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Jan 28, 2019 08:36 PM
POLITICS & LAW

Chinese Swim Champion Threatens to Sue U.K. Newspaper Over Doping Story

Sun Yang competes in the Mens 4x200 Meters Freestyle Final at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships on Dec. 14 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo: VCG
Sun Yang competes in the Mens 4x200 Meters Freestyle Final at the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships on Dec. 14 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. Photo: VCG

(Beijing) — Chinese Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang has threatened to sue the Sunday Times for defamation over the British newspaper’s controversial report about his clash with anti-doping testers. The newspaper reported Sunday that Sun “faces a lifetime ban after a clash with anti-doping testers ended in him and his security guard using a hammer to smash a sealed vial containing the swimmer’s blood.”

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