IOC spokesman explains the difference between Kamila Valieva and Richardson case



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IOC spokesman explains the difference between Kamila Valieva and Richardson case

International Olympic Committee spokesman Mark Adams has denied many allegations and revealed what will happen to Kamila Valieva "This case has not yet concluded and the CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sport) have made that very clear.

In fact as far as I know, the B sample hasn't even been opened, so I think drawing conclusions like this at this stage is really inappropriate." - Adams told skysports A few days ago, Sha'Carri Richardson posted a tweet asking for the difference between her and Valieva.

Both were positive for illicit substances, but the difference is that Richardson could not perform after that "Every single case is very different. She (Richardson) tested positive on June 19 (2021), quite a way ahead of the Tokyo Games," "The Tokyo Olympics, delayed by a year due to the pandemic, started on July 23.

"Her results came in early order for USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) to deal with the case on time, before the Games. Ms Richardson accepted a one month period of ineligibility which began on June 28." "I would suggest that there isn't a great deal of similarity between the two cases," he said.

Sha'Carri Richardson twitter post

Recall, Sha'Carri Richardson in her post as an excuse why she used marijuana cited the death of her mother, and she wanted to relieve herself in those moments. Yet what shocked many the most was that Richardson thinks why she got banned is being a black lady.

"Can we get a solid answer on the difference of (Valieva's) situation and mines?" Richardson wrote on Twitter on Monday. "My mother died and I can't run and was also favored to place top 3. The only difference I see is I'm a black young lady."

"Failed in December and the world just now know however my result was posted within a week and my name & talent was slaughtered to the people," Richardson said in another tweet.