Lviv Sports

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.

Leopolitan cyclist wins medals at European Championships

Issue 128, November 2019.
Leopolitan cyclist Olena Starikova was named Lviv’s October Athlete of the Month after she captured two medals at last month’s UEC European Track Championships in Apeldoorn, Netherlands.

Pavlo Korostylov Triumphs Again

Issue 127, October 2019.
Lviv’s marvelous Pavlo Korostylov was the star at last month’s European Rifle & Pistol Championships in Bologna, Italy, winning eight of the team’s 14 medals. The Leopolitan sharpshooter won 3 gold, 4 silver, and a bronze, while his teammates managed to capture another six bronze medals.

Leopolitans at the Wheelchair Fencing World Championships

Issue 127, October 2019.
Ukraine sent a team of 15 athletes – including three Leopolitans – to the Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Cheongju, South Korea last month.

Didukh Wins European Championship in Para Table Tennis

Issue 127, October 2019.
The Ukrainian team won eight medals (3 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze) at the European Para Table Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden last month.

Lviv’s Otaman Dragon Boat Team Triumphant

Issue 127, October 2019.
Ukrainians are beginning to excel in dragon boat racing and Lviv’s Otaman team is leading the way. For the uninitiated, dragon boat racing is a boat race between teams of 20 paddlers, a drummer, and someone that steers.

Golden Autumn Archery Tournament

Issue 127, October 2019.
The 56th Golden Autumn archery tournament was held in Lviv, with its finals in front of the city’s iconic Opera & Ballet Theatre on 14 September. Dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Leopolitan participation in the World Championships, this year’s event attracted 280 archers from the national teams of Belarus, Georgia, Israel, Poland, UK, USA, and Uzbekistan, as well as 11 different regions of Ukraine.