Dominique Blake`s six-year ban for `second` doping reduced on appeal

London: 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.