Doping: Former Olympic champ Sergei Bubka says drug cheats 'will pay the price'
LONDON (AP) - 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.