Swiss Court Overturns Doping Ban On Chinese Swimmer Sun Yang | Swimming NewsDecember 24, 2020
Switzerland’s prime court docket has overturned an 8-year doping ban on Chinese swimmer Sun Yang by the CAS.© AFP
Switzerland’s prime court docket has overturned an eight-year doping ban on Chinese swimmer Sun Yang imposed by the Court of Arbitration of Sport in February, a court docket assertion mentioned Thursday. The determination comes seven months earlier than the Tokyo Olympics and is welcome information for the triple Olympic champion who’s accused of destroying a pattern with a hammer when collectors visited his house in September 2018. “The Swiss Federal Supreme Court approved the request by the Chinese swimmer Sun Yang for revision of the arbitral award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne dated 28 February 2020… on the grounds of bias of one of the arbitrators of the CAS,” it mentioned.
“The award of the CAS is set aside. The CAS will have to render a new award in the case of Sun Yang in a different composition of the panel,” it mentioned.
Yang’s attorneys had beforehand accused CAS panel chairman Franco Frattini of bias and placing out anti-China tweets.
Yang will now have an opportunity to state his case once more at a second CAS listening to earlier than the Tokyo Olympics.
The World Anti-Doping Agency mentioned the transfer upholds a problem in opposition to the chair of the CAS Panel and as such has no bearing on the substance of the case.
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