived nearby. Every Saturday, they would take their pretty little blonde girl to the skating rink at the Docklands. She participated in competitions. She was lithe and very fit. Most Australian girls were swarthy. At the competitions, the judges always preferred the Australian girls who were less talented. Eventually, her parents decided to give up. I am sure the other parents were pleased.

    • Replies: @Joe Paluka
  77. Thanks, Mr Romanoff, I always perk up when I note a post with your name appended. John Helmer has a couple essays on race hatred which I was reading concurrent with the opening ceremonies to the 2022 Beijing Games. The perfectly coiffed Barbie doll sino- & russo-phobe presenters did not disappoint.  They should have honestly just appeared in their ‘Where’s Peng?’ tees. They had to bite their tongues when the ROC team made their appearance, the studio mood was as if a black cloud of bats had just entered the stadium,  clouding the light. Just a prelude to the coming vitriol,  however.  It should be noted initially, these people,  I have specifically in mind: Tirico, Lipinski, Weir, beneficiaries of empire,  tools of imperialism,  self- important vainglorious  pomps, work for one of the vilest russophobe networks on the planet, complicit not only in fateful lies, but abetting war crimes and criminals  A brief recap: 1) the (Valieva’s) sample was sent to Stockholm Sub Syndrome  2) sits on the shelf 45 days, time to huddle-up with NATO-CIA 3) CIA says ‘Lemme check the cabinet, I probably got somethin’ that’ll work 4) Feb 8, surprise! Directly out of western intelligence playbook; they couldn’t get the games cancelled,  couldn’t organize a boycott,  but could organize a global psyops,  piling on a 15-yr-old to blow up the games and humiliate/embarrass one or two nations.  (it is US policy to destroy Russian sport) Some of the most powerful people on the planet ganging-up on a 15-yr-old girl for geopolitical ends. Of course, the ends justify the means. None-the-less, monsters all.

  78. anonymous[229] • Disclaimer says:

    US media like the WSJ all list their medal table by total medal count, but the IOC’s website list their medal table by gold medal count, and it shows China ahead of the US:
    https://olympics.com/beijing-2022/olympic-games/en/results/all-sports/medal-standings.htm

    That is a bitter pill to swallow! China, a country with no winter sports tradition until maybe ten years ago, now surpassing the US in gold medal count, talk about a major fail for USOC. No wonder they are fighting so hard to get the skating team gold. It would also put us ahead of Canada on the total medal count since the tiebreak is total gold medals.

    Eileen Gu probably competed for China because she didn’t want to be examined by a USOC doctor, LOL.

    I don’t blame her for decamping, the US is now a degenerate warmongering shithole superpower. But I had to laugh at all the haters who said she was being used by the CCP as a propaganda tool, as if she wouldn’t be used the same way in the US: the left would use her as argument for more immigration, and the right would use her as reason why USA > China. Both will bash her for not speaking up enough about China’s “human right” abuses, or BLM, LGBTQ, climate change, yada yada. And all this brouhaha is only because she actually won. We could care less about the ones who decamped for China but didn’t win, like the two figure skaters and hockey players…who?

  79. @Andreas

    哈哈。哈哈哈。哈哈哈。

    That’s Chinese for Haha. Hahaha. hahahaha.

    I laughed out loud when I read that. You brightened my day. Thank you.

  80. @Mevashir

    Ron Unz’ writings deserve the highest respect. I think he nailed the COVID scenario. My disagreements with his analysis are minor. I suggested he team up with Joe Rogan and get the word spread much farther.

    • Replies: @Mevashir
  81. Thanks for the article. Here are some of my thoughts and additions to Mr. Romanoff`s points:
    – Ben Johnson maintained he was “nobbed” at Seoul, meaning that his test or sample was tampered. His testimony in the Inquiry that followed was that he, like all of the other dopers, cycled their use. He maintained that he was well beyond the time that the steroids would have remained in his body.
    – Figure skating has long been a “fixed” event, particularly on the women`s side. At Grenoble, the marks Canadian Karen Magnussen received were so obviously underscored, that the crowd whistled its disapproval so long it prevented Peggy Fleming from starting her routine. After a very average performance, Fleming`s high marks caused the crowd to whistle their disapproval. Let`s not even talk about Salt Lake City.
    – Here`s the kicker for me. A Russian “defector” who was under indictment from Russian courts, “escapes” to the US with data only he has on Russian athletes. This becomes the basis for the IOC`s campaign against Russian athletes. Here we are years later, with Russian athletes, unlike all others, having to compete not for their country, but their Olympic Committee, for the sins of the (bogus) IOC doping findings. I am now supposed to believe that Russian athletes, understanding full well, that they will be under high suspicion for doping, go ahead and dope anyway. As they say, you can`t make this shit up.
    WADA is an arm of NATO. As crooked as sock puppet Dick Pound is, the fact that he thought letting Valieva continue to compete, speaks volumes to the (lack of) credibility of the testing.

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  82. @bike-anarkist

    OK, Larry does a good job exposing the hypocrisy but he does not seem to offer an answer, a solution.

    • Replies: @Larry Romanoff
  83. Yngvar says:

    This isn’t that hard; she was caught. She’s a lovely girl, as many russian girls are, but cheating is cheating.

