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Sports and Games in Ukraine
Good health is a great blessing. Everyone should do all he can to stay healthy. As they say, ”A sound mind in a sound body.”
People in Ukraine are fond of sports and games. All kinds of physical exercises are very useful to make our bodies strong enough to keep ourselves fit and healthy. The most popular outdoor winter sports in our country are hockey, skating, skiing, figure-skating and ski-jumping. Summer affords excellent opportunities for swimming, boating, yachting, cycling and many other sports. Among outdoor games football takes the first place in public interest; this game is played in all countries of the world. The other games that have firmly established themselves in favour in our country are lawn tennis, volley-ball, hand-ball, badminton, indoor football and so on.
All the year round many people in Ukraine indulge in boxing, wrestling, athletics, gymnastics. It helps them to be strong and healthy. Among indoor games the most popular are billiards, table tennis, draughts, chess.
In our country every year a great number of different competitions are held at different levels - starting with schools and finishing by national levels. Then winners of national competitions take part in international championships - World and European ones: Olympic Games, Good Will Games, Students’ Olympiads and so on. For the first time in its history Ukrainian Olympic team took part in Olympic Games held in Atlanta, in 1996.