On Tuesday, May
26, Koncha Zaspa Olympic Sports
Training Center hosted a meeting of the organizing committee on preparation for
the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro chaired by Prime Minister of
Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
meeting, the Prime Minister instructed to finance all expenditure on
preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games provided in the State Budget: "We
are facing a very difficult military, financial, social and economic situation.
we find the resources to pay all that budgeted and fully close all costs."
He stressed a
need for transparent use of funds: "I want the money to reach an athlete,
not a manager or bureaucrat who leaves a part of funds in a pocket, including
through non-transparent procurement, tenders, bribery and corruption, which is in the
sports sector as well."
Such corruption, according
to him, is "especially horrible" because it has a moral component – when
someone that deserves to participate in the Olympic Games or membership in the
national team is not allowed to do this.
The Prime Minister
appealed to the members of the Olympic Committee: "Such "a private
limited company "is a remnant of the Soviet-era. But
we have a different country, thus we should have a different attitude to each other.
of you know how difficult it is to fight the way to the Olympus of the Olympic
others to fight the way."
that is now so difficult to allocate from the budget should reach an athlete,"
meeting, Arseniy Yatsenyuk
visited a gymnastics hall at Koncha Zaspa Olympic Sports Training Center and talked with
coaches and athletes who are preparing to take part in the competition. Among
them - absolute 2015 European Champion in gymnastics Oleh
Verniaiev, 2012 Olympics Vault bronze medalist in London Ihor Radivilov.
Minister visited a weightlifting training hall, where he talked with the
athletes and coaches of the Ukrainian women's weightlifting team, including 2015
European Champions Yuliia Kalyna,
Yuliia Paratova and
Arseniy Yatsenyuk also met with the athletes of the National Paralympic fencing team.