The Russian Biathlon Union (RBU) said on Wednesday it was continuing talks with Norway's five-time Olympic champion Thomas Alsgaard on coaching Russia's biathletes.
Alsgaard earlier stated that he would work with Russia, however some media sources reported on Wednesday that the Norwegian specialist had turned down Russia's proposal.
"The RBU press service reports that the talks with the Norwegian specialist are continuing. Thomas Alsgaard and the RBU are currently coordinating the provisions of the contract," the union said in a statement.
Despite Russia's overall poor performance at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Canada's Vancouver, Russian biathletes won two golds, one silver and one bronze medal finishing third behind biathletes from Norway and Germany.
MOSCOW, June 2 (RIA Novosti)