Lviv Sports

Karpaty victory ends Donetsk winning streak

Issue 33, March 2011.
Lviv’s talisman club Karpaty remain on track for a place in next season’s Europa League following a sensational Ukrainian Premier League victory over the all-conquering Galacticos of Shakhtar Donetsk.

HONOURING A LVIV FOOTBALL LEGEND AHEAD OF EURO 2012

Issue 33, March 2011.
Former Karpaty Lviv midfeld legend Igor Kulchytskiy became Ukraine's 20th ofcial ‘Friend of Euro 2012’ in early March during a ceremony held to coincide with the latest visit to the future Euro 2012 host city from UEFA’s Martin Kallen.

LEOPOLITAN SPORTS HEROES IN PRINT

Issue 32, February 2011.
Sports legends swimmer Denis Silantiev and strongman Vasyl Virastyuk met Lviv kids in February for the presentation of a new book highlighting the achievements of some of the region’s most celebrated sporting champions.

RED BULL IN THE CARPATHIANS

Issue 32, February 2011.
On February 5 Carpathian ski resort Bukovel hosted the Red Bull Slalom Kagalom – a contest designed to boost eforts to promote winter sports in the region.

EURO 2012 MASCOTS MOBBED IN LVIV:

Issue 30, December 2010.
Young Leopolitan football fans came out in force on November 20 to welcome two very special visitors to the West Ukrainian capital as the all-Ukrainian tour of the official Euro 2012 mascots reached Lviv.

SIMPLY THE BEST: UKRAINIAN RUGBY LADIES!

Issue 28, October 2010.
Early October sat the Lviv Friendship Cup of ladies rugby sevens played out between a range of Ukrainian sides and international opposition from Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Lithuania and Romania.

Europa League Groupof Death

Issue 27, September 2010.
League for the first time ever this autumn, and they have be rewarded with a place in this year’s so-called ‘Group of Death’ against three sides which are all tipped as potentially competition winners. Lviv are the rant outsiders in a group which includes French mega-club Paris Saint-Germain, German former Champions League winners Borussia Dortmund and Spanish outfit Sevilla FC, a club which has won the UEFA Cup on two separate occasions in the past five seasons.

A cup with a history of post-Soviet success

Issue 27, September 2010.
Will Karpaty be able to upset the pundits and score an unlikely group stage success in this year’s Europa League? If the Lviv side can make it beyond this stage of the competition, they will be fancied to emulate fellow post-Soviet sides Shakhtar Donetsk, CSKA Moscow and Zenit St. Petersburg, who have all gone on to win the trophy after benefiting from the rejuvenating winter break which remains customary in post-Soviet football

Making Lviv Football History

Issue 27, September 2010.
Karpaty Lviv will face three top European sides this autumn as the club makes its Europa League group stage debut. Karpaty coach Oleh Kononov spoke to Lviv Today about the historic campaign ahead In the space of the past few football seasons Oleh Kononov has become arguably Lviv’s most popular ever Belarusian import. He is loved and respected by many Leopolitans for having coached the city’s famously underachieving local football club Karpaty into the higher reaches of the Ukrainian Premier League before leading them this summer into the group stages of the Europa League for the first time ever. This is uncharted territory for a club which despite enjoying a huge fan base and almost total regional dominance throughout West Ukraine, had not participated in European competition for a decade until this year’s campaign. So far this season’s Europa League adventure has lived up to its billing; after seeing off Icelandic and Georgian opposition in the first two qualifying rounds, Karpaty bested Turkish giants Galatasaray in a thrilling play-off which involved one of the most dramatic finales which this fledgling second-tier UEFA competition has yet witnessed.

EUROPE’S BEST YOUNG BOXERS IN LVIV

Issue 26, July 2010.
Late June saw Lviv’s ‘Ukraina’ Sports Palace play host to the EUBC European Youth Championships, which featured young pugilists from 30 countries.