In July 2015 Vladimir Alekno took over Russia’s men’s team for the third time, following stints in charge from 2007 to 2009 and 2010 to 2012. He replaced Andrey Voronkov, who resigned shortly after the team’s fourth-place finish in Pool B of Group 1 in the 2015 World League. Alekno coached Russia to gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the 2011 World Cup and 2011 World League. He also led them to bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, 2008 and 2009 World League, and silver at the 2010 World League. Alekno and his team will make another Olympic appearance in Rio de Janeiro, after his team qualified through the continental qualifiers. Alekno coaches Russian club Zenit Kazan, with whom he has won domestic, cup and European league titles. He also had domestic and cup wins with Russia’s Dynamo Moscow and France’s Tours Volleyball.