Ukraine

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has outlined ambitious plans for the country to bid for a future edition of the Olympic Games

A host of Ukrainian football clubs have been accused of match-fixing as police in the country carried out a wide-ranging raid that resulted in the arrest of at least one referee.

The Ukraine Rugby League has announced a revamp of its top competition which will see five regional Super League franchises put in place, allied to English clubs.

The European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) has awarded hosting rights for its 2019 European Acrobatic Championships and the 2020 European Rhythmic Championships to Israel and Ukraine, respectively, while the body’s executive committee members have voted in favour of continued participation at the European Games multi-sport event.

Boxing’s national governing bodies in Russia and Ukraine have said they will submit bids for the International Boxing Association’s (Aiba) 2019 Men’s World Championships.

A further three medallists from the 2008 and 2012 summer Olympic Games have been stripped of their titles after being found to have used anabolic steroids.

The International Boxing Association (Aiba) has announced the hosts of the five qualification tournaments for its showpiece World Championships event, which will be held in Hamburg later this year.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped another medal from an athlete who competed at the 2008 summer Olympic Games as the organisation reiterated its goals for the reform of the anti-doping system following a US Congressional Sub-Committee hearing held on Tuesday.

European football’s governing body Uefa has awarded hosting rights to the 2018 editions of its Champions League final and Super Cup matches to Kiev in Ukraine and Tallinn in Estonia, respectively, while Theodore Theodoridis has been named as the organisation’s general secretary on a permanent basis.

A Ukranian billionaire is funding the latest effort to turn swimming into a regular competitive professional sport and not just one of the most popular events at the Summer Olympics.

The administrators behind the Ukrainian Premier League are adopting new commercial models and an updated competition format to overcome multiple problems – including Russia’s annexation of Crimea. Kevin Roberts reports on how the changes have attracted the interest of the world’s sports marketing agencies.

With less than two weeks until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) names its new leader, SportBusiness Group editorial director Kevin Roberts looks at the young life of Sergey Bubka, who would later become one of the presidential candidates.

The Ukrainian capital of Kiev and Belfast in Northern Ireland have been awarded hosting rights to the lower tier events connected to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) men's World Championship in 2017.

Ukraine’s Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, which reached the final of the Uefa Europa League last season, is one of three clubs to have been banned from European competition by Uefa, football’s European governing body.

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) president Sebastian Coe has praised the support of national associations after confirming that the world governing body has received seven letters of interest in staging two events that were stripped from Russia.

Ukraine’s Youth and Sports Minister, Ihor Zhdanov, has said the country will not take up its option of hosting the 2017 EuroBasket national team basketball competition due to a lack of funding and the ongoing military turbulence in the east of the nation.

European football’s governing body Uefa is preparing to establish a domestic league in the disputed territory of Crimea.

Former Olympic pole vault champion Sergey Bubka today (Wednesday) confirmed he will stand for the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), settling up a duel with another of the sport’s all-time greats - Lord Sebastian Coe.

Pole vault great Sergey Bubka has been re-elected as president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine ahead of his expected run for the top job at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Uefa president Michel Platini has said Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations have served to reduce the cumulative losses of Europe’s top clubs by more than 50 per cent, adding that European football’s governing body will hold a meeting to discuss the current situation in Russia and Ukraine on September 18.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has removed forthcoming Davis Cup ties from Israel and Ukraine, adding the two countries will not be permitted to stage events for the foreseeable future.

Shakhtar Donetsk, champion of football’s Ukrainian Premier League, will play its home games in Lviv, more than 600 miles to the west, due to the ongoing conflict in the country.

Lviv has become the latest city to drop out of the race to host the 2022 winter Olympic Games due to political and economic instability in Ukraine, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this (Monday) morning.

Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, Ukraine’s ambassador to the European Union, has called for Russia to face serious EU financial sanctions and lose the hosting rights to the 2018 Fifa World Cup national team football tournament over its annexation of Crimea.

FIBA Europe, the governing body for basketball in Europe, has granted a request by the Ukrainian Basketball Federation to postpone a decision on whether the EuroBasket 2015 national team tournament can take place in the country.

The European Triathlon Union (ETU) has said it remains committed to hosting its Sprint European Cup event in the Ukrainian city of Dnepropetrovsk on May 24.

Lviv officials have announced the Ukrainian city’s bid to host the 2022 winter Olympic Games is to be put on hold until after national presidential elections have taken place on May 25.

The Russian Football Union (RFU) has confirmed it plans to bring the two Crimean clubs playing in the Ukrainian Premier League over to the Russian league system.

Fiba Europe, the governing body for basketball in Europe, has removed the 2014 U-18 European Championship men’s Division B competition from Donetsk, Ukraine, but has insisted that it still hopes the EuroBasket 2015 tournament will take place in the country.

The European division of the International Basketball Federation, Fiba, has denied that Ukraine has given up the hosting rights to EuroBasket 2015 even though tournament director Markiyan Lubkivsky admitted yesterday (Wednesday) that he “cannot imagine” how to host the national team event next year.

Ukraine has given up hosting rights to the 2015 EuroBasket national team basketball competition because of the political and financial situation in the country, according to tournament director Markiyan Lubkivsky.

The Fédération Française de Basketball (FFBB), the sport’s governing body in France, has submitted an offer to replace crisis-hit Ukraine as the host country of the EuroBasket 2015 national team tournament.

Sergej Gontcharov, the chief executive of Lviv’s bid to host the 2022 winter Olympic Games, has admitted that the current political upheaval in Ukraine means the city’s campaign to land the event is “very uncertain.”

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that the applicant cities of Krakow, Oslo, Almaty, Lviv and Beijing all met today’s deadline for submission of their application files to host the 2022 winter Games.

Valeriy Sushkevich, president of the Ukrainian Paralympic Committee, has announced that his team will compete at the Sochi 2014 winter Paralympic Games but has warned that it could still withdraw from the event if host nation Russia invades his home country.

The Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation has cancelled a tournament sanctioned by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) that was due to take place on February 25 due to the political situation in the country.