Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang banned for eight years after Cas ruling

Cas accepted appeal from Wada against Fina’s decisionSun missed out-of-competition doping test in September 2018The Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, a multiple world and Olympic champion, has been banned for eight years following a court of arbitration for sport (Cas) ruling released on Friday. Cas upheld an appeal lodged by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) after Fina, the international swimming federation, cleared Sun of wrongdoing over an incident with drug-testers in 2018.Sun was accused of ordering a member of his entourage to smash vials containing his blood with a hammer, following a row with testers at his home in September 2018. The swimmer told the Cas hearing that he had concerns over whether the testers were properly accredited, and that they failed to provide identification. Continue reading…