CJ's note: This is the Seventh in a series of eleven posts. Comments are disabled until the final post, as there will be numerous surprises on the list!
The previous entry isn't the only athlete on my list. This next entry is a high-ranking and competitive Judo enthusiast, who has released several videos and has made a name for himself on the world stage.
Oh, he's also a politician or something...
Ladies and Gentlemen, the current President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin!
I only really "know" Putin by his reputation. One hears stories in the news (both Western and Eastern media), on social media, and by word of mouth. Good or bad, statesman or lunatic, leader or atomic supervillain, friend or enemy or some combination thereof, he'd certainly be an interesting drinking partner... and one gets the impression he'd be one of the few who might take me up on my invite!
I imagine a meetup with the Russian President might go one of two ways: relaxing in a booth, drinking beer or vodka, and talking about history, the Cold War, martial arts, life in the public eye and scrutiny of the West, and personality cults... or a wild night of hellraising, carousing, singing, dancing and alcohol poisoning.
Either way works for me.