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Kamila Valieva: Figure skater could not have achieved ‘perfection’ while doping, says Vladimir Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended teenager figure skater Kamila Valieva, arguing it would be impossible to achieve "perfection" while using banned substances. "It is utterly impossible to achieve such pe...

US figure skater Vincent Zhou expresses frustration after being unable to attend closing ceremony

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Zhou had to bow out of one event during the Games because he tested positive for coronavirus. He wrote in frustration on his Instagram over his inability to be with his team. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . ...

American pairs skater Timothy LeDuc makes history as first nonbinary winter Olympian

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LeDuc, a pairs skater with Ashley Gain-Gribble, became the first openly nonbinary winter Olympian when they took the ice. LeDuc and Gain-Gribble finished in seventh place in their debut. LIVE UPDATES: BEIJING OLYMPIC...

Russian figure skater Alexandra Trusova upset over silver-medal finish: ‘I hate this sport’

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Ever the competitor, the 17-year-old thought she had done enough during her routine to win the gold medal. She made history when she performed five quadruple jumps on the ice. But when she learned the judges had put ...

‘Coldness’ of Kamila Valieva’s team toward skater ‘chilling to see,’ IOC chief says

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Valieva slipped multiple times during her routine. The 15-year-old skater was clearly emotional as she finished up her routine. Her coach Eteri Tutberidze made it clear she wasn’t happy with the performance as the co...

US skater Vincent Zhou out of weeklong COVID-19 quarantine

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Zhou had just helped the U.S. win team silver on Feb. 7 when he got a phone call saying that he had tested positive. He was immediately whisked away to a quarantine hotel about 30 minutes from the Olympic Village, wh...

Russian Olympic skater Kamila Valieva says positive drug test a result of grandfather’s heart medication

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International Olympic Committee's permanent chair of the disciplinary commission Denis Oswald said Vaileva’s defense was that her testing positive for trimetazidine, a metabolic drug that helps prevent angina attacks...

Russian skater Kamila Valieva carries weight of doping scandal onto ice

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When Russian figure skating star Kamila Valieva skates onto the Olympic ice at Beijing's Capital Indoor Stadium Tuesday, she will be carrying more than the usual pressure of a top-ranked athlete hoping to make the b...

Russian skater Kamila Valieva will have doping case heard on Sunday at Olympics

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Valieva will find out if she can skate in the Winter Olympics women’s competition the next day after the Court of Arbitration for Sport announced on Saturday that the expedited hearing on her doping case will be held...

Olympic court to determine fate of Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva at Beijing after doping scandal

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The ITA, established by the International Olympic Committee in 2018 because of the Russian doping scandal at Sochi, released a lengthy statement on Friday confirming that the 15-year-old skater tested positive for tr...

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva appears at training session amid reports of failed drug test

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Valieva, who is the favorite to win gold in the women’s individual event next week, skated with teammate Alexandra Trusova during a 30-minute training session but looked unfazed by the recent reports that she tested ...

ROC figure skater who had positive drug test at Beijing Winter Olympics is a minor, sources say

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Beijing The Russian athlete from the gold medal winning figure skating team who tested positive for a prohibited substance is a minor, multiple sources told CNN. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity. CNN h...

What to do about the social media shaming of figure skater Zhu Yi

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Kara Alaimo, an associate professor in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University, is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion. She was spokesperson for international affairs in the Treasury Depa...

Kamila Valieva: Russian figure skater becomes first woman to land a quad at the Winter Olympics

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Russian teenage figure skater Kamila Valieva made history at the Winter Olympics in Beijing on Monday as she became the first woman to land a quad at the Games. The 15-year-old Valieva landed two quads in the team ...

Olympic US-born figure skater representing China slammed on Chinese social media after botched performance

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Zhu, born in California, took a hard fall during her first combination attempt on Saturday, slamming into the wall before later stumbling on a triple loop attempt for a last-place finish with a 47.03 score.  LIVE UPD...

US-born figure skater Zhu Yi under attack after fall on Olympic debut for China

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Beijing Making her Olympic debut for Team China, California-born figure skater Zhu Yi was eager to prove herself to the Chinese pubic. Instead, the 19-year-old is facing a firestorm on Chinese social media after she ...

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