    • Disagree: Mikhail
    • Replies: @anon
    , @Publius 2
  84. DrWatson says:
    @PasserbyChemist

    They make such brouhaha about 2 nanograms of stuff but they let men compete as women?!!

    • Agree: Cking
  85. @Larry Romanoff

    The unspeakable vermin at the Guardian repeatedly referred to these as the ‘Genocide Games’. What really can humanity hope for when lying, racist, scum like that are brainwashing idiots, day after day?

  86. Shameful.

    It’s bad enough countries use young female athletes bodies (at an age where independent reasoned consent free of others ulterior motives isn’t possible ) as laboratories for national gain, but nothing expresses their sense of complete ownership like treating their minds and sense of personal well-being as disposable state property too. Morally and ethically not far from human traffickers as far as I’m concerned. Raise them, groom them, and put them to work until they are totally spent.

    Ditto on Romanoff’s heart-felt letter to “A Note to an Angel.”

  87. @Curmudgeon

    And Valieva passed numerous other tests, just like Sun Yang, who was traduced in Austfailia in a campaign of utterly racist hatred. The scum who rule the West are the most Evil swine ever to see the light of day.

  88. @Wizard of Oz

    I understand your question. There is much I do not know, and thus can only speculate. Certainly your suggestion is both possible and plausible in some circumstances.

    However, the most noted professional figure skaters of recent times (other than the Tara Lipinskis) – those like Katerina Witt – are unanimous that no doping or drugs will help in figure-skating because it isn’t about strength or stamina but about artistry, flexibility, dance talent, balance and symmetry, and so on.

    It is of course also possible that the girl was given a substance without her knowledge, but that appears foolhardy to me. There is no evidence this chemical would positively affect performance, Tygart being almost alone in these pronouncements, and her trainers would surely be aware of the consequences. My guess is that the chemical was not actually detected in her sample, that it was either a false or a deliberate positive.

    I believe it is of major consequence that the matter was treated as it was. Normally if an athlete tests positive on Sample A, the authorities refer to a re-test confirmation and then to Sample B for either verification or dismissal. What happened here was that the news of Sample A was deliberately leaked to the media who then created an international frenzy to horribly trash both the girl and Russia, giving the normal process no chance, and destroying the girl’s reputation before there was an opportunity to learn if the test was false. That could not possibly have been accidental. Normally, the matter is never released to the media until an absolute confirmation is made. This girl was definitely singled out for “special treatment”. As evidence, there were more than a few other athletes who tested positive for something or other during these Olympics, but their names weren’t even released, requiring much research to identify them.

    And yes, many athletes in the past have – both fairly and unfairly – been forgiven for the discovery of trace elements, and there is an active “forgiveness process” in all this to account for such events. Kamila, deliberate attack on Kamila, at least in part for the negative effects on Russia to coincide with the “invasion of Ukraine”, to help kill Nordstream II and keep Europe out of “axis of evil” orbit.

    Lastly, I agree with many readers that my article – like this post – is too long.

    • Thanks: Badger Down
  89. anon[229] • Disclaimer says:

    As much as I enjoyed the Sochi Games and the two Beijing Games, I really hope China and Russia do not even try to bid for another Olympics for a long, long time. I’m sick of the politicization of these games anytime these two countries play host. Samantha Guthrie started off the criticism right from the start at the opening ceremony, interpreting the selection of the Uighur athletes to light the torch as China “doubling down to antagonize the West”. Yet you know if they weren’t selected, she’d be the first to blast the CCP for not selecting them. Then the NBC host last night opened the closing ceremony with, “A question could be asked should these games even be hosted here?” This after 17 days of superb competitions.

    China and Russia should save themselves a whole lot of money and a whole lot of hassle and stop bidding for these games, period. It’s not worth it. No matter what they do they can’t catch a break from the always-be-hating western media. Just stop hosting or even participating in these games period. Go start their own World Games, include all Asian countries and Eastern European countries. The (((West))) is beyond hope with their hypocrisy, degeneracy and hatemongering.

    • Disagree: Mikhail
  90. anon[287] • Disclaimer says:

    very good factual article but a lot of ink could have been saved by saying the West is run by demonic jew bolshevik demons from hell. the jew media bled that little girl like they did for 1000,s of years with their blood letting sacrifices of little kids.
    Kamila is an angel a goddess a beautiful little girl who was savagely attacked by the jew western media. anybody knows how delicate and fragile a 15 year old girls mind is where if they get dislikes on tic tok they want to hang themselves. america is evil and should be destroyed. but the world belongs to the devil and there is no god. if there was a god how could he not protect this angel Kamila?

  91. anon[287] • Disclaimer says:
    @Yngvar

    die you evil rotten POS

  92. @Wizard of Oz

    As ever, the Murdoch programmed Dullard of Oz, produces an ‘argument’ of monumental banality to fit the Imperial narrative. And this Dunning-Krugerite Imperial tool confabulates that some poor Bozos pay him a thousand an hour for his wisdom. Walter Mitty channeling Piltdown Man.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  93. @Commentator Mike

    There can be no solution (on a global scale) to these issues unless and until the Olympic and international sport infrastructure – and the testing – are taken out of the hands of those who now control them, and placed into some truly international and impartial body that cannot be corrupted. And that is impossible without a worldwide public revolution. Those who have the power now, will not relinquish it voluntarily.

