President of Ukraine

President discussed the forthcoming Tokyo Olympics and the national Healthy Ukraine program with the IOC President 

23 June 2021 - 17:30

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyiy had a phone conversation with President of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach.

The President congratulated the interlocutor on the anniversary of the IOC and noted the significant contribution of the committee to the development of the Olympic movement and the promotion of sports around the world. Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that a special Olympic set of exercises was created in Ukraine on this occasion.

"Ukraine is a country of Olympic champions. A striking example of this is President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Serhiy Bubka," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed.

The parties exchanged views on the Tokyo Olympics expected by millions of fans around the world.

"I believe that the pandemic will not affect the holding of the Olympics. Ukraine will be worthily represented on this holiday of sports, which will unite the whole world," the President said.

The President told Thomas Bach about the key elements of the nationwide Healthy Ukraine program, the implementation of which will make sports more accessible to all categories of the country's population. The main components of the program are the Healthy School initiative, the introduction of a system of regular medical examinations for citizens over 55 and the construction of sports grounds and outdoor activities parks in Ukraine. The Head of State stressed: "The main goal of the program is that Ukrainians should live longer and better".

Thomas Bach accepted the invitation of Volodymyr Zelenskyy to visit Ukraine to take part in the celebrations on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee.