National Olympic Committee of Ukraine
National Olympic Committee of Ukraine logo
Country/Region Ukraine
CodeUKR
Created1990 (1918, unconfirmed)
Recognized1993
Continental
Association
EOC
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine
PresidentSerhiy Bubka
Secretary GeneralNatalia Kovalenko
Websitewww.noc-ukr.org

The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Нацiональний олiмпiйський комiтет України) is a non-profit all-Ukrainian public organization responsible for development, reinforcement, and protection of the Olympic movement. The committee has an exclusive right to represent Ukraine in the Olympic Games and other competitions of the International Olympic Committee.

History

The history of the Olympic movement in Ukraine started in 1952 when Ukrainian athletes participated at the Games of the XV Olympiad in Helsinki as a part of the U.S.S.R. Team for the first time.[1]

During 1952 - 1990 the Olympic movement in Ukraine was developing and strengthening its position in the country's life. Ukrainian athletes constituted at least 25% of the composition of each USSR Olympic team. During the Games of the XXII Olympiad in 1980 some matches of football tournament took place in Kyiv and it was a great success.

On 22 December 1990 the First General Assembly of founders took the decision to create the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the date mentioned above is the official date of its foundation. On recommendations of the International Olympic Committee, on 20 September 1991 in Ukraine was established the Ukrainian Olympic Academy on decision of the first session of the Ukrainian Olympic Assembly.[2] The academy is an independent public organization that functions under the auspices of the NOC of Ukraine and promotes development and strengthening of Olympic movement in Ukraine, spiritual interpersonal enrichment among people, proliferation the exchange of values of national culture marked by the ideas and principles of Olympism.

Couple of weeks after the referendum on independence, on 18 December 1991 the Verkhovna Rada petitioned to the International Olympic Committee to recognize the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine as a participant of Olympic movement since 1952.[3]

The NOC of Ukraine was permanently recognized by the International Olympic Committee in September 1993.

In 1995 the NOC of Ukraine started to publish its official monthly magazine "Olimpiyska Arena" ("Olympic Arena") and since 1997 it issues twice a month bulletin "Olympic News from the NOC of Ukraine".

On 28 March 2017 the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine signed a memorandum on cooperation with the International Children Center "Artek" (Carpathian).[4]

Description of the NOC

The NOC of Ukraine is working in accordance with the provisions of the Olympic Charter, the Ukrainian Constitution, the Ukrainian legislation and own Statutes.

Main tasks of the NOC of Ukraine are:

For this purpose the NOC of Ukraine cooperates with state, public and other organizations. The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine unites 40 Ukrainian Olympic sports federations.

The NOC of Ukraine participated in 6 winter editions and 5 summer editions of the Olympic Games.

Mr. Sergey Bubka and Mr. Valeriy Borzov are officially elected as honorary members of International Olympic Committee in Ukraine.

The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine has its regional branches in each region of Ukraine.[5] In similar way the Ukrainian Olympic Academy also has its regional branches in various educational institutions throughout Ukraine.[6] To resolve any disagreements, there also exists Sport Arbitration Tribunal.[7]

Committee Composition

Consists of 154 members

Presidents

Presidents Term years
Valeriy Borzov 1990-1998
Ivan Fedorenko 1998-2002
Viktor Yanukovych 2002-2005
Serhiy Bubka 2005–present[9][10]

NOC Projects

Heroes of Sports Year

All-Ukrainian Ceremony «Heroes of Sports Year» is the grand sport event which has been held on the main stages of the country since 2007. This ceremony is a great occasion to meet Olympic champions and medalists of all times, coaches and sports specialists.

The sports «Oscar» is presented to athletes and coaches who won medals at the Olympic and world sports arenas. Sports organizers whose contribution was recognized the most substantial also get this award.

«The Olympic Book», «The Olympic Corner»

Since 2011 National Olympic Committee of Ukraine together with the Olympic Academy of Ukraine organizes the nationwide actions «The Olympic Book» and «The Olympic Corner». During these projects each of over 20 000 schools and each of 230 classes is provided with Olympic literature and sports equipment.

The main goal is the development of the Olympic movement in Ukraine, promotion of healthy lifestyles, spreading the ideas of Olympism.

«The Olympic Lesson»

The Olympic lesson is the annual sports event which was initiated by National Olympic Committee of Ukraine since 2004. The Olympic Lesson is held in all regions of the country.

Anyone who participates in the Lesson of Physical Education and Sports has a good chance to talk to champions and winners of the Olympic Games, World and European Championships and visit numerous sports venues, get important and useful information. Over 40 sports grounds present different sports holding open training sessions and demonstrations.

«Olympic Day»

In the world there is a good tradition to celebrate Olympic Day dedicated to the International Olympic Committee's foundation (23 June 1894). Olympic Day is a family sports holiday where everyone finds something what he likes. At this event people can feel like real Olympians.

