Sun Yang is a leading Chinese swimmer who has won Olympic and world titles. He is also a world record-holder. In 2012, he became the first Chinese man to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming, and is the first male swimmer in history to earn Olympic and World Championship gold medals at every freestyle distance from 200m to 1,500m. A three-time Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world champion, he is also the most decorated Chinese swimmer in history. Never far from controversy, Sun was banned for three months by the Chinese Swimming Association after testing positive for the then-stimulant trimetazidine in May 2014.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has dashed the prospect of China’s most decorated swimmer competing at next month’s Tokyo Olympics but opened up the chance to compete at the Paris Games.
The banning of Chinese swimming superstar Sun Yang, accused of being a drug cheat, misses the point that there are two sides to every story, so a rehearing of his case is justified.
The issue of drugs in sport is too serious to be clouded by personal feuds. They only serve the interests of crooked chemists and drug pushers
The substance was added to Wada’s banned list in 2014, months before Sun tested positive for it, for which he served a three-month ban.
With his swimming career on hold, Sun Yang is using his high-profile brand and personality to sell products online and fans are lapping it up.
Sun told fans during his 30th birthday celebration if he works hard, it is still possible to perform at his peak.
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New ban, over a contested doping test, is four years and three months, backdated to last February, ruling him out of 2020 Games that begin next month.
Former Canadian Olympian Nikki Dryden urges Sun Yang’s rivals to avoid worrying about whether the Chinese swimmer is ‘dirty or clean’, saying the ‘best swimmers will just get on with it’.
Unlike Sun’s previous hearing which was held in public, this one was organised via videoconference and was closed to the media.
Former Canada Olympic swimmer turned human rights lawyer Nikki Dryden says the Chinese swimmer’s first hearing failed to offer any confidence in judicial procedure.
With Sun facing a second trial on his doping case by CAS next week, Xu Jiayu and Zhang Yufei appear to be the leading forces of Chinese swimming team.
‘The CAS will announce the final decision once it is ready,’ says letter published by Chinese media.
University of Canberra assistant professor Catherine Ordway says anyone in the Chinese swimmer’s shoes would feel the process was working against them.
Star swimmer had been reported to return to the pool in Qingdao but was left off the official list.
Triple Olympic champion is eligible to swim at Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers in Qingdao ahead of CAS hearing on May 24,
Switzerland’s federal supreme court overturned the ban on the 29-year-old Sun over alleged bias towards the triple Olympic champion.
Spanish newspaper Marca includes China’s controversial star swimmer alongside Nick Kyrgios, Neymar Jnr, Diego Costa and Floyd Mayweather Jnr.
Olympic champion’s successful appeal was based on anti-Chinese tweets of CAS panel president Franco Frattini.
Swiss Federal Supreme Court says the Chinese swimmer did not get an impartial hearing.
SwimSwam poll sees more than half of respondents say that impending second hearing will end in another ban for Chinese swimmer.
The three-time Olympic gold medallist is cleared to swim after a Swiss court overturned his eight-year doping ban but did not take part in Shijiazhuang.