    For Kamila, the solutions are all legal, and all in the background. Her initial Sample A and her Sample B will have to be tested and a determination made of accuracy. The legality of the relevance of the test itself may well be fought in the courts, since the test in question was prior to, and unrelated to, the Olympics, and should never have become an issue. This appears to be legal fact. The WADA lab in question must be examined for its procedures. All of this will take time, and will likely be kept from the public eye.

    The question is about the legal assistance Kamila will need. The Russian Olympic Committee can do much, but not likely enough. Russian lawyers would not likely receive recognition in European courts, which means the necessity of hiring a team of Western lawyers, perhaps from Switzerland, who will be seen as more chaste.

    I am working to create a ‘gofundme’ campaign for Kamila, to help support her effort to clear herself. This cannot be done in the West, through GoFundMe because the authorities, as they did in Canada, would simply seize the funds. We are investigating if Russia has a facility to accomplish such public funding on a large scale. We would need many tens of millions of dollars.

    But in the end, even a total victory would be unsatisfactory. Kamila would receive her gold medal for the team event, but it would be so delayed and everything so tarnished and tainted that there will be no happiness. And even with a total victory, Kamila’s name is permanently trashed; the NYT might make a tiny mention on the 27th page that Kamila was cleared after all, and that will be the end.

    • Thanks: Commentator Mike
  94. Outraged says: • Website

    This was hard to read, but thank you for writing it.
    To see such a beautiful and talented child destroyed for the geopolitical aims of the criminals that control the US is beyond disgusting.
    And then to watch the mockingbird media blame the whole attack on her as the fault of the Russians!
    The rage I feel is hard to control.

  95. @Biff

    Biff, Thanks so much for posting this. No longer had any interest in Olympics or Ice Skating (my daughter was pretty good, ice skating when she was 15, a long time ago – her obviously gay “boy” friend was a natural. I still have the videos.)

    So perhaps you can kind of understand, how I felt, when the video of this Russian Girl, had been comprehensively deleted from the internet, by Powerful People who live in My Country England, and Powerful People, in The USA

    I can’t express the words I want to say with regards to any political or other forces, from anywhere in the world , who wants to try and suppress, such beauty, artistic expression, and the infinite athletic fitness of a 15 year old child, on ice, or doing anything so wonderful.

    The “Powerful People who live in My Country England, and Powerful People, in The USA” have exposed themselves as The Complete Evil [email protected] They Are.

    We haven’t got rid of them yet. but we will.

    They have been horrible to a Child.

    The Guardian, the BBC, all of The USA – all the media types and Politicians

    Look yourselves in The Mirror – You Evil People.

    How could you do it?

    Don’t you remember, yourself being 15?

    Tony

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  96. Mike Tre says:
    @Priss Factor

    In your world, it’s only a sport if negroes are able to do well at it.

  97. TTSSYF says:
    @Anon

    A simple “Yes, it’s a sport, and I happen to like it — too bad you don’t” would have sufficed, don’t you think?

    • Agree: Liza
  98. Publius 2 says:
    @Kurt Knispel

    This and everyone knows it.

    Now what?

    • Replies: @Kurt Knispel
  99. @gotmituns

    As far as I’m concerned, a rule was broken

    That’s the stupidest assumption I’ve seen this month. It’s like that Japanese athlete they found to assume Valieva’s guilt. In Japan, 96% of arrests lead to a guilty verdict. Never mind the evidence!

  100. I don’t watch much news or TV, almost non. This news reached even me 😛 Propaganda efforts were in 120% over drive.

  101. I find the complaints by the USA laughable. Here is a country where the NCAA pimps men as women bitching about this girl.

  102. @Dumbo

    Nervous?
    You’re fired!
    Just kidding!
    Not really, get out!

  103. @Publius 2

    Now the JewS-Army (incl. Blackwater) has to leave not only Ukraine but Europe all together.
    (Real Americans do not serve in the JewS-Army).

  104. @Larry Romanoff

    Your article is not too long. It is also a documentation. Thank you.

  105. @jsigur

    I know ,right. All those black Auburn players.

  106. Smith says:

    I prefer Trusova’s aggressive style but Kami needs support too!

  107. @Priss Factor

    Good question! Also, transgendering is moot–guys (untold numbers!) desiring gender conversion to beautiful, young, flexible, graceful russian angels is a fools game. First of all diminutive conversion is yet routinely succesful, BUT medical industry won’t discourage–there’s money to be made, and they’ll learn.

    As new olympic sports qualify (beach volleyball, BLM Vandal Comps (Soon!), BMX, Breaking (?!!), Figure Skating (maybe limited ‘personal’ survival value, but showcase for gene propagation!), GenZ selfiy slams, Skateboarding, most are fads with questionable real link to personal survival and can be for limited terms, which prevents historical comparison of human potential/countries fitness for battle. Seems event is increasingly about “differenciation,” which prevents benchmarking and progress. Much like public school policy of “everyone’s a winner!”

