Sun Yang Lawyer Accuses WADA & CAS Of ‘Evil Lies’; Will Fight To Race At Tokyo 2020 & Sue Testing Agent

Sun Yang‘s Chinese lawyer has lambasted the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a statement that effectively described the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as evil liars after an eight-year ban was handed down to the swimmer.

In his statement, Beijing lawyer Zhang Qihuai said that Sun would see a stay from the Swiss Federal Tribunal to allow him to race at Tokyo 2020 and would sue one of the IDTM testing agents in response to the WADA ban. He also opined:

“February 28, 2020 was a dark day. It shows the scene where evil defeats justice and power replaces self-evident truths. On this day, CAS listened to prejudice, turned a blind eye to rules and procedures, turned a blind eye to facts and evidence, and accepted all lies and false evidence.”

The lawyer also accused WADA of “distorting facts and (an) abuse of power”.

Sun will take his case to the Swiss federal Court, seek a stay on his eight-year ban so that he might race at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and sue a doping inspector who he alleges gave “false evidence”, said Zhang.

The statement repeated the accusations rejected by WADA and CAS’s senior judges that doping agents from the IDTM agency based in Sweden and action on behalf of FINA, the international swimming federation, were neither qualified nor authorised to act as agents.

IDTM rejected that claim outright at a CAS hearing in Montreux on November 15 last year, while FINA departed from any sense of neutrality in the case and, as a signatory to the WADA Code, backed Sun and China, a nation that is home to many of the federation’s biggest sponsors.

The Swiss tribunal, with has a narrow focus of jurisdiction available to it but can reverse CAS decisions, has granted stays on judgements in the past but those tend to happen where the opposing party in cases does not raise any objection to a stay being granted.

It is highly unlikely that WADA would let any plea from Sun go unchallenged. If successful, one other thing would seem much more likely: the pool at Tokyo 2020 would probably hum to the tune of the boos and jeers witnessed at Rio 2016 every time Sun stepped up to race.

Swimming World’s coverage of Sun Yang & FINA Vs WADA At the Court of Arbitration for Sport

 

 

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2 years ago

Kay Macpherson

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2 years ago

???

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2 years ago

8 year ban was fully deserved.

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2 years ago

Leslie Cichocki should have been a lifetime ban

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2 years ago

Kimberly Joy I agree.

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He smashed his vial, that’s not a lie. He should have been banned for life right then and there! Clean sport!

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2 years ago

Again, he SMASHED HIS SAMPLES WITH A HAMMER. The person he should be blaming is the guy who looks back at him in the mirror.

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2 years ago

So he’s not contesting the facts or the law and has decided to shoot the messengers? I think this is the strategy often employed by the guilty and the desperate.

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2 years ago

This guy OMG! Shut up, you have no place in this sport or any other. You took glory away from other swimmers and you should be silenced ?

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2 years ago
Reply to  Monique McKay

Monique McKay I agree. Sounds like his lawyer should be fired. Both should share the 8 year ban.

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2 years ago

Clearly, one shameless to claim itself athlete to race at the Olympic. That’s a disgrace for everyone contestants to race along a doper. *It* sink no lower.

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2 years ago

F.ck WADA & Co!

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2 years ago

He is an ARROGANT ASS! Actions have consequences!

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2 years ago

Lewis McColl when will he SHUT UP

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2 years ago
Reply to  Emily Victoria

Hopefully he’ll just fade away soon

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2 years ago

Trash.

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2 years ago

Oh the exact same modus operandi directly from that playbook of the evil CCP…. Aggression, unreasonable and demanding, how typical!!! ??‍♂️??

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2 years ago

Let him appeal, and be found guilty all over again. All the smoke and mirrors he tried last time failed, he’s nothing more than a loud mouthed cheating bully. The sport is so much better off within out him and his complicit team.

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2 years ago

He has no sportsmanship! Even he got the gold medal, no one was truly happy for him..

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2 years ago

Lying cheat.

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2 years ago

Does anybody familiar with these kind of appeals process know if there’s any chance of success for reinstatement?

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Wow! You are done. Goodbye!

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2 years ago

Does this guy in the way he responds, reacts and acts remind anyone of Lance Armstrong?

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2 years ago
Reply to  Ted Logan

Ted Logan, but Lance Armstrong did admit his wrongdoing in the end. I rather doubt that Sun Yang will follow suit.

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2 years ago

Bitch get a grip, u are positive

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2 years ago

He smashed his samples with a hammer.

He should be banned permanently.