Monday, February 15, 2010

Welcome Team Ukraine!

A warm (literally!) west coast welcome to Team Ukraine, which consists of 47 athletes, 34 coaches and personnel, and 9 physicians.

These are the athletes:

Biathlon

Men: Andriy Deryzemlya, Sergiy Sednev, Sergiy Semyonov, Oleaxnder Bilanenko and Vyacheslav Derkach
Women: Oksana Khvostenko, Lilia Vayhina-Efremova, Vita Semerenko, Valentyna Semerenko, Olena Pidhrushna and Ludmyla Pysarenko

Figure Skating

Pairs: Tetiana Volosozhar - Stanislav Morozov, Kateryna Kostenko - Roman Talan;
Dancers: Anna Zadorozhniuk - Serhiy Verbillo
Single skating: Anton Kovalevskyi

Cross-Country (Nordic) Skiing

Women: Valentyna Shevchenko, Maryna Antsybor, Vita Yakymchuk, Kateryna Hryhorenko

Ski Jumping

Vitaly Shumbarets, Volodymyr Boshchuk, Olexandr Lazarevych

Nordic Combined

Volodymyr Trachuk

Luge

Single: Women - Natalia Yakushenko, Liliya Ludan
Pair: Andriy Kis - Yuriy Hayduk, Taras Senkiv - Roman Zakharkiv

Freestyle

Women: Olha Volkova, Nadiya Didenko, Olha Polyuk
Men: Olexander Abramenko, Enver Ablaev, Stanislav Kravchuk

Alpine Skiing

Women: Bohdana Matsotska, Anastasiya Scryabina, Tetiana Zavaliy, Lada Nesterenko, Roman Leibiuk and Oleksandr Putsko
Men: Rostyslav Feshchuk

Snowboard

Annamari Chundak and Yosyp Peniak

In reserve:

Alla Beknazarova (figure skating), Maryna Halaydzhyan (Luge), Volodymyr Zuev (figure skating), Sergiy Lifirenko (short track), Roman Prima (biathlon), Inna Suprun (biathlon).

Best wishes to all for stellar performances!

If you’re in Vancouver, drop in to Ukraine House and watch the televised events on big screen TV. While you’re there, indulge in some traditional Ukrainian food and beverages (like Obolon beer and Khortytsia vodka), and keep your eye out for Olympic athletes who may be milling about while not on the slopes or the ice.

Ukraine House is located in St. Mary’s Ukrainian Centre at 3150 Ash St. in Vancouver, near Cambie and 16th. Admission is free. For hours of operation and more details visit the Ukraine House website.

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