ZHAO Kuo is the Founder and Executive Director of JHYlaw Venture Consulting. He qualified as a Lawyer through the State Bar of Texas.

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CAS, CAS, the fairest of them all – but can athletes be spared?

 The rehearing of the WADA vs. Sun Yang case took place at the end of May. Unlike the first hearing held in public last November, this time the hearing was conducted behind closed doors. The entirely new CAS Panel composed in April will issue an award before July, in order...


Reflections on WADA v Sun Yang: a relevant allegation the CAS failed to assess

In February, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) rendered its decision in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) vs. Sun Yang (the ‘Athlete’) case, and sanctioned the Athlete with an eight-year ban for an anti-doping rule violation (the ‘CAS Award’) during a sample collection attempt on the night of...


Reflections on WADA vs. Sun Yang: A misinterpreted WADA Standard and more

This past February the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) delivered an opinion (the ‘Award’)1 that sanctioned Sun Yang (the ‘Athlete’) with an eight-year ban for an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) during a sample collection attempt on the night of 4 September 2018 (the ‘Collection Attempt’). The Award is currently...


Are you allowed to be heard? How the Sun Yang case reveals the systematic prejudice against athletes in sport arbitration

The elite swimmer Sun Yang (the ‘Athlete’) has filed an appeal1 with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (SFSC) in late April to set aside the WADA v Sun Yang (the ‘Case’) award2, imposing an eight year ban against the Athlete, delivered in February by the Court of Arbitration for...

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