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Chinese officials reveal Olympic swimmer banned for doping last summer
Chinese officials reveal Olympic swimmer banned for doping last summer

Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun Yang quietly served a three-month doping ban last summer, Chinese officials announced on Monday. The country's antidoping agency said the ban was not disclosed earlier as a matter of policy. "This is huge bad news but we will not cover it up," the agency's deputy director told the official Xinhua news agency. "We announce positive cases and test statistics in our quarterly reports just as WADA requires." Sun, who won gold in the 400- and 1,500-meter freestyle events at the 2012 London Olympics, tested positive for the stimulant Trimetazidine at the Chinese national championships last May. The swimmer said he was...

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