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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty: Ukraine joins row over Russian athlete biographies

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July 26, 2012, 5:27 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

A screen shot from the official London Games website that shows the place of birth of Russian Olympic waterpolist Ekaterina Lisunova as Lviv, presumably in Russia as the ticker next to "Lvov" suggests - not in Ukraine or Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
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Ukraine has joined Georgia in requesting corrections from London Olympic organizers to some athlete biographies that erroneously list their birthplaces as Russia.

Foreign Minister Kostyantyn Gryshchenko said he had asked the Ukrainian ambassador to Britain to request changes.

The problem applies to at least 10 athletes on the Russian Olympic team who were born in different parts of the former Soviet Union.

Read more here.

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Mykhayl July 27, 2012, 5:29 p.m.    

Слава Ісусу Христу - Слава Україні - Героям слава!

Who, where, what is the "relevant national Olympic committees that provide the information?

Is their transliteration of Ukrainian persons and places into English from the Ukrainian or Russian? Is it Kyiv or Kiev? It is relevant and most elementary.

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kpxoxol July 28, 2012, 6:58 p.m.    

The statement is correct - the athletes are born in the USSR, hence because Russia is the legal successor of the USSR and singlehandedly paid the USSR debt, the athletes indeed were born in Russia.

In case of Ukraine the statement is TWICE correct because Ukraine is Malorussia, heh, heh, heh :D

Besides most of the people in E Ukraine have DUAL citizenship and possess both Ukraine and Russian passports, what makes the statement even more correct. LOL :D

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languagesparker Aug. 3, 2012, 2:14 a.m.    

Meanwhile the false state-tags are deleted. but i'd argue why think such deletion does not change a lot. The problem is, i'd say, that the profile itself is country-tagged. read about what inferences one naturally makes when reading a such a profile with a deleted country-tag... http://wp.me/p2D9Ui-q

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languagesparker Aug. 3, 2012, 2:41 a.m.    

Meanwhile the false state-tags are deleted. but i'd argue why think such deletion does not change a lot. The problem is, i'd say, that the profile itself is country-tagged. read about what inferences one naturally makes when reading a such a profile with a deleted country-tag... http://wp.me/p2D9Ui-q

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