Just in: Russian President Vladimir Putin has turned up for the judo competition in south London. The Russian leader has been a judo competitor since childhood and gained the rank of black belt.
His interest in sports is well-known and varied — he's driven race cars, is a soccer fan, enjoys downhill skiing and in recent years has tried to add ice hockey to his athletic repetoire.
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