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"
Here is a recap of how the medal race is going after day 4 of Olympic competition for both Canada and Ukraine: Canada Divers Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel have claimed bronze in the women’s three-metre synchronized event. The result will put the 30-year-old Heymans into the history books as she becomes the first […]Read more "London Olympics Medal update–July 31, 2012 (Updated)"
Watching the Olympics closing ceremony last Sunday, a video clip for the upcoming 2014 winter games in Sochi, Russia aired. Shockingly among the Russian scenes was the Communist sculpture ‘Worker and Kolkhoz Woman‘ featuring the dreaded hammer and sickle. It’s very disturbing how these images of oppression and murder, the darkest periods of modern history are […]Read more "Communism returns in Sochi, Russia for Olympics"
From the Province: The Olympic party may be over but at least one country’s hospitality house may be facing a stiff bill for broadcasting the Games to its visitors. Ukraine House, sponsored jointly by a local non-profit group and the country’s Olympic organizing committee, learned halfway through the televised Games it was infringing on CTV’s […]Read more "CTV sends fat bill, sinks celebrations at Ukraine House [Article]"
From the CBC: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has cancelled his visit to Vancouver to attend the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on Sunday evening, CBC News has learned. The announcement comes as a surprise because Russia is the next host of the Winter Olympics in Sochi in 2014, and Medvedev had planned to attend. […]Read more "Russian president cancels Vancouver visit: Announcement follows team’s poor Olympic results [Article]"