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  • Tennis: Liu starts fast, fades faster in losing to Ukrainian [Julia Vakulenko] (San Diego Union-Tribune) 08/31/2004
  • Yaust Yet Another Ukraine Super-Talent [14-year-old Yuriy Kuzubov] (Chessbase) 08/31/2004

  • Athens pulls off successful Games - Ron Judd [Irini Merleni of the Ukraine helped christen a new sport women's wrestling, with one of the most wonderfully unrestrained gold-medal celebrations we have ever seen the flowing tears in her eyes on the medal stand reflecting why we're all here.] (Seattle Times) 08/30/2004
  • Olympics 2004: On Final Day, IOC Chairman Praises 'Superb' Olympic Games (RFE/RL) 08/30/2004
  • Ukrainian sportsmen win 23 medals in Athens (Interfax) 08/30/2004
  • Ukrainians Won at Olympic Games 9 Gold, 5 Silver, and 9 Bronze Medals, and Occupied 12th Place in General Reckoning (UNIAN) 08/30/2004
  • Rookie DE Olshansky not too raw to start (San Diego Union-Tribune) 08/30/2004
  • Soccer: East European round-up (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/30/2004

  • Ukraine G9 S5 B9 T23; Rank by Gold 12; Rank by Total 12 (Athens 2004) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Bronze medal winner Anna Bessonova from Ukraine holds her bouquet during the medal ceremony for the women's individual all-around final at the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites) August 29, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Alina Kabaeva of Russia,center, shows her gold medal with silver-medalist Irina Tchachina of Russia. right, and bronze-medalist Anna Bessonova of Ukraine, left, during the medal ceremony for the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Bronze medal winner Anna Bessonova from Ukraine performs during a routine in the women's individual all-around final at the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 29, 2004 (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Bronze medal winner Anna Bessonova from Ukraine performs during a routine in the women's individual all-around final at the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 29, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Bronze medal winner Anna Bessonova from Ukraine balances a ball in the crook of her neck during a routine in the women's individual all-around final at the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 29, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Anna Bessonova performs in the individual all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 29, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Anna Bessonova of Ukraine performs with a hoop during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Natalia Godunko performs in the individual all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 29, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Natalia Godunko performs in the individual all-around final of the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 29, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Natalia Godunko of Ukraine performs with a hoop during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Japan's bronze medallist Kenji Inoue (L) reacts as referee Lee Ronald Mckay (C) of Canada announces his win against Ukraine's Yasyl Fedorshyn (R) in their men's freestyle 60kg wrestling match at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 29, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Japan's bronze medallist Kenji Inoue (top) grapples with Ukraine's Yasyl Fedorshyn in their men's freestyle 60kg wrestling match at Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 29, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Japan's bronze medallist Kenji Inoue (bottom) grapples with Ukraine's Yasyl Fedorshyn in their men's freestyle 60kg wrestling match at Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 29, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Ukraine beat up on France (Eurosport) 08/29/2004
  • Pozdnyakova breezes in 10-mile masters race (MLive/Flint Journal) 08/29/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G9 S5 B9 T23; Rank by gold 11; Rank by Medals 12] (AP/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Ukraine Olympic Medals 2004 by Event (Athens 2004) 08/29/2004
  • She's so finest [Anna Benson, the ravishing wife of new Mets pitcher Kris Benson...is part Irish, part Ukrainian and mostly Cherokee.] (NY Post) 08/29/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G9 S5 B8 T22] (AP/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Doping Cases at the Athens Games (AP/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Olympics Results (NZ Herald) 08/29/2004
  • Emotions ran deep through women's wrestling final [ The nine minutes of unremitting action turned in by the Ukraine's Irini Merleni and Japan's Chiharu Icho was one of the best wrestling bouts I've ever seen.] (Sports Illustrated) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Russia's Alina Kabaeva (C) celebrates her gold medal win in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-round gold medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 29, 2004. Her compatriot Irina Tchachina (L) finished second and Ukraine's Anna Bessonova (R) took bronze. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Russia's Alina Kabaeva (C) celebrates her gold medal win in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-round gold medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games on August 29, 2004. Her compatriot Irina Tchachina (L) finished second and Ukraine's Anna Bessonova (R) took bronze. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004
  • Photo: Russia's Alina Kabaeva (C) celebrates her gold medal win in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-round gold medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games on August 29, 2004. Her compatriot Irina Tchachina (L) finished second and Ukraine's Anna Bessonova (R) took bronze. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/29/2004

  • Photo: Ukraine's women's handball team celebrate their bronze medal win in the match against France at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. Ukraine defeated France 21-18. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G9 S5 B8 T22] (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Saturday's Olympic Scores (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Handball Women : Ukraine takes bronze medal (Athens 2004) 08/28/2004
  • Ukraine secure bronze medal (BBC) 08/28/2004
  • Olympic record for Slesarenko in women's high jump [Ukraine's Viktoria Styopina cleared the same height as Cloete but was placed third as she had failures earlier in the competition. Styopina was delighted with her bronze despite just missing out on going one step further up the podium, as she added two centimetres to her previous best.] (AFP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's bronze medalists attend the podium ceremony for the women's handball competition during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 29, 2004. Denmark won gold, South Korea took silver and Ukraine won bronze. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Viktoriya Styopina celebrates her bronze medal in the women's high jump at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Medal winners in the women's high jump celebrate their wins at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. From left, are: silver medalist Hestrie Cloete of South Africa, gold medallist Yelena Slesarenko of Russia, and bronze medallist Viktoriya Styopina of Ukraine. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Viktoriya Styopina reacts during her bronze medal-winning performance in the women's high jump final at Olympic Stadium at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Viktoriya Styopina of the Ukraine clears the bar during the final of the women's high jump at the 2004 Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olympic champion Elbrus Tedeyev (C) stands with silver medallist Jamill Kelly (L) of the U.S and Russia's bronze winner Makhach Murtazaliev (R) during the podium ceremony for the men's freestyle 66kg event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olympic champion Elbrus Tedeyev bites his gold medal during the podium ceremony after the men's freestyle 66kg finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olympic champion Elbrus Tedeyev (C) stands with silver medalist Jamill Kelly (L) and bronze winner Russia's Makhach Murtazaliev during the podium ceremony for the men's freestyle 66kg event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olympic champion Elbrus Tedeyev displays his gold medal during the podium ceremony after the men's freestyle 66kg finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olympic champion Elbrus Tedeyev celebrates with his country's flag after he defeated Jamill Kelly of the U.S. to win the gold medal in their men's freestyle 66kg finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Jamil Kelly, of United States, looks down after being defeated by Elbrus Redeyev, of Ukraine, who being embraced by his coach, left, during the men's freestyle 66kg wrestling final bout at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olympic champion Elbrus Tedeyev celebrates with his coach after he defeated Jamill Kelly of the U.S. to win the gold medal in their men's freestyle 66kg finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olympic champion Elbrus Tedeyev celebrates with his coach (C) after he defeated Jamill Kelly (L rear) of the U.S. to win the gold medal in their men's freestyle 66kg finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Jamil Kelly, of United States, bottom and Elbrus Redeyev [Tedeyev], of Ukraine, wrestle during the men's freestyle 66kg wrestling final bout at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. Redeyev won and Kelly got the silver medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Jamil Kelly, of United States,right, and Elbrus Redeyev, of Ukraine, wrestle during the men's freestyle 66kg wrestling final bout at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. Redeyev won and Kelly got the silver medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olympic champion Elbrus Tedeyev (R) grapples with Jamill Kelly (bottom) of the U.S. to win the gold medal in their men's freestyle 66kg finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olympic champion Elbrus Tedeyev (top) grapples with Jamill Kelly of the U.S. to win the gold medal in their men's freestyle 66kg finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Lyudmyla Shevchenko (L) kisses Maryna Vergelyuk (R) to celebrate their bronze medal win in the match against France at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. Ukraine defeated France 21-18. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's women's handball player Lyudmyla Shevchenko (R) kisses team mates to celebrate their bronze medal win in the match against France at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. Ukraine defeated France 21-18. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's players celebrate their win against France after the bronze medal handball match of the 2004 Olympic Games at the Helliniko Indoor Arena in Athens, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. Ukraine won the game 21-18 and took the bronze medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: France's captain Stephanie Cano (C) gets caught by Ukraine's defender Lyudmyla Shevchenko (R) in their women's handball bronze medal match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: France's Veronique Pecqueux Rolland, right, tries to stop Ukraine's Maryna Vergelyuk during their Olympic women's handball bronze madal match at the Helliniko Indoor Arena, at the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens, Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Maryna Vergelyuk (C) jumps to throw on goal against France's Delphine Guehl (L) in their women's handball bronze medal match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 28, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Tetyana Shinkarenko, left, tries to stop France's Sophie Herbrecht during the bronze medal handball match of the 2004 Olympic Games at the Helliniko Indoor Arena in Athens, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Anastasiya Borodina, left, and Lyudmyla Shevchenko, center, stop France's Leila Lejeune during the bronze medal handball match of the 2004 Olympic Games at the Helliniko Indoor Arena in Athens, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Lyudmyla Shevchenko, left, stops France's Veronique Pecqueux Rolland during the bronze medal handball match of the 2004 Olympic Games at the Helliniko Indoor Arena in Athens, on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Ukrainian Beats Kelly [5-1] in 66k Freestyle [Elbrus Tedeyev] (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • [Hungarian] Weightlifter Stripped of Silver [Moving up to take silver will be Ukrainian Igor Razoronov] (The Scotsman) 08/28/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G8 S4 B7 T19] (AP/Yahoo) 08/28/2004
  • Gymnastics Rhythmic [Natalia Godunko could win surprise medal] (Athens 2004) 08/28/2004

