South West Athletics unveil plans to discover new Tobi Amusan

South West Athletics unveil plans to discover new Tobi Amusan

Hassan Abdulsalam 19:18 - 29.06.2024

Plans are already in place to help the country replace the likes of Tobi Amusan and other athletics stars.

The South West Athletics has confirmed plans to organize the 2024 Conference to discover new talents that will put the country on the global stage like Tobi Amusan.

The Conference tagged “Abeokuta SWAC 2024" will be organised by the South West Zone of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN); the event will be held from July 3rd to 6th, 2024, at the Providence Hotel, Ogun State.

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According to a statement by Mr. Biodun Alabi, Media Coordinator for the South West Athletics Conference, the keynote speaker will be Professor Olatunde Makanju, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Lagos, Akoka.

Among the special guests are Chief Segun Odegbami, former captain of the Super Eagles, and Chief Bukola Olopade, founder of Nilayo Sports Management.

Senator Olamilekan Adeola, representing Ogun West, will serve as the Conference Chairman.

Tobi Amusan cleared of Anti-Doping Violations by Court of Arbitration for Sport set for Olympics

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s track and field superstar, Tobi Amusan, has been cleared of any anti-doping rule violations by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The 26-year-old world record holder had been involved in a high-profile dispute with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over alleged whereabouts failures.

CAS has dismissed the appeals filed by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and WADA, upholding the decision made by the World Athletics Disciplinary Tribunal last August, which found Amusan not guilty of any anti-doping offenses.

In its verdict, the CAS panel unanimously concluded that while Amusan had committed two filing failures, there was insufficient evidence to support the alleged third whereabouts failure, which would have resulted in a two-year ban.