The Swiss Federal Supreme Court has explained why it ordered a retrial for Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang’s doping case, citing anti-China bias related to killing dogs for food by one of the judges in the case.
- The court said the arbitrator had tweeted about animal protection issues, without the restraint required of judges
- In the tweets the arbitrator castigates a Chinese practice of dog slaughter and denounces the consumption dog meat
- Sun Yang’s case has now been sent back to the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Hostile social media posts on Twitter by Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Judge Franco Frattini persuaded the federal court he should not have presided over banning the Chinese swimmer.
Federal judges last month…