Putin to join Russian judo team?
Athletes are no strangers to politics. NBA Hall of Famer Bill Bradley served in the Senate and made a run at the presidency in 2000. Seven-time MLB All-Star Jim Bunning has been a member of Congress since 1987. Curt Schilling mulled a run at Ted Kennedy's seat in September.
But 57-year-old Russian prime minister Vladmir Putin flipped the tables when he offered the Russian national judo team an unusual holiday gift -- the chance to add him to the team. The Russian leader visited ...
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