Athletics Integrity Unit Clears Tobi Amusan

By: Gyang Dakwo

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has released an official statement concerning the reigning World 100m hurdles champion and record holder, Tobi Amusan.

The body released a statement on its official website on Thursday, August 17, 2023, where it confirmed that Tobi Amusan has been cleared of the allegation that was leveled against her. According to the body, they are not impressed with the outcome but they will review the judgement before going to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

“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. Amusan’s provisional suspension has now been lifted with immediate effect”

The 26-year-old was previously charged of three whereabouts failures, which constitutes an anti-doping rule violation for missing three out-of-competition tests within a 12-month period.

This clearance provides Amusan with the opportunity to defend the title at the African Championships, African Games, Commonwealth Games, and Diamond League.