  • Photo: Ukraine's Anna Bessonova performs in the individual all-around qualification of the rhythmic gymnastics at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 27, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Handball Women: Denmark in the gold medal match after 29-20 against Ukraine (Athens 2004) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Yatsenko (L) walks ahead of team mates as they leave the court after losing to Denmark in the women's handball semi-finals match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 27, 2004. Denmark defeated Ukraine 29-20. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Denmark's Camilla Ingermann Thomsen (R) jumps against Ukraine's Lyudmyla Shevchenko (rear) and Tetyana Shinkarenko (L) to take a shot on goal in their women's handball semi-finals match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 27, 2004. Denmark defeated Ukraine 29-20. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Lyundmyla Shevchenko (L) jumps against Denmark's Camilla Ingermann Thomsen (R) to take a shot on goal in their women's handball semi-finals match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 27, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Denmark's Camilla Ingermann Thomsen (R) jumps against Ukraine's Nataliya Lyapina (L) to take a shot on goal in their women's handball semi-finals match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 27, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Lyudmyla Shevchenko, left, tries to stop Denmark's Katrine Fruelund during their Olympic women's handball semifinal match at the Helliniko Indoor Arena, at the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens, Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Denmark's Rikke Hoerlykke Joergensen (R) jumps against Ukraine's Mayrna Vergelyuk (L) to take a shot on goal in their women's handball semi-finals match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 27, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Potapenko will avoid trial if he completes diversion program (AP/Miami Herald) 08/27/2004
  • Williams set to fight Klitschko (ic Scotland) 08/27/2004
  • Kovalenko braces for stretch run (MLS Net) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Ribbons of grace : Anna Bessonova from the Ukraine performs with a ribbon at the gymnastics rhythmic individual all-around qualification at the Galatsi Olympic Hall in Athens. (AFP/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Anna Bessonova of Ukraine performs with clubs during the Rhythmic Gymnastics individual all-around qualification at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Glad You Asked [Sergey Bubka of Ukraine has the world record with a vault of 20 feet, 1 3/4 inches on July 31, 1994.] (Cleveland Plain Dealer) 08/27/2004
  • Notebook: Bush camp won't halt Olympic- themed ads (Seattle Times) 08/27/2004
  • President Bush's re-election campaign refused a request by the U.S. Olympic Committee yesterday to pull a television ad that mentions the Olympics. (San Diego Union-Tribune) 08/27/2004
  • Fischer Wins 8th Gold; U.S. Won't Give Up Hamm Medal (Update2) [Soviet gymnast Larysa Latynina, who also represented Ukraine, is the only woman with nine career Olympic titles.] (Bloomberg) 08/27/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G8 S4 B7 T19] (AP/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's women kayak bronze medallists Inna Osypenko, Tetyana Semykina, Hanna Balabanova and Olena Cherevatova stand together on the podium after the women's K1 500 metres finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 27, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Inna Osypenko, Tetyana Semykina, Hanna Balabanova and Olena Cherevatova (left to right) paddle to the third place in the Women's K4 500 meter final to take the bronze medal, during the kayak flatwater event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Schinias near Athens, Greece, Friday, Aug. 27, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Lazio draw Ukrainians [Metalurg Donetsk] in UEFA Cup (AP/CNN) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Germany's Birgit Fischer, Maike Nollen, Katrin Wagner and Carolin Leonhardt (L to R) cross the finish line...Behind are Ukraine's Inna Osypenko,Tetyana Semykina, Hanna Balabanova and Olena Cherevatova (L-R), who won the bronce medal (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Photo: Germany's Birgit Fischer (L) and Maike Nollen celebrate after crossing the finish line...Behind the Germans are Ukraine's Inna Osypenko (L) and Tetyana Semykina, who won the bronze medal. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Germany Wins Four-Woman, 500M Kayak Race [Ukraine took the bronze.] (AP/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Complaints spill into rhythmic, this time from an American (AP/Yahoo) 08/27/2004
  • Two very bronzed off Brits ['We always knew the Spaniards would be strong, while the Ukrainian pair simply sailed out of their skins...'] (Guardian) 08/27/2004

  • Gymnastics Rhythmic: Qualifications: Russia and Kabaeva leading the fields [major upset when the Ukraine team failed to make the final; In third is the Ukrainian Anna BESSONOVA, the most decorated rhythmic gymnast with 52.650] (Athens 2004) 08/26/2004
  • Olympics medals table [Ukraine G8 S4 B7 T19; one bronze rescinded today, new total - 18] (AFP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Olympics: Cut It Out, Give It Back, Cool the Hype [U.S. Olympic Committee asked President Bush's re-election campaign to pull a television ad that refers to the Olympic Games; Ukraine loses bronze] (Reuters) 08/26/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G8 S4 B6 T18] (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Gymnastics: She's got rhythm, but Sanders a longshot for finals [Olympics] (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse (L) and Ukraine's Nataliya Sydorenko Tobias run during a semi-final of the women's 1500 metres at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 26, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Olympic athletes run during a semi-final of the women's 1500 metres at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 26, 2004. The athletes are (L-R) Turkey's Elvan Abeylegesse, Ukraine's Nataliya Sydorenko Tobias... (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Anna Bessonova performs her individual all-round ball routine in the rhythmic gymnastics competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 26, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Anna Bessonova performs with hoop during the individual all-around qualification of the rhythmic gymnastic at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Natalia Godunko of Ukraine performs with a ball, during the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around qualification at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Thurday, Aug. 26, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Natalia Godunko performs with a ball during the individual all-around qualification of the rhythmic gymnastic at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Natalia Godunko performs her individual routine with a hoop in the rhythmic gymnastics all-around qualifications at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 26, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Natalia Godunko performs with the hoop during the individual all-around qualifications of the rhythmic gymnastics at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Natalia Godunko performs her individual routine with a hoop in the rhythmic gymnastics all-around qualifications at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 26, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • 49er : Comments from the medallists (Athens 2004) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Spain's Queen Sofia congratulates Ukraine's George Leonchuk during the award ceremony after he won the sliver medal in teh 49er class sailing event at of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games regatta August 25, 2004. Spain won gold, Ukraine silver and Britain bronze. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Spain's Queen Sofia, 4th from left, and King Juan Carlos of Spain, 4th from right, are flanked by medal winners of the men's double-handed 49er dinghy sailing event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. From left to right are Ukraine's crew George Leonchuk, Spanish crew Xavier Fernandez, Ukraine skipper Rodion Luka, Spanish skipper Iker Martinez, British crew Simon Hiscocks and skipper Chris Draper. Spain won gold, Ukraine silver and Britain bronze. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Spaniards Win 49er Sailing Gold [Rodion Luka and George Leonchuk of Ukraine took silver] (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Spain's 49er crew skipper Iker Martinez, 3rd from left, and crew Xavier Fernandez, 4th from left, run into the water with competitors after they won the men's double-handed 49er dinghy sailing event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. Spain's 49er won the gold medal. At left are Ukraine's 49er crew who took the silver medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's 49er crew skipper Rodion Luka, left, and crew George Leonchuk sail in the final race of the men's double-handed 49er dinghy sailing event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. Ukraine's 49er won the silver medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's 49er crew George Leonchuk capsizes their 49er in the Olympic sailing center marina after they won the silver medal in the men's double-handed 49er dinghy sailing event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: The 49er dinghies from Spain, Ukraine and Britain (R to L) return to the marina after the Athens 2004 Olympic Games regatta in the same order, August 26, 2004. Spain's Iker Martinez and Xavier Fernandez, the pre-competition favourites and world champions, cruised to Olympic gold in the open 49er class on Thursday. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Spain's 49er crew skipper Iker Martinez, left, and crew Xavier Fernandez celebrate after they won the men's double-handed 49er dinghy sailing event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. Spain's 49er won the Gold medal. At left is runner-up Ukraine who took the Silver. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Women : Press Conference Highlights from Match No. 22 UKR - ESP (Athens 2004) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's handball team celebrates their victory over Spain in the women's handball quarter-final match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 26, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Ganna Siukalo takes a shot during her women's handball quarter-final match against Spain at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 26, 2004. Ukraine defeated Spain 25 - 23 (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Spain's Marta Mangue, right, stops Ukraine's Maite Adreu as she tries to score during their Olympic women's handball quarterfinal match at the Helliniko Indoor Arena, at the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. Ukraine won 25-23 and qualified to the semifinals. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Tetyana Shinkarenko (R) takes a shot past Spain's Marta Mangue (L) in the women's handball quarter-final match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 26, 2004. Ukraine defeated Spain. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Nataliya Lyapina, left, and Tetyana Shinkarenko, right, try to stop Spain's Isabel Ortuno during a quarterfinal handball match of the 2004 Olympic Games at the Helliniko Indoor Arena in Athens on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. Ukraine won the game 25-23 and will play in the semifinals on Friday. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Spain's Marta Mangue (C) takes a shot on goal against Ukraine's defenders Ganna Siukalo (L) and Olena Radchenko (R) in their women's handball quarter-finals match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 26, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Silviu Simioncencu [?] sits on the dock after he and team mate Florin Popescu failed to qualify in the men's C2 500-metre during competition at the Athens 2004 Olympics August 26, 2004. The Ukranian pair placed fourth just missing out. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Spain's goalkeeper Eugenia Sanchez, right, and her teammate Montserrat Puche, center, try to stop Ukraine's Ganna Siukalo as she scores during their Olympic Women's Handball quarterfinal match at the Helliniko Indoor Arena, at the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Olefirenko poses on the podium after Ukraine's rowers won the bronze medal in the Women's Quadruple Sculls final at the 2004 Olympic Games in Schinias near Athens, Greece, on Aug. 22, 2004. The Ukrainian team was stripped of its bronze medal on Thursday Aug. 26, 2004, after Olefirenko tested positive for a banned drug. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's four-woman boat team poses on the podium after they won the bronze medal in the Women's Quadruple Sculls final at the 2004 Olympic Games in Schinias near Athens, Greece, on Aug. 22, 2004. The Ukrainian team was stripped of its bronze medal on Thursday Aug. 26, 2004, after Olena Olefirenko, second from left, tested positive for a banned drug. From left are Yana Dementyeva, Olefirenko, Tetyana Koleskinova and Olena Morozova. (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's bronze medal-winning women's quadruple sculls team (L-R) Yana Dementyeva, Olena Olefirenko, Tetyana Koleskinova and Olena Morozova pose on the podium on this August 22, 2004 file photo. The team lost the rowing bronze medals on August 26, 2004 after crew member Olena Olefirenko tested positive for a prohibited stimulant. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • It's official - there are more blazers than tracksuits in 45 teams [Vests-Blazers-Ratio: US 549 538 0.979; Russia 458 351 0.766; Ukraine 245 139 0.567] (Guardian) 08/26/2004
  • Drugs cast shadow over Games (Reuters) 08/26/2004
  • Ukrainian Rower [Olena Olefirenko] Fails Drugs Test; stripped of bronze medal from the quadruple sculls [team-mates Olena Morozova, Tetyana Kolesnikova and Yana Dementyeva will also have to hand over their medals.] (The Scotsman) 08/26/2004
  • Ukraine lose sculls bronze (Eurosport) 08/26/2004
  • IOC Sanctions Olefirenko & Kovacs for Violating Anti-Doping Rules (Athens 2004) 08/26/2004
  • Ukrainian rowers stripped of bronze for drug violation; Hungarian weightlifter expelled (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Women : Ukraine advances to semifinals (Athens 2004) 08/26/2004
  • Doping Cases at the Athens Game (AP/Yahoo) 08/26/2004
  • Rower fails drugs test (BBC) 08/26/2004

