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Encyclopedia > Sport in Ukraine

When it comes to sports, Ukraine is a typical European country. Of the many different sports Ukraine plays, the major sport is football. A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ...

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Football

Ukraine has five levels of football. The strongest and most popular league is the Vyscha Liha (Top league), which is also known as the Ukrainian Premier League. The next league which is lower than the Vyscha Liha is called the Persha Liha or the Ukrainian First League. And the three lower leagues than the Persha Liha are the Druha Liha A, Druha Liha B, and Druha Liha C. The Ukrainian Premier League (known locally as Vyscha Liha) is the top division of Ukrainian football. ... Professional football league of Ukraine logo The Ukrainian Premier League (Ukrainian: , Vyscha Liha) is the highest division of Ukrainian annual football championship. ... The Persha Liha or Ukrainian First League is a football league in Ukraine. ... The Persha Liha or Ukrainian First League is a football league in Ukraine. ... The Druha Liha A is a football league in Ukraine. ... The Druha Liha B is a football league in Ukraine. ... The Druha Liha C is a football league in Ukraine. ...


The leagues' competitors change every year. The lowest two clubs in terms of points in the Vyscha Liha get sent down to the Persha Liha, with the two top teams of the Persha Liha moving up to the Vyscha Liha. The three lowest Persha Liha teams get sent down to the Druha Liha A. Then the Top three teams in the Druha Liha League A move up to the Vyscha Liha. . Various clubs receive three points if they win, one point if they tie, and zero points for a loss. Each Ukrainian team plays each other twice.


The teams from all leagues can participate in the Ukrainian Cup. Finals Categories: | ...


The winners of the Ukrainian Championship and the Ukrainian Cup take part in the Ukrainian Super Cup. Professional football league of Ukraine logo The Ukrainian Premier League (Ukrainian: , Vyscha Liha) is the highest division of Ukrainian annual football championship. ... Finals Categories: | ... // Introduction Ukrainian Super Cup (Ukrainian: ; Russian: ) acts as the grand-opener for every new football competition season in Ukraine, having the winners of the previous seasonsUkrainian Championship and Ukrainian Cup face-off against each other. ...


Ice Hockey

Aside from football, Ukraine plays ice hockey, has a hockey league, and has a national ice hockey team. The Ukrainian national mens ice hockey team is currently ranked 11th in the world by IIHF as of 2005. ...


Basketball

Ukraine also has a relatively unknown basketball league. But the teams are still strong enough to make it into the Eurocup basketball championship. The top Ukrainian League is called the Ukrainian Basketball Super League. The next top league is called the Vyscha Liha. The next strongest league is called the Persha Liha. Ukrainian Basketball Super League is the top professional basketball league in Ukraine. ...


Cricket

The Ukraine Cricket Association exists to promote the game of cricket in Ukraine.There are a lot of cricket clubs in Ukraine at this time: Kyivv Cricket Club, Kharkiv Cricket Club, Crimea Cricket Club, Vinnytsya Cricket Club, Ternopil Cricket Club, Donetsk Cricket Club and Luhansk Cricket Club.


Olympic Games

Ukraine is a regular participant in the Olympic Games, both summer and winter and is successful on the international arena, country's top achievent at the olympics was at 1996 Summer Olympics, when they came 9th. The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The Summer Olympic Games are an international multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the International Olympic Committee. ... A runner carries the Olympic torch The Winter Olympic Games, Winter Olympics for short but more correctly The Olympic Winter Games, are the cold-weather counterpart to the Summer Olympic Games. ... The 1996 Summer h Olympics, formally known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad and informally known as the Centennial Olympics, were held in 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. ...


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