September, 5 blue and yellow flag was raised in Rio de Janeiro. Ukrainian national team, along with the President of the National Committee of Sports for the Disabled Valery Sushkevich, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the Federal Republic of Brazil Rostislav Tronenko, Ukraine’s Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports - Chief of Staff Nikolai Danevych represented our country at the flag raising ceremony, reported the press service of the Ukrainian Ministry of Youth and Sports.

At such times, the soul of every Ukrainian is full of pride for their country. Being overtaken with the waves of patriotism Valery Sushkevich said, "Glory to Ukraine!". The NACI and Rio President esponded, " Glory to Heroes," said a statement.

Traditionally, the opening of the Olympic Games is preceded by flag-raising ceremony. It symbolizes the readiness of countries to participate in the main event.

Ukraine participated in the XXXI Olympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro and was ranked 31st. It was the first time since the Olympic Games 1996 in Atlanta that Ukraine won at the Summer Olympics less than 20 medals, which became a kind of anti-record.

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