WADA appeals against Sun Yang’s doping decision
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration (CAS) after Olympic Champion Sun Yang was cleared by the swimming federation FINA for a doping offence.
Sun, who has won three Olympic golds was cleared by the world governing body of swimming (FINA) after an incident during an out-of-competition test where he allegedly smashed a vial of blood with a hammer.
Sun was issued with a warning by FINA’s tribunal on the grounds that testers had breached a number of rules including failing to produce authorisation letters.
The 27-year-old Olympic champion was previously banned in 2014 for three months for taking a stimulant.
Should WADA win its appeal case, Sun could face a severe sanction for a second violation of doping rules and potentially a lifetime ban from the sport.