Russian president Vladimir Putin teamed up last night with his defence chief Sergey Shoigu and three Olympian champions for a game of Ice Hockey at Sochi’s Bolshoy Ice Dome.
The Russian leader, 64, was wearing a red jersey with the number 11 during the game.
According to Tass, Putin was playing against the owner of the Volga Group, Gennady Timchenko, plus several other business leaders.
Putin created the night hockey league in May 2012 to boost the revenue of ice hockey stadiums which would otherwise be empty.
The games normally involve amateur teams of people who enjoy playing ice hockey.
However, photographs of the event show that the Russian president hit the ice during the encounter, which was billed as a friendly game.
Culled from Mail Sport