Latest doping revelations ‘rough’ on athletics – Bolt
World’s fastest man Usain Bolt has labeled the latest doping revelations as another rough patch for the sport of track and field.
The sport has found itself battling a tarnished reputation following seemingly endless waves of doping scandals in recent years.
On Tuesday an International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announcement suggested track and field should brace for another round of scandal as 31 athletes that were caught in re-tests of Beijing 2008 samples could be banned from competing at the Rio de Janeiro Games.
“For me, it’s rough, it’s rough on the sport. Something that’s been tarnishing the sport for years,” Bolt said of the latest doping revelations.
The Jamaican double world record holder, however, commended the various watchdog bodies for doing a good job of ensuring that those who did cross the line were punished.
“They are doing a very good job of cleaning up the sport. They’ve proven that anybody who has cheated, they’re going to catch,” Bolt said of agencies like WADA.
The athlete will take part in the 100 metres at the Golden Spike meet in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava on Friday, his second race of the season following his season opener in the Cayman Islands last week.