The hot topic for Western reporters was the case of Russian superstar skater Kamila Valieva. She is expected to deliver her country a third straight Olympic gold in women’s figure skating. However, she is reported to have tested positive for a banned substance. Adams was not ready to confirm the reports. Western reporters continued to ask.
“There’s a legal issue going on,” Adams said in response to a BBC question. “I can’t say any more than that.” Later he offered the same reply: “It’s a legal case."