Feeds

Russian Olympic boss walks plank

Threat of Gulag evidently effective

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Russia's Olympic Committee boss has walked the plank, shortly after president Dmitry Medvedev suggested that a terrible fate awaited those who refused to resign over the country's dismal Vancouver performance.

According to Russia news agencies, Leonid Tyagachyov swiftly submitted a letter of resignation in response to Medvedev's threat that if the responsible officials didn't do the decent thing, "we will help them".

Russia collected just 15 gongs in Canada, including a mere three golds. In comparison, it picked up eight golds in a roster of 22 medals in Turin in 2006, while 1994's games in Norway saw the Russian bear go home with 23 medals - 11 of them gold.

Poor old Mr Tyagachyov, 63, had been in his post since 2001, and he played an influential role in helping Russia secure the 2014 Winter Olympics, according to the BBC.

The games will be held in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, and Russia's post-purge Olympic Committee will doubtless be all too aware that this is much closer to the Gulags than Vancouver. Expect an exceptional crop of medals for Russia in four years' time. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Are you a fat boy? Get to university NOW, you PENNILESS SLACKER
Rotund types paid nearly 20% less than people who didn't eat all the pies
Oz carrier Tiger Air takes terror alerts to new heights
Don't doodle, it might cost you your flight
Emma Watson should SHUT UP, all this abuse is HER OWN FAULT
... said an anon coward who we really wish hadn't posted on our website
Japan develops robot CHEERLEADERS which RIDE on BALLS
'Will put smiles on faces worldwide', predicts corporate PR chief
Bruges Booze tubes to pump LOVELY BEER underneath city
Belgian booze pumped from underground
Amazon: Wish in one hand, Twit in the other – see which one fills first
#AmazonWishList A year's supply of Arran scotch, ta
Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team
Can you imagine the scene? 'Hey guys, it's your new owner – WTF is that on your desk?'
Oi, London thief. We KNOW what you're doing - our PRECRIME system warned us
Aye, shipmate, it be just like that Minority Report
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.