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State of Swiss Federal Tribunal in Limbo as Sun Yang's Appeal Deadline Passes
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April 2, 2020— Last Saturday marked a month since the Switzerland-based Court of Arbitration for Sport handed Sun Yang an eight-year ban , meaning his window to file an appeal to a higher court theoretically has passed – though his lawyers vowed to appeal, we have yet to receive confirmation they have formally done so. The higher court, the Swiss Federal Tribunal, is unsurprisingly being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a press release last week, the court has suspended some operations while keeping others on track. The court issued the following statement (translated from German): I ...

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'It's still hard to believe': Kieren Perkins recalls Atlanta gold

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Shayna Jack's CAS Appeal To Reportedly Put Swimming AUS Camp Under Microscope
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March 29, 2020— Australian swimmer Shayna Jack was handed a 4-year ban by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) earlier this month. As a refresher on the case, the 21-year old sprinter from Brisbane returned home to Australia in the middle of the country’s final preparation camp for the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, at the time saying that her withdrawal was for “personal reasons.” It was later revealed that Jack had tested positive for the banned substance Ligandrol . Jack’s four-year ban is the maximum allowed for a first offense and implies that not only was she unable to prove ...

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Canada Suspends Doping Testing Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
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March 28, 2020— Due to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports (CCES), the governing body for all doping control in Canada, has announced a hold on all doping testing until further notice. This announcement comes on the tail of the International Olympic Committee making the decision that the 2020 Olympic Games would be postponed until next year. While the CCES is currently suspending its testing, athletes are still subject to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, requiring all registered athletes to continue filing their location in the whereabouts system, ADAMS. Canada ...
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WADA Addresses Athletes' Anti-Doping Concerns Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
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March 24, 2020— In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released a set of Q&As to address the concerns that athletes may have as the situation unfolds. In collaboration with their Athlete’s Committee, WADA goes into detail to specify any adjustments to testing protocol, along with their plans to maintain a safe, doping-free environment upon a return to normalcy. In the letter, WADA explains that even as social distancing and self-isolation restrictions have been put in place, testing will still occur. In places where no “mobility or physical contact restrictions ha ...
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Swim Poll of the Week: Should Sun Yang Receive a Lesser Sentence in Exchange For Cooperation With Doctors and FINA Reps?
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March 19, 2020— This is the Swim Poll of the Week for Thursday, March 19, 2020, sponsored by Strechcordz Swim Training Products . In our last poll, we wanted to know: Should Sun Yang receive a lesser sentence in exchange for cooperation with doctors and FINA reps? Chinese swimming superstar was handed an eight-year ban on February 28 for tampering with a doping sample in September 2018. FINA let him off the hook and allowed him to compete at the 2019 World Championships, where he was met with jeers and protests on the podium for the medals he won. But now his career is effectively over.

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Sun Yang & Team Face New Questions Over 2014 Positive Doping Test

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Sun Yang & Team Face New Questions Over 2014 Positive Doping Test
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March 19, 2020— Sun Yang , the Chinese swimmer slapped with an eight-year-ban last month after a row with anti-doping testers in 2018, tested positive for a banned substance in 2014 four months after the drug in question had been listed and published in a Chinese version of the WADA Code , documents being circulated in China appear to show When Sun tested positive for the heart booster trimetazidine during national championships in May 2014, the reason subsequently given by the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) for a lenient backdated three-month suspension that was never actually served was a mist ...

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The Soak: Russian Trials to be Held, But Without Spectators
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March 16, 2020— Russian Swimming Federation President Vladimir Salnikov announced Monday that the Russian Championships will be held as scheduled, but without spectators. The coronavirus pandemic that is dominating world headlines has wiped out a large number of competitions for the next month, leaving the status of a lot of future e ...

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WADA Expresses Concerns Over U.S. Bill "RADA", Which Would Criminalize Doping
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March 16, 2020— The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has put out a statement expressing concerns over the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (RADA), which has recently passed committee in the United States Senate. The Rodchenkov Act is a bill written in 2019 that would criminalize international doping fraud conspiracies. In essence, the bill aims to impose criminal penalties on dopers and those found to have knowingly assisted in the facilitation of doping activities. Under the bill, punishments could range up to a $1 million fine to 10 years in prison. Proponents of the bill say “RADA arms the United States ...
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Shayna Jack To Appeal To CAS After Australian Anti-Doping Recommends Four-Year Ban
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March 13, 2020— Shayna Jack , of Australia, is to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after the rule violation panel of Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) recommended that she be served a four-year ban after testing positive for a positive substance last June. Jack, who returned home from the World Championships in Gwangju, Kore a, last July for unexplained reasons, before racing began. She later announced that she had tested positive for a banned substance but said she had not knowingly taken the drug that showed upon in her system, Ligandrol .

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Will Be Called Off For July If WHO Says They Should Be, Suggests IOC Boss Thomas Bach
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March 13, 2020— The International Olympic Committee will follow the recommendation of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on whether to cancel or postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as a response to the containment and control measures required to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, IOC president Thomas Bach has suggested. As Australia prepared to become the latest nation to cancel national swimming championships, Bach was invited time and time again to get beyond the standard “the Games will go on from July 24” mantra, in an interview with German television Eventually, the reporter change ...

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