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.
NOC of Ukraine Changed Its Address KYIV, May 3 – The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine has moved to a new office. Olympic House, which is now home to the committee, is located in a historic part of downtown Kyiv, Podil, and will soon open its door officially (the date of the opening to be informed later).
New Athletics Stadium in Serbia Named after Sergey Bubka SMEREDEVO, April 30 – A symbolic foundation stone of a new athletics stadium was laid today in the town of Smeredevo (Serbia) situated 50 km from Belgrade. The venue is named after Sergey Bubka – Olympic champion, 10 times outdoor and indoor world champion, 35 times pole vault world record holder, IOC member, IAAF Vice-President and President of the NOC of Ukraine.
Ukraine Celebrates Olympic Day KYIV, April 21 – This year Ukraine was the first country to celebrate Olympic Day. The event which is run annually in June by around 170 NOCs of the world to commemorate the date when the International Olympic Committee was created (23 June 1894) was held in Kyiv mid April.
Sergei Bubka: “Ukraine welcomes participants and guests of Euro-2012 with open arms” KYIV, March 3 – President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, IOC Member and IAAF Vice President, world renowned athlete Sergei Bubka took part in UEFA EURO 2012 Sponsor Workshop launched today in Kyiv. On behalf of the Olympic family of Ukraine he warmly greeted the participants of the event.
Sports Heroes of the 2011 Anounced KYIV, March 25 – International Center of Culture and Arts opened its doors today for the guests of the 6th edition of the “Heroes of the Sports Year” Awards, initiated by the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine. Famous Olympians, State officials and show-business celebrities came together for the annual celebration to honour those who made the most significant difference in Ukrainian sports in 2011.
Young Olympians of Ukraine Bring Home 3 Silver Medals INNSBRUCK, January 22 – The Gold Medal Game of the Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament between the teams of Finland and Russia, with Team Finland winning, has just wrapped up the sports competitions of the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. Ukrainian Team which was represented here by 23 athletes in 8 sports come back home with 3 silver medals and the 25th place in the Overall Team Ranking (not counting the medal in the Figure Skating Mixed NOC Team Event).
Good Luck, Youth Olympic Team Ukraine! KYIV, December 21 – Winter Youth Team Ukraine is ready and rearing to go for their first Olympic achievements! Today, during the “Good Luck” Ceremony which traditionally precedes every Olympics, they got their parting wishes for success at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games. This ground-breaking competition will take place in Innsbruck (Austria) between 13th and 22nd of January next year.
Ukraine to host EuroBasket 2015 MUNICH, December 18 – FIBA Europe President Mr Olafur Rafnsson has announced today that EuroBasket 2015 will be hosted by Ukraine. The announcement followed the impressive presentation made by the bidding team with Ukrainian Federation’s President Oleksandr Volkov and NOC of Ukraine President, IOC Member Sergey Bubka as key speakers.
Olympic Committees of Ukraine to Collaborate with Tajik Colleagues KYIV, December 15 – Today, within the framework of the official meeting of the Presidents of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych and Republic of Tajikistan Emomalii Rahmon, an Agreement of Cooperation was concluded between the National Olympic Committees of the two countries. The document was signed by the President of the NOC of Ukraine Sergey Bubka and the Vice-President of the Olympic Committee of Tajikistan Maliksho Nematov.