The 1994 Olympic champion in figure skating Oksana Baiul spoke about the doping scandal with the Russian woman Kamila Valieva.
– This doping scandal with Valieva has been dragging on for more than a year. The US team, which has not yet received Olympic gold medals, made flash mobs and official statements with discontent. Why do you think this process is taking so long?
– Agree, it was immediately necessary to remove her, because they do it in other sports. And when will the US, Japan and Canada receive their medals? The Lord God alone knows.
They talk about it all the time in the media. But they also cannot tell RUSADA what to do. RUSADA played for time, then RUSADA gave some of her testimony that Valieva was not to blame for doping.
They say he got to her through some glass of grandma or grandpa. You know, it’s just funny. This can be such x###th on the ears of people who, for example, will read the “Tribune” there. Or to their Russian propagandists, you understand, right?
Professionals in their field understand: which glass, which grandfather? All figure skaters of the Russian Federation were kept in Novogorsk before the Olympics at the base. They lived there. The worst thing is that meldonium, trimetazidine, on which Valieva got caught, can only be taken from the age of 18. And she was 15. It’s just tin. And they close their eyes to this in Russia too.
– Do the Russians systematically dope children?
– Here, take Tutberidze – this is horror. Hair on end, it becomes a system. I honestly want to tell you that we, Ukrainians, are not sad about this. No one gave us this shit, I’m talking about myself,” Baiul said.