Russia drug scandal – level 2

27-10-2022 15:00

Last year, Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva competed at the Russian National Championship. After the competition, Valieva tested positive for an illegal heart drug.

Valieva said that she made a mistake, and she took her grandfather’s heart pills. A few months later, officials allowed her to compete at the Beijing Winter Olympics, where she won the gold medal.

Russia’s anti-doping agency started to investigate the doping scandal, and this week, it knew the results. The agency won’t say the results because it wants to protect the skater. Only the agency knows the results. It said it follows all international and Russian anti-doping rules.

Difficult words: drug (a medicine), anti-doping agency (an organization which checks if athletes take illegal medicines), scandal (an event which makes many people angry).

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