Home Run: Tobi Amusan cleared by CAS, will participate in Paris Olympics

World record-holder in the women’s 100m hurdles, Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan has been cleared to compete in the Paris Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed appeals against the decision to clear her of a doping offence.

In a statement on Friday, CAS rejected the appeals filed by World Athletics and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and confirmed the decision taken by the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal (WADT) finding that Tobi Amusan did not commit any anti-doping rule violation.

In July 2023, Amusan, faced allegations of missing three anti-doping tests in 12 months. While she was initially cleared of the offence by the Disciplinary Tribunal of the sport’s governing body, World Athletics, the latter and WADA had appealed to CAS against the decision.

“The CAS Panel unanimously acknowledged that the Athlete committed two filing failures but did not confirm the existence of a missed test, alleged by WA and WADA, which would have been the third Whereabouts Failure committed within a 12-month period. Accordingly, the CAS Panel concluded that the Athlete did not commit an ADRV and that the Challenged Decision should be confirmed,” the statement said.

Amusan will be among the athletes that will represent Nigeria at the Paris Olympics games in July.


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