China’s Sun Yang with his gold medal after winning the 200m freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP China’s Sun Yang with his gold medal after winning the 200m freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
China’s Sun Yang with his gold medal after winning the 200m freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
Sun Yang

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Sun Yang: why is China’s star swimmer missing Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

  • Triple Olympic champion banned until May 2024 following contested doping test in September 2018, with many twists along the way
  • Swimming superstar had 2019’s eight-year ban overturned but is set to miss Tokyo 2020 Games and next year’s Asian Games

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China’s Sun Yang with his gold medal after winning the 200m freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP China’s Sun Yang with his gold medal after winning the 200m freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
China’s Sun Yang with his gold medal after winning the 200m freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Photo: AFP
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