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The world cannot be afraid of ‘over-sensitivity’ from China | Swimmer's Daily
March 8, 2020 — Australian swimmer Mack Horton has been inundated with apologies following the decision to ban rival Sun Yang for eight years, but The Institute of Public Affairs’ Gideon Rozner says it goes to show “you can’t criticize” China “for anything”.
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Shayna Jack to appeal four-year ban at Court of Arbitration for Sport, after decision by ASADA panel | Swimmer's Daily
March 13, 2020 — Australian swimmer Shayna Jack is heading to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal a four-year ban recommended by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority’s rule violation panel. The 20-year old tested positive to the banned substance Ligandrol before last year’s World Swimming Championships in South Korea. ASADA has not named the swimmer on its list of sanctioned athletes and is not required to do so until 21 days after any appeal process has been finalised.
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FINA Establishes COVID-19 Taskforce
March 10, 2020 — FINA has announced that it’s established a COVID-19 taskforce in a press release on Tuesday, bringing together medical experts to monitor the spread of the virus and consider its consequences on upcoming FINA events. “Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, FINA has been working hard to make sure our athletes, officials and fans are protected as much as possible,” said FINA President Dr. Julio C. Maglione . “All those who love Aquatics are looking forward to the competitions of Tokyo 2020. “FINA is being proactive to secure the Olympic Qualifying System for our disciplines and to e ...
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IWD: When Cate Campbell Called Out ‘Arrogant’ FINA Leaders For Losing Sight Of Athletes In Pursuit Of Money
March 8, 2020 — Cate Campbell barely hesitates when asked what singular issue concerns her in the campaign for athletes to have a far greater say in the leadership and direction of their sport: “I think the fact that they haven’t ever requested an athlete’s opinion on anything [laughter rumbles through the journalists listening].” At a media briefing for her kit at the Casa Arena on the banks of the Danube in Budapest, Campbell adds: “We are essentially FINA’s assets. Without us there is no FINA and I think sometimes that can be forgotten.”
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Sun Yang Sprayed By Social-Media Criticism As Fans Turn On Their Fallen Star & Say Sorry To Mack Horton
March 7, 2020 — Chinese fans have turned on Sun Yang in a “spray” of social-media criticism of the swimmer following the publication of the full report of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) outlining the reasons why the three-times Olympic champion has been banned for eight years. Sun, who has long been adored by loyal fans and defended robustly between his positive test of 2014 and his latest anti-doping challenge, now finds himself called “a big baby”,”arrogant” and “rude”, while the team about him is labelled “stupid and evil” in some of the posts calling on the swimmer and his entourage to ...
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Sun Yang backlash: Chinese fans turn on their hero and apologise to ‘hated’ Aussie Mack Horton | Swimmer's Daily
March 7, 2020 — The tide appears to have turned on triple Olympic champion Sun Yang as social media users have begun to apologise to his great rival, Mack Horton, after the widespread publication of the Court of Arbitration for Sport report. Horton, who has been feuding with Sun since 2014 over the China star’s drugs ban, has long been the target of Chinese swim fans as they defended their hero. , that has changed since the publication of the 78-page CAS report of its findings from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s appeal against Sun and swimming governing body Fina.
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Sun Yang CAS Report In Full: Athlete Actions “Wholly Inappropriate”, IDTM Testing Team Exonerated
March 5, 2020 — The IDTM testing team put through a mangle by Sun Yang , his entourage and FINA “complied with all applicable notification requirements”, three senior Court of Arbitration for Sport judges conclude in their damning 78-page report into a hearing that ended with the Chinese controversy being handed an eight-year ban that effectively ends his career.
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@SwimXps  Sun Yang's actions called "Wholly Inappropriate" by Court of Arbitration for Sport Judges
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Swimming: Le Clos Had No Doubt That Sun Yang Was a 'Dirty Swimmer'
March 4, 2020 — South African Olympic champion Chad le Clos says he had no doubt that Chinese swimmer Sun Yang was cheating and believes he was robbed of his special gold medal moment at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
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@SwimXps  Chad le Clos isn't mincing his words. His unfiltered thoughts about #Sun #Yang #swimming
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Bill Sweetenham Calls On World Swimming To Rise Up And Banish FINA’s Leadership
March 4, 2020 — Bill Sweetenham, International Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Coach and mentor to generations of champions and coach leader, has called on the worldwide swimming community to rise up and overthrow FINA and the man at the helm of the international federation as its director since 1986, Cornel Marculescu, in the wake of Sun Yang‘s eight-year ban.
