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Tobi Amusan Provisionally Suspended For Anti-Doping Violations

The World Athletics Championship holds in Budapest from 19-27 August. Amusan is defending Champion in the women’s 100mH.

Whereabout failures (Article 2.4): Any combination of three missed tests or filing failures in a 12-month period will result in an anti-doping rule violation with a minimum sanction of 12-months.

A Provisional Suspension is when an Athlete or other Person is suspended temporarily from participating in any competition or activity in Athletics prior to a final decision at a hearing conducted under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules or the Integrity Code of Conduct.

In this section of the site, we list the Provisional Suspensions currently in force. Some of these cases remain under investigation, while others are the subject of a notice of charge and so will also appear on the list of Pending First Instance cases.

In doping cases, a Provisional Suspension is mandatory under the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules following an adverse analytical finding for any non-specified substance on the Prohibited List.  

A Provisional Suspension may be imposed in other doping cases depending on the nature and circumstances of the case in question.

A Provisional Suspension imposed in a non-doping case does not in any way abrogate the presumption of innocence and it is not an early determination of guilt. Rather, it is an order made on a precautionary basis to safeguard the interests of the sport.

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.

DATE: 19/07/2023
DETAILS: Whereabouts Failures (Article 2.4)
STATUS: Notice of Charge issued

Athletics Integrity Unit 

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