London, May 6: The six-year ban on Jamaican runner Dominique Blake for a second doping offence has reportedly been cut to four-and-a-half years on appeal.
The 400-metre runner, who tested positive for methylhexanamine at the 2012 Olympic trials, had served a nine-month ban after testing positive for ephedrine in 2006.
According to the BBC, although the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said that it had reached its decision ‘in view of some mitigating factors’, however, it added that ‘the athlete has failed to establish that she bears no significant fault or negligence’.
The report mentioned that although Blake was picked as a relay runner for the London Olympics as she had finished sixth at the 2012 trials, however, she did not compete at the event. (ANI)