  • Photo: Oleksiy Kolokoltsev of the Ukraine falls backwards after failing at his attempt to lift 430 pounds (195 kg) in the snatch during the Men's over 231 lb (+105 kg) event (AP/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Shakhtar Donetsk's goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka celebrates after winning against Club Bruges during their Champions League match at the Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges (Reuters) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Shaktar Donetsk's goalkeeper Jan Lastuvka celebrates after winning against Club Bruges during their Champions League match at the Jan Breydel stadium in Bruges (Reuters) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Shaktar Donetsk's Lemos Evaeverson celebrates after winning against Club Bruges during their Champions League match (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Club Bruges' Hans Cornelis is tackled by Shaktar Donetsk's Andriy Vorobyey during their Champions League match (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Shaktar Donetsk's Zvonimir Vukic celebrates with Francelino Matuzalem and Andriy Vorobyey after scoring against Club Bruges (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Club Bruges' Alin Stoica fights for the ball with Shaktar Donetsk's Joad Batista Marques (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Club Bruges' Philippe Clement duels for the ball with Shaktar Donetsk's Francelino Matuzalem during their Champions League match (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Club Bruges' Victor Simoes de Oliveira is tackled by Shaktar Donetsk's Flavius Vladimir Stoican during their Champions League third qualifying round, second leg match (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Shakhtar shine in Belgium (UEFA) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Shaktar Donetsk's Anatoliy Tymoshchuk celebrates after winning against Club Bruges during their Champions League match (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Dynamo power to victory (UEFA) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Oleg Mashkin, left, reaches out his blow to Thailand's Prasathinphimai Suriya during the middleweight boxing quarterfinals in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games at the Peristeri boxing hall in Athens Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004. Prasathinphimai won the match. (AP/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv and Dynamo Kyiv qualify (Soccerway) 08/25/2004
  • Menendez eases into final [women's javelin final: Ukraine's Tetyana Lyakhovych qualified third with 63.07m] (BBC) 08/25/2004
  • US Leads Olympic Medal Count After Day 12 [women's 400 meter hurdles: Tetiana Tereshchuk-Antipova of Ukraine took bronze (53.44)] (VOA) 08/25/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G8 S3 B7 T18] (AP/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Khadevis Robinson of the U.S., left, Amine Laalou of Morocco, and Ivan Heshko of Ukraine run a qualifying heat of the 800m at the 2004 Olympic Games Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 in Athens, Greece. (AP/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Fani Halkia of Greece (C) wins ahead of Tetiana Tereshchuk-Antipova of Ukraine (R), Jana Pittman of Australia (2R) and Brenda Taylor of the USA (R), in the women's 400m hurdles final during the Olympic Games athletics competitions at the Olympic Stadium in Athens. (AFP/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Runners compete in the women's 400-meter hurdles finals at the Olympic Stadium during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004. From top right, Tetiana Tereshchuk-Antipova, of the Ukraine, Brenda Taylor of the United States, Ionela Tirlea-Manolache, of Romania, Fani Halkia, of Greece, Jana Pittman, of Australia, Yuliya Pechenkina, of Russia, and Yekaterina Bikert of Russia. Halkia won the gold, Tirlea-Manolache won the silver, and Tereshchuk-Antipova won the bronze. (AP/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: At the medals ceremony for the women's100m hurdles are, from left, silver medalist Olena Krasovska of Ukraine, gold medalist Joanna Hayes of the U.S., and bronze medalist Melissa Morrison of the U.S., at the 2004 Olympic Games Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004 in Athens, Greece. (AP/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Gennadiy Krasilnikov powers a lift during the men's +105 kg weightlifting event at the Athens 2004 Olympics Games August 25, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Long night's journey into tears of joy and controversy [see: Sergey Bubka] (IHT) 08/25/2004
  • Commentary: Invest in Sport, Then You'll Reap (AllAfrica) 08/25/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G8 S3 B6 T17; Rank by Gold 10, Overall Rank 12] (AP/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Gennadiy Krasilnikov powers a lift during the men's +105 kg weightlifting event at the Athens 2004 Olympics Games August 25, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Gennadiy Krasilnikov powers a lift during the men's +105 kg weightlifting event at the Athens 2004 Olympics Games August 25, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Photo: Gennadiy Krasilnikov of the Ukraine reacts after failing in his attempt to lift the 430 pound (195 kg) in the snatch during the men's over 231 lb (105 kg) event at the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall during the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Wednesday Aug. 25, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/25/2004
  • Olympics Results (NZ Herald) 08/25/2004

  • Photo: Gold-medalist Yuri Nikitin of the Ukraine in blue and bronze-medalist Henrik Stehlik of Germany perform a synchro routine on the trampoline during the gymnastics exhibition gala at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games (AP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G8 S3 B6 T17] (AP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Krasovska (L) congratulates Joanna Hayes of the U.S. after she won the women's 100 metres hurdles final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 24, 2004. Joanna Hayes of the U.S. won gold in a time of 12.37 seconds ahead of Ukraine's Olena Krasovska and Melissa Morrison of the U.S. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Joanna Hayes (2nd R) of the U.S. celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women's 100 metres hurdles final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 24, 2004. Hayes won the gold in a time of 12.37 seconds ahead of Ukraine's Olena Krasovska (far right) and Melissa Morrison of the U.S. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • American Joanna Hayes Wins 100M Hurdles [Olena Krasovska of Ukraine won silver in 12.45] (AP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Hayes wins dramatic Olympic women's 100 metres hurdles gold [Olena Krasovska of Ukraine won silver] (AFP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Gold medalist Dmitry Berestov of Russia, center, is joined by silver medalist Ferenc Gyurkovics of Hungary, left, and bronze medalist Igor Razoronov of Ukraine after the men's 231 lb (105 kg) event at the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall during the Summer Olympics in Athens, Tuesday Aug. 24, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Olympic Medal: Women's 100 Hurdles [Silver - Olena Krasovska, Ukraine, 12.45] (AP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Igor Razoronov from Ukraine powers a lift on his way to win the silver medal in the 105kg category in the men's weight lifting at 2004 Athens Olympics, August 24, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Igor Razoronov from Ukraine powers a lift on his way winning the bronze medal in the 105kg category in the men's weightlifting at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 24, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Gold medallist Dmitry Berestov of Russia (C), silver medallist Zoltan Kovacs (R) from Hungary and bronze medallist Igor Razoronov from Ukraine pose after the medal ceremony for the 105kg category in the men'sweight lifting at 2004 Athens Olympics August 24, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Gold medallist Dmitry Berestov of Russia (C), silver medalist Zoltan Kovacs (L) from Hungary and bronze medallist Igor Razoronov from Ukraine pose during the medal ceremony for the 105kg category in the men's weightlifting at 2004 Athens Olympics August 24, 2004. REUTERS/Andrea Comas (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Gold medallist Dmitry Berestov of Russia (C) silver medalist Zoltan Kovacs (L) from Hungary and bronze medallist Igor Razoronov from Ukraine pose during the medal ceremony for the 105kg category in the men's weightlifting at 2004 Athens Olympics August 24, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Olympic gold medalist Yuri Nikitin from Ukraine (L) and bronze medallist Henrik Stehlik of Germany perform on the trampoline during an artistic gymnastics exhibition at the Athens Olympic Games August 24, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Olympics Results (NZ Herald) 08/24/2004
  • Olympic scoreboard (El Paso Times) 08/24/2004
  • No day at the beach ['Our Ukes are going to win!'; Olympics] (AP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Touching victory for Ukrainian [Irini Merleni] (Contra Costa Times) 08/24/2004
  • Female grapplers have the last laugh (AP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • China, Japan, Ukraine Take Women's Wrestling Golds (VOA) 08/24/2004
  • Cayard Sails Closer to Olympic Medal [ Pending protests, Wadlow and Spaulding won't be able to catch the crews from Spain, Ukraine and Great Britain, which appear to have locked up the medals.] (AP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Olympic gold medalist Valeri Goncharov from Ukraine performs on the parallel bars during an artistic gymnasticS exhibition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 24, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Gold-medalist Yuri Nikitin of the Ukraine in blue and bronze-medalist Henrik Stehlik of Germany perform a synchro routine on the trampoline during the gymnastics exhibition gala at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Booing fans shut down Olympic horizontal bar final (AFP/Yahoo) 08/24/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Dmytro Lysenko dives during the semi-final of the men's three metre springboard at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 24, 2004. Lysenko qualified for the final (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/24/2004

