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Published August 16, 2013
BUBKA PROFILED: The N.Y. TIMES' Christopher Clarey profiles IOC Exec Board member SERGEI BUBKA as he runs for the position of IOC president. Bubka is "by far the youngest" of the six candidates. Bubka said, "The most important is not age. The most important is experience. I have big and huge experience now." Bubka is "focused on strengthening the Olympics' ties to the screen-centric younger generation." He is "worried that the average age of global Summer Olympic viewers, according to his data, is 50." His campaign platform "includes a proposal to create a global youth council" (N.Y. TIMES, 8/15).
'WAR' ON DOPING: Former U.S. hurdler EDWIN MOSES, speaking about the topic of doping in athletics, said, "When we talk of doping, we have to make it clear that we find ourselves in a war. I think that an athlete that knowingly dopes and is surprised by all the drug tests should receive the treatment of any other criminal; they should end up in jail. It is incalculable the damage that these type of people have done to the sport, to the athletes and to the public" (AS, 8/14).