Sacked coach Yuri comes out fighting in his defence

Updated: 08 July 2011 19:36 IST

Ukranian coach Yuri Ogorodnik, who was sacked in the recently exposed doping scandal has come out fighting in his defence.

New Delhi:

Ukranian coach Yuri Ogorodnik, who was sacked in the recently exposed doping scandal has come out fighting in his defense.

Yuri, who was sacked immediately after the orders of sports Minister Ajay Maken ridiculed his involvement in the scandal which has scathed the Indian athletics, "Why will I give them steroids? Am I stupid?". He also said that it was the responsibility of Sports Authority of India to test all supplements.

8 athletes were tested positive for banned drugs and earlier in the day, three of the players' B samples also came out positive. Yuri also told NDTV that the Indian supplements are contaminated.

"Have a 12 year unblemished record of coaching. I gave the athletes supplements not dope", Yuri added.

The Ukranian Coach Yuri also told NDTV that he will have to head back to his country now; "Have no choice now but to head back to my country".

Topics : Athletics
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