    Remember when athletes gear requirements/costumes were very basic (far enough back. none, naked even!). It really was about unadorned athletes, not sponsorship.

    P.S. I am NOT suggesting naked figure skating for minors, but if the olympic games ratings drop, current morality and ethics maake it inevitable!

  108. BN says:
    @Anonymous

    by the looks of it Weir sold his soul a long time ago

  109. @Alfred

    Swarthy isn’t the opposite of “lithe and fit”. It means dark-skinned.

    • Replies: @Alfred
  110. Anonymous[124] • Disclaimer says:

    LARRY ROMANOFF • 20,000 WORDS

    T-W-E-N-T-Y

    T-H-O-U-S-A-N-D

    W-O-R-D-S !!!!!!!

    Er, uh, hmm. Executive summary, por favor?

  111. Jason K. says:

    Hate to burst all your conspiracy theory and U.S. imperialism bubbles, but no one in the U.S. has cared about figure skating at any level since Nancy Kerrigan.

    • Disagree: Mevashir
  112. @Larry Romanoff

    It’s rare to see a skater who is actually a pleasure to watch; Clearly the best in her field, and probably the best all-time from what I’ve seen. A credit to her sport. Disgusting to watch Thomas Bach deflect negative media attention onto her coach — I give him the gold medal for ugly.

  113. @Jason K.

    Who gives a flying feck what the buffoons in the US care about. And who the feck are YOU to speak for all Americans?

  114. @tony_0pmoc

    I’m sorry, but have you only just noticed that everyone in public life in the MSM, Big Business and politics is an Evil psychopath? Where have you been the last eighty years, at least? They would much prefer to have given the girl the Epstine Treatment, but destroying her life will have to do for now.

  115. anon[429] • Disclaimer says:

    The viewership would suggest otherwise. When you add up TV viewership plus streaming media like the Peacock channel and social media short clips on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram, Facebook etc., the Beijing Games could actually turn out to be the most viewed Winter Games in history:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/media/2022/02/09/nbc-olympics-ratings/

    Socolow points to videos NBC posted on its YouTube channel of figure skaters Nathan Chen of the U.S. and Kamila Valieva of Russia. A video of Chen’s short program racked up 2.5 million views within a day; another featuring Valieva’s unprecedented quad jump was watched more than 2 million times in 48 hours.

    Per Slate, NBC doesn’t want to tout the social media numbers because they don’t want to draw audience away from traditional TV which is where the bulk of their ad dollars come from:

    https://slate.com/culture/2022/02/winter-olympics-tv-ratings-youtube-social-media-viewership-huge.html

    Last week, Michael Newman began his Media and Cultural Studies seminar at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee with a simple question: How many students were watching the Beijing Olympics on television? One hand went up. Then he asked how many had seen videos from the Beijing Games on YouTube or social media. Almost every student raised their hand.

    The addition of X Games types events like Freestyle skiing and snowboarding has helped drawn a lot of younger viewers to the Olympics.

  116. Athena says:
    @mulga mumblebrain

    When US-NATO invaded South Ossetia with Georgian friend Mikail Saakashvili, i.e. during the Olympic Games held in China in August 2008, the West decided (again?!) to humiliate a Serb, swimmer Milorad Cavic who WON the gold medal in the butterfly race.

    The media not controlled by NATO repeatedly replayed the race and it was evident Cavic had won gold, and that American Michael Phelps was second.

    ”Swimmer Scoops Serbia’s First Olympic Medal”

    https://balkaninsight.com/2008/08/18/swimmer-scoops-serbia-s-first-olympic-medal/

    BIRNAugust 18, 200806:49

    ”Cavic, 24, born in Anaheim, California, holds both US and Serbian citizenship but chose to swim under the Serbian flag.

    He caused controversy earlier this year by wearing a T-shirt reading “Kosovo is Serbia” when collecting a medal at the European Swimming Championships in Eindhoven in March. He came first in the 50-meter butterfly race but was then disqualified from the rest of the games.”

    Pathetic US-NATO!

  117. Mevashir says:
    @Jason K.

    The figure skating and ice dancing are the only Winter Olympics events that my mother watches. I’m sure there are many more Americans just like her.

  118. Mevashir says:
    @Larry Romanoff

    Since you are positioned in China and you seem to respect Russia, could you comment on statements some people have made here that Putin doesn’t like China, at heart he is a European, and he only reluctantly is allying himself with China and the Asian block. They also say that Putin as a devout Russian Orthodox Christian hates Chinese communist atheism. I don’t accept these arguments but can you give an erudite reply or refutation please. Thank you!

  119. @Anonymous

    The Olympics is 100% rigged and Kosher approved predictive programming.

    The opening ceremony of the London Summer Olympics of 2012 foreshadowed the “pandemic” in 2020.

    Until the fake controversy over Dinigeer Yilamujiang, a 20-year-old Uyghur cross-country skier who was chosen as one of the final Olympic torch-bearers for China, I was not aware that the Olympic Committee had strict rules based on natal astrology: 

    “Games organisers said the final handful of torchbearers who entered the stadium with the flame had been picked based on their birth dates with each having been born in a different decade, starting from the 1950s through to the 2000s.”

