• Wed. Oct 4th, 2023

BREAKING: Athletics Integrity Unit clears Tobi Amusan of doping violation

The Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU) has on Thursday, cleared 100m hurdle world record holder, Tobi Amusan of anti-doping rule violation.

A panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal, by majority decision, has found that Tobi Amusan has not committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) of three Whereabouts Failures within 12 months.

AIU Head, Brett Clothier claimed the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is disappointed by this decision and will review the verdict in detail before deciding whether to exercise its right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the applicable deadline.

According to an AIU press release. “The decision is currently confidential but will be published in due course.”

Recall that the 26-year-old Nigerian faced charges of three whereabouts failures, which constitute an anti-doping rule violation for missing three out-of-competition tests within 12 months. Amusan had contested this charge.

Amusan now has an opportunity at the Budapest 2023 World Athletics Championships to defend the only title she has not defended in her career after her successful defence of her Nigeria, African Championships, African Games, Commonwealth Games and Diamond League titles.

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