Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko
took part in the XII All-Ukrainian solemn ceremony of awarding the best
Ukrainian sportsmen The Heroes of 2017 Sports Year.
Viacheslav Kyrylenko, on behalf of Prime Minister Volodymyr
Groysman and the Government, congratulated the heroes
of the previous sports year on winning international competitions, thanked all athletes
who compete under the Ukrainian national flag.
"I want to
assure you that your success will always be appreciated at the top level. The
issues of sports, support of sports and physical
culture will remain on the top agenda of the Cabinet of Ministers", assured
the Vice Prime Minister.
At the ceremony, Viacheslav Kyrylenko awarded the
Olympic champion Olexandr Abramenko.
Ukrainian athletes were congratulated by the Minister of Youth and Sports Ihor Zhdanov, Ukrainian NOC President Serhii
Bubka. The event was held with the participation of the
Olympic champions, coaches, Ukrainian singers.
The winners of
the XII All-Ukrainian solemn ceremony The Heroes of 2017 Sports Year were chosen
by secret vote by members of the Ukrainian Sports Academy - outstanding
athletes of different ages, sporting legends.
We recall that
The Heroes of the Sports Year ceremony is an annual award given since 2007. The
event is organized by the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the
Ministry of Youth and Sports with the participation of the Ukrainian Sports Academy,
the award is given to athletes and coaches for their contribution to the
development of Ukrainian sports.