Cross-country skiing president quits

Reuters - Mon, 22 Mar 12:04:00 2010

Vladimir Loginov has quit as president of the Russian cross-country skiing federation following the country's dismal showing at last month's Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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"Unfortunately, our Olympic performances could not be called satisfying, therefore I have decided to resign as FLGR president," said Loginov, who has headed the FLGR since 2004.

Loginov becomes the third high-ranking sports official to quit in the wake of Russia's worst ever showing in Olympic competition, where they won 15 medals but only three gold.

Leonid Tyagachyov resigned as president of the Russian Olympic Committee on March 3, two days after President Dmitry Medvedev ordered top sports officials to quit or be fired. Deputy Sports Minister Gennady Alyoshin offered his resignation last week.


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