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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