Lviv Sports

Leopolitan Wins WBC Muay Thai World Featherweight Championship

Issue 130, January 2020.
Olena “The Hunter” Ovchynnikova – a Leopolitan featherweight kickboxer and flyweight mixed martial artist – captured the World Boxing Council Muay Thai featherweight world title at the Lviv Open Cup in Lviv on 7 December by beating Cindy “The French Cyborg” Silvestre – one of Europe’s most illustrious fighters.

Ukraine’s Euro 2020 challenge Can Shevchenko the manager match Shevchenko the player?

Issue 130, January 2020.
Ukrainian national team coach Andriy Shevchenko has silenced his critics by leading Ukraine to next summer’s European championships in style and ending the calendar year unbeaten for the first time in the country’s footballing history. Can the former Milan and Dynamo Kyiv superstar now make his mark at Euro 2020 and prove he has what it takes to succeed as a manager at the highest level?

Ukraine to Play in Netherlands, Romania in EURO 2020

Issue 129, December 2019.
Ukraine capped its sterling EURO 2020 qualifying run with an undefeated record after Artem Beseydin’s electrifying injury-time equaliser in its final match in Serbia. As one of only four nations to not drop a match during the entire tournament, Ukraine earned a seed in the top draw group and was drawn into Group C alongside the Netherlands and Austria The fourth team will be decided after the spring playoffs.

Leopolitan Wins Prestigious Chess Tournament

Issue 129, December 2019.
The famed Tournament of Peace chess competition was held in the legendary Zagreb Palace Hotel from 19-30 November. The tournament has a rich history, with its earliest tournaments in the ‘60s and ‘70s drawing some of the game’s biggest names, including Bobby Fischer.

National Indoor Archery Championships

Issue 129, December 2019.
The Lviv Ministry of Defense’s SKA Summer Sports Base welcomed over 200 athletes from 12 regions to the National Indoor Archery Championships in Lviv last month.

‘Titles’ Dance Championship

Issue 129, December 2019.
Lviv’s Gratsiya Sport Complex welcomed nearly 400 dancers last month when it hosted the Titles Dance Championship. Couples from across Ukraine and all over Europe were in the city to compete in various categories at this spectacular celebration of dance.

FC Oleksandriya Latest Team to Call Lviv Home

Issue 129, December 2019.
It was close, but no cigar for the latest team to call the city’s Arena Lviv home in the Europa League as FC Oleksandriya fell just short of qualifying for the playoffs in its first Europa League action after falling at home to Germany’s VfL Wolfsburg on 28 November.

Leopolitan Wins at Corsa dei Santi

Issue 128, November 2019.
Leopolitan long-distance runner Sofia Yaremchuk took top prize at the Corsa dei Santi 10km IAAF Bronze Label road race on 1 November in Via della Conciliazione in Rome, near St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican City.

Khrystyna Pohranychna - National Champion

Issue 128, November 2019.
Lviv’s brilliant young gymnast Khrystyna Pohranychna is national champion after claiming the top prize at the national rhythmic gymnastics championship last month in Uzhhorod.

Lviv Plans to Bid for 2030 Winter Olympics

Issue 128, November 2019.
Lviv will bid for the 2030 Winter Olympic Games and 2028 Winter Youth Olympic Games and will begin the process next year, said Lviv Mayor Andriy Sadovyy and President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Serhiy Bubka, who visited the Western Ukrainian capital on 24 October. Lviv previously tried for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, but was forced to withdraw amid the political turmoil following the Russian invasion of Crimea in 2014.