Russian president Vladimir Putin is attending today’s final day of the Olympic team figure skating competition, no doubt hoping that the host nation can lock up its first gold of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
NBCOlympics.com’s Nick McCarvel also tweeted this photo of Putin, along with the rest of the crowd, cheering after Yulia Lipnitskaya’s performance in the ladies’ free skate program.
Olympic fans can visit NBCOlympics.com/GoldMap from now through the Rio Games in August for information on how youth can participate locally in the Olympic sport they are watching.
“Lots of kids are going to be inspired by the Olympics, and they’re going to want to do sports that they may not know about,” four-time Olympic track champion Allyson Felix said on TODAY. “This is a place where they can get information.”