9 Mar 2013

Adams pleased by historic drug testing

6:07 pm on 9 March 2013

The double olympic gold medalist Valerie Adams says it's fantastic that athletics officials are working hard to uncover drug cheats, after Adams' nemesis Nadzeya Ostapchuk was found to have failed another drug test.

Retested samples from 6 athletes at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki have tested positive for steroids.

Four Belarusians have been implicated including Ostapchuck who took the gold in Helsinki ahead of Adam's Bronze.

Adams says she finds it very motivating that athletics' governing body, the IAAF, is committed to making the sport as clean as possible

Adam's Manager Nick Cowan says the 32 year old Ostapchuck is facing a two year ban which could be doubled as it's her second drug offense.

He says a four year ban could end the athletics career of the 32 year old Belarusian.