Prokhorov Upbeat Despite Biathlon Flop

RIA Novosti
Wednesday 6th March, 2013

MOSCOW, March 6 (R-Sport) – Russian Biathlon Union president Mikhail Prokhorov insists that his country’s athletes will be the sport’s main “trendsetters” in the coming five years. The billionaire tycoon went on the defense after Russia’s second-successive flop at last month’s biathlon world championships in the Czech Republic, where the country took home just two medals. “It is definitely our obligation to create the best conditions in the world (for athletes in Russia),” Prokhorov told rolling news channel Rossiya-24. “It’s just that the investment cycle in the sport takes not two or thre…

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