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Olympic Sports: Sergey Bubka to question Olympic lifetime ban.

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posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 12:19 PM
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International Olympic Committee member Sergey Bubka plans to question the British rule which prevents drug offenders from ever again representing their country at Olympic Games.

The Ukrainian, whose pole vault world record of 6.15 metres has stood for 12 years, admits there is merit in the stance taken by the British Olympic Association, but fears Britain and Romania are out of step with the rest of the 200-plus IOC member countries who do not enforce such a ban.

Bubka said: "In some way you are trying to stop this big threat of doping in sport - you try to stop this disaster continue to spread all over."

Bubka, who is a member of council of the International Association of Athletics Federations, said: "I think this matter deserves to be studied in more detail.

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posted on Feb, 14 2005 @ 03:22 PM
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Shouldn't they allow for peole to overcome the mistakes of youth?



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