GREETINGS FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE VERKHOVNA RADA VOLODYMYR LYTVYN ON THE OCCASION OF 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NOC OF UKRAINE Dear friends! I would like to extend my sincerest salutations on the eminent occasion of the 20th anniversary since the National Olympic Committee foundation! The sport of great achievements which finds its most powerful and bright implementation in the Olympic Games is an unprecedented movement of unification, consolidation and encouragement. Bearing a unique global impact, the Olympic movement teams up people of the entire planet independently of age, sex, political and religious beliefs, encouraging millions to active self-improvement and practical implementation of its motto: “Faster, higher, stronger!”.
IOC Executive Director for the Olympic Games Concluded His Visit to Western Ukraine Gilbert Felli, IOC Executive Director for the Olympic Games arrived in Ukraine last weekend. The visit of the IOC representative took place within the framework of preparation of the Ukrainian bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.
Sergey Bubka was reelected the President of the Ukrainian NOC On Thursday, 7th of October, the XXIV General Assembly of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine elected the Governing Body of the NOC for the period of 2011-2014. A famous Ukrainian athlete, Olympic Champion, IOC Member and Hero of Ukraine Sergey Bubka was reelected the President of the NOC.
All-Ukrainian Olympic Lesson Started in the Main Square of the Country All-Ukrainian Olympic Lesson, a nationwide traditional campaign of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, Ministry for Family, Youth and Sport and Ministry of Education and Science, started on September 11, on the Day of Physical Culture and Sport in the Independence Square of Kyiv. On the occasion of the great sports festival, which this year was also dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the NOC of Ukraine, the city center turned into a big sports ground where 37 of Olympic and non-Olympic sports (which is the greatest number for all years of the event staging) were presented.
President of Ukraine meets National Youth Olympic Team President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has met with Ukrainian team that took part in the First Youth Olympics. The President congratulated young athletes on magnificent performance in Singapore, noting that the third place, our team took in the unofficial standings was the highest achievement we could expect.
Ukraine sent off its National Youth Team to Singapore Today in Kyiv Kreschaty park under the Peoples Friendship Arch the Ukrainian sports fans sent off the National Youth Team to its first Olympic trial. In a week Singapore will welcome the Ist Youth Olympic Games, which participants will be about 3 600 the world's best young athletes aged 14-18.
XXII Summer Olympic Games Medalists – 30 years after The celebration in honor of the XXII Summer Olympic Games Medalists was held in Kiev (Ukraine) on July, 21st. Initiated and organized by the National Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth and Sport, this event assembled 35 Ukrainian Olympians to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1980 Moscow Games.
Olympism Birthday Was Celebrated in Kyiv On 19 June Ukraine's capital celebrated Olympic Day, unique mass sport celebration that is traditionally held on the occasion of the establishment of the International Olympic Committee (23 June 1894), and this year it was also devoted to the 20th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine foundation (22 December 1990). Having started in Hydro Park with the race of the Ministry of Interior staff, the celebration moved to the main square of Kyiv.