Nigerian Athlete Tobi Amusan Provisionally Suspended for Anti-Doping Violations.



Nigerian Athlete Tobi Amusan Provisionally Suspended for Anti-Doping Violations.


The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has taken the decision to provisionally suspend Nigerian track and field star Tobi Amusan after she accumulated three missed whereabouts failures within a 12-month period. This serious charge could potentially lead to a two-year suspension, even if an athlete has never failed a drug test.

The AIU announced the suspension, emphasizing the significance of upholding anti-doping measures in athletics. The charge against Amusan will be presented before the Disciplinary Tribunal and resolved prior to the World Athletics Championships.

To maintain fairness and integrity in the sport, the AIU enforces strict rules requiring athletes to regularly provide their whereabouts information through the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS). Failing to comply with these requirements can result in sanctions, as demonstrated by Amusan’s provisional suspension.

The AIU’s decision will undergo further investigation and review in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code, ensuring a thorough examination of the case.


Tobi Amusan, a 26-year-old athlete and world record holder in women’s hurdles, has proudly represented Nigeria in various international competitions. This suspension deals a significant blow to her career and raises concerns about the adherence to anti-doping regulations.

Tobi Amusan reaction to Suspension.

In response to the charge, Amusan asserted her commitment to resolving the allegations before this year’s upcoming competition in Budapest. In a statement, she expressed her confidence as a clean athlete, highlighting her regular testing by the AIU.


Amusan stated, “Today the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has charged me with an alleged rule violation for having 3 missed tests in 12 months. I intend to fight this charge and will have my case decided by a tribunal of 3 arbitrators before the start of next month’s World Championships.”


The AIU’s swift action underscores the seriousness with which anti-doping violations are treated in the world of athletics. The Nigerian athletics community and fans eagerly await further developments, hoping for a fair and just resolution that aligns with the regulations set forth in the fight against doping.




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