The Athletics Integrity Unity (AIU) has officially absolved Tobi Amusan of any wrongdoing related to an alleged doping violation.

In a statement released on Thursday, AIU confirmed its decision to lift Amusan’s suspension with immediate effect.Earlier, AIU had provisionally suspended the Nigerian athlete in July, citing her alleged “failure to undergo three tests within a 12-month period.”

The case was subsequently forwarded to a disciplinary tribunal by AIU.

As a consequence of the suspension, the reigning world champion had been excluded from the Athletics Federation of Nigeria’s (AFN) 26-member team for the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

On the official World Athletics (WA) list of participants for the event, Amusan’s name was accompanied by a note stating her eligibility was contingent upon AIU’s verdict.

In its latest statement, AIU declared that the disciplinary tribunal, through a “majority decision,” had determined that Amusan had not violated the anti-doping rules regarding three missed whereabouts tests within a year.

This decision paves the way for Amusan to compete in the women’s 100m hurdles at the upcoming 2023 World Athletics Championships scheduled for August 19 to 27 in Budapest, Hungary.

However, Brett Clothier, the head of AIU, mentioned that the organization would thoroughly review the tribunal’s rationale before deciding whether to exercise its option to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the designated timeframe.

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