The French newspaper Le Monde has published a material about the alleged involvement of the head of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, member of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee Sergei Bubka to corruption deals connected with the alleged purchase of votes of the members of the IOC in choosing the capital of the summer Olympic games 2016.

According to documents referenced in the publication, 18 June 2009 Bubka transfer of $45 thousand offshore companies New Mills Investments. The latest beneficiary was then ex-President of the Russian athletics Federation (vfla) and former Treasurer of the International Association of athletics federations (IAAF) Valentin Balakhnichev who resigned as head of the club after the doping scandals in 2015.

Shortly before the transfer of funds Bubka New Mills Investments listed the same amount – $45 033 – company Pamodzi Sports belonging to the Pope Massat the Deacon, son of the former head of the IAAF Lamine Diack. Both father and son appear in the case of corruption in the leadership of the IAAF, under investigation by French police officers.

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He Bubka in the comments denied published media reports.

“Le Monde is mistaken. This payment in 2009 Valentina Balahnicheva was provided for the development of the world-famous tournament pole vault Stars in other cities. I can safely say that my vote for the elections of the Olympic capital of 2016 no one was buying and about any corruption on my part may not be considered”, – said the head of the NOC.

In March 2017, it was reported that the IOC is investigating allegations of corruption when submitting bids to host the 2016 Olympics.

The French media suspected of Sergey Bubka in the corrupt ties 21.09.2017

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