    It’s a minor detail, but unless you understand Zionists are obsessed with the Zodiac and all things astral, this little detail will fly right over your head and you won’t know why they picked 2020 to do the COVID-19 pandemic or why they picked 1918 to do their Spanish Flu pandemic either. 

    The blatant propagandizing and sheer idiocy of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics for me was watching the Finnish Women’s Hockey team play with mouth diapers on. LOL

    • Replies: @Maowasayali
  120. @Larry Romanoff

    Thank you. It seems unlikely that there would be false positives for three drugs she wouldn’t be likely to take at all. So one can only speculate that, somehow, grandfather’s medicine got into the mix, or it was deliberate malicious contamination, or, if my earlier speculation about getting her up to the quadruple jump has anything to it that her too-clever-by-half coach tried to mask the use of an illegal drug by including other heart medicines. In any case I can see why competitors who were scrupulously clean may have been less than generous and sympathetic. Officials of course as unpleasant as too many really are.

    • Replies: @Larry Romanoff
  121. @mulga mumblebrain

    So what do you say to Larry Romanoff’s reply ,as follows?

    I understand your question. There is much I do not know, and thus can only speculate. Certainly your suggestion is both possible and plausible in some circumstances.

    Which one of your little Wolf Warrior team stuffed up that simple task?

    • Replies: @mulga mumblebrain
  122. @Wizard of Oz

    I didn’t suggest false positives for three items. The two items she was taking, those listed on her test forms, are irrelevant in this discussion. The question is whether the third actually existed, and its concentration and source if it did exist. I’m not sure I understand your penultimate comment, but there are no drugs that can produce a quadruple jump. Also, there is no evidence at this point that Kamila was not also “scrupulously clean”. All we have so far is an unconfirmed test of a trace element, and no more.

    Again, this matter is unreasonably complicated because of WADA’s test methods and secrecy. WADA labs have in the past declared athletes positive, had their medals rescinded, only to have the medals later reinstated by a CAS ruling that “scratches on sample bottles should not be regarded as doping violations.” (1) The simple truth is that we don’t know what happened or why Kamila was tagged.

    (1) https://www.rt.com/sport/548339-olga-fatkulina-olympics-flag-doping/

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  123. @Larry Romanoff

    I wasn’t suggesting that you had posited three false positives. I was merely simplifying the assumptions/premises on which one might sensibly proceed. In the end I think, given the mystery surrounding the Kamila affair I got most out of your article’s exposure of the past history of cheating by Americans. An English friend has just observed that there was so much doping at the 2012 Olympic Games in London that it was called the Chemical Games.

  124. @Mevashir

    You have asked very good questions. Certainly the Chinese and Russians have had their differences in the past. I do know that Russians and Chinese living near China’s Northern borders – Xinjiang, Heilongjiang, get along famously. My friends tell me the borders are not even recognised, with much daily traffic both ways.

    I have no information on Mr. Putin’s private feelings toward China or the Chinese, nor on Mr. Xi’s true feelings about Putin and Russia. There is considerable geo-political pressure for the two to cooperate, for self-preservation if nothing else, but recent agreements between the two would suggest much internal compatibility in addition to any external pressure.

    I think Western suggestions about religious differences are misunderstood and misleading. Russia was for many decades promoted in the Western media as a “Godless Communist State”, when it never was any such thing – being strongly Orthodox Christian as you pointed out. Too many of our convictions are formed from politically-inspired narratives in the Western press, most of which are false.

    Similarly, China today being painted as an “Atheist Communist State” is also very very wrong. Many of us make the mistake of conflating God and religion. God is a destination; religion is a vehicle. Think of it this way: if my Chinese friends want to travel to Beijing to venerate at the tomb of Mao Ze Dong, well and good. But they don’t worship the train that takes them to Beijing.

    China is neither godless nor atheist; it simply doesn’t have the infections of Western Christianity, most especially the terminal infections of American evangelicalism. China does indeed have, and has always had its religions, but they are not political, not designed for population control, and thus of no use to the West. Hence Hillary Clinton’s big push for “freedom of religion” in China. Religion has always been free in China, but not the contaminated Western ones. So, I doubt very much that Mr. Putin has any philosophical differences with China on this score.

    I have not really answered your question, but this is the best I can do.

    • Thanks: Mevashir, Maowasayali
    • Replies: @Mevashir
    , @Mevashir
  125. Alfred says:
    @Joe Paluka

    Well, they were mostly of Italian-descent. 🙂

    But thank you anyway. I was born in Africa.

  126. @Anonymous

    I thought LOL would have been more appropriate.

    Russian Olympian Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned drug, which may have come from ingesting something contaminated with her grandfather’s medication

    https://www.rt.com/sport/549383-cause-of-valieva-doping-claim/
    https://www.rt.com/sport/549501-valieva-three-heart-drugs-sample/

  127. Mevashir says:
    @Larry Romanoff

    Thank you for your excellent reply!

    I think Western suggestions about religious differences are misunderstood and misleading. Russia was for many decades promoted in the Western media as a “Godless Communist State”, when it never was any such thing – being strongly Orthodox Christian as you pointed out. Too many of our convictions are formed from politically-inspired narratives in the Western press, most of which are false.

