“War can ruin sport venues but it cannot destroy passion for sport in people’s hearts” Sergey Bubka visited Sarajevo for the great athletic celebration. The IAAF Vice-President took part in celebrations of the 100th anniversary of Bosnia-Herzegovina’ modern athletics and the 15th anniversary of IAAF Solidarity Meeting which was first held in Sarajevo in 1996. Bubka paid a visit to the venue of that meeting – Kosevo Olympic Stadium (now called Asim Ferhatović Hase Stadium), the site of the opening ceremony of the 1984 Winter Olympic Games hosted by Sarajevo.
Sergei Bubka: “Sport gave me opportunities and made me who I am. It’s my turn to give back” The Ukrainian star ex-athlete made a presentation at the Peace and Sport International Forum in Monaco. Passionate speech of one the best athletes in sports' history opened the “Champions on and off the field of play” session at the second day of the Forum which is held from October 26th to 28th at the Fairmont Hotel, Monaco. Bubka told his story, which led him to support the Peace and Sport initiative.
Ukraine and Russia to Collaborate in the Development of Sports and Olympism MOSCOW, September 19 – The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (NOC) and the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) strengthen their close cooperation. Today in the ROC Headquarters in Moscow (Russia) a corresponding Memorandum was signed by the President of the NOC Sergey Bubka and the Head of the ROC Alexander Zhukov.
NOC of Ukraine Delegation Visited Moldova A delegation of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, namely the NOC President Sergey Bubka and two members of the NOC Executive Committee – the Chancellor of the National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine Volodymyr Platonov and the President of the Olympic Academy of Ukraine Mariya Bulatova – paid a visit to Chisinau (Moldova) to participate in the ХV International Scientific Congress “Olympic sport and sport for all”. In the course of this forum, Sergey Bubka gave a speech on social and economical aspects of the development of the Olympic sports in the 21st century.
Sergey Bubka conferred the Doctor of Honors from the Sports University of Moldova During the ХV International Scientific Congress “Olympic sport and sport for all” which is underway in Chisinau (Moldova), the President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Sergey Bubka was conferred the Doctor of Honors from the State University of Physical Education and Sports of Moldova, for his significant contribution to the development of sports and Olympism on the worldwide scale. Earlier, Sergey Bubka was awarded the same honorary degree by the National Sports Academy of Bulgaria, Lviv State University of Physical Culture, Donetsk National University and National University of Physical Education and Sports of Ukraine.
Kateryna DERUN – Young Ambassador of Ukraine for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games During the opening ceremony of the All-Ukrainian Olympic Lesson at Kontractova Square in Kyiv, President of the National Olympic Committee Sergey Bubka and Minister for Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine Dmytro Tabachnyk presented the Young Ambassador of our country for the Innsbruck 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games. This honorary mission was entrusted to Kateryna Derun, who won gold in javelin throwing at the 1st Youth Olympic Games held in Singapore last year.
Six Applicant Cities for the 2020 Olympic Games The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is pleased to announce that six cities have been put forward by their respective National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to apply to host the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in 2020. The cities, in alphabetical order, are: Baku (Azerbaijan), Doha (Qatar), Istanbul (Turkey), Madrid (Spain), Rome (Italy) and Tokyo (Japan).
Sergey Bubka: “I will be honored to continue serving for the good of the IAAF together with my colleagues and friends!" Sergey Bubka, NOC of Ukraine President and re-elected IAAF Vice-president, commented on the voting at the first day of 48th IAAF Congress: "It was a long day. Electronic voting system has become the top-story of the day.
Sergey Bubka: "The IAAF has a long-term strategy which brings us an extraordinary success" IAAF Senior vice-president Sergey Bubka shared his vision of the future of the institution on the eve of 48th IAAF Congress in Daegu. Interview for the press office of the Ukrainian Athletics Federation. On August 27 the Korean city of Daegu will become host of the main event of the athletics’ 2011 season – IAAF World Championships.
Sergey Bubka: “I have a desire to serve the Olympic ideas!” An interview conducted by Kenneth Quillinan, Chief Sports Editor of InDaegu newspaper (Korea) – Have you visited Daegu before? If so what is your impression of the city? I visited Daegu more than once, especially in recent years as I’m a Chairman of the IAAF Coordination Commission for the World Championships. Recently I’ve been in Daegu for the IAAF Council Meeting in April 2011.