— Published 19 September 2023

The Amusan affair bounces back

We thought the case was closed. It is no longer closed. On Monday 18 September, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced that it had referred the case of Tobi Amusan to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in order to relaunch the case and settle it once and for all. The Nigerian athlete, world record-holder in the 100m hurdles since last year, was temporarily suspended in July for failing to comply with her whereabouts obligations, before being cleared a month later by the AIU Disciplinary Tribunal. As a result, she was able to take part in the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, where she reached the final and finished in 6th place. The AIU explained on its X account (formerly Twitter) that it had appealed to CAS last Friday against the decision of the disciplinary tribunal. Tobi Amusan faces a suspension of up to two years for missing three doping tests in twelve months.