athletics CAS Clears Amusan To Compete In Paris Olympics

Tobi Amusan, Nigeria’s 100m hurdles world record holder, has been cleared to compete in the Paris Olympics after the sport’s top court rejected appeals against the decision to clean her of doping.

Amusan, 27, was charged in July 2023 with failing three anti-doping tests in a 12-month period, but the Disciplinary Tribunal of World Athletics exonerated him of the charge.

However, World Athletics and the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) filed an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against that ruling.

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CAS said in a statement that its 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”.

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 a 12-month period will be disqualified to compete for two years.

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