February 28, 2020 / 10:02 AM / a month ago

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang says will appeal CAS ruling to uphold ban-Xinhua

BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Chinese swimmer Sun Yang said he will "definitely" appeal the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling that handed him an eight-year ban for missing an out-of-competition test for doping, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported on Friday.

"This is unfair. I firmly believe in my innocence," the 28-year-old Sun was quoted as telling Xinhua. "I will definitely appeal to let more people know the truth."

CAS accepted an appeal from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against a decision by swimming body FINA to clear Sun of wrongdoing for his conduct during the test in September 2018. A FINA report said Sun questioned the credentials of the testers before members of his entourage smashed vials containing his blood samples with a hammer. (Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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