|Vladimir Putin and Dave Taylor were|
mobbed as they toured the OlympicVillage.
Dave Taylor, CHANNEL 1 NEWS'S senior reporter is in demand at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. His reputation of being a no nonsense news reporter with a let's party attitude has preceded him and people in high places in Sochi are seeking him out, the most notable being Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On Monday Putin and Taylor enjoyed a champagne breakfast at Putin's Hotel before being driven to the Olympic Village where they were mobbed by the athletes.
Putin has been after Taylor to write his biography and make it into a movie script. He hopes to have Arnold Schwarzenegger playing the lead roll as him as an adult. Surprisingly he wants Justin Bieber to play the young Putin as a teenager. Taylor has not agreed to take on this project, instead he keeps requesting a meeting with NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who was granted asylum by Putin last June. So far Putin keeps changing the subject whenever Taylor brings it up.
In an encrypted message to CHANNEL 1 NEWS, Taylor says he has secret videos of Putin moonwalking and dancing Gangnam style in his room after the champagne breakfast. He hopes to have those on Youtube after the Olympics. The Sochi Olympics end on February 23rd. Taylor also says hi to everyone back in the USA. "It's great to be an American!"