University News

“O Sport, you are Peace!” – they used to say in antiquity, and not only the social significance of sports hasn’t decreased through the following millennia, to the contrary – it has increased. Sport is something that unites people of different age, nationalities, religions, around the idea of healthy lifestyle. Traditionally, on every second Saturday of September Ukraine celebrates the Day of Physical Training and Sports. By developing the students’ sports, we follow the right path – through many years students of the Odesa Academy of Law and the International Humanitarian University have been displaying high results in competitions in many kinds of sports,

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The Thai World Boxing Championship among adults, which recently ended in the homeland of this sport in the capital of Thailand, Bangkok, brought the Ukrainian team the third team place.  Oleg Guta, a student at the International Humanitarian University, made his significant contribution to such a successful result of Ukrainian taiboxers at the most prestigious Muay Thai competition in the world, having won the second silver medal in his sports career at the world championship.  In total, within the framework of the competition, Guta spent 4 fights, 3 of which he finished ahead of schedule.  Odessa tayboxer fought with representatives of Afghanistan, the US Virgin Islands, Sweden and Russia.

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Who of us hasn’t played badminton at least once in our lives? At least in their childhood, in their neighborhood or at the beach? It’s merely an active, dynamic game for leisure, which takes dexterity and quick reflexes and nothing more than that, right? Guess what – wrong! Badminton is an Olympic sport! And not just spectacular, but also highly technical and potentially traumatic. A long time ago, in the ‘60s of the last century, badminton was at the peak of popularity, yearly championships of different degrees were held in Odesa, there were functioning badminton sports groups. Nowadays badminton comes back to life, for example, it’s already the third time an International Tournament is held in Odesa, and for two years in a row it’s been taking place at the base of the splendid new modern sports complex of the International Humanitarian University.

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