Patiala: India's sacked Ukrainian athletics coach Yuri Ogorodnik on Friday blamed food supplements after six of his trainees flunked dope tests.
"I cannot believe the girls tested positive for the same anabolic steroid. I have never given any anabolic steroid to any athlete. I am not to blame for it. The athletes have taken only food supplements and those could be contaminated," Ogorodnik told TV channels.
"I did not play any role in the doping scandal. I have been set-up and this is an attempt to tarnish my reputation," he said.