Athletes show their support for Ukraine

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.

(© Mark J. Terrill/AP Image)

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.

Basketball player wearing shirt in support of Ukraine (© Brad Penner/USA Today Sports/Reuters)
(© Brad Penner/USA Today Sports/Reuters)

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.

Woman riding a horse with one hand raised holding an armband with a Ukrainian flag (© Matthew Childs/Reuters)
(© Matthew Childs/Reuters)

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.

Basketball players standing, hugging each other (© Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
(© Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

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.

Man wearing a hat with a Ukrainian flag colored ribbon (© Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
(© Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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.

Woman running with hair dyed in the colors of the Ukrainian flag (© Bernadett Szabo/Reuters)
(© Bernadett Szabo / Reuters)

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.

Ukrainian flag on race car bumper (© Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire/Getty Images)
(© Chris Williams/Sportswire Icon/Getty Images)

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.

Soccer goalkeeper wearing a 'Stop the war' jersey (© Alberto Lingria/Reuters)
(© Alberto Lingria/Reuters)

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.

Woman wearing a headband with a heart in the colors of the Ukrainian flag (© Jens Büttner/dpa/picture alliance/Getty Images)
(© Jens Büttner/dpa/alliance picture/Getty Images)

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.

Close-up of basketball shoes decorated in support of Ukraine (© Amy Kontras/USA Today Sports/Reuters)
(© Amy Kontras/USA Today Sports/Reuters)

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.

Rows of women hugging each other (© David Becker/AP Images)
(AP Photo/David Becker)

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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