— Published 17 February 2022

A Ukrainian cross-country skier tested positive

New case of doping at the Winter Games of Beijing 2022. This time, it does not concern an athlete of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) team, but a Ukrainian cross-country skier. The International Control Agency (ITA) said that Valentyna Kaminska, 34, had been declared positive to a doping product. The Ukrainian of Belarusian origin (34 years old) tested positive for an anabolic steroid, mesterolone, and two stimulants, methylhexanamine and heptaminol, after the 10 km cross-country skiing classic, contested Thursday, February 10 in Zhangjiakou. But, unlike the Russian Kamila Valieva, his case should not unleash passions within the Olympic bubble. The Ukrainian lived until then very modest Games, taking the 79th place of the 10 km classic, the 70th of the free sprint, then the 18th place of the relay. She was suspended provisionally.