IAAF vice president Sergei Bubka cleared after investigation

MONACO -- Track and field's main anti-corruption body says it has cleared IAAF senior vice president Sergei Bubka after he was accused of making a suspicious money transfer.

The Athletics Integrity Unit said it "concluded, based on the information currently available to it, that there is no prima facie case of a breach of the applicable IAAF rules."

French newspaper Le Monde reported last year that Bubka had transferred funds in 2009 to a company linked to then-IAAF treasurer Valentin Balakhnichev, who was later banned from athletics for life over blackmail and corruption accusations.

Bubka was an Olympic pole vault champion and world-record holder before becoming a key player in sports politics. He is head of the Ukrainian Olympic Committee and a member of the International Olympic Committee.