Canadian sprinting legend Donovan Bailey has called on the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) to “press reset” on all records in the sport which have been tainted by doping while admitting his frustration that track and field athletes are not given the headlines they deserve due to the ongoing drugs scandal.

Bailey, who won the Olympic gold medal in the 100 metres at Atlanta 1996 in a world record time and was part of the victorious 4x100m relay team at the Games, also backed the stance taken by the IAAF in banning all but one Russian from competing at Rio 2016.

The 48-year-old, regarded as one of the greatest sprinters of all time, gave a frank and honest assessment of the current state of the sport of athletics and believes more must be done to ensure superb achievements by track and field competitors are not overshadowed by doping headlines.

“It is crazy that we have such incredible stars, and legends of the sport and guys who have done incredible things and we are having a conversation about doping,” Bailey, who is the President of the Golden Podium awards jury, said here.

“I think the IAAF has to do something to ensure doping is not the first thing you speak of.

“I think for one you should press reset and get rid of all the records which were on the books if there has been a ….Click to read full story


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