14th October 2019

The hearing between WADA, Sun Yang and FINA to be held in public on 15 November

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will hear the appeal filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against the Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and the Fédération Internationale de Natation (FINA) on Friday 15 November 2019. The location will be the Conference Centre of the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace in Montreux/Switzerland. The appeal was brought to CAS in relation to a decision issued by the FINA Doping Panel dated 3 January 2019 whereby Sun Yang was found not to have committed an anti-doping rule violation following an out-of-competition doping control.

At the parties’ request, the hearing will be open to the public. Print media will be allowed in priority. Photo and video media will be invited to leave the hearing room after the opening. With the agreement of all parties, it is intended to live stream all or parts of the hearing on the CAS website. Further information regarding registration will follow in due course. In any event, registration will be required and only the persons correctly registered via the official procedure will be admitted in the hearing room.

This will be the second time in the history of CAS that a hearing is held in public. The first public hearing, which took place in 1999, was also related to the sport of swimming, in the matter Michelle Smith De Bruin v. FINA.

• This media release was published by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on 14 October 2019. Click here for the original.

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