The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has received an appeal from the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) challenging the Disciplinary Tribunal’s ruling that Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan did not violate the anti-doping rule for “Whereabouts Failures.”
Even though the AIU submitted its appeal on Friday, September 15, exactly on schedule, the organization didn’t make its decision public until Monday with a brief comment on its X page (previously Twitter). Just 24 hours after her masterful performance in Eugene, Oregon, when she won an incredible third consecutive Diamond League title, AIU made public its appeal against Amusan.
The World Record hurdler faces a new challenge as a result of the AIU’s most recent action since the CAS might either uphold Tobi Express’ innocence or reverse the Disciplinary Tribunal’s ruling and fine the great Nigerian athlete.
Amusan, who was the defending champion and current world record holder in the 100-meter hurdles, was facing a potential four-year suspension prior to the Budapest World Championship when it was determined that he had improperly missed three out-of-competition drug tests in a 12-month period.
The disciplinary panel, however, decided in August that Amusan had a good reason for skipping the tests and had not broken any anti-doping rules.