The Olympic stadium (Ukrainian:Національний спортивний комплекс "Олімпійський") is the stadium for the national football team of Ukraine but it is also the 2nd stadium of Ukrainian team Dynamo Kyiv. It is also one of the main stadiums used during Euro 2012.
I have watched 2 Dynamo Kyiv games, one in my trip to Kyiv in 2005 and the second time on my most recent trip in 2012. Both matches were played at the Olympic Stadium.
The stadium is like most stadiums in Europe, you will find the kiosks where you can buy shirts, memorabilia etc and also where you can buy food and drink. On my trip to the Olympic Stadium in May 2012 you could not buy food and drink in cash. You had to buy a swipe card from the kiost and then load the card with money, you then have to go to the food and drink stand and order your food and pay via the swipe card. It is a very long winded way of ordering beverages, I would rather just pay cash!
During match days there is a high police presence outside the stadium leading to the metro station which is just outside of the stadium. I have never seen any fighting or other kinds of trouble when I have been watching the football and I have never felt threatened in any way.
To buy tickets for Dynamo Kyiv matches you can purchase these at the Dynamo Kyiv Stadium near independence Square - pay by cash/card and choose which seats you would like. The cashier's have always been very polite and can usually speak some English which is very helpful.
No, no, I did not sail myself, nor did I windsurf on Dnipro. But when I enjoyed the beaches on Truchanov island neighboring the "Hydropark" metro station, I watched them glide on the shimmering water.
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The Olimpiysky National Sports Complex (also known as Olympic Stadium) was opened in 1948 under the name Stalin Respublikanskiy Stadium.
In 1978 the stadium was reconstructed to house the 1980 Summer Olympics, where several football matches were played in Kiev.
During the years the stadium had a capacity of 100000 spectators, but in 1997 to 1999 the stadium was reconstructed again and its capacity was reduced to 83450.
Poland and Ukraine is host to the European Football Championship in 2012, and the final is set to be played at The Olimpiysky National Sports Complex.
In Marts 2005 I saw Ukraine against Denmark at the stadium. Denmark lost 1-0, but still it was a fantastic experience to visit a stadium with a long and exiting history.
(The big building in the background on my photo is the Hotel Rus).
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What is so special? First and foremost the club indoor and outdoor space - appr. 14 000 sq.m!!!
Of course the entire spectrum of sport activities: swimming, fitness and aerobics, athletics, tennis, billiard, bowling -
JUST DO IT! :)
Equipment: Worth noting unique fitness-training of Pilatta and Free Motion; aqua-fitness and hydro-riders; 4 swimming-pools and 6 tennis grounds, also facilities for football, basketball, voleyball, bowling.
Just be ready to devote the whole day over there - easy :)!
. If you want to keep your body in good shape you can go not to sport club or swimming pool, but to the stadiums which are located near secondary schools and institutes. As a rule they have the simplest devices to exercise and of course running track which to my mind is better because you can breath with the fresh air of outside (from author - if you run early morning or late evening, also in case if this area is near park).
Equipment: Everything that you can find on the stadium. You will be provided with running track anyway.
In Kyiv there are a lot of opportunities to do some sports.
There are a lot of fitness centres, sports clubs, etc.
In Makiiwska zatoka (Makiiwska bay), at Trukhaniw ostriw (Trukhaniv island) at Dnipro there are a kayak and yught clubs.
You can practice jogging in numerous parks.
So feel free with sports and enjoy:)
Skiing - Bukovel. Nice place in Carpathian mountains.
Horse riding - Kiev, park near Degtyariovskaya street
Hunting - Cherkassy region, river Ross
The Olympic Stadium of Kiev; in this stadium some footballmatches were played of the Olympic Games of 1980 in Moscow.
It's said that 80.000 people can have a seat in this stadium.
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