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Russia: Putin spars with Russian national judo team in Sochi02:23

Russia: Putin spars with Russian national judo team in Sochi

Russian Federation, Sochi
January 8, 2016 at 16:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a training session with the Russian national judo team in the city of Sochi on Friday.

Russia's leader, who holds a black belt in judo, sparred with national team coach Ezio Gamba and a judoka in the Russian team. The training session took place at the 'Yug Sport' Southern Federal Centre for Sports Training, a multipurpose facility used by national sports teams.

Among those in attendance were the Minister of Sport Vitali Mutko, first vice-speaker of the State Duma and head of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, and the head coaches of the men's and women's national teams, Dmitri Morozov and Konstantin Filosofenko, respectively.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a training session with the Russian national judo team in the city of Sochi on Friday.

Russia's leader, who holds a black belt in judo, sparred with national team coach Ezio Gamba and a judoka in the Russian team. The training session took place at the 'Yug Sport' Southern Federal Centre for Sports Training, a multipurpose facility used by national sports teams.

Among those in attendance were the Minister of Sport Vitali Mutko, first vice-speaker of the State Duma and head of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, and the head coaches of the men's and women's national teams, Dmitri Morozov and Konstantin Filosofenko, respectively.

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