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China's Sun wins 200 free via DQ; gets shunned on podium

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By BETH HARRIS

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I wonder, if this event was being held anywhere but China would the association have allowed Sun to compete!

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I wonder, if this event was being held anywhere but China

It's in South Korea

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No Sun, you're not a winner...you're a cheater!

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It's in South Korea

Thank you, my mistake.

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Loser is loser, as simple as that.

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I remember everyone calling Shirley Babashoff a whiner, a loser, when she failed to win gold at the 76 Olympics, losing to East Germans. She complained that the East German women swimmers were not normal, they had low voices and huge muscles. After the Wall fell in 89 files of course revealed that they were all on steroids. International sports organizations don't want to anger China and its $$$. 

If you have to cheat to win, you are a loser.

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Loser is loser, as simple as that.

Yep. Cheaters are losers.

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If Sun didn’t want people to point out he is a doper, he probably shouldn’t have doped. Can’t go back on that now that he has been exposed. Just going to have to live with the repercussions of his decisions.

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Even if he isn’t doping now, some performance enhancing drugs make it easier to gain muscle mass and strength, which can be maintained easier than doing it the hard way, even after the drug’s effect has worn off.

Dopers should be banned for life.

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Cheating or not .....

.... this is not what sportsmanship should look like!

If he was "on drugs" repeatedly the final decision should be left to those in charge.

As for now he was / is the winner.

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Efimova served a 16-month doping ban in 2013 and failed a drug test in 2016, but wasn't punished. King called out Efimova in Rio, saying she wasn't a fan.

However, the intensity between them has clearly dissipated. King and Efimova clasped hands over the lane rope. Later, Efimova clapped as King took the top spot on the podium and they embraced and kissed after the ceremony.

If Efimova had been won in 100 meter breaststroke and then the King and Efimova drama will be continued. I don't know what they have in their mind. It's just jealous or simply displeasure about their opponent doping history.

If the FINA authority has allowed to compete him and then they should accept his win. Sun has been punished by FINA and he served his punishment. They should let FINA authority to do their job. I believed the FINA has already tightened on Sun drug testing. If he has doping again and then he should be stripped all of his medals and give him heavy fine.

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I think it was an effective protest. Previous to this, the world hadn't known as a whole that this Chinese swimmer Sun was a doper, but due to this guy's protest, it's clearly out there for the world to see.

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Haven't been following this controversy closely, but it sounds like Sun deserves a life time ban in sports. I wonder if he was forced to take banned substances by the dictatorship in China. The description in this article of his behavior makes him look unsportsmanlike.

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Why are confirmed cheats allowed to compete with honest athletes?

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Think about this. How many times have you seen other swimmers boycott the stand?

This doesn't happen often. Throw in the fact that Sun has been guilty of doping before, accused of smashing vials of samples in a tirade against a doping agency and is from a totalitarian state with a history of doping.

Gee, I guess it's just the 'Western media' and their hatred of all things great (er, Chinese).

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"You're a loser," Sun told Scott. "I'm a winner."

Great way to make a friend.

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@Akie Loser is loser, as simple as that.

Yes drug cheats are drug cheats simple as that....

Unfortunately for the clean ones China is well known for doping...

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Unfortunately for the clean ones China is well known for doping...

It's amazing how many countries expect to be treated the way they want, rather than based upon their previous actions.

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Swimming,like track and field, is so doped up it's not even funny.How can people be found guilty of a failed drugs test but not be banned? Particularly after serving a "ban" before? Must as well tell the swimmers to freely take drugs because the purity of the sport has long gone.

Earlier Tuesday, the American star withdrew from the final because of unspecified illness.

Um... interesting!

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Just let everyone dope up. It's the only way to ensure the Games are fair.

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In sports a winner is a winner. End of.

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