Swimming: China delay sending Yuan home

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China delay sending Yuan home

China will wait until Fina, the sport's governing body, has completed its hearings before sending home Yuan Yuan, the swimmer who was caught with banned growth hormones when she arrived in Australia for the World Championships in Perth, according to reports on the state-run Xinhua News Agency. On Friday, even before Australian customs had confirmed the nature of the substance, the Chinese federation decided Yuan and her coach, Zhou Zewen, who said he packed the substances in her bag and was delivering it to a friend, should go home. Yuan and Zhou appeared yesterday before Fina's doping panel, which had been convened to investigate the alleged trafficking. If the panel finds Yuan guilty of trafficking, the 21-year-old could be banned from competition for four or more years. Although customs officers found the banned hormone in Yuan's luggage, Zhou.

China delay sending Yuan home

China will wait until Fina, the sport's governing body, has completed its hearings before sending home Yuan Yuan, the swimmer who was caught with banned growth hormones when she arrived in Australia for the World Championships in Perth, according to reports on the state-run Xinhua News Agency. On Friday, even before Australian customs had confirmed the nature of the substance, the Chinese federation decided Yuan and her coach, Zhou Zewen, who said he packed the substances in her bag and was delivering it to a friend, should go home. Yuan and Zhou appeared yesterday before Fina's doping panel, which had been convened to investigate the alleged trafficking. If the panel finds Yuan guilty of trafficking, the 21-year-old could be banned from competition for four or more years. Although customs officers found the banned hormone in Yuan's luggage, Zhou.

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