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The Olympic House is always open for guests. This time the honorary guests of the Olympic House were Mr. Anders Besseberg the President of the International Biathlon Union, Dr. Klaus Leistner, Mr. Ivor Lehotan, Mr.Gottlieb Taschler the Vice-presidents, and Mrs. Nikole Resch General Secretary of the IBU who visited Ukraine for the celebration of 50th anniversary of Ukrainian biathlon.
Sergey Bubka the NOC of Ukraine President, the IOC Executive Board Member and Mr. Volodymyr Brynzak the President of the Ukrainian Biathlon Federation have shown the Olympic House to the guests and also acquainted them with the various NOC activities.
Mr. Anders Besseberg noted modern infrastructure and comfortable conditions of the Olympic House.
The participants of the meeting had discussed the further development of the biathlon and winter sports in general.
"Biathlon is very popular in Ukraine, it's winter sport # 1 here. From year to year it attracts more and more admirers. We are planning to submit application to host Olympic Winter Games 2022 in Lviv at the nearest time. It is a great opportunity to create modern infrastructure for winter sports, which we are missing now," Sergey Bubka said.
"The Ukrainian biathlon has a high level. The Ukrainian Biathlon Federation is one of the best and belongs to top5 of the world. I wish Ukraine to hold international competitions of the high level but they require modern sports structures. The submission of the application to host Winter Olympiad will expedite the construction of appropriate facilities in Ukraine so the competitions will become more exiting for fans and athletes," the President of the International Biathlon Union said.