"That's it for sure now." Biathlon came to an end in Russia
"Gazprom refused to support Russian biathlon. The country's largest corporation is no longer a sponsor of the Biathlon Union of Russia (BUR).
"Gazprom is no longer a sponsor of the BUR! How should we have tried not to maintain such a powerful partnership? Huh, BUR? After all, you have to talk to people... And there are problems with other partners..." - Russian commentator Dmitry Guberniev wrote in his Telegram channel.
The journalist also added that the prize money for athletes in the coming season will be much smaller.
In a commentary, Russian fans admit that the sport in Russia has come to an end.
"Now for sure fsho..... New sponsor - Ministry of Culture of Russia", "Biathlon is slowly (not even slowly, in fact), but surely dying", "Without Gazprom, biathlon will die" - fans write.
Also, yuzers are bitching about how more important it is for Gazprom to support foreign clubs, alluding to the corporation's new contract. According to the contract, Gazprom will pay €78 million over three years to the Turkish club Besiktas for having the logo of the Russian firm on the jerseys of that club.