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Tyagachev, 63, helped Russia win hosting rights to the Sochi Games. He is a personal friend and, according to some Russian news reports, a former ski instructor of Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.
There was no word on any replacement.
Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Tuesday in televised comments that he would "calmly leave" his post if Medvedev's warnings were directed at him. Mutko -- who has so far resisted calls to resign from a wide array of Russian politicians -- on Monday blamed several factors for the Vancouver flop. He said the team was unlucky, that no one in Russia takes new winter sports such as freestyle skiing seriously, and that doping bans had deprived Russia of several leading medal contenders.
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