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Court of Arbitration for Sport date set for Egypt’s Fatma Omar

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Today, the Egyptian Paralympic Committee revealed on Facebook that the date had been set for Fatma Omar at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to deal with an appeal related to a positive doping test that resulted in the International Paralympic Committee banning her from powerlifting for two years.



Omar will be represented by Sami Boussarsar from Tunis, Tunisia. The International Paralympic Commitee will be represented by Mike Townley from Germany. The arbitrators assigned this case are Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Michele Bernasconi, both lawers from Switzerland.


Last year, the Egyptian Paralympic Committee said Omar did not knowingly violate doping rules as she took the medications under doctor’s supervision.  They assigned blame for the two-year suspension on members of the Egyptian Paralympic Committee for failing to follow-up with the International Paralympic Committee to avoid this outcome.


Omar’s suspension was one of a spate of suspensions for powerlifters last year, including Iran’s Roohallah Rostami , United Arab Emirates’ Rashed Hassan Ahmed and Kazakhstan’s Oleg Gridassov, for doping violations.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2569 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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