Me, Putin And Judo

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20090109

Former world judo champion Neil Adams attempts to meet fellow judo expert Vladamir Putin.

Former world judo champion Neil Adams visits Russia on a quest to meet fellow judo expert and Russian prime minister Vladamir Putin, hoping to gain some insight into how judo has influenced his character. He speaks to Putin's childhood friend, the Duma member Vasily Shestakov, who co-wrote a book with Putin on the philosophy of judo. Neil also meets Putin's judo coach Anatoly Rakhlin and discovers how the Russia are preparing for the next Olympics, especially now that judo has become so popular in the country as a result of Putin's example.