Russia Back Under the Microscope

February 10, 2022 Russia Back Under the Microscope

By: Carlos Alvarez

Another Russian Doping Scandal Haunts Figure Skating Medalist

Plenty of storylines from Wednesday at the Winter Olympics were positive, but the big one wasn’t. After running a widespread PED operation at the 2014 Winter Games, Russia is back under the microscope. The country is already participating under the “ROC” (Russian Olympic Committee). Russia won the figure skating team event, but skater Kamila Valieva yielded a positive drug test to hold up the medal process. Valieva reportedly tested positive for trimetazidine, a heart medication that can enhance performance.


In more positive news, here’s a look at the top highlights from Wednesday in Beijing, including multiple gold medals for Team USA.


Snowboardcross: Lindsey Jacobellis Wins 1st USA Gold


Snowboard Halfpipe: Chloe Kim Wins 2 Golds for USA


Snowboard Halfpipe: Shaun White Makes Final


Women’s Curling: Team USA Starts Off by Dominating ROC


Medal Count 🏅

ROC (11)

Norway (10)

Austria (10)

United States (8)

Germany (8)

Canada (8)

Sweden (7)

Netherlands (7)

Italy (7)

France (6)

China (5)

Slovenia (5)

Japan (5)


Additional Storylines

SI: Olympic Medals in Team Figure Skating Delayed by Legal Issue

ESPN: American Chloe Kim Secures History With Consecutive Olympic Golds in Snowboard Halfpipe Event


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