Skate Canada Statement on the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s Ruling

Skate Canada applauds the decision made by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) regarding Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva’s doping violation during the 2022 Winter Olympic Games. This ruling underscores the significance of stringent anti-doping measures and the need for continuous vigilance in protecting the integrity of figure skating and all sports.

Skate Canada advocates for a clean and level playing field for all athletes, and we support the efforts of international organizations, including the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in maintaining the integrity of our sport.

We are proud of the incredible dedication and sportsmanship our Canadian figure skaters have shown throughout this process. We also extend our respect and support to all athletes who have trained tirelessly to compete at the highest level.

As we move forward, Skate Canada is committed to focusing on athlete development, clean sport, and promoting the values of excellence, respect, and fairness within the sport of figure skating.

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