Good News at Last for Ukraine With Gold in Sochi

Friday, 21 Feb 2014 04:05 PM

 

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Four Ukrainian women gave their politically torn country some good news at the Sochi Games on Friday.

As government and opposition leaders worked to end the months-long Ukrainian crisis that erupted in deadly violence this week, the Ukraine women's 4x6-kilometer biathlon relay team won the nation's first gold medal in two decades.

The four women celebrated with a Ukrainian flag as lawmakers back home paused to mark the occasion.

"Great proof of how sport can unite the nation," Sergei Bubka, the pole vault great and leader of the Ukraine Olympic Committee, wrote on Twitter.


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