News with tag “Olympics”
- September 18, 2012
Kyiv, September 18, 2012. Ukraine’s two-time Olympic champion and a multiple world records breaker (race walking) Volodymyr Golubnichyi became the latest athlete to be named among the 24 inaugural Members of the IAAF Hall of Fame. In June, 2012, another Ukrainian sports legend and pole vaulting world record holder Serhiy Bubka was named among the world’s top 24 sportsmen. IAAF Hall of Fame has been created to mark the year of the International Association of Athletics Federations Centenary.
- September 11, 2012
Kyiv, September 11, 2012. Lviv will be the capital of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games if Ukraine wins the hosting bid for the competition. This is stated in the feasibility study of the Ukrainian National Project Olympic Hope. The study is aimed at applying to the International Olympic Committee for the right to host the Olympics. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has just approved the document.
- September 10, 2012
Kyiv, September 10, 2012. Ukraine became the only country with GDP under one trillion to make it to the top 5 at the Paralympics 2012 in London. Taking into account GDP volume for each country in the 2012 Paralympics top 5, Ukraine has highest medal return. One medal won by the Eastern European emerging economy was worth under one billion in GDP count, while for all of Ukraine’s counterparts – from over 16 to more than 31 billion.
- August 9, 2012
Kyiv, August 9, 2012. Five Ukrainian boxers have advanced to the Olympic semifinals that will take place on August 10 at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. This result has already put Ukraine on the top of the boxing nations by the number of the semifinalists. Notably, boxing has been one of the most developed sports in Ukraine, bringing the country world championship titles in professional boxing as well as medals at Olympics.
- August 7, 2012
Kyiv, August 7, 2012. Ukrainian weightlifter Oleksiy Torokhtiy won gold medal in the 105 kilogram category among men at the Games of the XXX Olympiad. “I had a new dream which was to get onto the [Olympic] podium, and I didn’t care which place I would get. I didn’t come here as a tourist but as a person with a dream. I don’t know what happened today, it was just destiny,” commented his victory Torokhtiy, 26, as quoted by MSN News.
- August 1, 2012
Kyiv, August 1, 2012. The International Olympic Committee examined the documents Ukraine provided on the Carpathian Mountains as a hosting location for the upcoming XXIV Olympic Winter Games in 2022. Preliminary conclusion of the committee is positive, informed the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov after meeting the President of the IOC Jacques Rogge on July 27th – at the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
- July 31, 2012
Kyiv, July 31, 2012. Ukrainian fencer Yana Shemyakina won Ukraine’s first-ever women’s individual epee fencing gold in the Epee at the ExCeL on July 30. Shemyakina won over Germany’s 2008 champion Britta Heidemann in a final. Ukrainian fencer managed to seize the victory during the minute’s extra time when they tied 8:8.
- July 26, 2012
Kyiv, July 26, 2012. Ukrainian lightweight boxer Vasyl Lomachenko is “easily the most high profile fighter in the tournament”, writes Chris Mannix for the CNN’s Sports Illustrated. The author suggests that Lomachenko, 23, would likely become a quick sensation should he turn pro. The Ukrainian boxer won gold in Beijing at the 2008 Olympics in flyweight category and moved up to lightweight to fight for one more medal at this year’s competition.
- July 19, 2012
Kyiv, July 19, 2012. The Ukrainian men’s canoe team took home a total of 16 gold medals in the European Canoe Sprint Junior & Under 23 in Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal. Sweeping up eight of the 16 medals were Pavlo Altukhov and partners Andriy Rybachok and Yuriy Vandiuk. Rybachok and Vandiuk had an impressive start, finishing their first race with a 4.528 second lead on Poland.