Banned Chinese swimmer Sun Yang proves enduring commercial value

Sun Yang won two gold medals at the 2019 Fina World Championships. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Disgraced Chinese swimmer Sun Yang has issued a reminder of his commercial value, helping to sell ¥50m ($7.9m/€7m) worth of cosmetic products online in just two days.

South China Morning Post reports the three-time Olympic champion raised more than ¥33m in a single day while hosting a live-stream sale on short-form video platform Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, on behalf of the Sanya Duty Free Mall last weekend.

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