Putin was also recently made the honorary chairman of the European Judo Union. With all this Judo attention, I wonder if it is a good thing that Putin is involved in Judo. Sure he is a political leader, but not necessarily the most democratic one - by a long shot. But maybe his face can help recruit more Judoka and bring more attention to our art?
Is Putin good or bad for world judo? Please comment and tell me what you think?