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Egypt Out of World Championships Due to Suspension

The entire Egypt team has been withdrawn from the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships after a two-year national suspension was imposed by the IWF.

The suspension is the result of a string of anti-doping violations in 2016. It has only come into force now because the fact that several of the athletes involved were minors has led to a protracted process.

The Egyptian Weightlifting Federation intends to appeal the decision to the Court of Arbitration in Sport, in the hopes of keeping their athletes eligible for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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