Olympics Notes: Ukraine Considers 2022 Olympics Bid With Poland, Slovakia
Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych said Friday that the country "may put in a joint bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games with neighbors Poland and Slovakia" (R-SPORT, 2/22). ... The Japan Wrestling Federation "has launched an online petition site seeking 100,000 signatures to help the sport remain an Olympic discipline." The federation "plans to submit the signatures from the 'Save Olympic Wrestling' site to the IOC" before the board's May meeting (REUTERS, 2/25). ... Senior sprint coach Grant Stoelwinder has "offered his support to beleaguered head coach Leigh Nugent," saying the Australian national swim team's senior coaching group "bore joint responsibility for 'getting it wrong' in preparation for the London Olympics" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 2/26).