Judgment day looms for swimming champion Sun Yang - and Chinese sport
There's a lot riding on Friday's Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing for China's Sun Yang, with a career-ending ban possible. There is also much at stake for Australia's Mack Horton.In a darkened courtyard, Sun stood over a locked box containing blood that had been drawn from his arm earlier that night. Using the torch app on his phone he lit the scene while a security guard at his residential compound wielded a hammer to break open the box and retrieve the glass vials inside.
Sun Yang (Chinese: 孙杨; pinyin: Sūn Yáng ; Mandarin pronunciation: [swə́n.jǎŋ]; born 1 December 1991) is a Chinese Olympic and world-record-holding competitive swimmer.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — Australian Olympic swimmer Mack Horton has set off a media firestorm after calling China’ s Sun Yang a doper. In 2014, Sun Yang
Sun Yang has taken a crack at the Australian media and Mack Horton during his fateful Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing.
Sun is fighting for his career at the CAS, though a decision on his case will not be announced until next year; an Olympic year, with Tokyo 2020 looming large.
The Chinese swimming megastar is charged with smashing vials of his blood during a doping control and spoke out against Australia while on the witness stand.
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Eyes are on the Court of Arbitration for Sport, as the Chinese swimming superstar faces his accusers in WADA's doping appeal. The World Anti Doping Agency's (WADA) appeal against a finding by swimming's governing body, the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), to let Sun off an anti-doping violation is a test case balancing the rights of athletes against the complicated machinery of the anti-doping system.
China' s Sun Yang shakes hands with Australia ' s Mack Horton after the men' s 400m freestyle final. The Australian ' s comments sparked fury in China after an emotional Sun broke down in the post-race press conference, accusing Horton of deliberately trying to psych him out.
The Australian received a standing ovation at the athletes’ village after protesting against the controversial Chinese star’ s 400m freestyle win.
"Some Australian media disclosed some very detailed information from this confidential recent decision made by the FINA doping panel," he said, via a translator.
"I feel there was a black power in operation behind all this media coverage."
Sun was referring to a Sunday Telegraph exposé in which FINA's report into how Sun smashed his blood vials with a hammer was published in its entirety.
FINA gave Sun a warning over the incident, but the swimming governing body's decision was appealed to the CAS by the World Anti-Doping Agency. The CAS is sport's highest authority and could end Sun's career.
Yet Sun is bullish about his future and said during his hearing that he intends to swim at Tokyo 2020 and beat Aussie star Horton. Sun is a triple Olympic gold medallist, yet Horton beat him in the Rio 2016 400m freestyle after calling his Chinese rival a "drugs cheat".
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"I can go back to practise harder and just hope if I can win No.4 that would be feedback to them," Sun said, per.
Horton boycotted Sun's 400m gold medal at this year's FINA world championships, refusing to take the podium or appear in photos with the Chinese swimmer despite taking the silver medal.
Sun's CAS hearing is being live streamed to the public.
Sun has previously served a doping ban; a three-month suspension in 2014 for taking a banned stimulant, which he claimed that he took for a heart condition.
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