Russian figure skating sensation Kamila Valieva shows up for practice at Beijing Olympics on Thursday, following reports that she had tested positive for a banned drug.
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The 15-year-old on Monday became the first woman to land quadruple jumps at the Olympics, helping the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) to its second gold medal in Beijing.
Krystsina Tsimanouskaya said her family feared she would be sent to a psychiatric ward if she went back to her home country.
Some struggling to cope with the challenges posed by the coronavirus while carrying their country's hopes on the global sports stage.
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a new government on Tuesday which he described as a break with the past, bringing in some fresh faces but retaining many senior ministers. The new government included a new economy minister and a new first deputy prime minister, but ...