Skip to comments.IOC President Thomas Bach singles out Ukrainian win as standout moment
Posted on 02/22/2014 2:20:50 PM PST by smokingfrog
SOCHI, Russia Ukraine's victory in the women's biathlon relay was the standout moment of the Sochi Olympics, a powerful symbol of unity during the country's bloody political crisis, IOC President Thomas Bach said Saturday. In an interview with The Associated Press, Bach praised Ukraine's athletes for staying in Sochi to compete for their country despite the violence and turmoil that has left scores dead back home. "In this moment, mourning on the one hand, but knowing what really is going on in your country, seeing your capital burning, and feeling this responsibility, and then winning the gold medal, this really stands out for me," Bach said. "It was really an emotional moment."
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