Ukraine wins no medals during Winter Olympic games in Vancouver

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March 1, 2010, 12:02 a.m. | None — by Ukrainian News
The Ukrainian national team has completed its performance in the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, without any medals. Ahead of the start of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver the Ministry for Affairs of Family, Youth Policy, and Sport expected Ukrainians to win medals in figure skating, freestyle, tobogganing, and skiing.

The best achievement of Ukrainian athletes during the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver became the fifth place in biathlon from Andrii Deryzemlia.

As for Ukrainian women, the best result was the sixth place in the biathlon relay race.

The best achievement in figure skating was the eighth place of Tetiana Volosozhar and Stanislav Morozov.

In the cross country race the best result belongs to Valentyna Shevchenko - the ninth place in the ten-kilometer race.

As for the freestyle, both Ukrainian men and women failed to pass through the qualification round.

In tobogganing, Natalia Yakushenko took the 11th place and Lilia Ludan took the 19th place.

Other kinds of winter sport did not give Ukraine any pleasant surprises.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, XXI Winter Olympic Games took place in Vancouver, Canada, from February 12 through February 28, 2010.

The Ukrainian national team comprised 47 athletes in nine kinds of sport.

The Ukrainian national team won two medals during XX Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, in 2006, and took the 25th place in the general medal competitions of national teams.

During the Winter Olympic Games in Norway in 1994 Ukraine won 2 medals, including one gold medal, during the Winter Olympic Games in Japan in 1998 Ukraine won 1 medal, and during the Winter Olympic Games in the United States in 2002 Ukraine won no medals.
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Anonymous March 1, 2010, 12:40 a.m.    

Ukraine was embarassing at the Olympics. They should not have even shown up.

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Anonymous March 1, 2010, 6:14 a.m.    

Gilbert -you're just jealous ...the Ukrainians looked great in their nice uniforms and they were gorgeous ...its the effort that counts.. what do you expect when the stingy oligarchs care more about storing the nation's stolen money in their secret Swiss and Israeli bank accounts

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Anonymous March 1, 2010, 2:13 a.m.    

What happened, no bribe money or just no one to bribe ?

Maybe their money just isn't any good ?

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Anonymous March 1, 2010, 3:59 a.m.    

the bribery is americans job :)

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Anonymous March 1, 2010, 6:40 a.m.    

With the crackdown on steroids in teh Olympics, Ukraine is one of the countries most affected as they get the big ZERO and never any higher than 5th in any event, mostly at the bottom of the pack in each event. Not much of an athletic country I guess. Even tiny Belarus got 3 medals.

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Anonymous March 1, 2010, 5:30 p.m.    

that is THE answer !

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Anonymous March 1, 2010, 6:46 a.m.    

It was good seeing the Ukrainian athletes compete.

Well done on your efforts !

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Anonymous March 1, 2010, 4:42 p.m.    

Hello from Belarus! Yes we got some medals but Bat'ska Lukashenko is really crazy about hockey and he wanted to make the medal stand with his hockey team. Some heads are gonna roll because for Sochi Olympics he will then be president for 20 years and is going to want to be part of Slavic sweep of hockey medals.

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Anonymous March 1, 2010, 5:34 p.m.    

Again a disgusting try of Moscow to spoil UKRAINEs image in the world.

For all of you here the Official Ukrainian Medal Table as seen everywhere in Ukraine:

Nation G S B Tot

Lviv 8 12 12 32

Ukraina -Rest 8 11 7 26

Canada 8 6 3 17

Norway 7 6 6 19

South Korea 6 4 1 11

Switzerland 6 0 2 8

Austria 4 3 5 12

China 4 2 3 9

Sweden 4 2 2 8

Russia 3 4 6 13

Netherlands 3 1 2 6

France 2 3 5 10

Australia 2 1 0 3

Czech Republic 2 0 3 5

Belarus 1 1 1 3

Slovakia 1 1 1 3

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