Lviv Sports

Olympic Houses – the Ultimate Olympic Experience

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv Today Editor Lee Reaney was in Korea to take in all the action for our readers last month. It was his third Olympic Games and we asked him what advice he has for those looking to experience the Olympics for themselves. Here’s what he has to say.

Age of Volumes 2018

Issue 109, February 2018.
Lviv is a city with a long and storied tradition of mountaineering and climbing, which is why the Age of Volumes 2018 bouldering festival came to town on 9-10 February. One of the largest climbing activities in the region, the event took place at Lviv’s oldest and most difficult climbing wall at the local ‘Extreme’ club (40 Lazarenka St.).

Lviv’s Athlete of the Month for January - Olena Stetskiv

Issue 109, February 2018.
Stetskiv was awarded Lviv’s Athlete of the Month for January. A graduate of the Lviv State University of Physical Culture, she finished ninth at the 2012 Youth Winter Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria and 26th at the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

Lviv athletes at 2018 Winter Olympics

Issue 109, February 2018.
The Lviv Opera & Ballet Theatre’s ornate Mirrors Hall played host on 31 January to the official ceremony to send off local athletes to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Lviv Today Wins Big for Sports Coverage

Issue 109, February 2018.
Lviv Today was recognised for its excellence in sports coverage in 2017 by three leading sports organisations in Ukraine. Our magazine was recognised as the ‘Best Sports Journal of the Year’ by the National Olympic Committee’s Lviv office, while finishing runner-up in the same category by the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Ukraine.

Pidhrushna Poised to Peak in PyeongChang

Issue 108, January 2018.
Ukraine’s undisputed ‘Queen of Winter Sport’ tells Lviv Today that she is looking to enjoy the experience and add another Olympic podium to her already illustrious career.

2018 Winter Olympics – Ukraine Viewing Guide

Issue 108, January 2018.
Who to watch, where to watch, when’s it on – you’re complete, day-by-day guide to Ukraine at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. The eyes of nearly two billion people will be on 40 of Ukraine’s finest winter athletes as they head to compete at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in Korea next month. Not known as a traditional winter sports powerhouse, Ukraine pumps fully half of their winter sports funding into biathlon (€17.9 million). You’ll want to be sure to check out the women’s relay team as they try to repeat their 2014 glory while in Asia.

Lviv’s World Chess Champion Stands Up for Women’s Rights

Issue 108, January 2018.
Lviv’s world rapid and blitz chess champion Anna Muzychuk decided to forego her chance to repeat – and win the substantial payouts that come along with it – to protest that the event will be held in Saudi Arabia, a country notorious for it’s weak women’s rights standards. She says she has no interest in wearing the abaya (the long, loose-fitting dark robe Saudi women are made to wear), in being accompanied when outdoors, or to “altogether not to feel myself a secondary creature”.

Winter Fairytale 2017

Issue 108, January 2018.
Lviv’s Halychyna Sports Palace hosted the national Winter Fairytale 2017 artistic gymnastics tournament from 18-19 December. Nearly every region of Ukraine were among the 300 participants aged five and up, as well as athletes from Poland, Moldova, and Norway.

Athlete of the Month

Issue 108, January 2018.
Wrestler Tetyana Kit and cyclist Roman Gladysh won the final two Athlete of the Month awards in 2017 from the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine. Tetyana was named the November Athlete of the Month for winning a historic bronze medal in the U58 kg division at the under-23 world wrestling championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland.