Journalists watch Sun Yang’s public hearing from the media room at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Montreux, Switzerland. Photo: Xinhua
Jonathan White
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Jonathan White

Sun Yang’s CAS doping hearing blighted by translation farce, and inflamed by ‘construction worker’ claims from Chinese state media

  • Swimmer’s career on the line after appeal but neither Wada nor China star’s team can be happy with bizarre trial
  • Triple Olympian’s video evidence was not shown in court but CAS will review it before verdict

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Journalists watch Sun Yang’s public hearing from the media room at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Montreux, Switzerland. Photo: Xinhua
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Chinese swimmer Sun Yang poses after a public hearing of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux, Switzerland. Photo: Reuters

Sun Yang doping hearing: tester was ‘construction worker’, says Chinese state media report

  • Builder was a middle school classmate of the Doping Control Officer leading the test on Chinese swimming star
  • He claims to have sent a letter to Wada and CAS with his testimony and offering to testify at public hearing
Topic |   Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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Chinese swimmer Sun Yang poses after a public hearing of the Court of Arbitration for Sport at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux, Switzerland. Photo: Reuters
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