Sha’Carri Richardson Slams Olympics For Double Standard After Kamila Valieva Is Allowed to Compete: ‘Only Difference I See Is I’m a Black Young Lady’
Sha’Carri Richardson is questioning the Olympics on what appears to be a double standard!
U.S. track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson is making headlines after she publicly questioned the Olympics on their decision to allow Russian figure skater Kamila Valieva, 15, the opportunity to stay and compete after testing positive for the banned heart drug, Trimetazidine. The 21-year-old athlete is questioning this decision since she was unable to compete at the Summer Olympics in 2021 after testing positive for marijuana.
Richardson reposted and responded to a USA TODAY video clip which revealed the Court of Arbitration for Sports’ decision to allow Valieva to compete in this year’s Winter Olympics. Richardson wrote,
“Can we get a solid answer on the difference of her situation and mines? My mother died and I can’t run and was also favored to place top 3. The only difference I see is I’m a black young lady.”
Can we get a solid answer on the difference of her situation and mines? My mother died and I can’t run and was also favored to place top 3. The only difference I see is I’m a black young lady. https://t.co/JtUfmp3F8L
— Sha’Carri Richardson (@itskerrii) February 14, 2022
“Failed [drug test] in December and the world just now know however my resulted was posted within a week and my name & talent was slaughtered to the people….Not one BLACK athlete has been about to compete with a case going on, I don’t care what they say!!!”
Sarah Hirshland, the CEO for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, issued a statement saying the organization was “disappointed by the message this decision sends” in regard to the ruling by CAS:
Attributable to USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland: pic.twitter.com/wbGUIR67eS
— USOPC News (@USOPC_News) February 14, 2022
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