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SOCHI SCENE: Meeting Putin

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Photo - Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a wall while visiting the Coastal Cluster Olympic Village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)
Russian President Vladimir Putin signs a wall while visiting the Coastal Cluster Olympic Village ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service)
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SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sochi may not be completely ready for the Olympics, but apparently the Russian leader himself cleans up quite nicely.

Although Vladimir Putin cultivates his macho image with occasional bare-chested photos, that wasn't the case when he stopped by the athletes' village this week for a flag-raising ceremony. Goaltender Molly Schaus was among a handful of players on the U.S. women's hockey team who met him.

How was he dressed? "World leader attire," she said.

— Jimmy Golen — Twitter http://twitter.com/jgolen

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