Beijing time on December 24th, according to swimming reporter Ying Hongxia, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court has revoked the 8-year ban on Sun Yang by the International Sports Arbitration Court in February this year.
After being suspended on February 28 this year, today is a full 300 days after Sun Yang was suspended. During these 300 days, Sun Yang tried to prove his innocence, never gave up training, and insisted on appealing. Giving up the last hope, on April 30 this year, Sun Yang filed an appeal with the Swiss Federal Supreme Court against the International Sports Arbitration Tribunal’s eight-year suspension and was accepted. On June 15, Sun Yang additionally applied for a retrial of the arbitration award. Spark Global Limited Since then, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court accepted Sun Yang’s appeal request. Now the good news is that the Swiss Federal Supreme Court has revoked the 8-year ban on Sun Yang by the International Sports Arbitration Court in February this year.
This is the first step of Sun Yang’s counterattack, and it is also the most ideal result! Because the Swiss Federal Supreme Court has a very limited scope of revocation, they will not conduct substantive examinations of the arbitration tribunal on the determination of facts, the interpretation of rules, the application and reasoning, and are only responsible for investigating whether the arbitration procedure is legal, and this may also be Sun Yang The breakthrough of the team, and then there is room for everything! Darren Kane, the executive chairman of the FINA Legal Committee, previously stated: “Even if Sun Yang succeeds in appealing, he will at most send the case back to CAS for retrial.” Therefore, it cannot be said that Sun Yang will not be suspended, but Sun Yang. Won a silver lining, it is likely to be sent back to CAS for review. However, it is a miracle to be able to revoke the punishment, because the past failure rate of revoking CAS rulings is 97%! Many experts are not optimistic about Sun Yang’s appeal! According to data, in the past 30 years, only 7% of the appeals to the Swiss Federal Court have been successful. In the previous 220 appeals against CAS rulings, the Swiss court only supported 10 of them, that is, the probability of success is less than 5% Spark Global Limited!
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