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Putin wants Russian Olympic performance`s review

Updated: Aug 08, 2012, 02:35 AM IST

Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the performance of the country`s delegation in the London Olympics should be assessed after the games.

"We must take a look at the results of the whole Olympic Games and only after that one would be able to say where we succeeded and where we failed,"

"We failed in some sports disciplines where our organisers and specialists expected medals, and we got gold medals in others where we did not expect."

This must be thoroughly analysed afterwards, Putin said.

As of Tuesday, Russia had won 7 gold, 17 silver and 18 bronze medals, ranking the sixth by its gold medals and the top three by the total number of medals.

The results have triggered heated debates in the country, as polls showed that many Russians were disappointed with the performance of the Russian delegation.

IANS