U.S. Track Star Sha’Carri Richardson Wants to Know Why She Was Banned from the Olympics When a Russian Skater Who Failed a Drug Test Was Allowed

U.S. track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson has an important question for the International Olympic Committee: Why was she unable to compete in Tokyo but Russian ice skater Kamila Valieva was cleared to compete in Beijing? Richardson questioned the IOC’s decision — which was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Sunday — asking what the difference was between her case and Valieva’s case. Richardson then wondered whether the decision was racially motivated, saying, “The only difference I see is I’m a black young lady.”

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