Vice Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko took part in the XII All-Ukrainian solemn ceremony of awarding the best Ukrainian sportsmen The Heroes of 2017 Sports Year.
Viacheslav Kyrylenko, on behalf of Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and the Government, congratulated the heroes of the previous sports year on winning international competitions, thanked all athletes who compete under the Ukrainian national flag.
"I want to assure you that your success will always be appreciated at the top level. The issues of sports, support of sports and physical culture will remain on the top agenda of the Cabinet of Ministers", assured the Vice Prime Minister.
At the ceremony, Viacheslav Kyrylenko awarded the Olympic champion Olexandr Abramenko.
Also, prominent Ukrainian athletes were congratulated by the Minister of Youth and Sports Ihor Zhdanov, Ukrainian NOC President Serhii Bubka. The event was held with the participation of the Olympic champions, coaches, Ukrainian singers.
The winners of the XII All-Ukrainian solemn ceremony The Heroes of 2017 Sports Year were chosen by secret vote by members of the Ukrainian Sports Academy - outstanding athletes of different ages, sporting legends.
We recall that The Heroes of the Sports Year ceremony is an annual award given since 2007. The event is organized by the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the Ministry of Youth and Sports with the participation of the Ukrainian Sports Academy, the award is given to athletes and coaches for their contribution to the development of Ukrainian sports.