Ukraine has submitted an official
declaration to the International Olympic Committee on filing of application on hosting
Winter Olympic Games 2022 in Lviv. This was announced
by Vice Prime Minister Alexander Vilkul at the XXVIII
General Assembly of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.
“Today we are the
creators of a new phase in the history of our country. Ukraine submitted to the
International Olympic Committee an official declaration on filing of
application on holding the Winter Olympics 2022 in Lviv.
This will be not only the push to promote sports and tourism in Ukraine, but
also an important element in economic development, attracting investment,
creating jobs, opening Ukraine to the world,” Olexandr
Vilkul said at the XXVIII General Assembly of the
National Olympic Committee of Ukraine.
"In 5 hours away
from the city of Lviv
nearly 50 million people from 7 countries live. We create opportunities for
winter sports in that part of Europe, where
tourists-amateur and professional athletes can get comfortable," Olexandr Vilkul said.
He added that the application
for the hosting of Olympics 2022 is more than a new sports facilities, roads
and hotels, "Lviv-2022 left "universal heritage" in the form of new
skills, unique experience for athletes, coaches, journalists, sports managers
In preparation, there will
be two clusters; "ice" will be located in Lviv,
and "snow" in Tisovec, Panasivka
At all objects that
will be constructed to the Winter Olympics, a comfortable environment for all
athletes and fans to be created, including for people with disabilities. In the
process of preparation of the Ukraine’s
application close cooperation with the national federations of winter sports is