Bubka and Coe are both gaining supporters, from EME News

Seb Coe and Sergey Bubka, photo by PhotoRun.net

Bubka says has plenty of support
KUALA LUMPUR (MAS): Insidethegams informs that Sergey Bubka vowed not to withdraw his bid to become President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) after two more countries publicly promised to back his rival, Sebastian Coe. Spain and The Netherlands both announced that they would be voting for the double Olympic 1500 metres gold medallist, meaning 14 European countries in two days have come out in support for the Briton. "Many thanks to those backing me for the IAAF Presidency. I'm very grateful for the support," Coe tweeted.  "I am not worried," Bubka, who is attending the 128th International Olympic Committee Session here, told insidethegames. "I too have plenty of support from members of the IAAF family. I have no intention of withdrawing."

Editor's note: With less than three weeks to go, the election for IAAF President is closer than some might suspect. Seb Coe just gained support of 14 European countries in the past two days. Sergey Bubka notes in story above that he is not withdrawing. 

Much is on the line in our sport with the upcoming vote. This vote does matter. We hope that Federations, all 209, will consider what is good for the sport. 

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