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Sun Yang's eight-year doping ban a 'statement to the world', says Australian swimmer Mack Horton
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Sun Yang's eight-year doping ban a 'statement to the world', says Australian swimmer Mack Horton

Mack Horton says the eight-year doping ban handed out to his rival Sun Yang, who the Australian swimmer once famously described as a “drug cheat”, was a statement to the world about clean sport.

Translation issues plague early stages of swimmer Sun Yang's hearing at Court of Arbitration for Sports
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Translation issues plague early stages of swimmer Sun Yang's hearing at Court of Arbitration for Sports

Sun has been cleared of wrongdoing by swimming governing body FINA over his conduct during a random drug test in September last year, but the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appealed to CAS against that ruling

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang rejects doping charges, levies blame on testers for failing to identify themselves correctly
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Chinese swimmer Sun Yang rejects doping charges, levies blame on testers for failing to identify themselves correctly

Attending a one-day CAS public hearing in person in a bid to clear his name, Sun, accused of using a hammer to smash a vial containing his own blood sample, maintained his innocence and said testers were unprofessional and ignored protocol

Australia swimmer Mack Horton says he has no regrets over podium protests against China's Sun Yang
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Australia swimmer Mack Horton says he has no regrets over podium protests against China's Sun Yang

Mack Horton said he would have carried out his anti-doping podium protest against China's Sun Yang even if he had known fellow Australian swimmer Shayna Jack failed a drugs test.

FINA World Championships 2019: Britain's Adam Peaty unperturbed by world body's warning after podium snub aimed at China's Sun Yang
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FINA World Championships 2019: Britain's Adam Peaty unperturbed by world body's warning after podium snub aimed at China's Sun Yang

Peaty said that FINA's warning for offensive behaviour against competitors won't affect him as he'll continue to speak out against doping

Firstpost Spodcast Episode 254: Virat Kohli maintains No 1 spot in ICC Test rankings, Dejan Papic to become head coach of Indian national table tennis team and more
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Firstpost Spodcast Episode 254: Virat Kohli maintains No 1 spot in ICC Test rankings, Dejan Papic to become head coach of Indian national table tennis team and more

In today's episode of Spodcast, we discuss India skipper Virat Kohli has retained his number one position in the latest ICC Test batsmen's rankings, Canada's Dejan Papic to become head coach of Indian national table tennis team and more.

FINA World Championships 2019: Sun Yang, Duncan Scott warned by governing body over heated exchange after medal ceremony
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FINA World Championships 2019: Sun Yang, Duncan Scott warned by governing body over heated exchange after medal ceremony

Duncan Scott, who tied for bronze in 200 metres freestyle event, refused to shake hands with gold medallist Sun Yang on podium after the playing of the national anthem or join him and the other medallists on the top step to pose for photos.

FINA World Championships 2019: Duncan Scott joins Mack Horton in snubbing Sun Yang after Chinese swimmer wins 200m freestyle
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FINA World Championships 2019: Duncan Scott joins Mack Horton in snubbing Sun Yang after Chinese swimmer wins 200m freestyle

Chinese juggernaut Sun Yang suffered another salty snub Tuesday after retaining his 200 metres freestyle world title on a controversial disqualification that sparked howls of protest.

FINA World Championships 2019: Australian swimmer Mack Horton slammed by Chinese media after feud with Sun Yang
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FINA World Championships 2019: Australian swimmer Mack Horton slammed by Chinese media after feud with Sun Yang

Australian swimmer Mack Horton was slammed as arrogant and rude by Chinese media as his feud with China's Sun Yang accelerated at the world championships.

FINA World Championships 2019: Australian swimmer Mack Horton warned by governing body for snubbing rival Sun Yang on podium
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FINA World Championships 2019: Australian swimmer Mack Horton warned by governing body for snubbing rival Sun Yang on podium

Mack Horton, who took silver behind Sun Yang in 400 metres freestyle final, refused to step onto the top step of the podium for photos after the medal ceremony in Gwangju, as doping allegations swirl around Sun.

FINA World Championships 2019: Swimmers slam Sun Yang over doping allegations, back Mack Horton for snubbing Olympic star on podium
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FINA World Championships 2019: Swimmers slam Sun Yang over doping allegations, back Mack Horton for snubbing Olympic star on podium

World championship swimmers slammed China's Sun Yang over lurid doping allegations and said competitors were firmly behind Australia's Mack Horton, who snubbed the Olympic star on the podium.

Olympic gold medallist swimmer Mack Horton set to return after cancer scare
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Olympic gold medallist swimmer Mack Horton set to return after cancer scare

Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton expects to be back in the pool training this week after having a suspect mole removed from his chest.

Rio Olympics 2016: Cate Campbell reveals hernia problem, says performances weren't affected
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Rio Olympics 2016: Cate Campbell reveals hernia problem, says performances weren't affected

Australia's 100m freestyle world record holder and gold medal hope Cate Campbell went into the Olympics with a painful hernia, a report said Tuesday.

AOC deletes thousands of comments on Mack Horton's Instagram account
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AOC deletes thousands of comments on Mack Horton's Instagram account

Thousands of vitriolic comments left on Australian swimmer Mack Horton's Instagram account have been deleted by the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)

Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps says drug cheats shouldn't be allowed to participate
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Rio Olympics 2016: Michael Phelps says drug cheats shouldn't be allowed to participate

Olympic superstar Michael Phelps on Monday said drug cheats shouldn't be allowed back into sport after doping rows clouded the opening days of the Rio Olympics.

Rio Olympics 2016: China's swimming team demand apology from Aussie Mack Horton for malicious attack
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Rio Olympics 2016: China's swimming team demand apology from Aussie Mack Horton for malicious attack

China's Olympic swimming team has demanded an apology from Australian gold medallist Mack Horton after his "malicious personal attack" on rival Sun Yang.

Rio Olympics 2016: Yulia Efimova, Russia swimming world champion, allowed to participate by FINA
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Rio Olympics 2016: Yulia Efimova, Russia swimming world champion, allowed to participate by FINA

In a bizarre turn to the Russian doping scandal, world swimming body FINA revealed that Yulia Efimova will be taking part in the 100-meter breaststroke.