Anti-doping Violation: AIU appeals Tobi Amusan’s not guilty verdict at CAS (

Anti-doping Violation: AIU appeals Tobi Amusan’s not guilty verdict at CAS


“The AIU filed an appeal last Friday (15 September 2023) with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against the Disciplinary Tribunal’s decision, dated 17 August 2023, that Tobi Amusan did not commit an anti-doping rule violation for Whereabouts Failures,” the commission said in a statement on Monday.

Immediately the panel made the decision which found the Nigerian not guilty of the charge brought against her, the AIU subsequently concluded it would proceed with an appeal at the CAS, the international body that settles disputes related to sport through arbitration.

The AIU had earlier in July placed Amusan on a provisional ban from all sporting activities and subsequently charged for violating the anti-doping rules after she missed three whereabouts control tests within a 12-month period but the 26-year-old was cleared of any wrongdoing by an Independent Disciplinary Tribunal a month later.

Less than 24 hours after she successfully defended and won her third consecutive Diamond League 100m hurdles, the Athletics Integrity Union (AIU) has filed an appeal to overturn the decision that cleared Tobi Amusan for any wrongdoing after the former world champion allegedly missed three whereabouts tests within a 12-month period.

“I am a CLEAN ATHLETE, and I am regularly; (maybe more than the usual) tested by the AIU – I was tested within days of my third “missed tests”. I have FAITH that this will be resolved in my favour. In the meantime, I ask that the media respect my privacy while I address these allegations in my upcoming arbitration,” she had said.

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