Today at the Olympic House National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the company “MTS Ukraine” signed a sponsorship agreement to support the Ukrainian team and projects aimed at promoting the Olympic movement, sport in general and a healthy lifestyle. The total amount of sponsorship funds is $5 million.
Previous Olympic cycle has been very fruitful and successful for our country and for the Olympic movement in particular. We can be proud of the performance of Ukrainian athletes at the Games of XXX Olympiad in London (20 awards), 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010 (35 medals) 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck 2012 (3 silver medals) and European Youth Olympic Summer Festival Trabzon 2011 (15 awards and overall 3rd place in medal ranking).
Yet there are new tournaments ahead of our Olympians and the preparatory phase plays a vital role in their successful performance there.
Since the contract will be valid until 2016, our athletes will have financial support during the preparation for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi 2014, II Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing 2014, Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro 2016, II Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer 2016.
"We are delighted that the Olympic movement in Ukraine has a strong support not only from the state but also from our sponsors - said the NOC of Ukraine President Sergey Bubka. – Owing to this support we can implement all our ideas, ambitious plans and strategic goals. I am confident that our new agreement is an investment in future Olympic medals"- Sergey Bubka stated.
The agreement signing ceremony was attended by an Olympic boxing champion Alexander Usyk. "The support, including financial, is very important for an athlete, as the path to the victory consists of many years of hard work – said Alexander Usyk. – And hopak that I performed at the Olympic ring - is neither my gimmick nor a brand. It was my gratitude dance to my country where my kids and I were born".