NOC Athletes’ Commission members met today in Kyiv under the guidance of Oleksandr Krykun, Commission’s Head and Olympic medalist, and with the participation of NOC President Sergey Bubka. Olympic medalists Natalya Donryn’ska (athletics), Valery Honcharov (artistic gynmastics), Viacheslav Oliynyk (Greco-Roman wrestling), Olena Hovorova (athletics), Larysa Zaspa (handball), Olena Pakhol’chyk (sailing) took part in the meeting discussing the possibilities to help their fellow athletes from the East of Ukraine.
Bubka informed the athletes that NOC came to an agreement with the Ministry of Youth and sports and National Federations to join their efforts to solve the problems of every athlete and their families from the troublesome regions in person. The issues of training camps' organization, participation in the national and international competitions, as well as financial aid for the athletes and the families were brought into the spotlight.
The athletes also discussed the preparation for the Athletes' Assembly of Ukraine scheduled for September 5th, 2014. Two athletes' delegates will represent each sport at the Assembly. They will elect the new composition of the commission for the period of 2014-2018.