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Chinese swimming star Sun Yang appeals against doping ban

May 05, 2020 - 2:16 PM

Unless he is successful with the appeal, Sun Yang will not be eligible for the Tokyo Games in 2021 and his career will effectively be over

DISGRACED. Sun Yang is set to appeal against his eight-year doping ban ruled by the Court of Arbitration of Sport. Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA-EFE

WADA wants answers after banned Sun's 'Olympic training call-up'

Apr 24, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Banned Chinese swimming star Sun Yang has reportedly been called up for national training for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

BARRED. The Chinese Swimming Association insists Sun Yang has been serving his suspension. Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA-EFE

Banned swimmer Sun Yang's Australian coach cuts ties – report

Mar 09, 2020 - 9:03 PM

Denis Cotterell, who had worked with Sun Yang since the 2008 Olympics, says he is now 'retired' after the swimmer was banned for 8 years

NOT GIVING UP. Sun Yang is expected to appeal his eight-year ban. File photo from Twitter/@fina1908

Sun Yang lawyer blasts 'lies' after 8-year drug ban

Feb 29, 2020 - 8:24 PM

As Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang threatens legal action, his rivals celebrate the lengthy suspension

Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer/EPA-EFE

Sun Yang vows to appeal 'unfair' 8-year doping ban

Feb 28, 2020 - 8:02 PM

'I will fight to the end to defend my legitimate rights and interests,' says world swimming record-holder Sun Yang

Photo by Christian Bruna/EPA-EFE

Olympic swimming star Sun Yang banned for 8 years for doping offense

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:23 PM

Chinese superstar Sun Yang has been accused of smashing a vial of his own blood sample during a drug testing session

Sun Yang. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

Chinese swim idol Sun Yang fights prospect of lengthy ban

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:32 PM

Sun Yang faces a ban of up to 8 years after being accused of using a hammer to smash a vial containing his own blood sample

CAREER ON THE LINE. Should the 27-year-old Sun Yang be banned for 8 years, the career of China's most successful ever swimmer would effectively be over. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

Aussie swimmer Horton says no regrets over Sun podium protest

Aug 05, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Mack Horton snubbed Sun Yang for a photo-call and refused to shake his hand after a medal ceremony in the recent world championships

TAKING A STAND. Mack Horton says he and several athletes are frustrated with doping in sports. File photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

'I'm just protecting athletes,' insists China swim star Sun

Jul 27, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Amid the heated podium protests due to doping suspicions, Sun Yang says he has 'nothing to prove' and doesn't deserve the insults from fellow swimmers

Sun Yang. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

FINA threatens bans as swimming image hurt by Sun protests

Jul 26, 2019 - 3:51 PM

Swimmers may be stripped of their medals or face a ban if Sun Yang podium protests continue

SWIMMING ROW. Silver medalist Mack Horton of Australia (left) refuses to stand on the podium with gold winner and Chinese star Sun Yang (center) and bronze medalist Italy's Gabriele Detti. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Sun, Scott warned by FINA over world swim medal clash

Jul 24, 2019 - 1:25 PM

'You're a loser, I win!' Chinese swimming star Sun Yang rages at British rival Duncan Scott after another salty medal snub

CONTROVERSY. Britain's Duncan Scott (right) walks out during the podium ceremony in protest of gold medallist Sun Yang (center), the Chinese star competing under doping suspicions. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Swimmers 'don't trust' Sun as doping row boils over

Jul 22, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Sun Yang is facing allegations, outlined in a leaked FIBA doping panel report, that he smashed vials of blood with a hammer when testers visited him last year

GOLD MINE. Sun Yang wins another gold medal. Photo from Twitter/@fina1908

Coming, ready or not: thousands pour in for 2018 Asian Games

Aug 14, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Organizers are making reassuring noises about their arrangements but Indonesia has never hosted a sports event on this scale

CLOSING IN. Foreign badminton athletes walk past laborers working on the old athletes villages renovation at the Senayan sports complex. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

French swimmer slams China's champion Sun over doping scandal

Aug 09, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Camille Lacourt who came fifth in the 100m backstroke final just after Sun Yang s triumph says swimming was becoming like athletics with two or 3 doped in each final

Camille Lacourt of France reacts after competing in the men's 100m backstroke heats of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events. EPA/ESTEBAN BIBA

China, Koreas are big winners in London

Aug 13, 2012 - 3:53 PM

China proved they ve arrived as a genuine Olympic super power and both Koreas impressed but Japan were top of the flops among Asian countries at the London Games

Phelps says goodbye as Ennis lights up Games

Aug 05, 2012 - 9:54 AM

Michael Phelps bowed out of swimming with a final flourish as poster girl Jessica Ennis crowned one of British sport s most memorable days

US swimmer Michael Phelps poses after he received the trophy of the greatest olympic athlete of all time after he won gold in the men's 4x100m medley relay final during the swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 4, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL

Olympic wrap Day 1: A blow to Phelps as China makes history

Jul 29, 2012 - 9:15 AM

Ryan Lochte sunk Michael Phelps in a pulsating start to the Olympics while China s Sun Yang Ye Shiwen wrote their name in the record books

China's Sun Yang competes in the men's 400m freestyle final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / MARTIN BUREAU