  • Photo: Irini Merleni, from Ukraine, right and Chiharu Icho, from Japan, wrestle during the women's freestyle 48kg wrestling final match at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. Merlini won the gold medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G8 S2 B5 T15] (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Parallel joy for Ukrainian [Valeri Goncharov clinched the gold medal in the men's parallel bars final by the narrowest of margins.] (BBC) 08/23/2004
  • Olympic Medal: Men's Parallel Bars [Gold - Valeri Goncharov, Ukraine, 9.787] (UPI/Wash Times) 08/23/2004
  • Women Handball: Ukraine keeps unbeaten record with Hungary win (Athens 2004) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Olga Maslivets from Ukraine drinks water after the Women's Mistral windsurfer sailing event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Irini Merleni, from Ukraine, right, jubilates after defeating Chiharu Icho, from Japan, during the women's freestyle 48kg wrestling final match at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Irini Merleni, from Ukraine, waves after receiving the gold medal for the women's freestyle 48kg wrestling event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Irini Merleni (top) grapples with Japan's Chiharu Icho (bottom) on the way to her gold medal win in their women's freestyle wrestling (under 48kg) finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 23, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Irini Merleni from Ukraine, bottom, and Chiharu Icho from Japan wrestle during the women's freestyle 48kg wrestling final match at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. Merlini won the gold medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Maryna Vergelyuk (L Rear) Olena Radchenko (C) and Olena Yatsenko (R) celebrate after they defeated Hungary in their preliminary match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 23, 2004. Ukraine defeated Hungary 23-22. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Olympic men canoe team from ( front to back ) U.S., Germany, Ukraine, Hungary, Poland, Canada and Slovakia compete in the heat of the men's C2 canoe flatwater race during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 24, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Italy's Roberto Cammarelle (L) celebrates after being proclaimed as the winner while Ukraine's Oleksii Mazikin (R) reacts after the super heavy weight (+91kg) bout at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 23, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Referee Kostantin Mikhailov (C) raises the arms of Japan's bronze medallist Kyoko Hamaguchi, with a bruised eye, and Ukraine's Svitlana Sayenko (R) at the end of their freestyle wrestling (under 72kg) match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 23, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Valeri Goncharov competes on the parallel bars during the men's gymnastics individual apparatus finals at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. Goncharov won the gold medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Gold-medalist Valeri Goncharov of the Ukraine smiles during the medal ceremony after the parallel bars competition during the men's gymnastics individual apparatus finals at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Silver-medalist Hiroyuki Tomita of Japan, left, gold-medalist Valeri Goncharov of the Ukraine, center, and bronze-medalist Li Xiaopeng of China are seen during the medal ceremony after the parallel bars competition during the men's gymnastics individual apparatus finals at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Silver-medalist Hiroyuki Tomita of Japan, left, gold-medalist Valeri Goncharov of the Ukraine, center, and bronze-medalist Li Xiaopeng of China hold their medals during the medal ceremony after the parallel bars competition during the men's gymnastics individual apparatus finals at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Gold medal winner Valeri Goncharov from Ukraine dismounts the parallel bars during his winning performance at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games individual gymnastics competition August 23, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: The Ukraine's Valeri Goncharov performs his gold medal routine on the parallel bars during the men's gymnastics individual apparatus finals at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Monday, Aug. 23, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Ukrainian Wins, Hamm Last in Parallel Bars (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Booing fans shut down Olympic horizontal bar final (AFP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Ukrainian Wins Women's 48kg Wrestling [Irini Merleni of Ukraine beat Chiharu Icho of Japan to win the gold medal Monday in the 105 1/2-pound (48 kg) class of freestyle wrestling.] (AP/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Corbett to fight Barney [Corbett was due to face a 28-year-old Ukrainian Konstantine Shvets but a contract was not forthcoming.] (BBC) 08/23/2004
  • Monday's Olympic Capsules (AP/SF Chronicle) 08/23/2004
  • Olympics Journal: Memorable moments come in all shapes (SF Chronicle) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Patricia Miranda of the U.S. (top) grapples with Ukraine's Irini Merleni (C) in their women's freestyle wrestling (under 48kg) semi-finals match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 23, 2004. Merleni defeated Miranda on points 9-0. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Irini Merleni (top) grapples with Patricia Miranda of the U.S. in their women's freestyle wrestling (under 48kg) semi-finals match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 23, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Iryna Sekachova competes in the women's hammer throw qualification round at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens August 23, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/23/2004
  • Sunday's detailed Olympics results (Seattle Times) 08/23/2004
  • Shevchenko guns down Lazio (Malaysia Star) 08/23/2004
  • CSKA Sofia thrash top flight newcomers [see: Dynamo Kiev, Shakhtar Donetsk] (ESPN Soccernet) 08/23/2004

  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G6 S2 B5 T13] (AP/Yahoo) 08/22/2004
  • Women's Quadruple Sculls : Germany retains Olympic title [For the Ukraine quad...it was a first Olympic medal in this event] (Athens 2004) 08/22/2004
  • Olympic Medal: Women's Quadruple Sculls [Bronze - Ukraine, 6:34.31] (UPI/Wash Times) 08/22/2004
  • Living Up To Their Promise [Yana Klochlova...The Ukrainian swimmer, dubbed 'the female Phelps,'] (Time) 08/22/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's bronze medal rowers Sergij Grin, Sergij Bilushchenko, Oleg Lykov and Leonid Shaposhnikov show their medals during the awards ceremony after the men's quadruple skulls final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 22, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/22/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's bronze medal rowers, from L-R, Sergij Grin, Sergij Bilushchenko, Oleg Lykov and Leonid Shaposhnikov celebrate their third place finish after the men's quadruple sculls final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 22, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/22/2004
  • Photo: Olena Zhupina of Ukraine competes in the finals of the Women's 10 meter platform diving competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2004 (AP/Yahoo) 08/22/2004
  • Photo: Andriy Sokolovskyy of the Ukraine competes in the final of the men's high jump at the 2004 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Sunday Aug. 22, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/22/2004
  • Photo: Japan's Kaori Icho (R) wrestles head to head with Ukraine's Lyudmyla Golovchenko during the women's wrestling freestyle 63kg elimination event during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games , August 22, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/22/2004
  • Photo: Kazahstan's Bakhtiyar Artayev (L) fights Ukraine's Viktor Polyakov (R) during their welter weight (69kg) quarter-final bout at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 22, 2004. Artayev won the fight. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/22/2004

  • Men's Team : Ukraine wins first ever Men's Archery medal (Athens 2004) 08/21/2004
  • Women's Handball : Ukraine eases by Greece (Athens 2004) 08/21/2004
  • Shevchenko hat-trick hands Milan Super Cup win (Reuters) 08/21/2004
  • Yngling : Impressive silver medal for Ukraines team (Athens 2004) 08/21/2004
  • Ukrainian Wins Men's Trampoline Gold (AP/Wash Post) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: AC Milan's Andriy Shevchenko celebrates with the trophy after defeating Lazio in the Italian Supercup match at the San Siro Stadium in Milan. AC Milan won the match 3-0 (Reuters) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: AC Milan Ukrainian forward Andriy Shevchenko celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Italy Super Cup soccer match between AC Milan and Lazio (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: AC Milan's Andriy Shevchenko celebrates with his team mates Jon Dahl Tomasson, Marcos Cafu and Ricardo Kaka after scoring against Lazio (Reuters) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: AC Milan's Andriy Shevchenko celebrates with his team mates Jon Dahl Tomasson and Ricardo Kaka after scoring (Reuters) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: AC Milan's Andriy Shevchenko celebrates with his team mates Marcos Cafu and Jon Dahl Tomasson after scoring (Reuters) 08/21/2004
  • Shevchenko strikes thrice in Super Cup win (Soccerway) 08/21/2004
  • Women Handball: Ukraine eases by Greece (Athens 2004) 08/21/2004
  • South Korea Wins Gold in Men's Archery [Ukraine got the bronze medal] (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Men's Team : Ukraine wins first ever Men's Archery medal [Viktor Ruban - Ukraine beat USA 237-235 in the bronze medal match] (Athens 2004) 08/21/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G6 S2 B3 T11] (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: Gold medal winner Yuri Nikitin of the Ukraine smiles during the medal ceremony after the men's trampoline competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's gold medallist Yuri Nikitin celebrates during the awards ceremony for the men's gymnastics trampoline event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 21, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's gold medallist Yuri Nikitin (C), Russia's silver medallist Alexander Moskalenko (L) and Germany's bronze medallist Henrik Stehlik celebrate during the awards ceremony for the gymnastics trampoline men's event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 21, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: Silver medal winner Alexander Moskalenko of Russia, left, gold medal winner Yuri Nikitin of the Ukraine, center, and bronze medal winner Henrik Stehlik of Germany smile during the medal ceremony after during the men's trampoline competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: Ukraines gold medallist Yuri Nikitin performs during the gymnastics trampoline men's event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 21, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's gold medallist Yuri Nikitin performs during the men's gymnastics trampoline event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 21, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: (R-L) Sweden's Carolina Kluft, Ukraine's Yuliya Akulenko, Ghana's Margaret Simpson and Portugal's Naide Gomez celebrate with other participants after the 800 metres heptathlon at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 21, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: Morocco's Hasna Benhassi (C) celebrates as she wins her semi-final of the women's 800 metres ahead of Slovenia's Jolanda Ceplak (R) and Ukraine's Tetyana Petlyuk (L) at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 21, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: Hasna Benhassi, center, of Morocco, wins a semifinal of the 800m at the 2004 Olympic Games Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004 in Athens, Greece. On the left is Tetyana Petlyuk, of Ukraine, and Jolanda Ceplak, of Slovenia, is on the right. (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Photo: Germany's Lukas Wilaschek (R) fights Ukraine's Oleg Mashkin (L) during their middleweight (75kg) round of 16 bout at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 21, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Ukrainian Wins Men's Trampoline Gold [Yuri Nikitin, scoring 41.50 points] (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Ukraine's Nikitin Wins Trampoline Gold (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G5 S2 B2 T9 Rank 12] (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004
  • Ukraine 2004 Olympic Medals Table by Athlete and Sport (Athens 2004) 08/21/2004
  • Ukrainians Win Silver in Yngling (AP/Yahoo) 08/21/2004

