Ukrainian Skier Quits 2014 Winter Olympics Because of Kiev Violence
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Violence is worsening in Kiev, Ukraine, and alpine skier Bohdana Matsotska and her father Oleg announced she will no longer compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
A group in favor of the opposition posted a picture on Facebook of Oleg and Bohdana in front of the Olympic rings with this message: (Translated from page)
We, members of the National Olympic Team of Ukraine: Matsotska Bogdan and Matsotskyy Oleg extremely indignant recent actions of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, who, instead of negotiations to resolve the conflict Square (where we had hoped to end leaving the Olympic Games in Sochi) , sank the most recent Ukrainian hopes levels. Breaking with the eternal principle of the Olympic Games – during the Peace. solidarity with fighters on the barricades Square, and a protest against gang action on protesters, irresponsible spine president and his creeping government, we give up further performances at the Olympic Games in Sochi 2014.
Eternal memory to the heroes who fell for freedom in Ukraine!
Glory to Ukraine and its Heroes!