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Sun Yang’s downfall highlights China’s failure to develop individual stars

Sun Yang of China during day one of the FINA Champions Swim Series 2020 on January 18, 2020 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Emmanuel Wong/Getty Images)

When the Court of Arbitration for Sports handed an eight-year ban to the six-time Olympic medallist Sun Yang, the Chinese sport hierarchy lost its most valuable individual star. Zhang Dan reports.

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