- Russia's RUSADA says Swedish lab promised to prioritise Valieva test

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A sign with the logo of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is on display outside its office in Moscow, Russia December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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MOSCOW, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Russia's anti-doping agency RUSADA said on Monday that a laboratory in Stockholm had promised in January to prioritize a test conducted in December on Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva but provided the results only on Feb. 7 during the Olympics, TASS news agency reported.

Sport's highest court on Monday cleared 15-year-old Russian figure skater Valieva to continue competing in the Beijing Winter Olympics, but the teenager's doping violation remained a stain on the Games. read more

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) blamed RUSADA for not asking the laboratory to fast-track Valieva's sample in order for it to be analysed before the Olympics.

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Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Mark Trevelyan

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