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Tobi Amusan cleared of doping allegations

Tobi Amusan is exonerated of the charges of doping.

Tobi Amusan
Tobi Amusan, a renowned athlete from Nigeria, was exonerated by a commission established to look into doping claims made against her by the Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU).

Recall that the Nigerian athlete received a temporary ban for reportedly “missing three tests in a year.” The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) later withdrew her from the 26-athlete team they had filed for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

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In contrast, the World Athletics organisation announced in a statement on Thursday, August 17, that it had lifted Amusan’s punishment immediately after learning that she had not broken the anti-doping code.

The statement read; “A panel of the Disciplinary Tribunal, by majority decision, has today found that Tobi Amusan has not committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) of three Whereabouts Failures within a 12-month period.

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“AIU Head Brett Clothier has indicated the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) is disappointed by this decision and will review the reasoning in detail before deciding whether to exercise its right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the applicable deadline. The decision is currently confidential but will be published in due course.”

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Following the clearance, Amusan will now be able to participate 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.

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