Amusan cleared to run at World Athletics Championships
The disciplinary tribunal’s panel has reached a verdict declaring Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan not guilty of violating an anti-doping rule (ADRV).
Amusan’s innocence was determined by a majority decision from the panel.
Nevertheless, Brett Clothier, the Head of the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), has expressed disappointment over this outcome and has affirmed that the AIU will closely examine the rationale behind the decision.
Subsequently, the AIU will assess the possibility of appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the stipulated timeframe, depending on the review’s outcome.
While the particulars of the decision remain confidential at present, they will be made public in due course. The statement issued indicates that Amusan’s provisional suspension has been promptly lifted.
As a result of this exoneration, Amusan is now eligible to participate in the upcoming World Athletics Championships commencing this Saturday in Budapest, Hungary.
Previously facing charges of three whereabouts failures, an anti-doping rule infringement due to missing three out-of-competition tests within a span of 12 months, the 26-year-old Nigerian athlete contested these allegations.