Arbitration panel rejects U.S. figure skaters' bid to be awarded their team medals

Feb 20, 2022

The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Saturday rejected an effort by nine American figure skaters who were seeking to receive their silver medals from the ill-fated team competition at the Beijing Olympics before they left China.

The skaters asked the court to order the International Olympic Committee to award medals in the team event, the results of which have been in doubt for nearly two weeks since a Russian skater, Kamila Valieva, was found to have tested positive for a banned drug.

Source: New York Times
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