The retrial in three-time Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang’s doping case will be held over three days next week, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday.
The court set May 25-27 for the hearing to be held in private by video link. Sun’s first hearing in November 2019 took one day, was opened to the media, and streamed live online at the request of his lawyers.
A new CAS verdict is expected before the Tokyo Olympics open on July 23.
The Chinese star’s eight-year ban for violating anti-doping rules was overturned on appeal to Switzerland’s supreme court last year.
Federal judges ruled the guilty verdict unsafe because the chairman of the CAS panel of three judges, Franco Frattini, showed anti-Chinese bias in social media comments. Frattini is a former foreign minister in Italy’s government.
The retrial will be judged by three different lawyers selected by the parties and the court.Read AP