Athletes in various sports—both professional and amateur—show their abilities support for Ukraine and its people in the midst of an unwarranted and unwarranted Russian war.
Daria Saville of Australia, wearing the colors of the Ukrainian flag, returns to play at the professional tennis tournament BNP Paribas Open on March 15 in Indian Wells, California.
US college basketball players wear jerseys in support of Ukraine before their game, including forward Paul Atkinson Jr., center, of the Notre Dame Indiana team. Atkinson prepares for a game against team Virginia Tech on March 10 in Brooklyn, New York.
Rachael Blackmore celebrates after winning the Champion Hurdle on March 15 at the Cheltenham Festival in Cheltenham, England, wearing an armband in support of Ukraine.
Sacramento Kings center Alex Len, originally from Ukraine, center, joins his Denver Nuggets team-mates and his players observe a moment of silence ahead of the February 24 game in Sacramento, California.
Professional golfer Tommy Fleetwood of England wears a yellow and blue ribbon to support Ukraine during a practice round ahead of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on March 8 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
On March 18 in Belgrade, Serbia, Gabriela Debues-Stafford of Canada, wearing the colors of the Ukrainian flag in her hair, runs during the women’s 3000 meters final of the World Athletics Championships indoors.
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Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev writes “Please no war” on TV cameras on February 26 during the Dubai Championships.
The Ukrainian flag is placed on the bumper of Joey Logano’s race car ahead of the Pennzoil 400 NASCAR Cup Series competition on March 6 in Las Vegas.
Thomas Strakosha of Albania wears a jersey in support of Ukraine on February 27 as he warms up before the football match against Napoli in Rome. Strakosha plays for Lazio, an Italian professional sports club.
Paralympic athlete Oksana Masters of Team USA, originally from Ukraine, wears a headband filled with hearts in Ukrainian colors during training on March 3 for the 2022 Winter Paralympics in Zhangjiakou, China.
Jeremy Sochan, a forward at Baylor University in Texas, wears sneakers in support of Ukraine during a college basketball game on March 10 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Players from the University of Colorado women’s basketball team observe a moment of silence in support of Ukraine ahead of the National University Athletics Association’s women’s game against Arizona on March 3 in Las Vegas.
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