The Russian Judo Olympic team may have a new member. It is none other than the Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. Talking with the national team on Friday, he applauded the teams successes. Moreover, the Prime Minister has offered his services to help the national judo team's Olympic dream. If you need hands-on assistance, you may enter me into the team, Putin told the teams coach. The Russian Prime Minister advocates the development of judo in the country. Vladimir Putin has a black belt in the martial art and competed at a high level in the USSR.