CBC Sports - Friday Feb. 14, 2014 10:30 ET

Vladimir Putin visits Canada House at Sochi Olympics

Russian president stops by to offer best wishes

Vladimir Putin visits Canada House
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Canada House at the Sochi Olympics on Friday to wish Canadian athletes good luck. (Muncef Ouardi via Twitter)

Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Canada Olympic House at the Sochi Olympics Friday to wish Canadian athletes good luck.

Well, most of them, anyway.

Putin raised suspicions of a visit when he parked outside Canada House to visit U.S.A. House, home of American athletes during the Games.

When Putin did come to the COH, Canadian athletes, including speed skater Muncef Ouardi, as well as family members and fans, were able to take pictures of him posing with Marcel Aubut, the head of the Canadian Olympic Committee.

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