People do sports to be healthy. Sports play an important part in the modern Ukrainian society. There are many sports grounds, swimming pools, football fields in each town. A lot of people are fond of jogging. For many young people in Ukraine sport is a hobby. I hope these changes will help Ukrainians to keep fit and enjoy life as it is.
The most popular kinds of sports in Ukraine are volleyball football, athletics, and swimming. Much attention is also paid to professional sports. Every year there are a lot of sports competitions, sports days and Olympiads. Our sportsmen also take part in the Olympic Games once in four years. The Olympic victories of Ukrainian athletes are quite impressive: about 200 gold medals. Among the Olympic champions are L. Latynina, О Bayul. Y. Klotchkova, S. Bubka and many others. Now their names are famous all over the world.
In order to become a champion, you must train for many years. A good coach is also very important. Nowadays specialists in physical training are trained by Кiev Institute of Physical Training, in Lvov, Dnepropetrovsk, and by 14 high physical training schools. The largest stadiums are Kiev Stadium for 100.000 spectators and Kiev Palace of Sports for 12.000 spectators. There are also some international sports clubs like "Spartak" or "Progress" in Lvov, Chernovtsy and other cities.
to keep fit — следить за здоровьем
a competition — соревнование
impressive — впечатляющий
a coach — тренер
a spectator — зритель