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Iconic Olympian Sergey Bubka Calls for Peace in Ukraine

The head of the Ukrainian Olympic team is calling for peace as violence escalates in his country:

Sergey Bubka, who is among the greatest pole vaulters in history, won a gold medal for the Soviet Union at the 1988 Seoul Olympics and later competed for Ukraine, a former Soviet republic.

Ukraine isn’t far from Sochi — less than 300 miles up the Black Sea coast at its closest point. Ukraine sent 43 athletes to Sochi and has one medal, a bronze in women’s biathlon. The city of Lviv is bidding to host the 2022 Winter Games.