22 Dec 2020

NOC of Ukraine celebrates its 30th anniversary

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22 December 2020

The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Ukraine celebrates today its 30th anniversary.

On 22 December 1990, the General Assembly of the NOC Founders made the historic decision to establish the NOC of Ukraine.

Since the country’s independence, the Ukrainian athletes under the NOC’s patronage have won 122 medals at the Olympic Games, 97 medals at the Youth Olympic Games and 98 medals at the European Games.

“You can proudly look back on 30 years of progress and incredible sporting success. And who can personify better this success story than the president of the NOC of Ukraine and his predecessor, the Olympic champions Sergey Bubka and Valeriy Borzov. The strong partnership that the IOC enjoys with Ukraine today is only possible thanks to the important work of the NOC,” said the IOC President Thomas Bach in his congratulatory message.

“Under the great leadership of Sergey Bubka, the NOC of Ukraine is promoting the role of sport in society and is spreading the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and solidarity throughout the country,” continued Bach.

In addition to effectively supporting elite sports, the NOC has been working hard to promote Olympic values and healthy lifestyles and, by implementing creative programmes, has been recognized as one of the best Olympic Committees in the world.

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy also sent his greetings to the NOC: “These three decades have been filled with significant achievements, bright victories and records, creative ideas and projects aimed at fostering a strong and healthy Ukrainian nation.

“I believe that in the future your valuable experience and contribution to the promotion of the ideas of Olympism in our country will contribute to the growth and education of talented athletes who will surely conquer the highest Olympic peaks”.

NOC of Ukraine President and Olympic Champion Sergey Bubka thanked all those who contributed to this milestone: “The Olympic Movement is truly a unique phenomenon that has incredible power to unite people around peace, friendship and development. And today, more than ever, we realize that sport is the most important factor that helps people to overcome any difficulties. I would like to sincerely thank everyone for these three decades of victories, success and achievements, overcoming difficulties, constant movement forward.”

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