NSC Olimpiyskiy can host international athletics events
President of the European Athletics Association (EA) Sven Arne Hansen and Member of the EA Council Marton Dyulai visited the NSC Olimpiyskiy as a part of their visit to Kyiv. At the main sports and cultural arena of Ukraine they met Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, Deputy Prime Minister for Humanitarian Affairs of Ukraine, Serhiy Bubka, President of the NOC of Ukraine, First Vice-President of the IAAF, Igor Gotsul, President of Ukrainian Athletics federation and Valentin Gruzdev, General Director of NSC Olimpiyskiy.
The discussed the prospects of Ukraine to host big European competitions.
European experts highly assessed the infrastructure of the NSC Olimpiyskiy and noted that the stadium could host the highest level competitions. They shared their impressions with Ukrainian media representatives during a press conference.
As a part of our visit to Kyiv we explored the NSC Olimpiyskiy and discussed the prospects to held official competitions here. Now we can say that the capital of Ukraine will claim to host the European Championship in 2021 (Super League), - Sven Arne Hansen said. - Of course, as Ukraine have to be in the top eight teams at the next European team championship - in Bydgoszcz, 2019. The reason is that 12 teams used to take part in the Super League, but the number of teams will be reduced to eight starting from 2021. However, I looked at the statistics before going to Ukraine and your team has always been in the first eight in recent years. So if this task is done next year, we will be able to talk more specifically about Ukraine's bid to hold the Super League in Kyiv.
According to Vyacheslav Kyrylenko, if Ukraine receives the right to host the European Championship in team all-round, then the Government will provide all-round assistance, including financial support, and assistance in organizing of competitions.
The NSC Olimpiyskiy is a multifunctional sports complex that was built in order to have not only football but also athletics competitions. We tested the field last year and found that the ground could withstand the weight of the athletics hammer. It’s not something new for usto hold big sports competitions, we have a great team can carry out the project of the highest level, " Valentin Georgyev, General Director of the NSC" Olimpiyskiy " said.
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