Nigerian superstar athlete, Tobi Amusan has been cleared by a disciplinary committee set up to investigate the doping allegations levelled against her by the Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU).
Recall that the Nigerian athlete was handed a provisional suspension for allegedly “missing three tests in 12 months. She was subsequently excluded from the 26-athlete team submitted by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
However, the World Athletics body in a statement released on Thursday, August 17, said it has lifted Amusan’s suspension with immediate effect after discovering she did not violate the anti-doping rule.
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.