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SOCHI, February 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukranian alpine skier Dmitro Mytsak has expressed regret over acts of mass unrest going on in Kiev during the Olympic Games, the Ukrainian skier told Itar-Tass upon completion of men's giant slalom where Mytsak is in 60th position in the final standings.
"Sport and politics are different things. It's a pity, of course, but I hope for the best. I support my relatives and my country. The period of the Olympic Games is no time for riots: all wars had been traditionally ceased during the Olympic Games, but not in Ukraine… l do not understand what the people are doing out there. I think they should sit down and talk, rather than take to violence. Being here I try to concentrate on my performance and my results, rather than think of what is going on at home. If I worry too much nothing will come out of my Olympics' hopes," Dmitro Mytsak said.
The Ukrainian athlete said he supports the city of Lvov's aspirations to host the 2022 Olympics. "It would be good for Ukraine to host the Olympic Games. Ukraine would upgrade its sport to a higher level and improve the infrastructure. Many people will be able to train at home then. I hope we will be able to hold the Games in Ukraine," the Ukrainian skier said.