Source: DYLAN GWINN

Vladimir Putin is still the president of Russia, for now. However, he is no longer the honorary president of the International Judo Federation (IJF).

The IJF announced on Sunday that Putin, a black belt who not only practices Judo but co-authored a book about martial art, was being suspended from his honorary president status due to his invasion of Ukraine.

“In light of the ongoing war conflict in Ukraine, the International Judo Federation announces the suspension of Mr. Vladimir Putin’s status as Honorary President and Ambassador of the International Judo Federation,” the IJF said in a statement.

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