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OFFICIAL STATEMENT KYIV, June 22 – At its extraordinary meeting today, the General Assembly of the NOC of Ukraine was presented the independent investigation commission’s report regarding the information disclosed by the BBC on May 22, 2012. The Extraordinary General Assembly approved the decision of the Executive Board to accept Volodymyr Gerashchenko’s resignation from the list of NOC Members and from the position of Secretary General for violating the fundamental principles of the Olympic Charter, the rules of the IOC Code of Ethics and his membership obligations as defined in the NOC of Ukraine Statutes.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT KYIV, June 20 – Executive Board of the NOC of Ukraine held its meeting today to head the report of the independent Investigation Commission regarding the information disclosed by the BBC on May 22, 2012. Composition of the Commission: Sergii Koziakov – Head of the Commission, Attorney in Law, Member of Academic Council of Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko; Olga Zhukovska – Vice-President of the Union of Advocates of Ukraine, Member of UEFA Appellate Committee; Valentyn Zagariya – President of the Ukrainian Bar Association According to the outcome of the investigation carried out by the Commission, Volodymyr Gerashchenko, while being NOC Member and Secretary General, had grossly violated the basic principles of Olympism by his unacceptable behavior to engage in a conversation regarding the possible selling of tickets, thus damaging the image of the national and international Olympic Movements.
NOC OF UKRAINE MOVED TO NEW HEADQUARTERS KYIV, May 29 – Olympic House, the new Headquarters of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Ukraine, opened its doors today in Kyiv. The symbolic ribbon was cut by the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych, President of the NOC of Ukraine Sergey Bubka and champion of the 1952 Summer Olympic Games in Helsinki (artistic gymnastics) Nina Bocharova.
BBC INVESTIGATION ON OLYMPIC TICKETS – SERGEY BUBKA STATEMENT QUEBEC, May 22 – Sergey Bubka, President of the Ukraine National Olympic Committee, has commented on a BBC report which suggested that a senior member of the Ukraine National Olympic Committee, Volodymyr Gerashchenko, had agreed to sell London2012 Olympic tickets on the black market. Sergey Bubka said: “As President of the Ukraine NOC, I am committed to maintaining the highest standards and ethics within the Olympic Movement.
Sergey Bubka came back to Kyiv ahead of schedule to investigate the tickets allegations KYIV, May 24 – Ukrainian NOC President Sergey Bubka came back from Sport Accord meeting in Quebec, Canada, to Kyiv ahead of schedule to investigate the allegations made by BBC regarding 2012 tickets. Speaking to mass media at the specially arranged briefing in the airport Bubka informed that he briefly talked to Mr Gerashchenko, NOC Secretary General who is involved in the BBC story, right after the launch of the news suspending him until the investigation ends.
Sergey Bubka: “Boycotts are pointless” SARANSK, May 2012 – During his visit to Russia for the IAAF World Race Walking Cup, IOC Member and IAAF Vice President Sergey Bubka spoke to “Sport-Express” about his vision on the UEFA Euro 2012 boycott talks, as well as the athletics legacy of the tournament and the ambitions of his country for hosting major sport championships. “Any boycotts of sports events are pointless”, Bubka said when asked his opinion on the talks about potential boycott of Ukraine’s part of the tournament by some European countries.