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Amusan is off the hook as Athletics Integrity Unit’s appeal period lapses




The 30-day period of appeal opened to the Athletic Integrity Unit (AIU) to contest World Athletics’ lifting of the provisional ban on Tobi Amusan has lapsed this Saturday.

When last August the provisional suspension was lifted, AIU was disappointed and vowed to review the reasoning in detail before deciding whether to exercise its right of appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) within the applicable deadline.

AIU Head, Brett Clothier indicated the Monaco based body was going to appeal. The deadline has now expired. David Howman also told reporters at the last World Athletics Championship in Budapest: “We have some concern that it might set a precedent which will be difficult for future cases.”

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.