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Olympics-Australia swimming boss questions Sun’s Tokyo bid

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Questions will be asked if Sun Yang is cleared to compete at the Olympics and performs well in the Tokyo pool, given he is banned from training through official channels in China, Australia swimming chief Kieren Perkins said.

Three-times Olympic gold medallist Sun is seeking to overturn an eight-year doping ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which would allow him to swim at Tokyo.

“What will be fascinating to watch is if he is there and competes well, it will raise some pretty significant questions on China and the way they’ve managed disqualified athletes,” Swimming

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Australia swimming boss questions Sun’s Tokyo bid

Chinese swimmer Sun Yang poses after a public hearing of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for the appeal filed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) against him and the Federation Internationale de Natation (FINA), at the Conference Centre of the Fairmont Le Montreux Palace, in Montreux, Switzerland November 15, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Questions will be asked if Sun Yang is cleared to compete at the Olympics and performs well in the Tokyo pool, given he is banned from training through official channels in China, Australia swimming chief Kieren Perkins said.

Three-times Olympic gold medallist Sun is seeking

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Van der Poel: I’ll continue mountain biking even if I win gold in Tokyo Olympics

Alpecin-Fenix star Mathieu van der Poel has confirmed that he will continue to race across multiple disciplines to the next Olympic Games in 2024, regardless of whether he wins gold in Tokyo this year.

Following a successful spring on the road, the Dutchman is back racing on the mountain bike, winning the short circuit cross-country race at the Albstadt World Cup on Saturday before going on to finish seventh at the main race later in the day.

He’s set to take part in this weekend’s World Cup round at Nove Mesto as he takes aim at the cross-country race at

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