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World judo body suspends Putin as its honorary president


BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Vladimir Putin has temporarily lost his most senior official position in world sports. The International Judo Federation has cited “the ongoing war conflict in Ukraine” for suspending Putin’s honorary president status. The Russian president is a keen judoka and attended the sport at the 2012 London Olympics. The IJF is rare among Olympic sports bodies for using the word “war” to describe Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ordered by Putin on Thursday. Others have used phrases such as “escalation of conflict.”

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