Russian Olympic Chief Got The Message — He Quits After Poor Games

Having been told by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev on Monday to quit or be fired, the head of Russia's Olympic Committee has clearly read the Cryillic writing on the wall.

The Associated Press says that:

"The head of the Russian Olympic Committee resigned Wednesday in the wake of the traditional powerhouse's worst performance at the Winter Games, news agencies reported.

"Leonid Tyagachev, a former sports minister who'd led the committee since 2001, stepped down two days after President Dmitry Medvedev warned that sports officials would be fired if they failed to resign voluntarily."

As we said on Monday, Russians were not happy with their nation's relatively poor performance at the Winter Games in Vancouver. Russian athletes only won three gold medals.



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