The reason for the revocation of Sun Yang’s ban is announced:the chairman of the arbitration panel has prejudice and discrimination
People’s Daily Sports News, Switzerland local time January 15th, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court issued a newsCommuniqué, due to prejudice and discrimination among an arbitrator of the International Court of Arbitration for Sports, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court decided to revoke the International Court of Arbitration for Sports’ For Yang’s 8-year ban, the International Court of Arbitration for Sports needs to form a new arbitration panel to make a new judgment.
On December 24 last year, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court issued a press bulletin announcing the cancellation of Sun Yang’s suspension from the International Sports Arbitration Court, but did not disclose the reason. This communiqué is the first time that the Swiss Federal Supreme Court announced the reasons for reversing the above-mentioned judgment.
On February 28, 2020, Sun Yang was suspended for 8 years by the International Court of Arbitration for Sports for doping violations. Sun Yang appealed this decision to the Swiss Supreme Federal Court. According to the communiqué, Sun Yang pointed out in the appeal application that an article he noticed on the Internet platform in mid-May 2020 showed that Fratini, the chairman of the arbitration panel of the International Court of Arbitration for Sports, was biased and biased. Discrimination. The content of this article contains a series of comments Frattini made on the protection of animals on personal social media platforms from 2018 to 2019, in which discriminatory language was used against the Chinese.
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court believes that Sun Yang’s investigation and evidence submission is effective. After investigating relevant remarks, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court found that the arbitration panel chairman’s series of violent statements were clearly problematic, some of which clearly pointed to the skin color of the Chinese. Moreover, some of the problematic statements were even published after he had been appointed as the chairman of the Sun Yang case arbitration panel. Therefore, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court supported Sun Yang’s questioning of the impartiality of the chairman of the arbitration panel, and revoked the suspension of the International Sports Arbitration Court. The International Sports Arbitration Tribunal needs to reorganize an arbitration panel to hear the case and make a judgment.