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Chinese swimmer Sun Yang banned for 8 years for doping violation

Feb 28, 2020 15:59 IST

3-time Olympic swimming champion from China Sun Yang has been handed a 8-year-ban for breaching anti-doping rules, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled on Friday. The 28-year-old had refused to cooperate with anti-doping officials in September 2018, hence the World Anti-Doping Agency filed a complaint against Sun in the court of sport. The ban means that Sun Yang who was the first Chinese man to win a swimming gold at the Olympics will now not be allowed to defend his 200 metres freestyle title at the Tokyo games.