  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Zhupina dives during the semi finals of the women's 10 meter platform diving competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens August 21, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Athletes To Watch [Olena Zhupina, Ukraine, women's diving...best, most consistent performer] (Houston Chronicle) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Maksym Tretyak (L) punches Hungary's Zsolt Bedak (R) in their bantam weight (54kg) round of 16 boxing bout at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 20, 2004. Tretyak won the bout. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Olena Zuphina [Zhupina] from Ukraine completes an inward 1-1/2 somersault in the semi finals of the Women's 10 meter platform diving competition at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004. Zuphina stands fourth going into Sunday's final dives. (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Medal winners in the men's shot put (L-R) Adam Nelson of the U.S., Yuriy Bilong [Bilonog] of Ukraine and Joachim Olsen of Denmark hold their medals at Olympic Stadium in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 20, 2004. The competition was held in Olympia, Greece on August 18. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Gold medallist Michael Phelps of the U.S. (C) silver medallist Ian Croker of the U.S. (L) and bronze medallist Andriy Serdinov (R) of Ukraine pose during the medal presentation ceremony for the 100 metre butterfly final during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games swimming competition, August 20, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: 100-meter butterfly bronze medalist Andriy Serdinov, of the Ukraine, left, Gold-medalist Michael Phelps (news - web sites), and silver-medalist Ian Crocker, of the United States, stand on the podium at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Friday, Aug. 20, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Gold medallist Michael Phelps (C), silver medallist Ian Crocker (L), both of the U.S., and bronze medallist Andriy Serdinov from Ukraine pose after the medal ceremony for the 100 metre butterfly final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games swimming competition, August 20, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Lauryn Williams (L) of the U.S., Ukraine's Zhanna Block and France's Veronique Mang run during the second round of the women's 100 metres at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 20, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Bulgaria's Ivet Lalova (L) leads Ukraine's Zhanna Block during the second round of the women's 100 metres at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 20, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Lauryn Williams, left, of the U.S., and Zhanna Block, of Ukraine, run in a heat of the 100m at the 2004 Olympic Games Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 in Athens, Greece. (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Medalists of the 2004 Olympic Games shot put from left, Adam Nelson, US, silver, Yuriy Bilonog, Ukraine, gold, and Joachim Olsen, Denmark, bronze, pose on the podium after the presentation ceremony in the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Friday Aug. 20, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Finishing a heat of the 1500m are, left to right: Ivan Heshko of Ukraine, Juan Carlos Higuero of Spain, Michael East of Britain, Rashid Ramzi of Brunei, and Timothy Kiptanui of Kenya at the 2004 Olympic Games Friday, Aug. 20, 2004 in Athens, Greece. (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Movchan performs during the gymnastics trampoline women's qualification event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games , August 20, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Yuriy Bilong [Bilonog] of Ukraine holds his gold medal for the shot put at Olympic Stadium in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 20, 2004. The competition was held in Olympia, Greece on August 18. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Fartun Abukar Omar, third from left, of Somalia, runs in the wrong lane during a qualifying heat of the 100m at the 2004 Olympic Games Friday, August 20, 2004 in Athens, Greece. The runners are, from left to right: Heather Samuel of Antigua and Barbuda, La Verne Jones of the Virgin Islands, Abukar Omar, Gail Devers of the U.S., and Zhanna Block of Ukraine. (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Olympics Results (New Zealand Herald) 08/20/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Games - Prelims Day 7 Aug 20 (Swim News) 08/20/2004
  • Oh, say, can you hear an appropriate national anthem at the Olympics? (Chicago Tribune) 08/20/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G5 S1 B1 T7] (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Girls of the Olympics [Playboy Magazine][Shame too, that Ukrainian two-time Olympian, Zhanna Block, the 100-meters sprinter who is naked except for her sneakers, tensed and ready for the signal to run felt the need to be photographed nude.] (OpEd News) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Zhupina dives during the women's 10 metre platform preliminary at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 20, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Zhupins [sp. Zhupina] begins her first dive in the preliminaries of the Women's 10 meter platform diving event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Friday, Aug. 20, 2004. Zhupina holds the lead entering Saturday's semifinals. (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Diving: Women's 10m Platform : ZHUPINA (UKR) leads qualifiers (Athens2004) 08/20/2004
  • Veteran diver Zhupina leads as Chinese teens struggle (AFP/Hindustan Times) 08/20/2004
  • Americans Stand 13th, 14th in Diving [Olena Zhupina of Ukraine led the preliminaries with 371.10] (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Volodymyr Dyudya overtakes Germany's Christian Lademann, right, during the Men's individual pursuit qualification at the Olympic velodrome at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens Friday, Aug. 20, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004
  • Cycling: Wiggins sets new record [Ukrainian rider Volodymyr Dyudya had earlier broken Robert Bartko's Olympic record from Sydney when he crossed the line in 4:18.169 seconds; Wiggins took more than three seconds off Dyudya's time two rounds later.] (BBC) 08/20/2004
  • Thursday at the Olympics [Team Handball: In Group A...Ukraine beat Brazil 21-19, erasing an 18-17 deficit late in the game. Ukraine is 2-0 and tied with Hungary in the group.] (AP/Morning Sun) 08/20/2004
  • Why Ukraine, Belarus? Govt had asked the IOA (Newindpress) 08/20/2004
  • Olympics return to ancient roots ['I feel very familiar here; it's like home,' said gold medallist Yuriy Belonog of Ukraine] (Miami Herald) 08/20/2004
  • Swimming: Day 6 Finals Wrap Up [Ukraines Andriy Serdinov set the Olympic record in the first semifinal with a time of 51.74, only to have Phelps top it with a time of 51.61 in the second semifinal.] (Sports Features) 08/20/2004
  • Doping at Weightlifting a Worldwide Affair (AP/Yahoo) 08/20/2004

  • Photo: Brazil's Viviane Jacques (L) competes for possession with Ukraine's Olena Radchenko during their handball women's preliminaries at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Augut 19, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Germany's, top, and Ukraine's pursuit teams train at the Olympic velodrome in Athens Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004. The track races of the 2004 Olympic Games will start Friday and will go on for six days. (AP/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Track cyclists from Ukraine ride during a training session in the Olympic velodrome at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 19, 2004. The track cycling events start from August 20. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Viktor Polyakov (R) punches France's Xavier Noel during their light welterweight 69 kg round of 16 at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games boxing tournament August 19, 2004. Polyakov won the match. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Ganna Siukalo (C) and Nataliya Lyapina (R) try to catch Brazil's Aline Silva during their handball women's preliminaries at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 19, 2004. Ukraine won the match. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Tsygitsa, right, stops Brazil's Fabiana Diniz during a Group A handball match of the 2004 Olympic Games at the Faliro Sports Pavillion in Athens on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004. Ukraine won the game 21-19. (AP/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Brazil's Lucila Silva (R) and Aline Santos (L) try to stop Ukraine's Ganna Siukalo during their handball women's preliminaries at Athens 2004 Olympic Games, Augut 19, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Brazil's Alina Santos, left, and Lucila Silva, right, try to stop Ukraine's Ganna Siukala as she tries to score during their Olympic Group A Women's Handball match at the Faliro Sports Pavilion at the Olympic Games 2004 in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Maryna Vergelyuk, right, Lyudmyla Shevchenko, left, and Olena Radchenko, background, stop Brazil's Aline Silva during a Group A handball match of the 2004 Olympic Games at the Faliro Sports Pavillion in Athens on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Vanda Maslovska powers a lift during the women's 69 kg weightlifting event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 19, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Photo: Lucia Morico, from Italy, right, celebrates after beating Anastasiia Matrosova, from Ukraine, to win the bronze medal of the Judo women's half heavy weight (-78kg) event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • IWF suspends five more weightlifters [This year, 2003 medalists suspended and stripped of their medals included 231 pounds-plus (105 kg-plus) silver medalist Artem Udachyn, Ukraine] (AP/Chicago Sun-Times) 08/19/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G5 S1 B1 T7] (AP/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Olympics Results (AP/NZ Herald) 08/19/2004
  • Foul Takes Shot-Put Gold Away From Nelson [...a foul was called, giving the shot put gold to Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog] (AP/Yahoo) 08/19/2004
  • Yngling : Great Britain ahead leading into the last three races (Athens 2004) 08/19/2004
  • Olympics return to roots, for what it's worth (Daily Camera) 08/19/2004
  • Bonus babies: For many, gold medals worth a whole lot more [Ukraine will double what it paid gold medalists at the 2000 Sydney Games. Victors will get $100,000 from the government, sweetened by free apartments in Kiev.] (Daily Southtown) 08/19/2004
  • Americans Make 50M Semis; Phelps to Swim [Men's 100 butterfly: Andriy Serdinov of Ukraine was second in 52.05] (AP/Yahoo) 08/19/2004

  • Photo: Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog celebrates after winning the gold medal in the shot put event at the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia some 320 Km (198 miles) southwest of Athens August 18, 2004 during the men's final. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Welcome to the jungle: American-style spectacle jazzes up Olympics (AP/SF Chronicle) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Nataliya Skakun blows a kiss after she won the gold medal in the women's 63 kg weightlifting event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Ukraine's Natalia Skakun overcomes deficit to win gold medal (AP/SF Chronicle) 08/18/2004
  • Olympic champ becomes hero of Ukraine (UPI/Wash Times) 08/18/2004
  • England Beats Ukraine in World Cup Soccer Warm-Up (Bloomberg) 08/18/2004
  • England 3 Ukraine 0 - friendly result (Reuters) 08/18/2004
  • England 3-0 Ukraine (BBC) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: England's David Beckham (L) battles for the ball with Ukraine's Anatolii Tymoschuk in their international friendly soccer match, at St James' Park in Newcastle, August 18 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: England's Alan Smith (L) and Ukraine's Anatoli Tymoschuk fight for the ball during their international friendly football match at St James' Park, Newcastle, United Kingdom. (AFP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine competes in the men's shot put event at the Olympia Ancient Stadium during the 2004 Olympic Games (AFP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Yuriy Bilinog celebrates winning the gold medal in men's shot putt at the Ancient Olympia Stadium during the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. Adam Nelson of the U.S won the silver with Denmarks Joachim Olsen taking the bronze. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Nataliya Skakun celebrates her gold medal after the women's 63 kg weightlifting event in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G5 S1 B1 T7] (AP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Ukraine's Bilonog wins men's Olympic shot put (Outlook India) 08/18/2004
  • Ukrainian Bilonog Wins Gold in Shot Put (AP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Olympic Medal: Men's Shot Put [Gold - Yuriy Bilonog, Ukraine, 21.16 meters] (UPI/Wash Times) 08/18/2004
  • Ukrainian Wins Men's Shot; American Takes Silver [Gold to Bilonog] (Reuters) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog reacts after completing a throw for 21 meters and 16 centimeters on his final attempt that won him the gold medal during the Athens 2004 Olympics men's shot put final Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004 in Ancient Olympia, Greece. The men's and women's shot put was held in the ancient stadium where the original games were played. (AP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Yuriy Bilonog competes in shot put at the ancient Olympic stadium in Olympia, 198 miles south west of Athens, August 18, 2004 in the Men's Olympic final. Bilonog won the gold medal. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Athletics Results [Men Shot Put: 1. Yuriy Bilonog, Ukraine, (21.16), 69-5 1-4] (AP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Skakun takes 63kg crown (BBC) 08/18/2004
  • Women's 63kg : World and Olympic records topple (Athens 2004) 08/18/2004
  • Ukraine's Skakun Takes Weightlifting Gold (AP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Nataliya Skakun powers a lift in the women's 63 kg Group weightlifting event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Gold medal winner Nataliya Skakun of Ukraine, center, joins hands with silver medal winner Hanna Batsiushka of Belarus, left, and bronze medal winner Tatsiana Stukalava of Belarus after the women's 137lb (63 kg) event at the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall during the Summer Olympics in Athens, Wednesday Aug. 18, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine weightlifter Nataliya Skakun smiles after winning the gold medal after the women's 137lb (63 kg) event at the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall during the Summer Olympics in Athens, Wednesday Aug. 18, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Nataliya Skakun waves with her gold medal after the women's 63 kg weightlifting event in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Nataliya Skakun lifts to win the gold medal in the women's 63 kg weightlifting event in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Nataliya Skakun (C), Belarus's Hanna Batsiushka (L) and her compatriot Tatsiana Stukalava raise their arms on the podium following the women's 63 kg weightlifting event at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. Ukraine's Nataliya Skakun won the women's 63kg weightlifting gold medal. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Nataliya Skakun lifts to win the gold medal in the women's 63 kg weightlifting event in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 18, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine weightlifter Nataliya Skakun waves to the crowd after lifting 298lbs (135 kg) in the clean and jerk, an Olympic record, during the women's 137lb (63 kg) event at the Nikaia Olympic Weightlifting Hall during the Summer Olympics in Athens, Wednesday Aug. 18, 2004. Skakun won the gold medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Beckham backed by Shevchenko (Daily Telegraph) 08/18/2004
  • Pole vaulter Bubka gives Klochkova a lift (SF Chronicle) 08/18/2004
  • Olympics Results (NZ Herald) 08/18/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G3 S1 B1 T5] (AP/Yahoo) 08/18/2004
  • Medley queen Klochkova given top honour [Olympics] (Reuters/Eurosport) 08/18/2004
  • Ukranian sweeps individual medleys [Yana Klochkova Olympics] (AP/Myrtle Beach Sun News) 08/18/2004
  • Swimming: Klochkova clinches historic 'double double' [Olympics] (Reuters/NZ Herald) 08/18/2004
  • England v Ukraine preview [Soccer] (Sky Sports) 08/18/2004

