Borzakovskiy takes over as Russia's caretaker coach

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 06, 2015 10:14 AM

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Olympic 800 meters champion Yury Borzakovskiy has taken over as the caretaker head coach of Russian athletics team, the Russian Athletics Federation ( said on Friday.

Borzakovskiy takes over from Valentin Maslakov, who resigned on Jan. 23 following the recent doping revelations involving Russian athletes.

The 33-year-old Borzakovskiy won gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics and was the 2001 world champion.

(Reporting by Dmitriy Rogovitskiy, editing by Ed Osmond)