Diaa Rashwan discuss upgrading of press institution with Prime Minister, Finance Minister    No change in Vodafone Egypt's management after STC acquisition deal: CEO    Tourism, education, financial services best investments in Egypt: CI Capital Co-CEO    First Nubian dictionary reviving extinct language    Temporary exhibition for antiquity replicas takes place in Venice    Health ministry denies inspecting Chinese restaurants over coronavirus outbreak    Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia attend last meeting in US over GERD    Chinese cases of new virus exceed SARS    Boeing posts first annual loss since 1997 as Max costs rise    US government invested $80bn in Egypt over 40 years: Amb.    Injured Atletico forward Felix set to miss Madrid derby    Turkey's Erdogan says Russia not abiding by Syria agreements: NTV    Sudan to tackle fuel subsidies as economy hangs on the edge    Major Gulf stocks up, Saudi's NCB leaps on strong FY earnings    First Middle East cases of coronavirus confirmed in the UAE    US stocks point to higher open on Wall Street    Trump announces Middle East peace plan that Palestinians denounce    Man Utd's Pogba 'desperate' to play, says Solskjaer    Kompany calls for more diversity in soccer to battle racism    Jews, Arabs nearing population parity in Holy Land: Israeli officials    Egypt's CBE pilots eKYC solution for financial inclusion    Towards a calmer Sudan    Protest calls go unheeded    Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam talks begin in Washington    Salvaging and managing the Valley of the Kings    Reading Africa    Deal of Century: 2-state solution, remarking borders, and disarming Palestine    Don't miss German author Andreas Bernard's book presentation at Goethe Institute in conversation with novelist Khaled Al-Khamissi    Surviving Coronavirus    Sharing for survival    Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, Daughter Gianna die in helicopter crash    France to start repatriating nationals from China: Minister    Pharaohs crowned African handball champions in Tunisia    Religious discourse renewal does not mean changing religion's principles: Al-Sisi    Gamal Hamdan's ‘Character of Egypt' shelves depleted    Mortada Mansour to run for Lawyers Syndicate presidency    Al-Sisi receives German Medal for achieving security    What is in store for Iraq, Lebanon, Algeria, and Sudan?    Trump says U.S. will not lift sanctions to negotiate with Iran    Egypt to play Tunisia for African Men's Handball Championship title, Olympics qualification    France confirms three cases of deadly China virus    A year of major tourist openings ahead: Al-Anani    Egypt in a group with Gabon, Libya, Angola in 2022 World Cup qualifiers    Egypt to play Angola for group leadership in African Men's Handball Championship quarter-finals    ‘Djamila Bouhired' movie star Magda al-Sabahi dies at 89    Egypt is best tourism destination for 2020 according to BBC    Egypt's President Sisi pardons some prisoners on 25 Jan. Revolution anniversary    Egypt's Sami Anan released after near two-year detention    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Egyptian Weightlifting Federation's officials referred to prosecution over doping crisis – ministry
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 12 - 12 - 2019

The board of the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation (EWF) and also its medical and managerial staffs have all been referred to prosecution over the recent doping crisis that caused the country's suspension for two years from international competitions, the Ministry of Sports revealed in a statement Wednesday.
"Minister of Sports Ashraf Sobhi appreciates the efforts the Egyptian Olympic Committee and legal committee made on the recent ban imposed on Egypt,” the statement said.
“The weak legal situation of the Weightlifting Federation and the fact that Egyptian players have already failed in doping tests resulted in the suspension of the federation for two years, missing the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“The decision to refer officials to prosecution came on the back of the ministry's investigation committee report,” the statement added.
On 18 September, Egypt's Olympics Committee revealed that the country was banned from participating in all activities of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for two years over a prior doping case.
The ban relates to an incident in 2016 when seven Egyptian players failed doping tests during the Youth African Championships in Cairo.
In the wake of the ban, Egypt's participation in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo was thrown into doubt, but the bad news was confirmed after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) turned down Egypt's appeal last week.
The sports minister stressed that he stands firmly against any repetition of a similar crisis in any of Egypt's sports federations in the future, promising to find the best solutions for Egyptian champions who will suffer from the ban.
“Raising awareness on harmful supplements is a must for all Egyptian athletes,” the ministry's statement concluded.
On Tuesday, Egyptian Olympic Committee secretary-general Sherif El-Erian told Ahram Online that the results of an internal investigation over the recent doping crisis would be announced soon.
“Immediately after the ban announcement, the Egyptian Weightlifting Federation president asked to be suspended, while the Egyptian Olympic Committee formed a new committee to manage the federation and also to investigate what happened,” El-Erian explained.
“Right after the weightlifting crisis, the Egyptian Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) started awareness campaigns with different sports federations.
“The sports ministry also decided not to approve any supplements' financial supply for any federation unless NADO approves that the supplement itself is safe,” he added.
Source: Ahram Online


Clic here to read the story from its source.