Ukraine's Best Sport Reporters And Photographers Honoured in the NOC HQ
27 January 2017 Share
Ukraine's Best Sport Reporters And Photographers Honoured in the NOC HQ

Sergey Bubka, Ukraine's NOC President, and Oleh Volkov, NOC Media Commission Chair, awarded the prizewinners of the XVI Annual 'Olympic Ukraine' award and Х Olympic Photo Award at the Committee’s HQ in Kyiv.

Both awards have grown in popularity over recent years, receiving 87 applications from 23 regions in 2016.

The nominated applicants were selected in two stages. During the first stage NOC regional departments selected local winners sending their applications to the headquarters. The experts of the NOC Media Commission conducted detailed evaluation and analysis of the applications and voted the winners in all nominations.

The Commission received more than 300 photos from 54 applicants for Olympic Photo Award who represented 19 regions. They applied in three nomination, including pro photographers, amateurs and kids.

Sergey Bubka who is also IOC Executive Board member and IAAF Senior Vice President attended the prize giving ceremony saying, '2016, the year of the Summer Olympics, was intensive for sport. Ukraine's athletes continued their winning traditions in Olympic sports in Rio and at numerous international championships, despite complicated situation within the country. I am also happy Ukraine's media succeeded in covering the competitions and contributed a lot to the promotion of sports and Olympic movement. Each of you is a winner today. Your professionalism, dedication and service admires me'.