The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has been informed that the female athlete, Dominique Blake, has been found guilty of the following doping violation under IAAF Rules:
Presence of the prohibited substance Ephedrine (S6 Stimulants) in her doping control sample (IAAF Rule 32.2a)
This doping violation relates to a sample collected in-competition on 24.06.06 at the US National Championships.
Ms. Blake has accepted the following sanction for a first offence:
• 9 months ineligibility which includes a conditional 3 month deferment (03.08.06 – 02.02.07)
• Disqualification of all results from 24.06.06
This information has been added to the 2006 List of Anti-doping Rule Violations which can be found on the IAAF website in the anti-doping statistics section.
Note: Under the IAAF Rules, athletes sanctioned for a doping violation have the right to appeal this decision to the relevant appeals body.
“The IAAF is committed to protecting the sport of athletics from the threat of doping. Each year the IAAF spends more than 2.5 million dollars on this ongoing battle and coordinates approximately 3,000 doping controls. All IAAF out-of-competition tests are conducted on a strictly no-advance-notice basis.