Sun Yang appeal costs WADA more than $600,000

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The high-profile appeal filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against Sun Yang and the International Swimming Federation (FINA) cost the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) more than $600,000 (£456,000/€500,000), it has been revealed.

The figure is disclosed in WADA’s newly-published 2019 annual report.

This shows that the body managed a small surplus in the year before COVID-19 struck, with income of just over $38 million (£28.9 million/€31.5 million), excluding financial income, all but matched by $37.8 million (£28.7 million/€31.4 million) of operating expenses.

The case against the three-time Olympic swimming champion and Chinese sporting icon resulted in him being banned for eight years.

His lawyers have since filed two appeals with the Swiss Federal Tribunal.

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