The athlete died on October 22, "Championship" reports.

Vedenin was the first Soviet skier to win a gold medal in the individual race at the Olympic Games.

He won the victory at the 1972 Games in Sapporo (Japan) in the 30 km race.

Also in the asset Vedenin - silver and bronze medals of the Olympic Games in the marathon.

The funeral of the athlete will take place in his native village in the Tula region.

Earlier it was reported that the general director of the Olympic sports complex, Yuri Guretsky, died at the age of 50 from complications after suffering a coronavirus.