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Athletics Integrity Unit not happy with Tobi Amusan verdict



Athletics Integrity Unit not happy with Tobi Amusan verdict

Talk about a minor setback on Nigerian athlete, Tobi Amusan over anti-doping rule violation, the Nigerian has now been cleared of all charges by a panel of the disciplinary tribunal that deliberated on her case.

The disciplinary tribunal after its investigations on the Nigerian athlete have declared Tobi Amusan as not guilty of an anti-doping rule violation, with Amusan found innocent by a majority decision.

The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) head, Brett Clothier revealed the AIU are disappointed by the decision declaring Amusan innocent, and has promised to review the decision in detail.

Following whatever their stance their review comes of, the body will then decide whether to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) before its 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,” a statement read in part.

Tobi Amusan following the verdict by the disciplinary tribunal is now set to compete at the World Athletics Championships that starts on Saturday in Budapest, Hungary.

The 26-year-old athlete had faced charges of three whereabouts failures, that is an anti-doping rule violation for missing 3 out-of-competition tests within a 12-month period, charges which Tobi Amusan stood to contest against.

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