: Ukrainian archers are the first to compete in Rio (infographics)

20:55 Aug. 4, 2016

Ukrainian archers are the first to compete in Rio (infographics)

Members of the Ukrainian Olympic delegation watch dancers during a welcome ceremony at the Olympic athletes village in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, July 31, 2016 (AP Photo)

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Summer Olympics-2016 kick off today. The Ukrainian national team is one of the biggest. It includes 205 athletes; eight of them are already Olympic champions. Ukrainians will compete in 27 sports.

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Sports experts say that the most medal-promising sports for Ukraine this year are shooting, fencing, wrestling, diving, athletics and rhythmic gymnastics.

Read more Ukraine flag raised in Rio's Olympic village (video) 

Here is the schedule for the first Ukrainian Olympics day:

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These games will set a record with two more countries taking part – Kosovo and South Sudan. There will be 206 participants and 306 medal events. Two more sports were also included in competitions: golf and rugby.

The schedule of all the Olympic events 

The next summer Olympics will be even more interesting. The IOC has included in the program five more disciplines: baseball, karate, skateboarding, climbing and surfing. 

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