Vladimir Putin: Hockey Star
Russian president takes the ice against hockey legends, beats them
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 8, 2012 2:35 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Is there anything Vladimir Putin can't do? Russia's old/new president celebrated his inauguration by lacing up his skates for an amateur hockey team and scoring the winning goal against a team of hockey legends, Russia Today reports. The game was a season-ending exhibition between select members of the Russian Amateur Hockey League and a team of Russian hockey legends, like two-time Olympic gold medal winner Vyacheslav Fetisov.

And wouldn't you know it, Putin somehow, in a way that we are sure was not predetermined at all, managed to score almost as soon as he hit the ice, then set up a game-tying goal late in the game, and, finally, put the game-winning penalty shot in the back of the net. And thus did Putin add "hockey star" to his growing resume, alongside singer, underwater treasure hunter, whaler, artist, outdoorsman, and topless male model.

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May 8, 2012 8:22 PM CDT
Nero, leaving Rome in charge of the freedman Helius, went to Greece to display his artistic abilities in the theatres of Greece. He won contests in the Olympic Games, - winning the chariot race although he fell of his chariot (as obviously nobody dared to defeat him), collected works of art, and opened a canal, which was never finished. http://www.roman-empire.net/emperors/nero-index.html
May 8, 2012 8:16 PM CDT
Stalin was a "Hero of the Soviet Union" and a hero ofd the revolution,how is Putin going to top that?
May 8, 2012 5:10 PM CDT
Someone please knock his Fucking teeth out!!!!!!