    I don’t understand this paragraph. Russia has a long heritage of Orthodox Christianity that has experienced a revival under Putin, but I don’t think we can pretend that 70 years of Bolshevism did not damage her religious identity. From what I have read most churches were either destroyed or converted into factories. Russia’s Christians suffered terribly under Communism.

    • Replies: @Larry Romanoff
  128. Mevashir says:
    @Larry Romanoff

    I read your article from your website about crimes of the pharmaceutical industry. Really excellent. Maybe it could be published here as well:
    https://www.moonofshanghai.com/2022/02/en-larry-romanoff-introduction-to-big.html?m=1

    This is something I wrote presenting a policy to cripple Zionist control over America:
    https://www.unz.com/article/out-thought-out-bought-out-fought-why-the-9-11-truth-movement-failed/?showcomments#comment-4973403

    But this article from The Times of Israel shows American politicians consulting with their true Masters. Imagine an American political delegation traveling to Moscow to take orders from Putin:
    https://www.timesofisrael.com/dozens-of-us-lawmakers-descend-on-israel-with-aipac-affiliated-trip/

    Harvard Law School professor Shepsel Tribe called Tucker Carlson a traitor for supporting Russia in the conflict with Ukraine:
    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/harvard-professor-laurence-tribe-deletes-tweet-suggesting-tucker-carlson-defending-putin-counts-as-treason/

  129. lydia says:

    What is Happening to Women’s Figure Skating? | An Essay | PART 1
    711,192 viewsJan 31, 2022


    Fran
    16.8K subscribers

    What is happening to women’s figure skating? In part 1 of this essay, we’re reliving the last two Olympic cycles through the stories of the girls who have dominated and shaped women’s figure skating in the past 8 years.
    ———–
    The fact that their bodies are so broken beyond repair that they can’t even skate by the next olympic cicle is horrifying. The committees should not encourage techniques that destroys this girls’ career by the next year.

    not just career, but their health is destroyed. Most of these girls can’t even do single jumps at the age of 20

    the obsession of the sport with jumps over any other artistic element is bringing the sport down

    I just watched YouTube film about Tuberidze called her training “Factory ” and her girls ” products “…
    —————

    Slow motion black and white gymnasts of the 80s and 90s

    СоюзСпортФильм. Спортивная гимнастика. Базовые упражнения в спортивной гимнастике Женщины

    • Replies: @Dumbo
  130. @Mevashir

    It wasn’t only Russia. All of Eastern Europe suffered similarly under Stalin’s Jews, and later under their legacy.

    I have spent time in Romania where, on my first visit shortly after the fall of Nicolae Ceaușescu, I was astonished to see the churches full and their Christianity as virluent as ever. When I remarked on this to my friends and asked how that was possible, they said, “I guess it’s in our souls”. Hungary was much the same. I have no doubt that damage was done as you say. I am not competent to analyse this part of their society. I can say only that it appears to have recovered remarkably. Read about Béla Kun in Hungary; a look at the man’s photo tells you most of what you need to know.

    We need to keep in mind that one of the main objectives of the Jewish Bolshevik Communism was the destruction of Christianity, morality, and the family. They seem to have failed in Europe, but they are sure succeeding in the US.

    Thank you for the comment on my Big Pharma article. It’s part of a series of ten or twelve articles covering that sector in detail. The subsequent parts to be posted soon are more shocking. There are actually two mirror sites of my articles. You might find Blue Moon of Shanghai more easy to navigate. https://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/

    • Thanks: Mevashir
    • Replies: @Mevashir
  131. Mevashir says:
    @Larry Romanoff

    I hope you and Ron Unz will consider publishing your pharmaceutical series here on the Unz Review.

    As far as destroying the family goes, I don’t see anyone in American politics helping the situation. I have long stopped attending church. American churches are elitist country clubs for privileged people. They are utterly clueless about the ruination of our national economy. With college graduates saddled with debt, living at home with their parents, unable to get decent paying jobs, they certainly cannot marry buy a home and raise a family as the church would like. So the church lifts its nose and sneers at them and tells them to live abstemious lives devoid of love sex and relationship and basically to suck it up.

    The Republicans and the Democrats are equally complicit in this National tragedy. I call the church a country club for low class people.

    The church in America does not minister to people’s real needs but instead is an outpost of privilege and arrogance for low class poorly informed people.

    I have not attended church since Trump was elected in 2016. On the Sunday after his election my church gave him a standing ovation. Trump may have some good ideas, but compared to an articulate intellectual like Putin he’s right off of the garbage heap, a national embarrassment of low class anti-intellectualism. Trump perfectly epitomizes the essence of America as a low class violent rebellious disrespectful society.

    At this point I think America should divide along Union and Confederate lines and allow Russia to take over the north and China the south. Americans are incapable of governing themselves. Their elites are tools of ZOG and the rest of them are wallowing in misery despair discouragement and depression.

    Maybe part of the country can declare itself a pro-Russian independent republic and then have Putin intervene with a peacekeeping Force to save us from ZOG-DC.

  132. @Anonymous

    To engage in sodomy is to sell your soul. Look at your average sodomite: they have the same dead behind the eyes look that opiate addicts have. No spirit, no life . . . there’s no there there.

