Sun Yang received a gift for his 22nd birthday from Swimming World Magazine on December 1 - he was elected as the Male World Swimmer of Year 2013.
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 on Sunday.
Chinese Olympic champion Sun Yang has not returned to national team training and there has been no timetable set for his return.
The French footballer who said he was left stranded for 17 months in Qatar because of a financial dispute with his club has filed a lawsuit against the side, his lawyer said on Friday.
Despite scandals that led to unfavorable publicity, Chinese Olympic champion swimmer Sun Yang has been nominated for the CCTV Sports Personality of the Year Award.
Vancouver Winter Olympic figure skating champ Evan Lysacek announced on Tuesday that he has to give up the Sochi Games due to a nagging hip injury.
Retired swimming legend Michael Phelps has left open the possibility of competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left feeling his age after Aaron Ramsey scored twice against his former club Cardiff City to stretch the Gunners' lead in the Premier League.
Gareth Bale insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo remains the world's best player in his eyes as the Welshman ably filled the Portuguese's shoes with his first Real Madrid hat-trick in a 4-0 win over Valladolid on Saturday.
China's Olympic champion Sun Yang, who has been suspended indefinitely following a recent detention for driving without a licence, could return to national team training "soon", said a top swimming official.
Real Madrid cruised to a comfortable win away to Almeria on Saturday night, but could have paid a price for their victory as Cristiano Ronaldo was forced out of the game with a muscle injury.
English soccer star David Beckham poses at a promotional event for David Beckham Bodywear for H&M in Shanghai, Nov 21, 2013.