Author: Ihor Stelmach

On the fringe of the New York Jets practice field and in the front of their training complex, blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flags flutter in the wind, reminders of the outside world’s headlines. For these Jets, however, Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on February 24 and the seven-month-long war that has ensued has never escaped headline status....

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In wartime, sport becomes unimportant, a distant sideline, its importance significantly reduced in relation to a human’s most basic need for safety and survival. “It is a difficult time,” Team Ukraine’s captain Artem Pustovyi told FIBA EuroBasket in Milan, Italy, on Sep-tember 9. “Basketball means a lot for the players, for the people who follow...

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Shakhtar Donetsk thrashed RB Leipzig 4-1 in their first Champions League game of the season on September 7 despite missing six months of football due to the war in Ukraine. Shakhtar began the 2022-2023 campaign in style with their resounding and emotional win in Germany. Their dressing room in the immediate aftermath was eerily silent....

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The 2022 U.S. Open women’s champion Iga Swiatek once again demonstrated her strong support for Ukrainians and those affected by the war in Ukraine. Swiatek, who has been quite vocal in supporting Kyiv ever since Russia launched a full-scale war on Ukraine, has worked to raise awareness and funds for the besieged country. Swiatek won...

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It was set up as an event to support a cause that hits close to home for so many Edmontonians. The pre-season game between the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Elks and the Calgary Stamp-eders on June 3 was designated “Stand with Ukraine” night at Common-wealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta. Net proceeds from the $15 ticket...

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Real Madrid’s Ukrainian goalkeeper Andriy Lunin decided against leaving the club on a loan and chose to fight for his spot with the club instead. Feeling comfortable and settled in the city, Lunin opted to continue his battle for regular minutes under head coach Carlo Ancelotti. Lunin signed with Real Madrid back in 2018, arriving...

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The Russian invasion has had a profound effect on virtually all sports in Ukraine. One athletic group that doesn’t immediately come to mind is the Ukrainian surf community, which was progressing nicely and close to gaining international status before the full-scale war began on February 24. Surfing is still in its infant stages in Ukraine,...

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Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk and Belarus’s Victoria Azarenka were set for a politically-charged U.S. Open grudge match after advancing to a second round showdown on August 30. The backdrop to the round-of-64 matchup was the simmering tension between players as a result of Russia’s war on Ukraine. One week prior, Azarenka was axed from an exhibition...

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Team Ukraine won 35 gold medals and 74 total medals at the 2022 Warrior Games, hosted by the U.S. Army, which took place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla., on August 19-28. The team of 33 Ukrainian athletes won seven medals in cycling, 17 in...

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Cale Makar’s trophy case is running out of space. Colorado’s premier defenseman became the franchise’s third Conn Smythe Trophy winner – joining Joe Sakic (1996) and Patrick Roy (2001) – after his Avalan-che defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 in Game 6 of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Stanley Cup Playoffs on June 26. The...

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The world’s top tennis players have been holding serve over one another from August 29 through September 11. On August 24, when a few of the sport’s biggest stars gathered on one of tennis’ biggest stages, the message was simple: peace. Rafael Nadal, Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff led a star-studded exhibition event at the...

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Her name was Lola and she was not a showgirl, but she did attend the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament dressed to kill with a Ukrainian flag around her shoulders and a Ukrainian floral wreath atop her head. She was removed from the tournament grounds on August 14 after a Russian player complained to...

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