The head of Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) Brett Clothier has come out to express his disappointment with the outcome of the Disciplinary Tribunal (DT) decision of clearing Tobi Amusan to compete at the 19th edition of the World Athletics Championships that starts tomorrow in Budapest, Hungary.
The disciplinary committee panel, by majority decision found out that Amusan had not committed any Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADVR) of the three whereabouts failure within the twelve month period.
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. pic.twitter.com/RAW2LeRjYg
— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) August 17, 2023
The AIU has stated that they 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 26 year-old who is the world record holder in 100m hurdles, was suspended on July 19, 2023 by the AIU for three Whereabouts Failures which is a violation of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules.
The AIU confirms that it has today charged and provisionally suspended Tobi Amusan (NGR) for 3 Whereabouts Failures.
The Charge will be heard by the Disciplinary Tribunal and determined before the World Athletics Championships.
— Athletics Integrity Unit (@aiu_athletics) July 19, 2023