Rick Sterling

Rick Sterling is a retired aerospace engineer who is now an independent journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He writes about international issues. He can be reached at rsterling1@protonmail.com.

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Why the Sun Yang decision should be overturned

• WARNING – this article features tweets containing images involving animal cruelty. Introduction One of the world’s all time top swimmers, Sun Yang of China, has filed an appeal to overturn the decision banning him from competition for eight years. That decision was made by the Court of Arbitration...


Chinese swimmer Sun Yang is being falsely punished

Sun Yang is an Olympic Gold medalist and world record holding swimmer. He was recently ruled to be guilty of an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) and banned from competing for eight years. Unless his appeal to overturn the decision is successful, this will end the swimming career of the...


Could OAR positives at PyeongChang 2018 be due to ulterior motives?

There is something very fishy about the Anti Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) pinned on the Russian curler and bobsledder during the final week of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics. It makes no logical sense that an athlete would consume a chemical that is of no value in circumstances where...

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