Lviv Sports

June-July Sport Digest

Issue 92, July 2016.
Find more about Canoe Sprint, Rugby Seven, EuroFanz 2016 and Ukraine's participation at EURO 2016

Lviv’s Athletes Shoot for Gold in Rio

Issue 92, July 2016.
When the world gathers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 5th for the 28th Summer Olympic Games, over 10,000 of the world’s finest athletes – representing at least 207 nations – will walk into Brazil’s illustrious Maracana Stadium. Among them will be nearly 200 of Ukraine’s best sportspersons competing in 21 different sports, including – as always – several from Lviv. Ukraine has several serious medal contenders, including Lviv’s-own Yuliya Tkach in women’s freestyle wrestling. But as you’ll discover below, this year’s Leopolitan Olympians are simply the next step in a long and distinguished line of world-class athletes to come out of the city. With 306 sets of medals to be awarded over just 17 days of competition, August is sure to be jam-packed with compelling sporting action. So here’s what you need to know about Lviv and Ukraine at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

May-June Sport Digest

Issue 91, June 2016.
Find out about Lviv’s Halychanka ladies handball team, Shakhtar Wining Ukraine Cup in Lviv, Foxtrot Cup 2016 international ballroom dance competition, Qualifying tournament of European championship-2017:Ukraine vs. Greece results and much more.

April-May Sports Digest

Issue 90, May 2016.
Find out about Champions League Updates for FC Shakhtar, Lviv’s women’s rugby team results at Super League, and Speedway race in Chervonograd.

March-April Sports Digest

Issue 89, April 2016.
Follow up the latest results at Lviv Region’s Open Cup Bodybuilding Championship, find out more about Silver Edelweiss Dance Competition which took place in Lviv and get update on EURO 2017 qualifying match between the national women’s teams of Ukraine and Albania

February-March Sports Digest

Issue 88, March 2016.
Lviv’s Halychanka ladies handball team is set to compete with the “fantastic four” alongside Uzhgorod’s Karpaty, Kyiv’s Spartak, and Kherson’s Dnipryanka, in upcoming Ukrainian Super League action.

January-February Sports Digest

Issue 87, February 2016.
Sitting just 7 points back of 4th-place Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on the Ukrainian Premier League table, and the coveted Europa League qualification place that comes along with it, FC Karpaty has tapped Ukrainian football legend Oleh Luzhny as Manager ahead of the second half of the season. The Lviv-born Luzhny is popular amongst Ukrainian football fans after successful stints with Dynamo Kyiv, Arsenal, the Ukrainian national team, and Karpaty.

December-January Sports Digest

Issue 86, January 2016.
Find out about XI Open National Tournament on Artistic gymnastics “Winter fairy-tale” and Lviv’s BC Halychyna ups and downs.

Ukrainian Wife-Carrying Championship in Lviv

Issue 86, January 2016.
Most men will, at one point or another, complain about getting their wives off their backs – but not these fellows. No, these husbands were very specifically trying to get their better-halves onto their backs as they sprinted around the course during Lviv’s first-ever Wife-Carrying Championship. The event, held on the square in front of Ivan Franko University, attracted couples from around Western Ukraine that were willing enough to test their strength over the 254-metre course.

November-December Sports Digest

Issue 85, December 2015.
Find out about local FC “Karpaty” results of their pre-winter schedule, Champions League Updates for FC Shakhtar, Lviv’s Halychanka women’s handball team results at Super League, and Lviv’s BC Halychyna ups and downs.