New Delhi: Sacked Ukrainian coach Yuri Ogrodnik on Tuesday defended himself, saying that he has no role in the doping scandal that hit Indian athletics and he had given only medals to the country and not steroids to the athletes.
Yuri's sacking was on Tuesday announced by Sports Minister Ajay Maken who held the Ukrainian responsible for the dope flunk of six of his wards, including three of the Commonwealth and Asian Games gold-winning women relay quartet.
"I told the athletes to buy only the food supplements and not steroids. I am not suited for that (to tell athletes to do a wrong thing). I am a professional coach," he said.