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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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