President Putin wants to become a hockey player after the end of his term

Putin is world famous for his strong, healthy, stylish and sporty politician image. From a famous passion for judo and karate to mountain skiing, hiking and even racing – the Russian leader has a perfect and excellent figure in many sports. A little-known fact of childhood Vladimir Putin does not love Russian traditional music. Perhaps that is why the future president receives sports instead of music.

In an interview with American director Oliver Stone in 2017, President Putin joked that he wanted to be an ice hockey player after the end of his term. The 65-year-old president revealed that he started learning to skate five years ago and was able to play hockey. However, the initial time was very difficult because he could not even stand on skates.

“I want to take part in a professional hockey tournament when I’m less responsible for current affairs,” Putin said in a meeting with some of the celebrities in Kazan, the capital of Republic of Tatarstan in Russia.

The Russian leader also acknowledged that he currently has a lot of work to do, so he cannot wholeheartedly pursue his passion for the sport. President Putin has long admired many people not only as a talented politician but also known as a very good sportsman and the only president in the world to have the belt and rank of all three top martial arts in the world.

Despite being busy with thousands of jobs, most of the years he participated in friendly hockey matches with professional athletes. He used to play with the number 11.

The Russian leader also took the initiative to establish the Night Hockey Federation, a project to popularize hockey in Russia and attract elderly people to the ice rink to play the sport after hours. work.

Ice hockey – The sport is very elaborate

If football is dubbed the “King” sport of the Summer Olympics, ice hockey is also occupies a similar position during the Winter Olympics.

There are many theories about the birth of hockey but so far the majority still believe that this sport comes from an ancient Greek game called “keritizein”. From the end of the eighteenth century, hockey was gradually improved by the British until it became a unified whole as present.

Ice hockey first appeared in the 1920s Summer Olympics in Belgium. This test was then transferred to the winter sports system starting from the 2004 Winter Olympics and defaulted to the latest Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia in 2014.

Seven countries including Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden and the United States are considered the great powers of ice hockey in the Olympic arena. In men’s content, only 6/64 medals do not belong to one of the seven countries mentioned above. The women’s playground, the Olympic medal competition and the World Championship are always the battle of this “giants” group, the HCV is always the competition of two Canadian and American teams.

Today ice hockey thrives both in width and depth. The most common is still in the geographic areas that are cold enough to form seasonal ice with perfect hardness like Canada, Czech Republic, Latvia, Finland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, … and The area is located in the northern latitude of the United States.

Most ice hockey players share the same assumption that skating skills account for more than 50% of success. The move on a special shoe requires players to be able to balance very well. In order for the skill to move to the “upper” level, players need to go through a long process from observing and training to regular practice with a strong will.

Looking from outside the ice hockey is not a sport that leaves a beautiful image. A group of players competed for a tiny disk, messy bumps on the field sometimes made viewers feel frustrated and boring. That is not to mention the extremely high direct resistance that many people are afraid of. However, once in the mind of “insiders”, those “negative” statements will immediately reverse.