The CAS is set to hear the appeals from WADA, RUSADA, ISU and Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva in September ©ISU

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is set to hear the appeals from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), International Skating Union (ISU) and Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva in September.

The CAS hearing with all concerned parties is scheduled to be held from September 26 to 29 at its headquarters in Lausanne.  

The panel in charge of the case said it may hear those unable to appear in person through videoconference.

The CAS said the hearing will not be open to public and announced it is unable to tell when the final decision will be announced.

"The CAS Panel’s decision will be final and binding, with the exception of the parties’ right to file an appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal within 30 days on limited procedural grounds," a CAS statement read.

In January, a RUSADA Disciplinary Committee ruled that Valieva testing positive for trimetazidine was through no "no fault or negligence" of hers and disqualified the results at the Russian Championships on December 25 2021, the date of sample collection.

However, WADA, RUSADA and the ISU have appealed seeking further sanctions.

WADA wants a four-year ban for Valieva, including disqualification of her results at Beijing 2022.

The United States finished second in the figure skating team event at Beijing 2022 ©U.S. Figure Skating
The United States finished second in the figure skating team event at Beijing 2022 ©U.S. Figure Skating

This would deny the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team figure skating gold at the Winter Olympics.

"WADA seeks a ruling from CAS setting aside the Challenged Decision and finding the Athlete to have committed an ADRV under art. 4.1 and/or 4.2 of the RUSADA ADR, and sanctioned with a period of ineligibility of four years, as well as the disqualification of all competitive results obtained by the Athlete from and including 25 December 2021.

"In accordance with the Code of Sports-related Arbitration (the CAS Code), the arbitration rules governing CAS procedures, the three appeals were consolidated and a common timetable was established for the filing of the parties’ written submissions.

"The exchange of written submissions is still ongoing, following the extensions of time fixed with the mutual agreement of the parties, but will be concluded on time prior to the CAS hearing."

In Beijing, Valieva was only 15 and helped the neutral Russian team to gold with flawless execution.

She was the favourite for the singles title but insidethegames then exclusively revealed that she was at the centre of a doping scandal.

The medals were not awarded for the team event and Valieva displayed an error-strewn performance in the free skate.

Second-placed United States, third-placed Japan and fourth-placed Canada are all in line for upgrades depending on the CAS decision.

Skaters from all three countries have expressed frustration due to the delays in medal ceremony.