Sun Yang guilty: Reaction to eight-year doping ban, CAS statement

The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s (CAS) decision to hand Chinese swimmer Sun Yang an eight year ban has rocked the sporting landscape.

Sun was found guilty by the Swiss-based organisation with the ban effectively ending the Chinese star’s professional career.

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The staggering ban left jaws on the floor with many predicting Sun would either escape punishment or be handed a lesser ban.

News of the ban quickly set social media alight with users left stunned over the ban, which Sun has the right to appeal through the Swiss federal court.

READ: Sun Yang handed eight year ban

Social media was quick to praise Mack Horton who made global headlines during the World Championships when he finished second behind Sun but used the medal ceremony to protest against the Chinese athlete.

Horton refused to stand alongside Sun on the podium and also refused to shake his rival’s hand.

Originally published as World reacts to bombshell Sun Yang ban

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