Statement from President of Ukraine Olympic Committee and World Athletics First Vice President Sergii Bubka
“On behalf of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine, I want to share my congratulations with the EOC and all partners in Poland for the signing of the Host City Regional Contract for the European Games 2023. This is a major milestone for an event that will bring Europe together through sport. The European Olympic family, and the Olympic Movement as a whole, has shown solidarity with Ukraine from the start of the war. And Poland as a country has been incredibly supportive to Ukraine. We are very appreciative of the unity that has been shown with us and I am sure our athletes competing in the European Games will send a positive message to our people and people across the continent.
“As World Athletics First Vice President and as a Olympic champion in the sport, I am delighted to see that the European Team Championships will be a part of the European Games. It is very important to have the best athletes competing and we will see this in athletics and the other 17 Olympic sports.”
Sergii Bubka, President of Ukraine Olympic Committee and World Athletics First Vice President