  • Tuesday's Olympic Scores [Team Handball: Ukraine 26, China 21] (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Tuesday's Olympic Medalists [Judo: Silver Roman Gontyuk; Swimming Women 200 Freestyle: Gold Yana Klochkova, 2:11.14] (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Klochkova Wins 200 IM, Beard Takes Silver (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Klochkova reigns supreme (BBC) 08/17/2004
  • Klochkova golden in 200 IM (USA Today) 08/17/2004
  • Ukrainian 'goldfish' wins another gold medal for Ukraine (Interfax) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Yana Klochkova raises her arms in victory after winning the gold medal in the women's 200 metres individual medley at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 17, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova, of the Ukraine, celebrates a gold medal in the 200-meter individual medley at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Tuesday (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova, of the Ukraine, reacts after winning the gold medal in the 200-meter butterfly at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova from Ukraine powers through the water on her way to victory in the women's 200 metres individual medley at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, August 17, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova from the Ukraine celebrates her victory after winning the gold medal in the women's 200 metres individual medley at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games , August 17, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Tuesday's Olympic results [Gymnastics Artistic Women's Team Final: 4. Ukraine (Mirabella Akhunu; Alina Kozich; Irina Krasnynska; Alona Kvasha; Olga Sherbatykh; Irina Yarotska), 112.309; Judo: Semifinals Roman Gontyuk, Ukraine, def. Robert Krawczyk, Poland, Ippon, Hikikomi-gaeshi, 5:00; Gold Medal Ilias Iliadis, Greece, def. Roman Gontyuk, Ukraine, Ippon, Seoi-otoshi, 2:06; Swimming Women 200 Individual Medley: 1. Yana Klochkova, Ukraine, 2:11.14] (El Paso Times) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Mirabella Akhunu of the Ukraine competes in the floor exercise during the women's gymnastics team final at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • England Under-21 3 Ukraine Under-21 1 [Soccer] (Sporting Life) 08/17/2004
  • Rebrov has a point to prove [Soccer] (ESPN/Soccernet) 08/17/2004
  • England Watch: Key points against Ukraine [Soccer] (ic Wales) 08/17/2004
  • Ukraine eager for England [Soccer] (BBC) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Medal winners pose together during the victory ceremony after the Judo men's half-middle weight (-81 kg) event during the Summer Olympics in Athens, Tuesday Aug. 17, 2004. From left is silver medalist Roman Gontyuk of the Ukraine, gold medalist Ilias Iliadis of Greece, bronze medalists Robert Krawczyk of Poland and Flavio Canto of Brazil. (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Roman Gontyuk, of Ukraine, right, reacts after beating Robert Krawczyk, of Poland, during the semifinal of the Judo Men half-middle weight (-81kg) event at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. Gontyuk won the silver medal. (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Greek wins gold in judo [Roman Gontyuk Olympics Silver] (Sports Network) 08/17/2004
  • England v Ukraine fixed odds betting preview (Readabet) 08/17/2004
  • In one trip, second-tier sports get their due By Patrick Hruby (Wash Times) 08/17/2004
  • Ukraine Medals count [G2 S1 B1 T4] (Yahoo Sports) 08/17/2004
  • Olympic and world champions fall in early judo action [Ukraine's up-and-coming Roman Gontyuk stunned world champion Florian Wanner of Germany in the men's judo under-81kg light middleweight quarter-finals at the Athens Olympics] (AFP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Monday's detailed results [Olympics][Archery: Oleksandr Serdyuk, Ukraine, def. Felipe Lopez, Spain, 164-141; Dmytro Hrachov, Ukraine, def. Maged Youssef, Egypt, 154-128; Viktor Ruban, Ukraine, def. Jonathan Ohayon, Canada, 157-140. Boxing: Asghar Ali Shah, Pakistan, def. Volodymyr Kravets, Ukraine, 21-17; Women's Yngling through 6: 3. Ukraine (Ruslana Taran; Ganna Kalinina; Svitlana Matevusheva) (10, 3, 9, 3, 7, 2), 24.0. 100 Breaststroke: 7. Svitlana Bondarenko, Ukraine, 1:08.19. 200 freestyle: 1. Yana Klochkova, Ukraine, 2:13.30.] (Seattle Times) 08/17/2004
  • Olympic scoreboard Monday's scores [Gymnastics Artistic: 7. Ukraine (Evgeni Bogonosyuk; Valeri Goncharov; Vadym Kuvakin; Ruslan Myezyentsev; Andrei Mykaylichenko; Roman Zozulia), 168.244. 100 Breaststroke: 7. Svitlana Bondarenko, Ukraine, 1:08.19.] (El Paso Times) 08/17/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G2 S0 B1 T3] (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: China's Chao Zhai, center, tries to score as Ukraine's Oxana Rayhel, left, and Tetyana Shinkarenko try to stop her during their 2004 Athens Olympic Games (news - web sites) Group A women's handball match at Faliro Sports Pavilion, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Yatsenko (L) battles China's Li Weiwei during their women's preliminary round pool A handball match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites), August 17, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Oxana Rayhel (L) and Tetyana Shinkarenko try to stop China's Chao Zhai during their women's preliminary round pool A handball match at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites), August 17, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Greece's Olympic champion Ilias Iliadis (R) grapples with Ukraine's Roman Gontyuk (L) on his way to win the gold medal in their men's judo half-middleweight (under 81kg) competition at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites) August 17, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Photo: Germany's Florian Wanner (R) grapples with Ukraine's Roman Gontyuk in their men's judo half-middleweight (under 81kg) bout at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites) August 17, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/17/2004
  • Sports Headlines from the Summer Olympics (Sports Network) 08/17/2004
  • Shot putters get their day in the sun [Olympics][Yuriy Bilonog] (AFP/Yahoo) 08/17/2004

  • Photo: Ali Asghar Shah from Pakistan (L) and Volodymyr Kravets of Ukraine trade blows during their lightweight Athens 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites) round of 32 boxing bout August 16, 2004. Shah won the fight. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/16/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Ruslan Myezentsev performs a floor exercise during the artistic gymnastics men's team final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites) August 16, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/16/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Roman Zozulia performs a floor exercise during the artistic gymnastics men's team final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites), August 16, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/16/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Valeri Goncharov performs a routine on the horizontal bar during the artistic gymnastics men's team final at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites) August 16, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/16/2004
  • Four U.S. women advance to semifinals [In the 200 individual medley...Defending Olympic champion Yana Klochkova of Ukraine, who won the 400 IM Saturday, was second in 2:13.40.] (AP/ESPN) 08/16/2004
  • Monday's early Olympic summary: Warden bright spot as pool woes continue [Canada's lone male archer Jonathan Ohayon of Toronto went down to defeat the 70-metre competition, losing to Viktor Ruban of Ukraine.] (CP/National Post) 08/16/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova, of the Ukraine, swims in a qualifying heat of the 200-meter individual medley at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites) in Athens, Monday, Aug. 16, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/16/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova, of the Ukraine, swims in a qualifying heat of the 200-meter individual medley at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games (news - web sites) in Athens, Monday, Aug. 16, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/16/2004
  • Photo: Ukrainian swimmer Yana Klochkova swims in her heat of the women's 200 metres individual medley at the Olympic Aquatics Center in Athens August 16, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/16/2004
  • U.S. Gymnasts Try to Steady Themselves [Ukraine qualified for Tuesday night's final, where everybody gets to start again from scratch] (AP/Yahoo) 08/16/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Medals Table [Ukraine G2 S0 B1 T3] (AP/Yahoo) 08/16/2004
  • Sunday's Olympic results [Women's 10m Air Pistol: 1. x-Olena Kostevych, Ukraine (384, 99.3), 483.3; Men's Swimming 100 Breaststroke: 8. Oleg Lisogor, Ukraine, 1:02.42; Tennis Women's Singles 1st rnd: Tetyana Perebiynis, Ukraine, d. Dally Randriantefy, Madagascar, 6-3, 6-4; Doubles 1st rnd: Martina Navratilova, Aspen, Colo., and Lisa Raymond (3), Wayne, Pa., d. Yuliya Beygelzimer and Tetyana Perebiynis, Ukraine, 6-0, 6-2] (Clarion-Ledger) 08/16/2004
  • Snapshots from around the Games (San Diego Union-Tribune) 08/16/2004
  • Ukraine starts Olympiad's fourth day rating fifth [Medals so far: Gold for Yana Klochkova and Olena Kostevych, Bronze for Vladislav Tretiak; Roman Volodkov and Anton Zakharov finished 4th place; swimmer Oleh Lysohor in disappointing 8th place] (Interfax) 08/16/2004
  • Round-up up action from Eastern Europe (ESPN) 08/16/2004

