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Sport Swimming: Sun Yang's stance on anti-doping testers doesn't wash for Peaty

09:15  23 november  2019
09:15  23 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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FILE PHOTO: Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships - Men' s 50m Breaststroke Final - Nambu University Municipal Aquatics Center, Gwangju, South Korea - July 24, 2019. Adam Peaty of Britain reacts. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Out-of-competition anti - doping procedures need tightening up, but the stance of Chinese swimming champion Sun Yang will not wash , Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty said on Friday. Sun , a triple Olympic freestyle champion, told an appeal hearing in Switzerland last

Sun Yang wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a sign: CAS public hearing of WADA appeal against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and FINA in Montreux© Reuters/DENIS BALIBOUSE CAS public hearing of WADA appeal against Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and FINA in Montreux Out-of-competition anti-doping procedures need tightening up, but the stance of Chinese swimming champion Sun Yang will not wash, Olympic gold medalist Adam Peaty said on Friday.

Sun, a triple Olympic freestyle champion, told an appeal hearing in Switzerland last week that anti-doping officials who turned up at his home in China in 2018 could not prove their identity.

Adam Peaty swimming in a pool of water: FILE PHOTO: Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships© Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji FILE PHOTO: Swimming - 18th FINA World Swimming Championships A report by governing body FINA, who have cleared him of wrongdoing, said Sun questioned their credentials before members of his entourage smashed with a hammer vials containing his blood samples.

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LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Out-of-competition anti - doping procedures need tightening up, but the stance of Chinese swimming champion Sun Yang will not wash , Olympic gold medallist Adam Peaty said on Friday. Sun , a triple Olympic freestyle champion, told an appeal hearing in Switzerland last

Image. Sun Yang , celebrating his win in the 400-meter freestyle, has become a lightning rod for criticism of doping in swimming .Credit Quinn Rooney/Getty Images. GWANGJU, South Korea — A doping cloud has long hung over this sport and one of the world’ s best swimmers

The 27-year-old would be ruled out of next year’s Tokyo Olympics if he loses the appeal brought by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

"Obviously things need tightening up. Over the last few years you hear stories, it does need tightening up," Peaty told Reuters ahead of an International Swimming League (ISL) meet in London.

"But at the same time, why would you smash a vial? For me, you just wouldn’t do that.

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One of Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang ’ s drug testers was a construction worker with no anti - doping training or experience, according to fresh claims.

Olympic gold medallist Sun Yang faces a hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport after the World Anti - doping Agency appealed against a decision to clear him of a doping offence. World swimming governing body Fina gave Sun a warning when he missed an out of competition test at his home in

"You’d put it on your comments section, which is what it’s for, and say they didn’t have the right ID or they didn’t have this right... you wouldn’t just go out and smash a vial."

Peaty, world record holder and 100m breaststroke gold medalist at the 2016 Rio Olympics, said existing procedures already allowed athletes to highlight irregularities.

"It doesn’t matter about tightening up anything, that comment section is that," he added.

"I’d still give it (the sample) because I’m a clean athlete. It’ll be interesting to see what happens with that."

China's Xinhua news agency reported this week that one of the three testers in Sun Yang's case was a construction worker who had been asked along as a chaperone by a female former classmate.

The main role of a chaperone is to observe the athlete passing urine.

The unnamed man was quoted as saying he had been excited to meet the swimmer and took some pictures of him with his cellphone before Sun asked for his ID card.

Sun competed at this year’s world championships in South Korea under the shadow of the appeal and three rivals snubbed him after races.

Sun said, however, that he had acted in the “interests of all athletes” and been subjected to “insults and slander”.

Peaty described that as "an absolute joke" in comments to the Australian newspaper.

"If you went around each athlete in each country and asked them ‘Would you support Sun Yang in this current situation?’ I’m pretty sure 95 or 99% would say 'absolutely no way'," said the Briton.

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