China superstar Sun Yang thanked “the urine inspector for being honest and brave”. Photo: AP

Sun Yang CAS hearing: Swimmer thanks ‘construction worker’ as China introduces new doping laws to punish others as well as athletes

  • China anti-doping boss welcomes Supreme People’s Court decision to punish trafficking, selling and production of banned substances
  • ‘The truth will never be covered by lies,’ says swimmer in post following Chinese state media report
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China superstar Sun Yang thanked “the urine inspector for being honest and brave”. Photo: AP
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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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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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