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International Judo Federation suspends Vladimir Putin as honorary president amid Russia-Ukraine crisis | Other Sports News

Vladimir Putin temporarily lost his top official position at the World Championships on Sunday (February 27). The International Judo Federation referred to the “ongoing conflict in Ukraine” for maintaining Putin’s prestige.

The Russian president is a passionate judoka and went to the Games at the 2012 London Olympics. Others have used phrases such as “progress of combat.”

The oligarch who supported the Kremlin and Putin’s longtime ally, Arkady Rotenberg, is on the IJF’s executive committee as a “development manager.”

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