Chinese media Beijing News hosted a video program recapping Sun’s strategies and actions in the arbitration case which led to severe consequences that would impact his swimming career.
Gold-medals are no longer the only metric for evaluating an athlete. Instead, people are looking for someone who can deliver a positive image.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist swimmer Sun Yang will be banned from the sport for eight years.
Chinese swimmers have a history of doping violations. Though the Chinese doping control center was instituted in the 90s, Chinese sports were already under the shadow of drug use.