Bubka already served as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee from 2000 to 2008


The size of bonus payments at the Olympic Games 2012 for Ukrainian athletes will be as follows: gold - USD 100,000, silver - USD 75,000, bronze - USD 50,000


The work will be financed from the state and city budgets, as well as using investment funds 


Ivanchuk appears on track to make a strong bid for the chess World Championship in 2013


Bondarenko next faces #7 seed Mona Barthel from Germany


Andriy Shevchenko had become the talk of Washington but now he appears to have turned down a $5 million per year deal from D.C. United offer to instead play out his career at home with Dynamo Kyiv.


Press reports say Vitaly Klitschko’s Sept. 8 fight against Manuel Charr will mark the end of his professional boxing career followed by concentration on politics but Vitaly says no decision until after the October elections in Ukraine.

There is still some confusion surrounding contract negotiations but even the skeptics believe there is little question that Ukraine’s Slava Kravtsov will soon be wearing the colors of the Detroit Pistons

Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dutchman Klaas Jan Huntelaar, with 9 goals each in the first half-year of 2012, improved in the World Goalgetter of the 21st Century ranking by 8 and 6 places respectively, compared to the end of 2011

Good coaching and investment in better quality players bring Shakhtar the Ukraine Super Cup for the fourth time

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