Jamiacan sprint legend, Usain Bolt has called on Athletes to stop the use of banned drugs that enhance performance or else athletics will die.
Bolt preparing to run his final race of his glamorous career this weekend at the World Championships in London and will participate in the 100m and 4x100m events before calling it quit from the sport.
“Hopefully athletes will see what’s going on and what they need to do to help the sport move forward,” the eight-time Olympic gold medalist said.
Referring to the McLaren report, which uncovered evidence of a Russian state-sponsored doping programme, he added: “Personally I think we were at rock bottom. After the scandal on Russia I don’t think it gets any worse than that.
Over the years we’re doing a better job, it’s getting clean and we’re catching up to a lot of athletes. There’s an understanding that if you cheat you will get caught. Over time the sport will get better.
I said a couple of years ago it had to get really bad, when there’s nowhere else to go but up. Doping is always a bad thing and it’s never pleasant because you put in the hard work and the sport starts going forward and then you have other guys bringing it back, it’s hard.
It’s going in the right direction so hopefully it will continue in that direction.”