Bubka cleared of wrongdoing by AIU in relation to payments made to disgraced former IAAF treasurer

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) senior vice-president Sergey Bubka has been cleared of wrongdoing by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) following newspaper reports concerning links of a financial relationship with officials at the centre of doping and corruption scandals. French newspaper Le Monde reported in September 2017 that Bubka made a…

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…

Confident Bubka targets doping in IAAF chief role

Former Olympic champion Sergey Bubka thinks the fight against doping is the main task facing whoever triumphs in tomorrow’s IAAF presidential election, a vote he is still confident he will win. Flanked by fellow Ukrainian sporting greats in footballer Andriy Shevchenko and boxer Vitali Klitschko, Bubka defended his sport’s record…

One post, two good men

Sergey Bubka achieved 35 world records, six world titles and one Olympic gold in his glittering pole vault career, and now—30 years after his historic first six-metre vault—he aims for the top of the ruling body IAAF. But the 51-year-old Ukrainian faces a formidable challenger in Briton Sebastian Coe in…