The Olympic Day takes place in the central town streets, in parks, children's camps, stadiums of different regions.

Together with the ordinary citizens the famous Ukrainian athletes, Olympic champions and medalists, winners of the World and European Championships participate at the all-Ukrainian event.

If your state of health does not allow participating in athletics races, you can join to the many contests, quiz and draws.

All members can find something useful and join to the Olympic ideas and values.

«Olympic stork»

«Olympic stork» is the project of National Olympic Committee of Ukraine which promotes the Olympic ideas, attracts children to physical education and sport, and brings up young generation based on the principles of patriotism and friendship.

All the year the 5th -6th formers take a quiz on the Olympic movement topic, participate in the relay races, teams’ presentations and many different contests. The team-winner of all 25 Ukrainian regions compete at all-Ukrainian final.

«Pole Vaulting at Maidan»

In 2007 competition of pole stars the «Pole Vaulting at Maidan» was initiated by National Olympic Committee of Ukraine. This event is organized by NOC of Ukraine and the Athletics Federation of Ukraine and is included to the official IAAF calendar.

The top athletes compete in the outdoor event at the main square of the country.

In 2011 Russian Aleksey Kovalchuk set a record of the tournament- 5.72 m.

The world record in the male pole vault outdoor – 6.14 m - belongs to the legendary Ukrainian Sergey Bubka. He also set the still unbroken indoor record - 6.15 m.

Collective members

National Sports Federations

There are 46 national federations for Olympic sports which are members of the NOC:[12]

National Federation Summer or Winter Headquarters
Ukrainian Archery Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Athletic Federation Summer Kyiv
Badminton Federation of Ukraine Summer Kyiv
Baseball & Sotball Federation of Ukraine Summer Kyiv
Basketball Federation of Ukraine Summer Kyiv
Biathlon Federation of Ukraine Winter Kyiv
Ukrainian Bobseigh Federation Winter Kyiv
Ukrainian Boxing Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Canoe Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Curling Federation Winter Kyiv
Ukrainian Cycling Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Diving Federation Summer Kyiv
Equestrian Federation of Ukraine Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Fencing Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Figure Skating Federation Winter Kyiv
Football Federation of Ukraine Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Golf Federation Summer Kyiv
Greco-Roman Wrestling Federation of Ukraine Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation Summer Kyiv
Handball Federation of Ukraine Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Hockey Federation Summer Kyiv
Ice Hockey Federation of Ukraine Winter Kyiv
Ukrainian Judo Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Karate Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Luge Federation Winter Kyiv
Ukrainian Modern Pentathlon Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Federation of Rhythmic Gymnastics Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Federation of Roller Sports Summer Kyiv
Ukraine Rowing Federation Summer Kyiv
National Rugby Federation of Ukraine Summer Kyiv
Sailing Federation of Ukraine Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Shooting Federation Summer Kyiv
Ski Federation of Ukraine Winter Kyiv
Ukrainian Speed Skating Federation Winter Kyiv
Ukrainian Swimming Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Synchronized Swimming Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Table Tennis Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Taekwondo Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Tennis Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Triathlon Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Volleyball Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Water Polo Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Weightlifting Federation Summer Kyiv
Ukrainian Wrestling Association Summer Kyiv

Performance

Main articles: Ukraine at the Olympics, Ukraine at the Paralympics, and Ukraine at the European Games

See also

Further reading

References

  1. ^ "The history of the NOC of Ukraine". noc-ukr.org. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. ^ Ukrainian Olympic Academy (Олімпійська Академія України). NOC of Ukraine
  3. ^ Petition of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to the International Olympic Committee (Звернення Верховної Ради України до Міжнародного Олімпійського Комітету). Verkhovna Rada. 18 December 1991
  4. ^ The International Children Center "Artek" and the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine signed a memorandum on cooperation (Міжнародний дитячий центр "Артек" та Національний олімпійський комітет України підписали меморандум про співробітництво). Government of Ukraine. 29 March 2017
  5. ^ The NOC of Ukraine regional branches (Регіональні відділення НОК України). NOC of Ukraine
  6. ^ The Ukrainian Olympic Academy regional branches (Олімпійська академія України). NOC of Ukraine
  7. ^ Sport Arbitration Tribunal (Спортивний арбітражний суд). NOC of Ukraine
  8. ^ List of fitness-sports societies (Фізкультурно-спортивні товариства). NOC of Ukraine.
  9. ^ Serhiy Bubka will further be the president of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (Сергій Бубка і надалі буде президентом Національного олімпійського комітету України). Glavcom.ua. 21 December 2018
  10. ^ Ten years ago Serhiy Bubka was placed in charge of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (10 років тому Сергій Бубка очолив Національний олімпійський комітет України). UNIAN 23 June 2015
  11. ^ "NOC PROJECTS". noc-ukr.org. Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  12. ^ "National Olympic Federations". noc-ukr.org. Retrieved 24 December 2015.