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Alekno resigns as coach of the Russian men's volleyball team

Vladimir Alekno has resigned as Russian coach
 Lausanne, Switzerland, December 29, 2012 – Vladimir Alekno, who took Russia to Olympic gold at the London Olympics has decided to quit his post.

During Alekno’s second spell in charge, the Russian men also won the World League and World Cup.

In announcing his resignation, Alekno said he was leaving the team for health reasons. Other media cited “heart problems” as the main reason.

Alekno said that he took the decision entirely by himself.

“I decided to leave the team for health reasons,” he said. “I don’t want to experience more stress.”

Alekno will now concentrate on his other job as coach of Zenith Kazan.

In London, Russia won their first Olympic gold since 1980. 

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