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China's Sun Yang detained 1 week

Updated: November 4, 2013, 8:14 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- Two-time Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang was ordered Monday to be kept detained for a week for driving without a license after the Porsche SUV he was driving was hit by a bus.

Sun, the first Chinese man to win an Olympic swimming gold with his victories in the 1,500- and 400-meter freestyle events at the 2012 London Games, said that because he was usually busy with training and competing, he had weak knowledge of the law and that contributed to the mistake.

"As an athlete ...

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