SKATING MINIMUM AGE TO BE RAISED TO 17 FOLLOWING OLYMPIC CONTROVERSY

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The International Skating Union ISU will raise the minimum age for competitors in senior events from 15 to 17 to protect skaters’ “physical and mental health, and emotional well-being”.

The decision comes after the controversy surrounding indian cialis generic Kamila Valieva at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Russian Valieva, then 15, was provisionally banned in Beijing for a failed drugs test.

The minimum age will be 16 for the 2023-2024 season and 17 from 2024-2025.

ISU president Jan Dijkema called it a “historic decision” after 100 countries backed the change, with 16 opposed.