GWANGJU: Triple Olympic champion Sun Yang has asked sport’s highest tribunal to hold a public hearing of his doping case in order to give him the chance to clear his name, lawyers for the Chinese swimmer have said. Sun, currently in South Korea to compete at the world championships, was cleared by a FINA doping panel of breaching the governing body’s rules earlier this year. However, the World Anti-Doping Agency is seeking to overturn the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which will hear the case in September. Australia’s Daily Telegraph last Sunday posted a 59-page report by the FINA panel following a hearing at which Sun admitted to refusing to comply with an out-of-competition test because of his doubts over testers’ accreditation. In a statement, Sun’s lawyers said he was being tried by the media and that he had “requested CAS to hold a public hearing of his case in September 2019 in order to be fully transparent and to clear his name”. Sun had been cooperating fully during the doping test but when an issue arose over accreditation he asked for replacement testing officers to be sent, a request that was denied, the statement said.