Nigerian superstar athlete, Tobi Amusan cleared of doping allegations

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Tobi Amusan, a Nigerian celebrity athlete, has been cleared by a disciplinary commission established to investigate doping claims leveled against her by the Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU).

Remember that the Nigerian athlete received a provisional suspension for “missing three tests in 12 months.” She was later dropped from the Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s (AFN) 26-athlete roster for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

However, in a statement issued on Thursday, August 17, the World Athletics Federation announced it has removed Amusan’s suspension with immediate effect after establishing she did not violate 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.

“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.”

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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