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Dominique Blake's ban reduced

Updated: May 5, 2014, 10:43 AM ET
Associated Press

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced Jamaican sprinter Dominique Blake's doping ban from six years to four years and six months on appeal.

Blake tested positive for methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant, in June 2012 at the Jamaican Olympic trials. She had finished sixth in the 400 meters.

Despite being a second doping offense, the CAS panel ruled that the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission's initial six-year ban was "too severe."

The period ...

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