Ukrainian skier Bogdana Matsotska announced Thursday that she is leaving Sochi in response to the violence in her home country.
Matsoksaka, who was scheduled to compete Friday in women's slalom, is leaving Sochi "in solidarity with the fighters" in Ukraine, her father and coach posted on Facebook. It is unclear if she has already left Russia.
The head of Ukraine's Olympic delegation, pole vaulting great Sergey Bubka, said Thursday that Ukraine would not pull out of the OIympics as a team.
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