Reports that superstar was between those called up for three-month national team camp now refuted by swim chiefs.
Appeal over eight-year prohibition from Court of Decision for Sport motionless on the grip with Swiss Federal Court at standstill.
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The Chinese Swimming Association has specified to repeat that Sun Yang is suspended after gossips in Chinese media seemed to confirm he was still training with the national team for the delayed Tokyo Olympic Games.
China’s superstar swimmer was barred from the pool for eight years by the Law court of Adjudication for Sport in February.
This referred to a previous circular delivered by the Swimming Management Center of the State General Administration of Sport to the Zhejiang Provincial Sports Bureau on the assembling of national swimming team training.
That document, which called up Sun to a three-month training camp in his home province of Zhejiang, was available by the Beijing Youth Daily newspaper on Wednesday.
It had been rumored that Sun, who has not been seen in public and has not posted on social media since the days after the CAS verdict was proclaimed, was still training with the national team fast of the Tokyo Olympic. The Beijing Youth Daily seemed to settle this until the CSA statement.
The newspaper confirmed with “relevant persons close to Sun Yang” that the triple Olympic champion was one of 17 swimmers called up to the national squad in the document.
Exercise, which was scheduled to run from April 1 to June, is based in either Zhejiang or in Beijing as a measure to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
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