China’s triple Olympic champion Sun Yang gets eight-year doping ban

China’s most famous athlete Sun Yang gets an eight-year doping ban after WADA appealed a decision by swimming’s governing body FINA to let him off.

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, who won the 200m freestyle gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016, will miss the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after receiving the ban for breaching anti-doping rules.

“The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld the appeal filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency against the Chinese swimmer SunYang and the Fédération Internationale de Natation… Sun Yang is sanctioned with an eight-year period of ineligibility…”

Sun was accused of smashing the vials containing his blood after a row with a team of Fina drug-testers at his home in September 2018.