Why do athletes go into politics?

Svetlana Zhurova, Olympic speed skater, State Duma Deputy Chairman, Sochi 2014 Ambassador

1972 - Born in Leningrad region
1989 - Starts competing internationally
1995 - Graduates, Russian State Academy of Physical Culture
1996 - World single distance speed skating champion, Hamar, Norway
2006 - Olympic Speed Skating Champion, Turin, Italy
2006 - World Sprint Speed Skating Champion, Heerenveen, the Netherlands
2007 - Sochi 2014 Ambassador
2007 - Deputy, Legislative Assembly, Leningrad region
2007 - State Duma Deputy Chairman
Ten Olympic Champions in the Russian State Duma. Will the political success be equal to the athletic one? An outstanding athlete, Olympic skating champion-turned politician last year, one of those, who brought the 2014 winter Olimpics to Russia - Svetlana Zhurova. What has brought her to politics and what is she up to as a legislator? Svetlana Zhurova is the guest in our studio today.