IOC hopeful: drug cheats will 'pay the price'
LONDON - IOC presidential candidate and pole vault great Sergei Bubka says the spate of recent high-profile doping cases in track and field shows global drug-testing efforts are working and cheaters "will pay the price."
The former Olympic gold medalist and six-time world champion says he was disappointed by the positive tests involving sprinters Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson but takes heart that the anti-doping system "works."
Bubka says "of course some positive cases are unpleasant" but "you will pay the price if you go the wrong way."
The Ukrainian, who is also a vice president of the IAAF, says athletes should know by now that they should avoid taking supplements because they might contain banned substances.