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Wednesday, 18 September 2019

The Egyptian Weightlifting Federation banned from 2019 World Championships

The Egyptian Weightlifting Federation (EWF) has been banned from the 2019 World Championships by the Independent Member Federation Sanctions Panel (IMFSP), in response to a 2016 scandal in which seven members of the Egyptian weightlifting team were found to be doping, according to Al Shorouk. Measures are also being taken to remove Egypt’s weightlifters from the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The EWF has 21 days to appeal the decision by the IMFSP to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Reuters also has the story.

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