The head of the Odessa region of Ukraine, Mikhail Saakashvili, criticized the work of the country's sports minister because of the extremely unsuccessful performance of Ukrainians at the Olympics in Rio.
In the unofficial team event, Ukraine took 31st place, winning 11 medals, of which only two are gold. For Ukrainian Olympians, this is the worst result in history. Saakashvili said that Ukraine was ahead of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Hungary, Cuba, Kenya and Jamaica, as well as other states, the size of which is much smaller than Ukraine. “Georgia, which is ten times smaller, almost as many medals as Ukraine,” the governor stressed.