Bubka claims payments made to disgraced former IAAF treasurer were to develop pole vault series but investigation launched

Ukraine’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board member Sergey Bubka has “completely denied any wrongdoing” after reports of links of a financial relationship with officials at the centre of doping and corruption scandals. According to French newspaper Le Monde, Bubka made a payment of $45,000 (£33,200/€37,800) on June 18 in 2009…

Bubka eyes high office

UKRAINIAN pole vaulting legend Sergei Bubka  has transformed himself into an influential sports politician and he will hope  to emerge from this week’s International Olympic Committee Session even stronger. The 48-year-old, who is the only athlete to have won six successive outdoor world titles, will face re-election to the Executive…