Posts Tagged Eastern Europe

Ukrainian fighting in and out of the ring

Ukrainian boxing Olympic champion Oleksandr Usyk poses for a photo at the official weigh-in  in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, April 17, 2015. Oleksandr Usyk will fight  against Russia's Andrei Knyazev in a heavyweight bout  in the Ukrainian capital on Saturday.  Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is a man fighting both inside and outside the ring. Usyk is the reigning Olympic heavyweight gold medalist and is now trying to challenge for top pro titles, but his career has become tangled up in Ukraine's political turmoil.   (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian boxer Oleksandr Usyk is a man fighting both inside and outside the ring.

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Safarova opens Fed Cup for defending champion Czechs

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Lucie Safarova will face Caroline Garcia in the opening singles match Saturday when the defending champion Czech Republic faces France in the Fed Cup semifinals.

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Czech hockey great Jaroslav Holik dies at 72

PRAGUE (AP) — Jaroslav Holik, an offensive forward who helped Czechoslovakia win a hockey world title and an Olympic bronze medal in 1972, has died. He was 72.

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Hungary PM Orban ready to back 2024 Olympic bid by Budapest

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, left, and FINA President Julio C. Maglione smile as they sign an agreement on Budapest's hosting the World Aquatics Championships in 2017 in Hotel Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, Thursday, April 16, 2015. Budapest replaces Guadalajara as the host city after the Mexican site pulled out due to financial difficulties leaving the Hungarian capital with two years instead of the usual four to get prepared for the largest ever sports event in Hungary's history. (Szilard Koszticsak/MTI via AP)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Hungarian government is prepared to support a bid by Budapest to host the 2024 Olympics, Prime Minister Viktor Orban told The Associated Press on Thursday.

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Hungary PM Orban ready to back 2024 Olympic bid by Budapest

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The prime minister of Hungary says his government would support a bid by Budapest to host the 2024 Olympics.

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