Lviv Sports

Lviv teams at Rugby National Championship

Issue 112, May 2018.
Lviv’s newly-renovated specialized Sokil Stadium hosted the second tour of the women’s rugby sevens division on 12 May. Eight teams took part in the competition, including two from Lviv – Levytsy and Ground Forces Academy.

Barkom-Kazhany in Volleyball National Championship

Issue 111, April 2018.
Lviv’s Barkom-Kazhany volleyball team is set to face Kharkiv’s Lokomotiv in Ukraine’s Volleyball Super League finals on 11 April after dispatching Khmelnytskyi’s Novator in the semifinals.

International Lviv Cup Karate

Issue 111, April 2018.
Lviv’s SKA bike track hosted the International Lviv Cup karate tournament from 24-25 March.

Lviv’s GM Anna Muzychuk wins European Blitz Chess Championship

Issue 111, April 2018.
Lviv’s chess phenom GM Anna Muzychuk was once again named the European ACP women’s blitz chess champion after besting 78 of the world’s top chess players from 16 countries at the championships in Tbilisi, Georgia last month.

Lviv Rising Stars 2018

Issue 111, April 2018.
Lviv’s Gratsya Sports Complex hosted the Lviv Rising Stars sports dance competition on 14 April.

World Indoor Archery Championships

Issue 110, March 2018.
A team of 12 Ukrainian athletes took part in the World Indoor Archery Championships in Yankton, USA from 14-19 February.

Lviv – Leader Sport Dance Competition

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s Halychyna Sport Complex hosted the Lviv – Leader Sport Dance championships last month. Organized by the Leader modern dance studio, the competition is now an official World Dance Sport Federation event.

Ukraine’s Winter Cycling Championship

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s SKA bike track played host to some of the nation’s top cyclists at last month’s Ukrainian Winter Cycling Championships. The event featured more than 250 cyclists competing in individual and team races.

Oleksandr Abramenko Becomes First Ukrainian Man to Become Winter Olympic Champion

Issue 110, March 2018.
Ukraine’s Oleksandr Abramenko made Olympic history last month by becoming Ukraine’s first-ever male Winter Olympic champion when he topped the podium in Aerials at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. It was fourth-time’s-a-charm for the 2015-16 World Cup champion, with his previous best performance coming four years ago when he finished sixth in Sochi, Russia.

February Athlete of the Month – Stanislav Horuna

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s killer karateka Stanislav Horuna was named Lviv’s Athlete of the Month for February after taking bronze in the World Karate Federation’s top-level Karate-1 Premier League in Dubai, UAE. This comes on the heels of his gold medal performance at the second-tier Series A event in Guadalajara, Mexico in November.