Lviv Sports

Lviv Prepares for Eurobasket 2015

Issue 59, July 2013.
So what does a EURO 2012 Host City do for an encore? After a largely successful foray into the world of hosting major international sporting events during last year’s UEFA Euro 2012 event, different levels of government are openly musing about having the Lviv / Karpaty region bid for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. In the meantime, and possibly as a forerunner to that lofty goal, Lviv has already been selected as one of the host sites for the 2015 European Basketball Championships. The biennial event, known as EuroBasket, will be held this year in Slovenia and will serve as the European qualifiers for the 2014 Basketball World Cup. The 2015 tournament in Ukraine will also serve as the European qualifying event for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The last edition, held in Lithuania in 2011, was the largest sporting event ever hosted in the Baltic States and sold over 150,000 tickets. The organizing committee, made up primarily of the city’s EURO 2012 organizers, expects over one million visitors and are touting the tournament as one of the Top 5 sporting events in the world. While surely not that large, the tournament is indeed a major event on the international sports calendar and will provide Lviv with an opportunity to continue to improve its sporting infrastructure in preparation for any future Olympic bid.

May-June sports digest

Issue 58, June 2013.
Follow up the latest results for Ukraine’s Open Cup bodybuilding competitions, get update on Lviv’s BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” successes, alongside with more sport news on Rhythmic gymnastics.

April-May sports digest

Issue 57, May 2013.
Follow up the latest results for FC “Karpaty, get update on Lviv’s BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” successes, learn more about Lviv’s American football team, alongside with more sport news on Speedway, Water polo and Rugby.

Anatoliy Tymoshchuk: An Interview with “The Captain”

Issue 57, May 2013.
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk, a 34 year old Ukrainian football midfielder who plays for the German Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the captain of Ukraine’s national football team. Tymoshchuk began his professional career at his local club Volyn Lutsk and later moved to play for Shakhtar Donetsk, where he was captain and where he won the Ukrainian Premier League, Ukrainian Cup, and Ukrainian Super Cup titles. In 2008, Tymoshchuk won the UEFA Cup and the UEFA Super Cup as the captain of Zenit St. Petersburg. He also won a Russian Premier League and Russian Super Cup title. With Bayern, Tymoshchuk has already won the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, and the DFB-Supercup titles. He is also a UEFA Champions League Runner-up in 2010, and 2012.

March-April sports digest

Issue 56, April 2013.
Follow up the latest results for FC “Karpaty, get update on Lviv’s BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” successes and admire accuracy of the local sportsmen at rapid fire shooting ISAS International Championship

February Sports digest

Issue 54, February 2013.
Be informed about Ukrainian and Polish National teams friendly matches at Futsal competitions within the preparation trainings for the upcoming qualifying competitions to the Futsal European Championship 2014, as well as celebrate BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” (Lviv) victory over BC “Himik”.

Sport's digest

Issue 53, January 2013.
Be informed about the Ukrainian Women's Handball Super League championship matches, BC “Polytekhnika-Halychyna” (Lviv) dramatic victories and matches for Lviv’s team “Energy” at Ukrainian Futsal Championship.

Lviv Sports Digest

Issue 50, October 2012.
Find out about Lviv Athletes, heroes of London 2012 Paralympics as well as multiple success of local sportsmen in water polo “Cup of Ukraine 2012” competitions, weightlifting at IWF-World Masters Weightlifting Championships of 2012, International Archery Tournament "Golden Autumn 2012", basketball FIBA EuroBasket 2013 qualification and much more including hockey, fencing and the sixth festival for active tourism and leisure "Manivci”.

OLYMPICS PARTICIPANTS BESTOWED

Issue 49, September 2012.
On August 22, 2012 at Lviv’s stadium “Arena.Lviv” took place festive ceremony of bestowing of Olympic sportsmen and participants of London 2012 Olympics.

LVIV RUGBY CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY

Issue 49, September 2012.
On August 11th 2012, Lviv Stadium “Sokil” hosted a very special event – a celebration dedicated to the first rugby match, which was played in the city 90 years ago.