President Dmitry Medvedev promised Monday that heads would roll after Russia suffered its worst-ever performance at the Winter Olympics, warning “fat cat” sports officials to quit or be fired.
Russia ranked 11th with only three gold medals at the Vancouver Games, a stunning fall from its fourth-place finish with eight golds at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. Making matters worse, Russia is the host of the next Winter Games in Sochi.
United Russia officials promised to personally make sure that Russian athletes would be ready to compete in 2014.
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