The Egyptian Weightlifting Association was suspended for two years in September last year and fined $200000 by an independent sanctions group of the International Weightlifting Federation. The independent expert group of the International Weightlifting Federation reported that Egypt was deprived of the right to participate in the Tokyo Olympic Games because of the Egyptian Weightlifting Associations failure to give a reasonable explanation for the doping scandal and the criminal activities involved in the scandal.
The Egyptian Weightlifting Association has also been severely criticized for failing to take legal action against 14-year-old girls who have been required to take steroids and for failing to report doping violations, which have seriously affected the reputation of weightlifting. However, despite the severe criticism of the Egyptian Weightlifting Association, the independent expert group of the International Weightlifting Federation gave Egypt an opportunity to avoid paying a fine of $160000, but a fine of $40000 had to be paid within six months.
In response to the report of the independent expert group of the International Weightlifting Federation on the alleged sabotage and intentional throwing of illegal substances into food or drink, if the Egyptian Weightlifting Association believes in the sabotage theory put forward by the leaders of your organization, why has no one informed the law enforcement department. The use of anabolic steroids in young women is criminal and can cause serious damage to health.
I want to make it clear that I am not stupid enough to give athletes this illegal drug, he said
As for the group drug taking behavior of Egyptian young weightlifters, the independent expert group report of the International Weightlifting Federation wrote: five of the seven young athletes who were positive for drug test were minors, two girls were only 14 years old, and only the athletes were punished when they were positive for synthetic steroids in the same event. It will only make weightlifting more disreputable and increase peoples negative views on weightlifting.
Moreover, at the African Games held in Moroccos capital in August last year, six more athletes were tested positive for drugs, and Carolyn mach, the youngest member of the Egyptian parliament, said that Egypts weightlifting was a disaster that needed urgent attention. In addition, Thailand, Malaysia and Colombias weightlifting teams have all been disqualified from the Tokyo Olympic Games before, and now Egypt has also been banned. Its still unknown when the weightlifting can completely get rid of the doping scandal.