PR 41 – Doping offence: New suspension period for Dr. Ba Zhen (CHN)

Press Release

Lausanne (SUI), May 8, 2015 - Following the anti-doping violation of swimmer Sun Yang (CHN) and consequent sanction to the swimmer and to his doctor Ba Zhen, the China Swimming Association has decided to recount the suspension period of this physician.

Initially suspended from May 17, 2014 to May 16, 2015. Dr. Ba Zhen has violated DC Rule 10.10 (status during ineligibility), by travelling on a private basis to the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon (KOR) and by helping to rehabilitate his athlete during that competition. This was done without the previous knowledge or consent from the Chinese National Swimming Team officials.

Therefore, Dr. Ba Zhen is sanctioned with a new suspension period, this time from September 28, 2014 to September 27, 2015.

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