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Ukraine takes third place in Rio Paralympics 2016 medal count

The sensation performance by Ukraine's 2016 team yielded 9 more gold medals than during the Paralympic Games in London, the press service of the National Paralympics Committee said, according to Interfax-Ukraine. The Ukrainian team finished third in the overall team standings, trailing

Ukraine secures two more golds in Rio Paralympics: football, table tennis

Men's Football gold medal match was held in Rio as well as Men’s Team Table Tennis finals, with both events resulting in National Team Ukraine winning, UNIAN agency reports. Ukrainian football players defeated the Iranian team, who in turn had stopped the

Rio 2016: Canoeist Cheban bags second gold for Ukraine

Ukraine's Iurii Cheban has won gold with 39.279 points in the final round of the single canoeing event. Valentin Demyanenko from Azerbaijan claimed the silver medal with 39.493 points, bronze went to the Barazilian Isaquias Queiroz Dos Santos (39.628 points). Iurii Cheban brought

Rio 2016: Ukrainian gymnast Radivilov reaches final

"Our gymnast has reached the final in his best vault and helped the whole team. We cheer for Ihor very much," Minister of Youth and Sport Ihor Zhdanov wrote on his Facebook page, according to Interfax-Ukraine. Earlier the representative of the

Rio 2016: Ukraine flag raised in Olympic village – video

Ukrainian national anthem was sung in honor of the national blue-and-yellow team, UA Today reports with reference to Ukraine's National Olympic Committee (NOC). The ceremony featured and well-known sportsmen including former Olympic champion (Ukrainian pole-vaulting legend) Serhiy Bubka, former Olympic champion Valeriy

Rio 2016: Russian, Kenyan athletes must prove ‘clean’ before joining Olympic team

IOC President Thomas Bach said after a special Olympic summit in Lausanne, Switzerland, on June 21 that the measure is being introduced because the Russian and Kenyan anti-doping agencies are unreliable and put "very serious doubts on the presumption of innocence" of

IAAF votes to keep Russia banned, Rio participation in balance

Russia, a superpower of track and field, had lobbied furiously to avert the prospect of a Summer Olympics athletics program taking place without its athletes, and argued that it was taking all the steps required of it to dispel charges of state-sponsored

Russia doping: Wada new report reveals obstructions to testing

The report was published two days before athletics' governing body rules on whether Russian competitors can take part in the Rio Olympics this summer, BBC reports. In November, Russia's athletes were banned after a Wada report highlighted widespread failing in testing. The country's

Elevated bicycle track collapsed in Rio de Janeiro, killing two people

A newly built elevated bike path has collapsed into the sea in Rio de Janeiro, killing at least two people and damaging the city’s credibility as an Olympic host, The Guardian reports. A huge wave swept away a 50-metre stretch of the

Sun’s rays used to spark Rio Olympic Games flame

An actor performing the role of high priestess lit the torch by using the sun's rays, BBC reports. The torch will be taken by various runners on an international relay that will culminate at the opening ceremony in