Ukraine-born Oksana Masters is bringing home Paralympic gold from Pyeongchang for the United States, her adopted homeland


The announcement came as Russia celebrated 100 days to go until the tournament begins with the opening match between Russia and Saudi Arabia at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on June 14.


Photo: Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich


The FISU Forum is a "premier educational event, with the mission of promoting the global university sports movement". Held every other year since 1992, it is seen as a meeting ground for students, sport leaders and leading educators in the fields of physical education and sports development.


Additionally, Ukrainian-born Savchenko, a bronze medallist at Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 alongside Robin Szolkowy, has equalled the Olympic record of winning a medal in the event at three successive Games - held by six different people.


In response to the interview, broadcast on the American network, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it portrayed a man "with emotional if not mental problems". 

Deadlock is continuing over Russia's failure to comply with two specific re-compliance criteria.

President Vladimir Putin, centre, apologised to Russia athletes for not protecting them more from the doping scandal when he met some of them due to compete under the OAR banner at Pyeongchang 2018 ©Getty Images


Ukraine triumphed in a frantic mixed relay event 

Putin’s regime has already spent far more on preparations for the 2018 World Cup than any other host country in history, not only boost his and Russia’s prestige but also and perhaps even more important to use the event to pay off his cronies, Sergey Mitrokhin says.


Yuliia Dzhima was 9th overall to give Ukraine a second top 10 position, matched only by Germany and Italy. Photo: Vita Semerenko


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