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  • A ruling could be handed down on September 11
  • Lawyers on both sides commenced presenting closing submissions
  • The appeal was made following an initial judgment made in June, this year

A ruling could be handed down during Wednesday’s (September 11) final sitting of the appeals hearing for banned Jamaican quarter-miler, Dominique Blake.

Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo), Lackston Robinson is expected to continue his submission, which began on Tuesday.

Lawyers on both sides commenced presenting closing submissions before a six-member Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCo) Appeals Tribunal, chaired by Justice Howard Cooke, during Tuesday’s (September 10) second day of the hearing held at the Jamaica Conference Centre in downtown Kingston.

Other members of the panel include, Justice Algernon Smith; Lisa Palmer; Yvonne Kong; Edith Allen and Dr. Charlesworth Roberts.

The appeal was made following an initial judgment made in June, this year, by a JADCo Disciplinary Panel, which imposed a six-year suspension on Ms. Blake, resulting from a positive test for methylhexaneamine at last year’s Olympic Trials.

The 26-year-old athlete, through Queen’s Counsel Patrick Foster, has petitioned the Appeals Tribunal with a view to having the body overturn the six-year sanction.