WADA vs. Sun Yang & FINA CAS Hearing: All the Links You Need

The time has finally come for Sun Yang‘s hearing before the Court of Arbitration for Sport, an event more than a year in the making. Conveniently, the hearing will be live-streamed and conducted in English as CAS’ first public event since 1999. It begins at 9 a.m. local time Friday (3 a.m. Eastern time) and is scheduled to go on for 11 hours at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux, Switzerland.

The panel of arbitrators includes Judge Franco Frattini as panel president, WADA-appointee Romano F. Subiotto, a solicitor-advocate in Brussels and London, and Sun Yang and FINA-appointee Prof. Philippe Sands, a law professor and barrister in London.

WADA will be represented by the firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP (Colorado Springs, USA). Sun Yang will be represented by Bonnard Lawson Law Firm (Geneva, Switzerland), XXIV Old Buildings (London, UK), and Beijing Lanpeng Law Firm (Beijing, P.R. China). FINA will be represented by CPV Partners (Lausanne, Switzerland).

After the hearing, the panel will deliberate and prepare an Arbitral Award explaining its decision, which will be announced at a later date.

SwimSwam will live-recap the hearing. Sun is scheduled to first appear at 9:15 a.m. local time, with FINA and WADA witnesses to follow. Over the course of the year, we’ve covered this saga extensively, but in case you haven’t been able to keep up, here’s everything you need to get ready for Friday.


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11 months ago

Better than the impeachment hearings!

pete kennedy
11 months ago

Brings back memories of East Germany and its denial of “drug use.”
It was victory to the cheaters.

Reply to  pete kennedy
11 months ago

You announced verdict before the hearing. What else can you call it other than prejudice?

11 months ago

As the actual hearing gets underway, I want to say that you, swimswam, have done a really good job organizing and reporting. That being said, the last 4-links aren’t redirecting correctly!

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Torrey Hart

Torrey is from Oakland, CA, and majored in media studies and American studies at Claremont McKenna College, where she swam distance freestyle for the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps team. Outside of SwimSwam, she has bylines at Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sports, SB Nation, and The Student Life newspaper.

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