China’s triple Olympic swimming gold medalist Sun Yang has been found guilty of refusing to give a doping sample.
Yang has been banned for eight years in a ruling that excludes him from the Tokyo Olympics and effectively ends his career.
The judgment from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld the appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against swimming’s ruling body (FINA) and Yang who had already served a three-month doping ban in 2014.
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The 28 year old who is idolized in China, is accused of refusing to provide blood and urine samples when drug testers visited his home in China in September 2018.