KZ RU EN
Write us +7 (727) 388 8020 +7 (717) 254 2710
искать через Tengrinews.kz
искать через Google
искать через Yandex
USD / KZT - 187.45
EUR / KZT - 205.18
CNY / KZT - 30.19
RUB / KZT - 3.11
Almaty
Astana
Aktau
Aktobe
Atyrau
Zhezkazgan
Karaganda
Kokshetau
Kostanai
Kyzylorda
Pavlodar
Petropavlovsk
Semipalatinsk
Taldykorgan
Taraz
Turkestan
Uralsk
Ust'-Kamenogors
Chimkent
Tengri FM 107.5

Sunday, 02.08.2015

+34° С

partly cloudy

Black-belt Putin may go to Olympics for judo

20 june 2012, 13:12
0
Russian President Vladimir Putin (top) held a class of Judo in St. Petersburg. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Russian President Vladimir Putin (top) held a class of Judo in St. Petersburg. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Judo black belt and Russian leader President Vladimir Putin hopes to go to the London Olympics to watch his favorite sport, AFP reports citing a spokesman.

In a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose capital will host the Olympics in July and August, Putin said that he had tentative plans to attend the judo matches at the games.

"Putin wished Cameron luck in hosting the Olympic Games and said that he is thinking of going to London on one of the Olympic days to watch judo tournaments," said spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

"He will make a firm decision on this later."

An avid sportsman, 59-year-old Putin has practiced judo since his high school days, and has frequently been photographed and filmed sparring with top-class athletes.

He has not been to Britain since a state visit in 2003, during his first turn as Russia's president, and relations between Russia and Britain have often been strained in recent years.

Putin and Cameron were speaking on the sidelines of the summit of the heads of G20 powers in Los Cabos, Mexico, where the main issue was the eurozone crisis.

The Games get underway in London on July 27 and end August 12.

Нравится
Write comment
:
:

By pressing "Send" button, you express your agreement with the rules of comment section

You are welcome to comment, but please keep things civil and focused.

We will not censor comments based on the political or ideological point of view they espouse. However, we reserve the right to edit, or delete any comments that are abusive, libelous, off-topic, use foul language, or are indecent.

Please treat people well! No racist, homophobic, sexist, agist, abusive or otherwise discriminatory comments. No personal attacks. No incitements to violence. No foul language.

Please don't spam – we are a platform for news, not an advertisement board.

Tengrinews is not responsible for the content of any comments posted by readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.