The Olympics wrapped up with its closing ceremony last night, here are the final results in the medal race: On the final day, Oleksandr Usyk won Ukraine’s first boxing gold medal of the games and celebrated with a quick in-ring Hopak: Click here for video (Canadian mirror) Ukraine Klitschko proud as classy Lomachenko wins gold […]Read more "London 2012 Olympics wraps-up with a Hopak"
Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of one of the most important Canadian documents – the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, that finally allowed Canada to fully govern itself outside of British parliament. It had made Canada a truly independent nation, allowing courts and judges to defend the citizen against the state and guarded the minority from […]Read more "How a Ukrainian Canadian helped draft the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms"
Here are a collection of news items that I didn’t get a chance to write posts about this week: Ukrainian woman whose rape caused protests dies An 18-year-old Ukrainian woman who prosecutors say was gang-raped, half-strangled and then set on fire in an attack that sparked street protests in a provincial Ukrainian town, has died, […]Read more "Weekend catchup: March 30"
It’s not being publicized as much as his death, but John Demjanjuk’s vindication may have come as the result of his passing last week: Munich state court spokeswoman Margarete Noetzel said this week that under German law, Demjanjuk is “still technically presumed innocent,” because he died before his final appeal could be heard, and “a person is […]Read more "Demjanjuk update: German law leaves him innocent after death"
No surprise here, as Vitali Klitschko defeated Chisora, sweet revenge from being spit in the face a night before – but disappointingly it wasn’t by KO: After the slap, we expected the slaughter. But it didn’t quite turn out that way, even though Dereck Chisora was predictably beaten by the Ukrainian giant Vitali Klitschko in Munich […]Read more "Klitschko cruises after Chisora spits dummy: Unsavoury antics by challenger fail to hinder superiority of world champion [Article]"