US figure skaters to receive 2022 Olympic team gold after Valieva disqualified

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May 8, 2002
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Members of the US Olympic figure skating team learned late Monday they will receive gold medals now that Russian skater Kamila Valieva has been disqualified for doping at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing. The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee received word that the IOC would award the gold to the US for the team competition, which was thrown into turmoil after Valieva’s positive test from six weeks before the competition was revealed. The Associated Press obtained a copy of an email sent from the IOC to the USOPC saying it “is now in position to award the medals in accordance with the ranking, which has to be established by the International Skating Union” – the federation in charge of running the event at the Olympics.

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