Lviv Sports

Ukraine’s Winter Cycling Championship

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s SKA bike track played host to some of the nation’s top cyclists at last month’s Ukrainian Winter Cycling Championships. The event featured more than 250 cyclists competing in individual and team races.

Oleksandr Abramenko Becomes First Ukrainian Man to Become Winter Olympic Champion

Issue 110, March 2018.
Ukraine’s Oleksandr Abramenko made Olympic history last month by becoming Ukraine’s first-ever male Winter Olympic champion when he topped the podium in Aerials at the PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games. It was fourth-time’s-a-charm for the 2015-16 World Cup champion, with his previous best performance coming four years ago when he finished sixth in Sochi, Russia.

February Athlete of the Month – Stanislav Horuna

Issue 110, March 2018.
Lviv’s killer karateka Stanislav Horuna was named Lviv’s Athlete of the Month for February after taking bronze in the World Karate Federation’s top-level Karate-1 Premier League in Dubai, UAE. This comes on the heels of his gold medal performance at the second-tier Series A event in Guadalajara, Mexico in November.

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.