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SBD Global/February 21, 2014/Olympics
Ukrainian Olympic Committee Denies Reports Athletes Leave Sochi To Protest Violence
Published February 21, 2014
MATSOTSKA OUT: The BBC reported Matsotska "was set to compete in the slalom." Matsotska: "I have decided not to take part in my favorite discipline because of the horrible events that are happening in the capital of my Ukraine. I am not a political person, I am totally out of politics and political parties, but I stand against these horrible actions that Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and his government are taking against our Ukrainian people" (BBC, 2/20).