CAS sets January 19 date for Tobi Amusan hearing
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has set January 19 as the date for hearing on the appeal filed by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)and the World Anti-Doping Agency challenging the ruling of the disciplinary tribunal in World Athletics against World-record hurdler Tobi Amusan.
The AIU had reported Amusan to CAS on September 15, 2023, after a ruling of its disciplinary tribunal found out that she had not violated anti-doping rules that call for a suspension for missing tests.
The body provisionally suspended Amusan for missing three tests in the span of a year but an appeals panel overturned the suspension, which allowed her to compete at last year’s World Championships, where she finished sixth.
In a statement on x (formerly twitter), the AIU said, the charge will be heard by the disciplinary tribunal and will be conducted in-person by video-conference or in a mixed format and will not be open to the public.
Meanwhile, Amusan has insisted she is a clean athlete and will now have to prove it again at CAS.
Amusan set the women’s 100 metres hurdles world record at the world championships in Eugene, Oregon in July 2022 with a time of 12.12 seconds in the semi-final.