Angela Bailey, a two-time Canadian Olympian who competed one season at UCLA, testified Wednesday at the Canadian drug inquiry in Toronto that she left the school because Bob Kersee, the women's track coach at the school, "was a drug coach."
Bailey said she began thinking about going to UCLA after the 1984 Olympics, where she won a silver medal on a relay team. Bailey said, however, that she called Kersee to discuss some reservations.
"I had heard he was a drug coach," she testified. "I told him I had heard these rumors and I said, 'If you can work with me without drugs, I'll come. If not, I won't.' "
Bailey went to UCLA from January to June of 1986.
"Within six weeks, I knew the relationship between Bobby and me wasn't going to work," she said. "He didn't know how to coach me because I was drug free."