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May 22, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Ukraine

Ukraine Football Fever

By Andrii Pidvarko

The Ukraine Unified Football Tournament took place during Special Olympics European Football Week 2014.

The Finals of the Special Olympics Ukraine Unified Football Tournament matched the height of excitement and tension of the Ukrainian Football Cup Final 2013/14 held on the very same day. Only a spring shower on the first day of the competitions calmed the passion of the hundreds of participants gathered from six regions of the country in Zhytomyr city from May 15 – 16. Athletes and Unified partners came from Poltava, Cherkassy, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhia and Zhytomyr regions, and were assisted by volunteers from Zhytomyr Agrotechnical College. The Mykolaiv region team became the winner among the female teams, while the team from the Zaporizhia region won in the top male division, with the team from Zhytomyr city winning in the lower division. Referees from the Ukraine Football Federation and the Zhytomyr regional state TV Company announced the competitions to the whole of Ukraine. Participants enjoyed the hospitality of Zhytomyr Hotels and refreshments by Coca Cola.

About Andrii Pidvarko: I am National Director for Special Olympics Ukraine.
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