Ukrainian coach Yuri Ogorodinik was given a hero’s welcome last year at the Delhi Airport after the Indian sprinters had won two gold medals in the Guangzhou Asian Games.

The 75-year-old coach was immediately given a salary hike of 25 per cent by the sports ministry and was highly recommended by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).

Eight Indian athletes have tested positive for anabolic steroids and many now blame Ogorodinik for the entire mess.