Cross-country skier from Ukraine Valentyna KaminskaAt the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics she tested positive to a banned stimulant and a steroids. She is now the second person provisionally removed from the Games.
However, the International Testing Agency announced the news in a statement Wednesday, Feb. 16, After her Olympic run had already ended with no medals. Kaminska was tested Feb. 10, two days before she competed in her third and final event, the cross-country skiing women’s 4×5 km relay.
The ITA said in a statement that Kaminska tested positive for mesterolone—an anabolic androgenic steroid—and “the result was reported” on Feb. 15.
The 34-year-old “has been informed of the case and has been provisionally suspended until the resolution of the matter,” the ITA continued. The Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022: This bans the athlete from participating, training, coaching or competing in any sport.
Kaminska can also challenge the impositions of the suspension and request analysis by the ITA.