Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva cleared to compete in the 2022 Winter Olympics

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Published Feb 14, 2022, 9:39 PM

Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in the women's competition today after being suspended for blood doping.

The decision is being criticized by many, including U.S. track star Sha'Carri Richardson, who was banned from competing in this summer's Olympics after testing positive for marijuana. Richardson believes Valieva's relatively forgiving treatment reflects a racially biased double standard.

For more, KCBS Radio news anchor Margie Shafer spoke with Amy Bass, Professor of Sport Studies and Chair of the Division of Social Science and Communication at Manhattanville College in New York.

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