AIU Lifts Amusan’s Suspension, Clears Her Of Doping Violation

The Athletics Integrity Unity, AIU, has cleared Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan of an anti-doping rule violation.

This was contained in a statement issued by the AIU on Thursday.

According to the World Athletics, Amusan’s suspension has been lifted with immediate effect.

Recall that the AIU had in July provisionally suspended the Nigerian athlete for allegedly “missing three tests in 12 months.”

Tobi Amusan

AIU stated that Amusan’s case had been referred to a disciplinary tribunal. Consequently, the world champion was excluded from the 26-athlete team submitted by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

Moreso, her name on the Word Athletics (WA) official list of athletes for the competition was accompanied by the caveat that her participation is dependent on the ruling on the case with AIU.

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In the latest statement, AIU said a “majority decision” of the disciplinary tribunal ruled that Amusan “has not committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) of three whereabouts failures within a 12-month period”.

Given the decision, Amusan would be permitted to partake and defend her women’s 100m hurdles titles at the 2023 World Athletics Championships billed to hold in Budapest, Hungary, from August 19 to 27.

But, head of AIU, Brett Clothier, said the body will review the reasoning in detail and decide whether to exercise its right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the applicable deadline.

Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

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