The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has taken the decision to provisionally suspend Nigerian track and field athlete, Tobi Amusan, for three missed whereabouts failures.
The suspension was announced after it was discovered that Amusan had missed three drug tests within a 12-month period.
This charge could result in a two-year suspension, even if an athlete has never failed a drug test.
In a statement on Twitter, the AIU said the charge will be heard by the Disciplinary Tribunal and determined before the World Athletics Championships.
The AIU, which is responsible for overseeing anti-doping measures in athletics worldwide, has strict rules and regulations in place to ensure the integrity of the sport and maintain a level playing field for all athletes. One of these rules requires athletes to submit their whereabouts information, including their daily location and availability for testing, to the AIU’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS).