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Statement on the ISU decision regarding the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games figure skating team event

TORONTO (January 30, 2024) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) issued the following statement on today’s International Skating Union (ISU) ruling:

“The Canadian Olympic Committee is extremely disappointed to see that the International Skating Union has not awarded Team Canada the bronze medal in the team event at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games after Ms. Valieva’s disqualification. We are in discussion with Skate Canada as it explores its options for appeal. 

We recognize how difficult this process is for all the athletes and give our support to the Canadian skaters who made us so proud. This is a reminder of how harmful doping is and how crucial it is that we have a fair and safe sport system at home and around the world.”

– Canadian Olympic Committee



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