Bubka in race for IOC top job

May 29, 2013, 09:10 IST | AFP

Legendary pole vaulter Sergei Bubka, currently president of Ukraine's National Olympic Committee, announced his candidacy to succeed Jacques Rogge as president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

“Yesterday I contacted the president (Rogge) and I informed him I will present my candidacy for the IOC presidency,” he said.

“Why did I decide to announce here? Because 30 years ago, in this beautiful city my career started as a professionnal pole vaulter. I qualified for the World Championships in athletics.”

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