It's a Vlad, Vlad, Vlad, Vlad World

Russia's president hit a landmark birthday, but when it comes to sports, he's still going like sixty
October 15, 2012

Russian president Vladimir Putin turned 60 on Sunday, and while the birthday boy reportedly spent the day quietly celebrating with close friends and family in St. Petersburg, there was plenty of hoopla across the country. In the southern republic of North Ossetia--Alania, a team of mountaineers climbed a 13,125-foot ridge and installed a portrait of the prez at the peak, while in Moscow a pro-government youth movement staged a sports festival to thank Putin for his efforts to boost athletics and fitness through his own exuberant example. Indeed, as this roundup of sportin' Putin shots shows, the president remains Russia's Athlete in Chief.

PHOTOALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (JUDO) PHOTOALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (RAFT) PHOTOALEXSEY DRUGINYN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (HORSEBACK RIDING)
PHOTOALEXEI DRUZHININ/PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/RIA-NOVOSTI/AP (GLIDER) PHOTOALEKSEY NIKOLSKYI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES (HOCKEY)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)