NEW DELHI, July 15 (PTI): Accused of being hand in glove with the athletes in the doping scandal, a bitter Ukrainian coach Yuri Ogrodnik today left for his country after appearing before the one-man committee appointed by the sports ministry to probe into the fiasco. Yuri, whose six wards, including double Asian Games gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, flunked dope tests in one of the worst doping scandals left India this morning, Athletics Federation of India sources told PTI.
�Yuri has left the country this morning. He has placed his version on the doping episode before the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee,� the source said. The Ukrainian, who coaches women�s 400m, 400m hurdles and 4x400m relay team, was accused of providing the athletes with food supplements not sanctioned by Sports Authority of India, which could have led to the dope flunk of six top athletes under his charge.