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Putin has often shown his affinity for sports. In addition to shirtless horseback riding, he has shown off his athletic prowess by being a judo blackbelt and took part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup when the games were held in Russia.
That summer, Putin gifted a soccer ball to Donald Trump that reportedly may have contained a transmitter chip.
While some have speculated that the ball was bugged, the chip turned out not to be a spy tool but rather a technological feature of the Adidas AG soccer ball that’s designed to connect fans to player videos, competitions and other content through their mobile devices.