Sun Yang People's Vision Data Map
Our reporter Li Huiling reports from Beijing
WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) disclosed in its 2019 annual report that the cost of suing Sun Yang was more than US$600,000. Last year, legal consulting fees doubled year-on-year.
Because of the Sun Yang case that caused a sensation in the global sports world, the World Anti-Doping Agency-WADA is known to more people in China. This organization has been in operation for 20 years and is an independent department under the International Olympic Committee.
In response to the Sun Yang drug test in September 2018, WADA refused to accept the "non-violation" decision made by the FINA Anti-Doping Committee and appealed to the International Sports Arbitration Tribunal (CAS). After a 12-hour hearing on November 15, 2019, CAS ruled that Sun Yang lost the lawsuit and was suspended for 8 years. Sun Yang has appealed this judgment. In May of this year, the Swiss Federal Supreme Court replied to the reporter of China Business News that it had received Sun Yang's appeal.
Our reporter checked the WADA annual report and found that WADA said that "some high-profile anti-doping cases" required more funds. Among them, the appeal of Sun Yang's case to CAS cost more than $600,000, and said that this is a special Important case.
As a non-profit organization, WADA's income mainly comes from funding from the International Olympic Committee and donations from governments.
As of the end of 2019, WADA revenue was US$38.1 million, an increase of nearly 8% over 2018. The contribution of the above two incomes was basically the same. The International Olympic Committee contributed 17.336 million US dollars; governments paid a total of 17.117 million US dollars, half of which came from European countries.
On this basis, many governments also donated an additional US$1.62 million to WADA last year. The annual report revealed that 2019 was a year of strong additional donations. The governments of China, Japan and Poland brought in additional donations of US$1.6 million, the largest of which came from the Chinese government at US$994,000.
WADA also earns interest income through medium and long-term investments. In 2019, this income was US$756,000, a record high and an increase of 12% over last year.
In terms of expenditure, WADA's operating expenses last year were US$37.8 million, an increase of 16% compared to last year. Among them, consulting fees in the field of legal affairs increased substantially by 3.5 million US dollars, which doubled from last year.
In 2019, WADA’s most well-known lawsuit was the lawsuit against Sun Yang and the FINA. To this end, WADA hired Richard Young, an internationally renowned sports lawyer, who is not only the main body of WADA’s anti-doping rules and regulations. The drafters have also won many doping cases that have attracted worldwide attention. The most famous of them is the life ban of the car king Armstrong, who was deprived of the title of seven Tour de France champions and an Olympic medal. At the hearing of Sun Yang's case, his questioning skills were equally impressive.
在2019年，WADA最著名的诉讼是针对Sun Yang和FINA的诉讼。为此，WADA聘请了国际知名的体育律师Richard Young，他不仅是WADA反兴奋剂规则和条例的主体。起草者还赢得了许多兴奋剂案例，引起了全世界的关注。其买lol比赛的软件叫什么中最著名的是汽车之王阿姆斯特朗（Armstrong）的生命禁令，他被剥夺了七个环法自行车赛冠军和一枚奥运奖牌的头衔。在听到孙阳的案子时，他的询问技巧同样令人印象深刻。
WADA was established in Lausanne, Switzerland on November 10, 1999. It is an independent department under the International Olympic Committee, headquartered in Montreal, Canada. As of the end of last year, WADA employs 127 people.