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Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine
Sports cannot avoid conflict in Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine, where Russian forces have annexed Crimea, cannot help but spill over to the sports world. Last month, a Ukrainian skier withdrew from the Sochi Olympics and the Eastern European nation's team considered boycotting the Paralympics. Now there are developments involving two other competitions. Despite reports to the contrary, FIBA Europe has issued a statement saying that Ukraine still intends to host the Eurobasket 2015 basketball championship. The Ukrainian basketball federation has sent a letter to FIBA stating that it is "currently in the phase of reorganizing the Local Organising Committee to optimize its financial needs and...

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