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Do Sport or Take Viagra, Putin Tells University Games Critics ^

Posted on 07/19/2013 11:18:46 AM PDT by kronos77

MOSCOW, July 19 (R-Sport/RIA Novosti) – Critics of Russia's extraordinary success at this month's World University Games need help with their sex lives, President Vladimir Putin suggested Friday, after the country’s record-breaking haul of medals drew skepticism earlier this month. Known for his lack of patience with dissent and liberal use of salty language in condemning critics, Putin took a shot at those who complained the country deployed too many Olympic-level athletes in a competition meant to be restricted to students during the July 6-17 event in Kazan. "I’d like to advise them to take up sport themselves, and if they have any health issues to go see a doctor," Putin said at a meeting with athletes who had competed in the games. "At the end of the day, maybe they should try some Viagra and then life would get better, would reveal some of its vivid and beautiful sides, and they would see the future," he quipped. Through 12 days of competition at the 2013 Universiade, which ended Wednesday in the city of Kazan, a Russian delegation stocked with some of the country’s top athletes steamrolled its way to a record 292 medals, including 155 gold, another record. (The previous gold medal record of 75 was set by China at the 2011 Games in Shenzhen.)

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: democrats; obama; olimpics; russia; sourcetitlenoturl; sportsputin

1 posted on 07/19/2013 11:18:47 AM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

Do Sport

Or do Viagra

I do both.

If you can't be an athlete

Be an athletic supporter

2 posted on 07/19/2013 11:36:16 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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