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