Second Sun Yang Hearing With CAS Scheduled For May 24-28 Via Video Conference

Sun Yang‘s return to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will take place during the week of May 24-28 with a hearing conducted over video conference.

CAS announced the details today in a press release which you can read here. An entirely new panel of three will hear the re-trying of the case. Hans Nater of Switzerland is the panel’s president and Jan Paulsson of France and Bernard Hanotiau of Belgium will also serve on the panel.

The president of the previous panel was removed after making racist remarks against China on social media. The other two members of the panel stepped down.

The hearing is the next step in a complex and winding legal process stemming from a September 2018 out-of-competition anti-doping test in which Chinese distance swimming star Sun challenged the credentials and authorization of doping control workers.

Sun was first cleared by an independent anti-doping panel within FINA. He was then banned for 8 years by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. A Swiss Federal Tribunal accepted one of Sun’s appeals, overturning the CAS ban and sending the case back for a new hearing in front of a new CAS panel.

Here’s a summarized timeline of events in the case:

The May hearing will take place over video. The panel will not announce an award at the conclusion of the hearing, but at a later date.

The late-May timeline is significant given the case will have major ramifications on Sun’s eligibility to compete at the Tokyo Olympics, which start on July 24 – just two months after Sun’s second hearing.

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John
2 months ago

If he’s allowed to swim at Tokyo, that’s a joke, like he’s one of the biggest cheats in sporting history and he’s still racing 😂

John 2
Reply to  John
2 months ago

Then I don’t think any Americans that have been caught doing multiple dolphin kicks in breastroke should be allowed to swim either. Sun Yang is simply the goat.

Eisenheim
Reply to  John 2
2 months ago

He really is

N P
Reply to  John 2
2 months ago

Your first sentence is accurate. Your second is not.

HJones
Reply to  John
2 months ago

Look, I understand the sentiment, but to say he’s “one of the biggest cheats in sporting history” is ridiculous. He has the same number of positive tests (1) and for the same substance as Madisyn Cox. If this same vial smashing instance happened to her, would you consider her in the same light? There’ve been athletes who’ve done far worse in just swimming, like test positive for anabolic steroids (Conor Dwyer, Park Tae Hwan), and what more needs to be said about most elite cyclists?

SwimCanada
Reply to  HJones
2 months ago

While I don’t think he is “one of the biggest cheats in sporting history” his and Madisyn’s cases are apples and oranges. Apparently his doctor gave him the medicine. This medicine is a hormone modulator, it only works if taken at full strength over a course of months and months (actually in conjunction with a beta blocker). Whether he needed it or not is between him and his doctor. But he did need a TUE which he didn’t have. Madisyns was a proven contaminated multivitamin (both a open and a new sealed bottle) which contained such a unfathomably small amount it would have taken 150 BILLION pills to even be a single dose. It would be like licking a coffee… Read more »

Corn Pop
Reply to  SwimCanada
2 months ago

Nobody smashed the blood vials . They are still intact & available. After 9 tests in 12 days Sun’s team suspected this trio were not bona fide. ( Presumably the other 8 went thru fine ). Convos were going forward & back to officials who were available at that time of night in both Europe& Beijing.

Would a US athlete accept a young female with out of state nursing id who turned up with some old schoolmates at 10pm? Who would not look out the door for a car with number plates & thus some id . There was nothing because she came by train. I’m intrigued where she was going to go with this sample in the early… Read more »

FST
Reply to  John
2 months ago

Let’s say he’s one oftthe more memorable cheats because of the outrageousness of the incident.
Either way, cheats should be banned… regardless of where they’re from.

Eisenheim
2 months ago

Sun will win this. We’ll see him win gold in the 400free yet again in Tokyo. All fax no printer.

Samesame
Reply to  Eisenheim
2 months ago

Go Horton!!!

Samesame
Reply to  Samesame
2 months ago

And Rapsys

Troyy
Reply to  Samesame
2 months ago

Winnington ftw.

icanfreezetime
Reply to  Samesame
2 months ago

Definitely, Go Horton! Go watch Al Jazeer’s report on China’s harassment of Horton family. Shame.

Lpman
2 months ago

Im sure there is a perfectly good explanation for his podium antics, fights in warm down pool, vial smashing, and just general incorrigible behavior.

Breaking Bad News
Reply to  Lpman
2 months ago

Dude’s a dork, period.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Lpman
2 months ago

‘Roid rage?

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