Chief of Russian ski race federation resigns after poor Olympic performance

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 22, 2010 9:16 am

Immediately following the Olympic Games, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev blamed the country’s poor performances on the heads of sports federations. He called for the resignation of certain sports leaders.

Following that call, Vice President of the Russian Olympic Committee, Vladimir Loginov, has resigned from his post of President of the Federation of Russian Ski Racing. This was a post he had held since April 2004.

“Regrettably, the work done for the development of ski racing and coaching of the Russian Olympic team failed to ensure possibilities for Russian athletes to occupy world leading positions in ski racing during the Olympic season. The Russian ski racers won only four medals ( gold, silver and two bronze medals) at the Vancouver Olympics and ranked fourth in the overall classification of ski racing teams and occupied second place in the World Cup team classification.

I believe that was short of the prestige of the Russian ski sport. Therefore I made a decision to resign from the post of president of the Federation of Ski Racing of Russia”, Loginov declared.