First openly gay gold medalist gets 'a cuddle' from Vladimir Putin

According to ABC News, Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust, who took gold at the 3,000 meter women's speedskate on Sunday, told Dutch national broadcaster NOS, "I got a cuddle from him," at a party held in her honor.

"He was happy to see me, but then he had to leave again," she said. "But I cuddled him."

John van Vliet, a spokesman for the Netherlands' Olympics Committee, said Putin gave Wust a quick hug and wished her well, ABC News reports.

Wust is one of seven openly gay athletes competing at the games.

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