Amusan cleared for Olympics; CAS dismisses doping charges

Tobi Amusan, Nigeria’s 100m hurdles world record holder, will compete in the Paris Olympics after the sport’s top court dismissed appeals against the decision to clear her of a doping offence on Friday.

Amusan, 27, was charged in July 2023 with missing three anti-doping tests in a year but was exonerated by World Athletics’ Disciplinary Tribunal.
However, World Athletics and the World Anti-Doping Agency filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport against the ruling.

According to a CAS statement, the panel “unanimously acknowledged that the athlete committed two filing failures but did not corroborate the existence of a missed test, alleged by WA and WADA, which would have been the third Whereabouts Failure committed within 12 months.”

In July 2022, Amusan established the world record of 12.12 seconds in the world championships in Eugene, Oregon, and won the title.

She finished sixth at the World Championships in Budapest last year.

According to World Athletics’ anti-doping guidelines, any athlete who fails to notify their whereabouts for a doping test three times in 12 months will be disqualified to compete for two years.