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Monday, July 8, 2013

Jamaican Dominique Blake to appeal six-year ban

Dominique Blake, Jamaican quarter miller said she will be appealing her six-year ban handed down by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO). Blake said her punishment was unjust and she's yet to receive any written proof from JADCO to substantiate what she described as the "ridiculous and unjust six-year sanction" for her doping violation. Blake said she and her legal team are not convinced she was given a fair or respectable hearing as a 21-day maximum hearing was dragged out into a year. Blake was also stated in a release that "I have never supported doping and did my best in cooperating with the rules of anti-doping.” Blake tested positive for the banned stimulant methylhexanamine at the 2012 Olympic trials. It was second her doping offence after she served a nine-month suspension for testing positive to ephedrine in 2006.