Why is it suspended for eight years? CAS said Sun Yang damaged blood sample and didnt give any explanation

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 Why is it suspended for eight years? CAS said Sun Yang damaged blood sample and didnt give any explanation


CAS officials gave reasons for the ban.

CAS ruled that Sun Yang had violated part of the fina Article 2.5 on impeding Anti Doping work, while the staff in charge of doping inspection complied with all applicable requirements set by the Anti Doping Agency. At the same time, the expert group pointed out that even if Sun Yang thought that the sampling procedure did not conform to the relevant provisions, the complete sample should be kept in the hands of the testing agency. After the sample container was damaged, any chance to test the sample was lost, and Sun Yang failed to give a convincing explanation on the damage of the sample container and refused to accept the test.

In CASs view, its another matter to question the qualification of the testing personnel while submitting the complete blood sample; in the long-term communication between the two sides, the staff has warned the athletes of the consequences of damaging the blood sample, but the athletes still put it into action, which is another matter.

The judgment also mentioned that Sun Yang once violated the Anti Doping regulations in June 2014. In an appeal, the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) claimed that Sun Yang should be suspended for two years at most and eight years for Anti Doping. Finally, according to article 10.7.1 of finas Anti Doping regulations, Sun Yang was suspended for 8 years, which came into force on that day.

In addition, Sun Yang was not banned by the fina after the incident, and no doping was found in subsequent competitions including the world championships in Guangzhou, so his performance will not be cancelled. This attitude also shows that Sun Yangs suspension is not a drug ban, but a punishment for violent anti inspection. In addition, although Sun Yang still has the right to appeal to the Swiss Federal Court within 30 days, CASs award may be revoked by the Swiss federal court only on the premise of the composition, independence and neutrality of the arbitration court, serious defects in jurisdiction, or violation of the due process and public policy of arbitration. So even if Sun Yang appeals, the chances of overturning the case are not very optimistic. Beijing News reporter Zhou Xiao editor Wang Chunqiu proofread Lu Xi source: Beijing News Editor in charge: Liu Jie, ns6529

In addition, although Sun Yang still has the right to appeal to the Swiss Federal Court within 30 days, CASs award may be revoked by the Swiss federal court only on the premise of the composition, independence and neutrality of the arbitration court, serious defects in jurisdiction, or violation of the due process and public policy of arbitration. So even if Sun Yang appeals, the chances of overturning the case are not very optimistic.

Zhou Xiao, reporter of Beijing News

Edited by Wang Chunqiu and proofread by Lu Xi