Lviv Sports

Golden Autumn 2017

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv has a long history with the sport of archery – the World Archery Federation was founded in the city way back in 1931! The Western Ukrainian capital is home to Ukraine’s leading archery school and boasts a long list of international and Olympic champions testifying to the caliber of local talent. Lviv’s Dynamo Stadium played host to the 54th Gold Autumn archery competition from 12-16 September, which featured 230 athletes from around Europe and across Ukraine.

Lviv Wins 4th Straight Water Polo Championship

Issue 105, October 2017.
Lviv’s SKA sport complex hosted the Ukraine Cup 2017 water polo competition on 24 September. The event saw hometown favourites Dynamo top the 10 best teams in Ukraine to defeat team of Kharkiv region 11-5 in the final to claim their fourth straight title.

Ukraine’s Incredible Invictus Games Debut

Issue 105, October 2017.
The Invictus Games – a sporting festival that saw more than 550 veterans from 17 countries compete in 12 disciplines – wrapped up with a star-studded closing ceremony in Toronto, Canada on 30 September. Ukraine was invited to participate for the first time and sent a team of 15 athletes to participate in events like athletics, powerlifting, swimming, archery, rowing on simulators, and highway cycling.

Ukraine 1st at European Shooting Championship in Baku

Issue 104, September 2017.
No country in Europe could top Ukraine’s shooting team at the European Shooting Championships this summer in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Ukrainian team topped 42 other countries and 932 athletes by winning 10 gold, 8 silver, and 4 bronze medals. The competition saw 79 sets of medals awarded in 25m, 50m, 300m, rifle and pistol, and Shotgun and Running Target events.

Lviv Cup 2017 Dragon Boats

Issue 104, September 2017.
Navaria Lake, located just outside Lviv, played host to the Lviv Cup National Dragon Boat competition on 22 July. Over 300 participants from across Ukraine competed in mixed and open races at the distances of 200m and 2000m. The races served as preparation for the upcoming European Championships to be held in Italy in September and drew some fine teams, including Kyiv’s Mala Flotylia, Rivne’s Zakhidyi Viter, Dubno’s Hetman, Poltava’s Dragon, and Lviv’s-own Otaman.

Europa League Back in Lviv

Issue 104, September 2017.
While our beloved Karpaty struggles to avoid relegation to Ukraine’s First Division, Leopolitan football fans and guests of the city that are starving for some quality international action are once again in luck. One year after Shakhtar Donetsk abandoned the city after going undefeated at Arena Lviv in the calendar year 2016, another team affected by the conflict in the East has decided to call Arena Lviv home.

Lviv’s Halychanka Capture Ukrainian Handball Super Cup

Issue 104, September 2017.
Lviv’s powerhouse Halychanka women’s handball team picked up the new season right where they left last year – as winners. The Halychanka knocked off Kherson’s Dnipryanka 34-23 on 5 September at Lviv’s Halychyna Sports Palace in the second women’s league Super Cup. Last season the home town squad also defeated Kherson, by a score of 44-23.

Athletes of the Month: July & August

Issue 104, September 2017.
Lviv’s karate superstar Stanislav Horuna was named Lviv’s Athlete of the Month for the second time this year (January & July) after claiming World Games gold in Wroclaw, Poland and becoming the sport’s first Ukrainian champion. The World Games is an Olympic-sanctioned multi-sport event for sports that are not included in the Olympic program, such as billiards, lacrosse, and karate.

Pavlo Korostylov: Lviv’s June Athlete of the Month

Issue 103, July 2017.
Lviv’s Pavlo Korostylov confirmed his place as one of the most promising up-and-coming pistol shooters in the world after winning five medals

Masters-Bet EUROFANZ 2017

Issue 103, July 2017.
Lviv held the Masters-Bet EUROFANZ festival for football supporters from different countries for the 11th straight year from 29 June to 2 July. Teams of supporters from 24 different national teams and many other club teams came to Lviv to participate in a football tournament, donate gifts to charitable organisations, and to get to know one another.