WADA v Sun Yang & FINA - The benefits (or otherwise) of a public hearing

Published 14 November 2019 By: Tom Rudkin


Yesterday's media release1 issued by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) highlighted the uniqueness of the hearing that will take place at the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace tomorrow. Broadcast on a livestream via the CAS's website, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s appeal of the decision of the International Swimming Federation (FINA) Doping Panel (FINA DP) in the case of the Chinese swimmer Sun Yang will be only the second set of CAS proceedings to take place by way of public hearing (following the case of De Bruin v FINA2).


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Tom Rudkin

Tom Rudkin

Associate - Farrer & Co

Tom provides reputation management and contentious media advice to the full range of Farrer & Co's clients. He is a member of the firm's Sports Group and, as well as assisting sports clients on reputational, media and other sensitive issues, he advises on sports-based disputes, rules and regulations and commercial contracts. Tom's work spans from advising National Governing Bodies to high profile sportsmen and women. He has also spent time in-house on secondment at the Lawn Tennis Association.

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