Ukraine does not finance competitions in Russia, athletes forced to go there, - Sport Minister

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the minister, the Ukrainian athletes are forced to go to rating competitions not to lose at the start
13:15, 11 February 2020

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Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport of Ukraine Volodymyr Borodyansky stated that as for today, the state does not finance the competitions in Russia but Ukrainian athletes are forced to go there as 112 Ukraine reported.

“The state does not finance as for today and does not plan to finance the competitions in Russia. But our athletes are forced to go to rating competitions not to lose at the start,” Borodyansky said.

As the minister noted such an issue is difficult and it should be solved at the international level.

Related: Non-Olympic athletes are limited in funding, attention, though they enter top-5 in most of the combats, - President of Ukraine's Sports Committee

“We start the consultations with the international organizations as this issue should be settled in Ukraine and generally,” he added.

As we reported, Ukrainian athletes Yaroslava Mahuchikh and Yulia Levchenko got the first prize places at the Springer-Meeting tournament, which was held in the German city of Cottbus. 

Earlier, a new record in high jumping in the U20 category was set by 18-year-old Ukrainian athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh.

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