  • Sailing Results [Women's Mistral Through 2 races: 2. Olga Maslivets, Ukraine (5, 4), 9.0; Men's 470 Through 4 races: 6. Ukraine (Eugen Braslavets; Igor Matvienko) (10, 4, 1, 28), 43.0; Laser Through 2 races: 38. Yuriy Orlov, Ukraine (36, 32), 68.0; Women's Yngling Through 4 races: 3. Ukraine (Ruslana Taran; Ganna Kalinina; Svitlana Matevusheva) (10, 3, 9, 3), 25.0] (AP/SF Chronicle) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukrainian Andrej Voronin of Leverkusen celebrates his 2-2 goal with teammate Brazilian Juan (AP/Yahoo) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukrainian Andrej Voronin of Leverkusen celebrates his 2-2 goal during the German first division soccer match between VFL Bochum and Bayer Leverkusen (AP/Yahoo) 08/15/2004
  • Determined Leverkusen snatch point at Bochum (AFP/Yahoo) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Kostevych holds her wreath during the medal ceremony for the Women's 10 meter air pistol in Athens, August 15, 2004. Kostevych took gold with a score of 483.3. (Reuters) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Kostevych stands on the podium after winning the women's 10m air pistol finals Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, in Athens. Ukraine's Olena Kostevych won the gold; Serbia-Montenegro's Jasna Sekaric won the silver; and Bulgaria's Maria Grozdeva took the bronze in the Summer Olympics (news - web sites). (AP/Yahoo) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Kostevych waves to the cheering crowd after winning the women's 10m air pistol finals in the 2004 Summer Olympics (news - web sites) Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, in Athens. Kostevych won the gold; Serbia/Montenegro's Jasna Sekaric won the silver; and Bulgaria's Maria Grozdeva took the bronze in the Summer Olympics. (AP/Yahoo) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Kostevych takes her final shot to win the women's 10m air pistol finals Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, in Athens. Kostevych won the gold; Serbia-Montenegro's Jasna Sekaric won the silver; and Bulgaria's Maria Grozdeva took the bronze in the Summer Olympics . (AP/Yahoo) 08/15/2004
  • Ukranian wins tiebreaker and shooting gold [Olena Kostevych] (UPI/Wash Times) 08/15/2004
  • Ukraine's Olena Kostevych is hugged by his coach after she won the Women's 10 meter air pistol in Athens, August 15, 2004. Kostevych took gold with a score of 483.3. (Reuters) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Kostevych celebrates after her victory in the women's 10 metre air pistol in Athens, August 15, 2004. Kostevych took gold with a score of 483.3. (Reuters) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Olena Kostevych (C) celebrates for the women's 10 metres air pistol in Athens, August 15, 2004. Kostevych took gold with a score of 483.3. Seribia & Montenegro's Jasna Sekaric (L) and Bulgaria's Maria Grozdeva took silver and bronze medals. (Reuters) 08/15/2004
  • Olympic Medal: Women's Air Pistol [Gold - Olena Kostevych, Ukraine, 483.3 points] (UPI/Wash Times) 08/15/2004
  • Fiddling Around While Athens Burns [After Yana Klochkova of Ukraine won the women's 400-meter individual medley final, reporters asked questions in English, but no answers were translated into English.] (LA Times) 08/15/2004
  • So Far, So Gold [The closest race of the night was the women's 400 individual medley. Yana Klochkova of Ukraine won it] (LA Times) 08/15/2004
  • Ukraine's [Yana] Klochkova wins women's 400 IM [in 4:34.83][Olympics] (Seattle Post Intelligencer) 08/15/2004
  • Ukrainian Klochkova Defends Olympic Title in 400m Individual Medley (Baku Today) 08/15/2004
  • Russia and Ukraine win gold in shooting [Olympics] (Sports Network) 08/15/2004
  • Swimming Results [100 Breaststroke: 8. Oleg Lisogor, Ukraine, 1:02.42] (AP/SF Chronicle) 08/15/2004
  • Olympics: Ukrainian adds Jitender to list of Indian victims [India's Jitender Kumar went down to Andriy Fedtchuk in the opening round of the 81-kg category of Olympic boxing competition] (Kerala Next) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Arash Miresmaeili of Iran (R) seen fighting Mustuyev of Ukraine at the Judo World Championships in Munich in this July 2001 file photo. Miresmaeili refused to compete against an Israeli on Sunday, triggering a fresh crisis at the Olympic Games (news - web sites) where race, creed or colour are barred from interfering in sport. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Australia's Gerard O'Mahony, right, lands a blow on the face of Ukraine's Viktor Polyakov during the welterweight boxing preliminaries in the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic G ames at the Peristeri boxing hall in Athens Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004. Polyakov won the match. (AP/Yahoo) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Alona Kvasha of the Ukraine competes in the balance beam during the women's gymnastics qualifying round at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games (news - web sites) in Athens, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Alina Kozich ends her vault routine during the women's artistic gymnastics qualifying session at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 15, 2004. (Reuters) 08/15/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Alina Kozich vaults during the women's artistic gymnastics qualifying session at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 15, 2004. (Reuters) 08/15/2004
  • Navratilova Becomes Grand Dame of Games [teamed up with Lisa Raymond to beat the Ukrainian pairing of Tatiana Perebiynis and Yulia Beygelzimer 6-0, 6-2.] (Reuters) 08/15/2004
  • 2004 Olympic Highlights [An American and a Ukrainian on Sunday won the first Olympic competitions in Panathinaiko Stadium since the marble facility hosted the first modern games in 1896.] (AP/KATU) 08/15/2004
  • World of Football (The Scotsman) 08/15/2004
  • Saturday's Olympic results (Clarion-Ledger) 08/15/2004
  • . , (BBC Ukrainian) 08/15/2004

  • Boxer Motau out for SA [crashed out in the final round in his debut against Ukranian Oleg Mashkin] [Olympics] (Sapa/iAfrica) 08/14/2004
  • Day 1 Opens With US Strong Swimming And Team Sports (USOC/Play Positive) 08/14/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova of Ukraine swims during her 400m individual medley heat at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games on August 14, 2004. Klochkova won the heat. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/14/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova of Ukraine swims during her 400m individual medley heat at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games on August 14, 2004. Klochkova won her heat and advanced to the final. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/14/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova of Ukraine competes in a heat of the 400m individual medley at the Olympic Games Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004 in Athens, Greece. (AP/Yahoo) 08/14/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Vladimir Lukashenko wears the newly-introduced transparent fencing mask in the men's individual sabre quarter-finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 14, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/14/2004
  • Photo: Yana Klochkova, of the Ukraine, and Kaitlin Sandeno, of the United States swim during a qualifying heat of the 400 meter Individual Medley at the Olympic Aquatic Centre during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004. (AP/Yahoo) 08/14/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Vladimir Lukashenko removes the newly-introduced transparent fencing mask in the men's individual sabre quarter-finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 14, 2004. The new mask, in which the traditional grill is replaced by a Lexan faceplate, has been criticised by competitors for giving poor visibility and making breathing difficult. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/14/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Vladimir Lukashenko (L) wears newly-introduced fencing mask against compatriot Vladislav Tretiak (R) in the men's individual sabre quarter-finals at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games August 14, 2004. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/14/2004
  • Defending champion Covaliu knocked out [Defending champion Mihai Covaliu and top seed Vladimir Lukashenko were knocked out of the men's Olympic sabre fencing competition in the quarter-finals on Saturday] (Reuters/Sky Sports) 08/14/2004
  • American, world No. 1 Smart shocked out in fencing [2003 world champion Vladimir Lukashenko of Ukraine advanced to the evening's semifinals] (CBS SportsLine) 08/14/2004
  • Spectacular ceremony opens Games [Olympics] (Rediff) 08/14/2004

  • Athens Olympic cauldron ignited (Reuters) 08/13/2004
  • Yes, Virginia, Kiribati has an Olympic team (Morning Call) 08/13/2004
  • Acropolis Now as big guns roll into Athens (Eurosport) 08/13/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Roman Volodkov and Alexander Skrypnik (behind) train for the men's synchronised 10 metre platform event at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Athens August 13, 2004 a few hours before the opening ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/13/2004
  • Photo: Ukraine's Roman Volodkov and Alexander Skrypnik (behind) train for the men's synchronised 10 metre platform event at the Olympic Aquatic Centre in Athens August 13, 2004 a few hours before the opening ceremony of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/13/2004
  • Ukrainian Light Welterweight Out of Games [Ihor Pashchuk] (AP/Contra Costa Times) 08/13/2004
  • Soccer Results (New Zealand Herald) 08/13/2004
  • Top trio ready for epic Athens clash (Eurosport) 08/13/2004
  • Greek flag arrives 1st, team last [Olympics] (SF Chronicle) 08/13/2004

  • Photo: Club Bruges' Timmy Simons fights for the ball with Shakhtar Donetsk' Ciprian Marica during their Champions League match in Donetsk (Reuters) 08/11/2004
  • Photo: Dynamo Kiev soccer club's newly appointed coach Josef Sabo is shown during a news conference in Kiev on this file picture (Reuters) 08/11/2004
  • Photo: D.C. United midfielder Dema Kovalenko congratulates teammate Jaime Moreno to celebrate Moreno's goal (AP/Yahoo) 08/11/2004
  • . , 22-25 (BBC Ukrainian) 08/11/2004
  • Dynamo Kiev sack coach [Alexei Mikhailichenko has been sacked as coach of Dynamo Kiev.] (BBC) 08/11/2004
  • Gymnastics captain beats the odds; Couch potatoes vie in their own marathon [Mayor Oleksandr Omelchenko of Kiev is promising an apartment to anyone from his country who places in Athens.] (AP/SF Chronicle) 08/11/2004
  • Lindberg Elected IOC Vice President [Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergei Bubka of Ukraine...re-elected unanimously to the board's regular spots.] (AP/Yahoo) 08/11/2004
  • U.S. boxers bid to bounce off the ropes [Every four years, the Americans start anew, forced to find replacements for former Olympians who have turned pro or retired. But Cubans aren't allowed to become professionals, so the Olympics are the ultimate reward. In other words, they're seasoned vets, as are peers from Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.] (Rocky Mountain News) 08/11/2004
  • Russians' Expectations Are Still High [With athletes from Ukraine, Belarus and other former republics having left for their own national teams, and with still more departing for the United States and Europe, Russia dropped to third over all in Atlanta in 1996 before bouncing back in Sydney, Australia. In Athens, the Russians are expected to contend not only in the country's traditional strengths, like gymnastics, but also in sports in which they have recently fared poorly, like track and field and swimming.][Olympics] (NY Times) 08/11/2004
  • WagerOnSports.com Posts Odds on Which Nation Will Have the First Athlete Fail a Drug Test at the Olympics [Ukraine 18/1, USA 15/1, Russia 8/1] (PRNewswire) 08/11/2004
  • The distaff side of the quest for gold [Yana Klochkova][Olympics] (USA Today) 08/11/2004
  • Dynamo Kiev coach Mikhailichenko sacked (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/11/2004
  • Dynamo dismiss Mikhaylichenko (UEFA) 08/11/2004
  • Immigrant athletes from Soviet Union make up half of Israel's team [Olympics] (Jewish Ledger) 08/11/2004
  • Green light for England friendly [England's friendly with Ukraine will go ahead in Newcastle next week despite a conjunctivitis health scare at St James' Park.] (Football365) 08/11/2004
  • Chess Club results [Finishing tied overall for first place were Alexander Moiseenko of Ukraine and Dimitri Tyomkin of Canada.] (Wisconsin Daily Press) 08/11/2004
  • '. ' 13 (BBC Ukrainian) 08/11/2004