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@SwimXps  It's a nice thought, but very unlikely #swimming #FINA
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The Soak: ‘Sack FINA’ The Loudest Call The Monday After Sun Yang’s Friday Fall
March 3, 2020 — Martin Samuel of the Daily Mail in Britain writes, “Swimming’s Sun blindness stinks. The sport’s disgraced governing body [FINA] have no credibility after supporting Chinese drugs cheat – sack the board NOW”.
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@SwimXps  Martin Samuel of the Daily Mail in Britain calls for #FINA board to be sacked.
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Sun Yang’s Hammer Is Not Yet Done As The Light Turns Towards The Men In Suits
March 1, 2020 — The hammer blow of an eight-year ban on a tainted three-times Olympic champion will not be the last gavel that falls on the case of Sun Yang and his friends at FINA Vs WADA. Don’t stop at the obvious, an appeal at the Swiss Federal Tribunal (SFT) , confirmed by the swimmer’s Chinese lawyer, Zhang Qihuai , in a rant against “evil” forces yesterday. Extend the thought to a FINA leadership being asked this day by swimmers, coaches, fans and media commentators to resign en masse.
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Horton Responds To Sun Sentence: "My Stance Has Always Been About Clean Sport"
March 1, 2020 — Just over two days after Chinese superstar Sun Yang was handed an eight-year period of ineligibility from the Court of Arbitration for Sport, rival Mack Horton has broken his silence on the matter.

Speaking to Australia’s 7NEWS, Horton didn’t take shots at Sun, and instead spoke about how, no matter what the call was, he continues to fully support clean sport.
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@SwimXps  Mack Horton takes the right approach: it's about clean sport. #swimming
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Banning of Chinese swimmer ‘represents a humiliation the communist country deserves’ | Sky News Australia | Swimmer's Daily
March 1, 2020 — Sky News host Chris Smith has said he is “extremely happy” to see the Court of Arbitration for Sport effectively end the career of Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, in a move which highlights “China’s arrogant” approach to world domination. The Olympic swimmer has been hit with an eight-year ban after the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS) found the 28-year-old guilty of doping. “This is more than a bad sports story; this is a story about China’s arrogant and foul approach to world domination,” Mr Smith said. “Sun Yang deserves his punishment; but more than that, China deserves this humiliation."
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@SwimXps  China 'deserves this humiliation' according to Sky News host Chris Smith. #swimming
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China in Shock as Swimmer Sun Yang Hit with 8 Year Doping Ban | Swimmer's Daily
Feb. 28, 2020 — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has delivered its verdict on controversial swimmer Sun Yang today after a prolonged doping battle that has taken place inside and outside the courtroom. Sun, who has long received warm support from the Chinese public, has been hit with an 8-year ban. The controversy began after three officials visited Sun’s home in China in 2018 to conduct an out-of-competition doping test. Yang allegedly accused the officials of not having paperwork to prove their identities and declined to cooperate.
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Sun Yang & FINA Vs WADA Verdict To Be Announced By CAS Tomorrow, February 28
Feb. 27, 2020 — The decision in the  Sun Yang and FINA Vs World Anti-Doping Agency tribunal hearing will be announced tomorrow, February 28, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has just revealed. The short statement in full Lausanne, 27 February 2020 – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will announce the decision taken in the arbitration procedure World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) v. Sun Yang and the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) on 28 February 2020. The decision will be published on the CAS website  at 10:00am.
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@SwimXps  Sun Yang's doping case: Decision will be handed down today. #swimming
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Roland Schoeman Sets Out Contamination Defence In Statement About Doping Positive - Swimming World News
Feb. 8, 2020 — Roland Schoeman, the South African sprinter with Olympic gold in his treasury, was handed a retrospective one-year suspension this week after testing positive for a banned substance. At 39, he
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