Chinese swimmer Sun granted public trial for doping hearing

GENEVA --- Chinese swimmer Sun Yang will get the rare public trial he asked for to answer an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency that could lead to his ban from the 2020 Olympics. The open hearing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport will probably be in Switzerland but is "unlikely to be before the end of October," the court said on Tuesday. Sun is following another three-time Olympic swimming champion, Michelle Smith de Bruin of Ireland, as the only athletes opting not to have a closed-door hearing in the sports court's 35-year history. She lost her case in 1999. His lawyers said last month that Sun "objects to being tried by the Australian press." Details of evidence in...

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