The retrial in three-time Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yangâ€™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. Sunâ€™sÂ first hearing in November 2019Â 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 starâ€™s eight-year ban for violating anti-doping rules was overturned on appeal to Switzerlandâ€™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 Italyâ€™s government.
The retrial will be judged by three different lawyers selected by the parties and the court.Read AP
Swim Star Sun Yangâ€™s 3-Day Retrial at Sports Court Next Week