On November 15, 2019, the international sports arbitration court held a public hearing on the case in Montreux, Switzerland, and broadcast it live through the Internet. This is the second public hearing ever held by the international sports arbitration court. The last one happened in 1999, when the Irish swimmer who appealed to the international sports arbitration court finally lost the case.
During the 10 hour hearing, the debate focused on whether the IDTM inspectors entrusted by the World Anti Doping Agency are qualified. Sun Yang Fangs lawyer clearly pointed out that the bleeding examiner had only a nurses card but no IDTM authorized examiners certificate, and the urine examiner had only an ID card and took photos of Sun Yang during the examination in violation of the doping examination regulations. None of the three inspectors involved in the case appeared in court.
After the hearing, Franco Frattini, chairman of the arbitration panel in this case organized by the international sports arbitration tribunal, said that the public hearing showed respect for the rights of athletes, that all evidence and testimony would be fully verified, and that the award would be announced on a certain date. After that, Sun Yang returned to the training preparation for the Tokyo Olympic Games, and won four games and three championships in two races of the fina champion swimming series in January this year. (Sun Longfei, reporter of peoples daily)
Source: editor in charge of peoples Daily: Cao Liqiao and ns1806