At the time of appeal, the World Anti Doping Agency proposed a 2-8-year ban period, and CAS finally ruled that the ban period was 8 years. At the same time, CAS believes that since there is no evidence that Sun Yang took any doping before the anti drug test on September 4, 2018, all of Sun Yangs competition results before the CAS ruling are still valid, including the Guangzhou World Championships in July 2019.
In response to a question from Xinhua news agency, ribe said Sun Yang could also appeal the CAS arbitration result to the Swiss Supreme Court within 30 days.
Sun Yang himself said he could not understand the result and would appeal. I just finished training and Ive always believed in my innocence, he said. I am shocked, angry and incomprehensible to receive the award of the International Court of sports arbitration! I am clearly in accordance with the provisions of doping control and actively cooperate with them, but because the inspectors are not qualified, they also admitted that at that time, so they agreed not to take blood samples, how could it become my fault?
He added: I have entrusted lawyers to appeal to the Supreme Court of the Swiss Federation according to law. Let more people know the truth.
The Chinese Swimming Association has also issued a statement saying it deeply regrets the CAS decision and supports Sun Yangs appeal. (end)