In a decision that stunned the Olympic sports movement, 15-year-old figure-skating Russian Olympic Committee phenom Kamila Valieva will be allowed to skate Tuesday, Feb. 15, in the women's singles skating competition in Beijing, NPR reported.
A panel of three arbitrators appointed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) made the decision Feb. 14.
The sample, tested at a lab in Sweden, showed Valieva used a banned heart medication that increases stamina at some point in the months ahead of the Games.
"There were serious issues of untimely notification of the results of the athlete's anti-doping test performed in December 2021," CAS director general Matthieu Reeb said at a press conference. "Such late notification was not her fault."
In the team competition last week, Valieva was the first female ever to land a quadruple jump in Olympic competition. The Russian Anti-Doping Agency known as RUSADA initially suspended Valieva but quickly reinstated her after a meeting on Feb. 9 in Moscow.