    • Agree: Mevashir
    • Replies: @Mevashir
  133. Mevashir says:
    @Patrick Gibbs

    SCENES FROM JEWISH-WRECKED AMERIHELL-U\$rAel

    https://www.cpr.org/2021/09/15/jared-polis-marlon-reis-wedding/

    [MORE]

    Colorado Governor Polis marries boy-toy lover on Yom Kippur-Jewish Day of Atonement! Wedding presided over by rabbette Tirza Firestone.

    Maybe President Putin can send them a Tsar Bomba as a wedding present? He can take out all of Denver and the entire Front Range along with a lot of ICBM silos.

  134. NOTE to readers:

    The “Rodchenkov Act”, which allows US prosecutors to pursue individuals involved in doping schemes at events featuring US athletes, and by which the US gives itself power to levy fines of \$1 million and assign sentences of 10 years in prison, may not be entirely what it appears to be. I didn’t include this in my article because the evidence is thin and I hadn’t time to properly research it.

    Briefly, Rodchenkov was a Russian Ph.D. who apparently masterminded an astonishing array of the most ingenious avoidance mechanisms to hide illegal doping and drug-taking by Russian athletes. According to the US media, Rodchenkov “defected” to the US for the opportunity of spilling the beans, resulting in the banning of Russia from the Olympics and providing a much-treasured flood of bad press.

    But things are not always what they seem. Rodchenkov was under indictment in Russia for crimes involving athletes, but this was more for criminal extortion, and his sister had already been tried and imprisoned for them. The man was facing a potential 20 years in prison so, according to Wikipedia, “fearing for his safety”, he fled to the US where he was immediately placed into a witness protection program. You might want to ask yourself why the US would be interested in giving a residence permit to a known criminal of some major proportion, but even more curiously would put him into a witness protection program. Even more curious, it would seem that the residence permit and the protection program were agreed prior to his “fleeing” Russia, very possibly for considerations to be given.

    Another major curiosity is that a Canadian lawyer named Richard McLaren was tasked by WADA to investigate Rodchenkov’s allegations. For background, you should know that test samples are placed in a specially-manufactured glass bottle which cannot be opened and must therefore be broken open to test the sample contained. However, one of McLaren’s “findings” was that “using a specific tool, the bottles were possible to open”. But the Berlinger Group, the official producer of the BEREG-KIT security bottles used for anti-doping tests, trashed McLaren’s so-called finding and said, “We have no knowledge of the specifications, the methods or the procedures involved in the tests and experiments conducted by the McLaren Commission.”

    McLaren’s “investigation” seems questionable to me for a variety of reasons, one being that his claim of having had access to multiple hard drives, “thousands of documents” and many other things, leave a distinct impression that his claims are almost certainly much exaggerated.

    Digging into the details of this, it appears Rodchenkov and his sister were scamming the system in Russia by demanding high payments from athletes in return for a guarantee of assurance of clean samples: “If you don’t pay me, you may fail the drug test.” And this entirely unbeknownst to the authorities. They were then caught.

    Knowing his sister was already in prison and Rodchenkov facing the same, it is easy to imagine the spooks at the US embassy in Moscow recognising a massive propaganda opportunity and offering Rodchenkov a residence permit, full immunity, and a witness protection program, in return for details of schemes – real and imagined – which could then be blamed on “Russia” and used to get Russia banned from the Olympics.

    I cannot prove this, at least not yet, but this is the way it seems to me.

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  135. @Mevashir

    America is the vehicle through which Satan enters the world

    • Agree: mulga mumblebrain
    • Replies: @Mevashir
    , @GeneralRipper
  136. GeneralRipper [AKA "SingSling"] says:
    @Patrick Gibbs

    America is the vehicle through which Satan enters the world.

    And the Unz Review Drama Queen Award goes to….drumroll….

    Patrick Gibbs!

  137. Zorost says:

    “I am not a conspiracy theorist”

    You should be.

  138. Rosie says:

    I haven’t been able to read the whole article or all the comments, so I apologize if this has already been said, but I personally was quite appalled at the contemptuous sneering in the media about the “irreparable harm” that would follow if Valieva wasn’t able to compete pending a full investigation of this case, which, but for the delay by the lab, could have already been done.

    How could any decent person want to exclude her without due process, including expert testimony concerning the likely performance enhancement from the dose she took?

  139. Rosie says:
    @Joe Paluka

    Isn’t Ritalin what female-oriented schools give to little boys that just want to be normal rambunctious boys, which turns them into zombies?

    Because of course someone had to pollute this thread with hysterical misogyny, as usual.

    It isn’t Nice White Lady teachers’ fault that learning requires one to sit one’s ass down, pay attention, and do some work. It used to be that boys were kept in line with corporal punishment. Teachers don’t have that authority anymore, and it literally only takes one incorrigible brat to ensure that chaos reigns and nobody can teach or learn a damned thing. Hence, the desperation.

