Lviv Sports

National Dragon Boat Races

Issue 93, September 2016.
Navaria Lake, located just outside Lviv, played host to the Lviv Cup 2016 National Dragon Boat races on July 23rd. For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boat racing is, simply put, a boat race between teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and someone that steers. It’s a team sport that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronisation, and endurance. From its militaristic beginnings in Southern China, dragon boating has become the fastest growing team water sport in the world and a very popular corporate and charitable event. More than that, Ukrainian athletes are very good at it.

World Strongest Team Championship

Issue 93, September 2016.
Arena Lviv was host to the World Strongest Team Championship international strongman competition on July 17th. The Ukrainian team of Oleksandr Lashyn and Volodomyr Reksha took on muscle-bound competitors from Norway, Poland, Finland, Georgia, and the USA. The athletes were pushed to the limits with challenges such as the two-man log lift, the Atlas stones, a tug-of-war, and the Conan’s wheel – where the athletes pick up 400+ kg and walk around the track as far as possible.

Olympics: Ukraine Wins 11 Medals

Issue 93, September 2016.
The Rio Olympics closed out with a party last month after the Ukrainian team – competing in their 6th straight Olympics – finished in 31st place with 11 medals (2 gold, 5 silver, and 4 bronze). Ukrainians won gold in gymnastics and canoeing, silver in shooting, pentathlon, fencing, and gymnastics, and bronze in canoeing and fencing. Ukraine was represented by 206 athletes, including 18 from the Lviv region that competed in archery, wrestling, fencing, rowing, shooting, artistic gymnastics, weightlifting, and pentathlon.

June-July Sport Digest

Issue 92, July 2016.
Find more about Canoe Sprint, Rugby Seven, EuroFanz 2016 and Ukraine's participation at EURO 2016

Lviv’s Athletes Shoot for Gold in Rio

Issue 92, July 2016.
When the world gathers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5th for the 28th Summer Olympic Games, over 10,000 of the world’s finest athletes – representing at least 207 nations – will walk into Brazil’s illustrious Maracana Stadium. Among them will be nearly 200 of Ukraine’s best sportspersons competing in 21 different sports, including – as always – several from Lviv. Ukraine has several serious medal contenders, including Lviv’s-own Yuliya Tkach in women’s freestyle wrestling. But as you’ll discover below, this year’s Leopolitan Olympians are simply the next step in a long and distinguished line of world-class athletes to come out of the city. With 306 sets of medals to be awarded over just 17 days of competition, August is sure to be jam-packed with compelling sporting action. So here’s what you need to know about Lviv and Ukraine at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

May-June Sport Digest

Issue 91, June 2016.
Find out about Lviv’s Halychanka ladies handball team, Shakhtar Wining Ukraine Cup in Lviv, Foxtrot Cup 2016 international ballroom dance competition, Qualifying tournament of European championship-2017:Ukraine vs. Greece results and much more.

April-May Sports Digest

Issue 90, May 2016.
Find out about Champions League Updates for FC Shakhtar, Lviv’s women’s rugby team results at Super League, and Speedway race in Chervonograd.

March-April Sports Digest

Issue 89, April 2016.
Follow up the latest results at Lviv Region’s Open Cup Bodybuilding Championship, find out more about Silver Edelweiss Dance Competition which took place in Lviv and get update on EURO 2017 qualifying match between the national women’s teams of Ukraine and Albania

February-March Sports Digest

Issue 88, March 2016.
Lviv’s Halychanka ladies handball team is set to compete with the “fantastic four” alongside Uzhgorod’s Karpaty, Kyiv’s Spartak, and Kherson’s Dnipryanka, in upcoming Ukrainian Super League action.

January-February Sports Digest

Issue 87, February 2016.
Sitting just 7 points back of 4th-place Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on the Ukrainian Premier League table, and the coveted Europa League qualification place that comes along with it, FC Karpaty has tapped Ukrainian football legend Oleh Luzhny as Manager ahead of the second half of the season. The Lviv-born Luzhny is popular amongst Ukrainian football fans after successful stints with Dynamo Kyiv, Arsenal, the Ukrainian national team, and Karpaty.