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Sun Yang: last year was visited by drug testers in his home but  he reportedly smashed his blood vials with a hammer, thereby refusing the test.  Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

It’s always interesting to note some of the contrast and disparity in the news headlines. and particularly the sports headlines, from when you board a(...)

China’s Sun Yang is swimming under a cloud in Gwangju with a doping case against him set to be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in September. Photograph:   Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Fun fact about our family: only one person in my family can swim. My two older brothers can’t, although one is learning, another brother claims he’s s(...)

By Tuesday, the China team had accumulated 48 medals - 15 golds, 15 silvers and 18 bronze. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Heavy defeats in sports dominated by China in previous Olympics have left the country languishing in an unfamiliar third place in the medals table, wi(...)

Children attend a swim training session at Hangzhou Chen Jinglun Sport school Natatorium, where Chinese Olympic swimmers Sun Yang and Fu Yuanhui also trained, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The Olympic Games in Rio have proven an emotional rollercoaster ride in China, whisking national feeling from public outrage at Australian swimmer Mac(...)

Gold medallist  Sun Yang of China poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men’s 200m freestyle final. Photograph:   Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Sun Yang responded to taunts about his doping history in emphatic fashion on Monday by becoming the first Chinese swimmer to win the Olympic men’s 20(...)

Britain’s Adam Peaty  celebrates winning the Men’s 100m breaststroke in Rio. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Adam Peaty ended Britain’s 28-year wait for a men’s Olympic swimming gold on Sunday with the nation’s first medal of the Rio Games. The 21-year-old f(...)

China’s Sun Yang with his award for best male swimmer  at the Aquatics World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Photograph: Sefan Wermuth/Reuters

China’s Sun Yang was a shock late withdrawal from the final of the men’s 1,500 metres freestyle at the world championships on Sunday. Sun, the reigni(...)

Gold medal winner Katie Ledecky reacts after the Women’s 200m Freestyle final during the FINA Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. Photograph: Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA

Katie Ledecky’s bid to become the first swimmer to win four individual freestyle titles at a world championships remained on track as the American cla(...)

China’s Sun Yang after winning the men’s 400m freestyle final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. He secretly served his ban during May and August. Photograph: Inpho

Chinese doping officials say they were not trying to cover up Sun Yang’s positive test and that they held back news of his three-month suspension beca(...)