Ukraine’s gold: ‘We needed this moment’

By Rick Maese, Sally Jenkins, February 21, 2014

SOCHI, Russia — The four women joined hands and flung their arms in the air before taking four bows, like a theatrical company receiving a standing ovation. Their performance was one for the ages, one that seemed to transcend sport. As their country burned, the women of Ukraine’s talented biathlon team maintained their focus and managed to win gold at these Winter Olympics.

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