Sergey Bubka joined global Target Ebola programme
23 October 2014 Share
Sergey Bubka joined global Target Ebola programme

Sergey Bubka, Ukraine NOC President, joined the global TargetEbola programme initiated by the World Olympians Association (WOA) to help raising funds for the emergency supplies for the victims of Ebola virus.

Olympic legends Usain Bolt (athletics), Claudia Bokel (fencing), Carl Lewis (athletics), Koji Murofushi (athletics), Pernilla Wiberg (alpine skiing), Yang Yang (short track speed skating) joined Bubka in the TargetEbola initiative.

To get the campaign started, the WOA has paid the costs for a 20ft container full of much needed mattresses and supplies donated by the Sierra Leone community in London being shipped to Freetown, the Sierra Leone capital.

Sergey Bubka, who is also IOC Executive Board member and IAAF Vice President, commented, 'I'm honoured to join my fellow Olympians and play a part in the #TargetEbola campaign which threatens every area of life including sport. I encourage anyone who can to come together in the spirit of Olympism and make a donation to help those who are suffering'.

To make donations visit programme's website