  • : , ( ) 08/10/2004
  • Photo: Brazilian gymnast Diane dos Santos trains on the uneven bars as her Ukranian coach Oleg Ostapenko (background R) observes inside the Athens Olympic Sports Complex August 10, 2004. The Athens 2004 Olympic Games run from August 13-29. (Reuters) 08/10/2004
  • Photo: Trabzonspor's Bernd Thijs competes for the ball with Jerko Leko of Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev during their Champions League match in Kiev (Reuters) 08/10/2004
  • Photo: Turkish Trabzonspor's Gokdeniz Karadeniz gets the ball from Dynamo's goalie Olexandr Shovkovskiy to score a goal during their European Champions League (AP/Yahoo) 08/10/2004
  • Photo: Dynamo Kiev's Maris Verpakovskis challenges Huseyin Simsir of Trabzonspor during their Champions League third qualifying round, first leg soccer match in Kiev (Reuters) 08/10/2004
  • Eriksson pumped for Ukraine (ITV Football) 08/10/2004
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Predicts U.S. Olympic Team Medal Total in Athens to Be Significantly Less Than in 2000 Games [Ukraine: 23 in Sydney 2000, 21 est. medal total in Athens 2004] (PRNewswire) 08/10/2004
  • Olympics fencing mens sabre betting odds preview [Vladimir Lukashenko Ukraine 5/1] (Readabet) 08/10/2004

  • Williams Hoping for Title Fight Against [Vitali] Klitschko (Reuters/Boston Globe) 08/09/2004
  • Ukraine name squad for friendly [Ukraine have named their squad, which includes Andriy Shevchenko, to face England in Newcastle later this month] (Footy Mad!) 08/09/2004
  • Sexy Athleticism of the 'Women of the Olympics' Celebrated in Playboy's September Issue [Zhanna Block, Athletics, 100m, Ukraine] (PRNewswire) 08/09/2004
  • Photo: [Map] Rescuers have given up hope of finding seven missing Czech, Russian and Ukrainian climbers lost after avalanches on a Kyrgyz mountain, bringing the death toll to 11, officials said on August 9, 2004. Large avalanches caused by melting snow and ice on the 23,000-foot-high Khan Tengri (Lord of Spirits) mountain overwhelmed a group of 50 climbers on August 5, 2004. The Khan Tengri is the second highest mountain in the Tien Shan range that winds through Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and China. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/09/2004
  • Nogueria, Coughlin wheelchair winners [Women's masters: 49-year-old Tatyana Pozdnyakova of Ukraine won her age group and was ninth overall in 38:35] (Cape Cod Times) 08/09/2004
  • Death Toll on Kyrgyz Mountain Rises to 11 (Reuters) 08/09/2004
  • Blizzards delay rescuers after deadly avalanches in Kyrgyzstan (AFP/Yahoo) 08/09/2004
  • Mendoza heads to Metalurh (UEFA) 08/09/2004
  • N.J. golf [charity raises money for orphaned, abandoned and homeless Ukrainian children...] (NJ Star-Ledger) 08/09/2004
  • (BBC Ukrainian) 08/09/2004

  • Stanley Sure Is Getting Around (TBO) 08/08/2004
  • Games Highlight Exquisite Agony of Being Greek (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/08/2004
  • : . , (BBC Ukrainian) 08/08/2004

  • Photo: Some hundreds of specators stand at the light house in Warnemuende, northern Germany, as they watch Ukrainian tall ship 'Khersones' leave the harbour to the Baltic Sea, Saturday Aug. 7, 2004. Some 245 ships from ten different countries are expected to participate in this year's Hanse Sail sailing boat meeting taking place this weekend. (AP/Yahoo) 08/07/2004
  • Photo: Ukrainian tall ship 'Khersones', right, and the largest sailing ship in the world, Russian four-masted bark 'Sedov', leave the harbour of Warnemuende at the Baltic Sea, Saturday Aug. 7, 2004. Some 245 ships from ten different countries are expected to participate in this year's Hanse Sail sailing boat meeting taking place this weekend. (AP/Yahoo) 08/07/2004

  • Olympics 2004: After Medal-Winning Glory, What Next For Former Soviet Athletes? (RFE/RL) 08/06/2004
  • Photo: Metalurg Donetsk' new players, forward Andres Mendoza of Peru, midfielder Giorgi Gakhokidze of Georgia and defender Igor Lolo of Ivory Coast show their new team shirts during an official presentation in Donetsk (Reuters) 08/06/2004
  • Weltklasse-Results [100 hurdles: 7, Olena Krasovska; 400 hurdles: 2, Tatyana Tereshchuk-Antipova; High jump: 4, Viktoriya Styopina, 5, Vita Palamar, 6, Irina Mikhalchenko] (AP/SF Chronicle) 08/06/2004
  • Dark horse tag suits six archers perfectly (Indian Express) 08/06/2004
  • 'I'm just being an advocate for my kids' [While inquiring about a soccer program taught by Ukrainian coaches, Francis said she was told, 'People from the Ukraine don't molest kids.'] (Bucks County Courier Times) 08/06/2004
  • Powell Stakes Claim to 'Fastest Man Alive' Title (AP/Wash Post) 08/06/2004
  • Young Pretenders Aim to Upstage Gymnastics Stalwarts [16-year-old Ukrainian Alina Kozich] (Reuters) 08/06/2004
  • Farina Elia, Molik gain Stockholm semis [Perebiynis] (UPI) 08/06/2004
  • Cyclist in 4-week charity trek (Evening Times) 08/06/2004
  • Riches promised for Ukraine medal winners (AFP/Pakistan Daily Times) 08/06/2004
  • Rebrov has no regrets over White Hart pain (London Evening Standard) 08/06/2004

  • . ( ) 08/05/2004
  • Photo: Ukrainian sportsmen (L-R) Anna Bessonova, silver medalist of 2003 World Rhythmic Gymnastics, Elbrus Tedeyev, 2002 Freestyle Wrestling World Champion and Anastasiya Matrosova, bronze medalist of 2004 European Judo Championship smile as they demonstrate Olympic uniforms during official presentation ceremony in Kiev, August 5, 2004. Ukrainian 234-strong team of sportsmen will leave for Athens later this month to participate in the Summer Olympics. (Reuters) 08/05/2004
  • Photo: Ukrainian sportsmen Anna Bessonova, silver medalist of 2003 World Rhythmic Gymnastics, Elbrus Tedeyev, 2002 Freestyle Wrestling World Champion and Anastasiya Matrosova, bronze medalist of 2004 European Judo Championship smile as they demonstrate Olympic uniforms during official presentation ceremony in Kiev (Reuters) 08/05/2004
  • Lightning LW Fedotenko gets $1.5 million in arbitration (NHL) 08/05/2004
  • Visa Olympics of the Imagination Announces Global Winners (PRNewswire) 08/05/2004

  • Photo: Alexei Bakharev of Shakhtar Donetsk fights for the ball with Karl Lombe of Pyunik Yerevan during their Champions League match in Donetsk (Reuters) 08/04/2004
  • Photo: Karl Lombe of Pyunik Yerevan challenges Zvonimir Vukic of Shakhtar Donetsk during their Champions League match in Donetsk (Reuters) 08/04/2004
  • Cycling: Popovych makes Discovery (Eurosport) 08/04/2004
  • Double swoop by Metalurh (UEFA) 08/04/2004

  • Medvedenko Signs Two-Year Deal With Lakers (Sports Network) 08/03/2004
  • Benesova becomes third seeded player to lose in Stockholm [Iveta Benesova was eliminated by Tatiana Perbiyinis of Ukraine 7-5, 6-3] (AP/SF Chronicle) 08/03/2004
  • Chelsea's Abramovich in talks with AC Milan ace Shevchenko (Tribalfootball) 08/03/2004
  • Chelsea sunk by Shevchenko (BBC) 08/03/2004
  • Shevchenko strike sinks Chelsea (Malaysia Star) 08/03/2004
  • Shevchenko gives AC Milan victory over Chelsea (Reuters) 08/03/2004
  • Lakers Take at Least One Step Forward [Medvedenko] (LA Times) 08/03/2004
  • Cycling News [Yaroslav Popovych] (Roadcycling) 08/03/2004

  • Photo: Chelsea FC goalie Carlo Cudicini watches a free kick by AC Milan's Andriy Shevchenko for the winning goal in a 3-2 Milan victory (AP/Yahoo) 08/02/2004
  • Photo: Kakha Kaladze leaps into the arms of teammate Andriy Shevchenko of AC Milan after Shevchenko scored the winning goal in the second half of their exhibition soccer match against Chelsea in Philadelphia (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/02/2004
  • Andreychuk brings Cup home (USA Today) 08/02/2004
  • Association takes hobby to the skies [Alex Eremenko, 43, a Ukranian scientist] (LA Daily News) 08/02/2004
  • Vikings return to the Caspian Sea (Baku Sun) 08/02/2004

  • Photo: Rowers of Poland, Italy, Germany, France, Switzerland and Ukraine (from background to foreground) take part in the lightweight men's single sculls final at the World Rowing Championships on Lake Banyoles near Barcelona August 1, 2004. Germany placed first followed by Switzerland and Ukraine. (Reuters/Yahoo) 08/01/2004
  • Chargers sign Igor Olshansky (SD Bolt Report) 08/01/2004
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