Ukraine went to Rio with the most impressive in recent years squad – 206 athletes, 27 disciplines. Yellow-blue colors fill most of the giant Boeing-777. For the first time the uniform was designed by the Ukrainian designer – previously that was done by the Russians.
“My boyfriend is Russian athlete, and we wanted to go together to the Olympics, but our dream has not come true”,- says a member of the Ukrainian Olympic team in athletics Nataliya Pogrebnyak.
It’s about Dmitry Sorokin – the champion of Russia. Net athlete Sorokin never took a doping, but he was still punished, like all Russian athletes.
“There’re double standarts, it’s unfair as in the US team, the people who served their sentences, go to the Olympics and participate there when net Russian athletes couldn’t take part”,- notes Pogrebnyak.