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Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with champions and prize-winners of Olympic Games, world and European championships
26.06.2014 | 12:52
Department of Information and Communication of the Secretariat of the CMU

On Thursday, June 26 the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with champions and prize-winners of Olympic Games, world and European championships.

This winter for Ukrainian Olympic sportsmen and Ukrainian sports brought a lot of victories, Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said: This winter brought to Ukraine a number of victories. We were watching you, how you were raising the Ukrainian flag, singing Ukrainian anthem and proved to the entire world it is a strong country with an ability to win. It encouraged us here in Kyiv.

You are perfectly aware, as none else, what the strength means. Strength appears not when you have a lot of muscles but when you have fortitude. Our country needs that. It needs confidence in the ability to win, confidence that you are the first and do everything right. It is how you become champions and how Ukraine will become the champion, the Head of Government said to the prize-winners and champions present at the meeting.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk emphasized that victories of Ukrainian sportsmen mean both their individual success and success of Ukraine.

The Head of Government is convinced it is important for the sportsmen to work with youth by example: The best way to affect the health of nation is your example.

He requested the sportsmen: If you can just visit a school or university. If you communicate to people and prove by your own example that one can and must be successful and strong, it will spread among hundreds, thousands, millions.

I am proud that at the time of hardships we have strong Olympians, people who set their own example how to win. Those people who move forward instead of demonstrating obedience, the Prime Minister said.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk wished to the prize-winners and champions more victories: We wish you to win the first, second and third prize in each sport event abroad and to see Ukrainian national flags raised and the anthem of Ukraine sung three times.

The Head of Government awarded commendation certificates of the Prime Minister of Ukraine for the valuable contribution into the development and popularizing of physical culture and sports in Ukraine, professionalism, devotion, and handed over memorable gifts.


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