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The President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky gave the order to begin preparation for holding in Ukraine of the Olympic games. It is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.
The corresponding order was given by the Minister of sports of the country Igor Zhdanov and President of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine Sergey Bubka. They will need to develop a strategic plan that will allow the country to qualify for the competition.
According to Zelensky, you first need to rebuild the sports infrastructure, which can later be used for Games. He believes that with proper planning it can be done in 3-4 years.
In response to the instruction Zelensky Bubka stressed that a more realistic option at this stage would be to conduct in the country of the youth Olympic games. Speaking about applications for a full-fledged Olympics, he noted that the next Games, the application for which will be able to submit Ukraine will be held in the winter 2030 summer and 2032.
Ukraine has applied to host the winter Olympics in 2022 in Lviv. However, in June 2014, the government of Ukraine together with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided to withdraw the application in connection with the political and economic conditions in the country. The lions had to submit another bid to host the Games in 2026, but this has not been done.
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