Leonid V. Tyagachev, the president of the Olympic Committee, tendered his resignation on Wednesday, the committee spokesman, Gennadi Shvets, said on Russian television. Mr. Tyagachev said he was “prepared to heed the call of conscience or that feeling of guilt peculiar to the Russian person, even though the Olympic Committee does not answer directly for athletic results,” Mr. Shvets said.
Russians brought home only three gold medals out of a total of 15 medals from Vancouver, a far cry from the glory days of the Soviet Union when Russians dominated international athletics. This week, Mr. Medvedev denounced the state of Russian athletics and called on officials to “have the courage to submit their resignation.”
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