Drug-suspect Valieva to play World Cup in March– The “Russian Empress” Has Yet Again Have a Brilliant Idea! | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Drug-suspect Valieva to play World Cup in March– The “Russian Empress” Has Yet Again Have a Brilliant Idea!

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Coach Tutberidze had merciless words for Valieva (right) at the Beijing Olympics (Image: Jiji Press)

“Ullah! Valieva!”

Well done! “

A crowd of about 1,000 people cheered for the girl in the middle of a celebration for the athletes who participated in the Beijing Winter Olympics, held in the Russian capital Moscow on February 21. When figure skater Kamila Valieva (15), who finished fourth in the women’s singles after testing positive for drugs in Beijing, stepped up to the stage, the crowd greeted her with excitement.

She looked depressed in Beijing, making a series of mistakes and breaking down in tears after the competition, but now that she was back home, she seemed to have regained her energy. At the celebration party, she made a peace sign for the camera The host introduced her as “Kamila, the Olympic champion! She responded by waving her hands in the air. She smiled happily when she was presented with a necklace and a bouquet of flowers,” said a Skating Federation official.

The warm reception from the Russian people does not mean that Valieva drug suspicion has been cleared. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is continuing its investigation and it will take about a year to reach a decision.

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There are some surprises in store for Valieva, who has resumed training after returning home in an unstable state.

The Russian media outlet “Championat” reported that Valieva will participate in a competition in Sochi on March 4 and 5 and is expected to compete in the World Cup, which starts in Montpellier, France on March 23. She said she went back to training in order to win the World Cup.


Championat said that the process will go smoothly and she will be allowed to participate in Montpellier. This is a temporary measure, as the tournament is for aged under 16 same with the Beijing Olympics. However, since the allegations have not been clarified and if Valieva goes on the ice, she will again face criticism from around the world.


The decision to participate in the World Cup is not up to Valieva alone. It is said that her coach, Eteri Tutberidze, 47, has a strong influence on her decision.


When Russia won the gold medal in the team competition at the Sochi Olympics in 2002, Tutberidze was summoned to the Kremlin palace, not Yulia Lipnitskaya, who had performed brilliantly. In the background was President Putin, who personally handed her the medal. When she gives the “go-signal,” the athletes have no choice but to follow.

She calls the training ground the “factory” and the players the “products”. She believes that players have a short shelf life, and if they are not taught strictly while they are still in their teens, they will not be able to compete at the world level. That’s why she wants to let Valieva participate in the World Cup even though she is in her prime as a player, and despite the criticism.

However, Tutberidze blurted out to disappointed Valieva, who finished fourth in the Beijing Olympics, “You gave up the fight. Why did you give up? Please explain.” right after the girl’s performance. If the result was not good enough, she would ask the athlete,” Do you like to fail? Pack your bags and go home! If they don’t get the results they want, it’s usual that she would scold them publicly. I’m worried about what kind of reprimand Tutberidze will give her if she misses out on a medal after being bashed by the world again.

Even if Valieva wins a medal, there is a possibility that the awarding ceremony will not be held as it was in the Beijing Olympics because the allegations have not been clarified. The uproar is unlikely to subside for some time.

  • Photo Jiji Press

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