MEDIA RELEASE FIGURE SKATING
THE COURT OF ARBITRATION FOR SPORT (CAS) HEARING IN THE ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING RUSADA, THE ISU, WADA AND KAMILA VALIEVA WILL START ON 26 SEPTEMBER 2023
Lausanne, 15 September 2023 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) confirms the following arrangements for the hearing in the arbitration procedures CAS 2023/A/9451 Association Russian Anti- Doping Agency (RUSADA) v. Kamila Valieva, CAS 2023/A/9455 International Skating Union (ISU) v. Kamila Valieva, Association Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), and CAS 2023/A/9456 World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) v. Association Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) & Kamila Valieva):
The hearing will take place on 26, 27 and 28 September 2023, with 29 September 2023 being a reserve day. It will be held at the CAS Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, although the Panel will hear some parties, witnesses and experts via video-conference, including Ms Kamila Valieva and the representatives of RUSADA.
The parties to the proceedings:
RUSADA, the ISU, WADA and Ms Valieva (collectively, the parties), want privacy and have not requested that a public hearing be held. Consequently, the hearing will take place behind closed doors in accordance with the provisions of Article 57 of the Code of Sports-related Arbitration (the “CAS Code”), and outside persons will not be authorised to attend. For that reason, on 5 September 2023, the CAS Panel denied a request filed by the 2022 United States Olympic Figure Skating Team for an observer to be permitted to attend the hearing on their behalf.
The Panel of CAS arbitrators constituted to decide the matter is composed of:
President: Mr James Drake KC, Barrister, United Kingdom & Australia Arbitrators: Mr Jeffrey Mishkin, Attorney-at-Law, USA
Dr Mathieu Maisonneuve, Professor of law, France
AUTHOR: TAS / CAS
PUBLISHED: September 15, 2023