  140. Dumbo says:
    @lydia

    The same is true of gymnastics. Watch the grace and beauty of female gymnasts in the 1960s, 1970s. Now it’s all about higher jumps and feats of strength. They grow stunted and have artificially pumped up muscular bodies. Gymnastics is long gone, but perhaps skating can be saved; it’s too bad that many female skaters are still beautiful and graceful, but it makes no sense to waste their bodies when they’re so young.

  141. JR Foley says:
    @Mevashir

    Putin gave Xi Jinping the Russian “Order of St Andrew” –

    • Replies: @Maowasayali
  142. @Maowasayali

    Q.E.D.

    • Replies: @Commentator Mike
  143. Rubicon says:

    The bottom line is this:
    per usual the US Hegemony went after this Russian skater. Their stool pigeons in that WADA were bought off by US interests…and the rest is history.

    We can NOT wait for the day when Russia’s economy matches the brilliance of the Chinese economy whereby, Russia will demand ALL Western/US Banks to leave Russia; forthwith.

  144. @Maowasayali

    They, UEFA, FIFA, etc. should have done that to US + NATO during every war they have conducted. Why now pick on Russia? And Belarus?

  145. @Larry Romanoff

    Russia should put a price on Rodchenkov, for rendition to Russia. Then he could be interrogated, and given a plea bargain if he rats out his Western ‘friends’. Surely some enterprising people could arrange his trip home.

  146. @Mevashir

    Who gives a toss if gays want to imitate straights and get hitched? The thing that upsets me is that fatuous expression on the face of the celebrant.

  147. @Wizard of Oz

    Wolf Warrior? Better than ‘Fatuous Droner’. It’s the best I can do at present. You are a constant source of inspiration.

  148. Ghali says:
    @Mevashir

    Mr Romanoff comment is accurate. President Putin is often accused of being anti-Muslims. I don’t think Putin hates Muslims. In fact he gets along well with most Muslim nations. The Gulf Arabs are Muslims by name only. Their quarrel with Russia is commercial and economic related to oil prices. Russia provides a big portion of imported food by the Gulf. Putin is accused of many things. But none of these things sticks to Putin. There is no nation in the world that is more racist and morally orrupt than the Anglophone nations and their Jews handlers.

  149. @JR Foley

    In 2018, the Chinese reciprocated by granting President Putin the Friendship Medal (Chinese: 友谊勋章). It’s the highest honorific medal awarded to foreigners. Putin was the 1st recipient; no doubt the medal was created specifically with Putin and Russia in mind.

  150. Anonymous[802] • Disclaimer says:

    This was clearly part of a criminally corrupt and highly politicised smear campaign against both China and Russia. The allegations began as part of a psyop using the lavishly bribed, mentally unstable, self confessed fraudster and blackmailer Rodchenkov, whose allegations were promoted uncritically by the highly compromised Canadian WADA. This is a continuation of the general attack on Russian sport, this time targeting a highly talented 15 year old with the intentional destruction of her career. The aim was also obviously to tarnish the successful Chinese Olympics. A supposed failed sample was produced like a rabbit out of a hat right on cue.

    This should be seen as one element in a long running, multifaceted campaign of vilification and demonisation directed at both Russia and China, their political and business leadership, trade, businesses, media, sport, and private individuals. Recall the campaign against Huawei and the trumped up charges against its executive. And the obvious hoaxes and false flags involving Litvinenko, Skripal and Navalny, which bear all the hallmarks of British Intelligence. There are no depths that they will not plumb. There are no levels to which they will not stoop. Destroying a 15 year old is all in a day’s work for them.

    Russia and China both need to acknowledge the nature of the people involved, and react accordingly. They face utterly vile, implacable, hate filled enemies who simply want to destroy them. They are not open to any reasoned or rational argument. Any attempt to engage in rational discussion is just treated as weakness.

    Both countries should withdraw from all hopelessly compromised western dominated organisations – OPCW, IAEA, ICC, ECHR, IOC, WADA. There is no point trying to work through these organisations. It is like playing poker with a marked deck. China and Russia should withdraw from any western dominated organisations like all these and SWIFT, which can expel them on a whim at a moment’s notice, and replace them with its own institutions. And that includes sporting competitions. How viable would the Olympics be with all the targeted countries missing? China, Russia, Belarus, Iran, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, North Korea, Myanmar, Sudan, Eritrea and others.

    • Replies: @Maowasayali
  151. ES says:
    @PasserbyChemist

    The molecular weight of trimetazidine dihydrochloride is stated to be 339.3 here:

    https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Trimetazidine-dihydrochloride.

    Chemical formula is C14H24Cl2N2O3.

    So 2.1 nanograms would be roughly 3.7 x 10^12 molecules.

    ( 2.1 x 10^-9 / 339.3 ) x 6.022 x 10^23

    A milliliter of water weighs about 1 gram. The units of nanograms per milliliter are basically parts per billion by weight.

  152. @Anonymous

    Both countries should withdraw from all hopelessly compromised western dominated organisations – OPCW, IAEA, ICC, ECHR, IOC, WADA.

    1000% Agree!

    The Chinese and Russians should seriously think about setting up an alternative to the Olympics… say… the “New Silk Road Games,” with all countries connected to the Belt & Road Initiative participating in it. The name “New Silk Road Games” just came to me and it can be changed later, but you get my general idea and meaning.

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