To the Korea Anti-Doping Agency (KADA)
a figure skating gold medalist at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
As a result of WADA’s internal review
the athlete was found to be anti-doping.
We cannot find sufficient evidence to substantiate the allegation that we have violated the rules.”
KADA announced today (28th)
On the 21st of last month, WADA requested a reinvestigation of Sotnikova
and WADA replied on the 24th of this month.”
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has already told the Korea 고스톱 Sports Council that “there is no plan to re-examine”.
Sotnikova posted on YouTube in early July
when the Sochi Winter Olympics were held
sample A tested positive and had to undergo a second test (about sample B)
and no problem was found in the second sample.
I didn’t get it
When the scandal broke out
Sotnikova explained on social network service (SNS) that “there were scratches on the doping sample that was not positive
and this was found by the coroner.”
The Korea Sports Association and KADA requested a reinvestigation from the IOC and WADA
but the reinvestigation was not carried out.
According to the ‘McLaren Report’ (exposing systematic doping in Russia)
the fact that Sotnikova’s sample bottle had scratches means that there is a possibility of manipulation.
Fair competition and rights of Korean players must be guaranteed.
He emphasized that he has a duty to be protected
and requested WADA
We want a thorough reinvestigation by WADA before the expiration of the statute of limitations
(within 10 years from the date the athlete’s alleged anti-doping rule violation occurred).
However, WADA said
As a result of a joint investigation by WADA and the IOC Disciplinary Committee in 2018
there was a horizontally long scratch on the inside of the cap of the sample bottle of the athlete.
Forensic results through
Following the IOC
WADA also announced that it “has no plan to reinvestigate
and Sotnikova’s doping scandal ended with a simple happening.