The President of Ukraine National Olympic Committee Sergey Bubka celebrates his birthday today. The legendary athlete was always committed to the principles of Olympism and fair play. He earned the respect of the colleagues, fans, and rivals. In the area of pole vaulting, Mr. Bubka remained undefeated. He was the first man in the world to clear 6.0 meters. Only an outstanding athlete could break the world record 35 times in one of the most technically challenging disciplines in athletics.
Six gold medals of IAAF World Championships and Olympic gold medal of Seul 1988 rides the name of Sergey Bubka into the world sports history.
The NOC Ukraine presidency, membership in the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee and the election of the first vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations are vivid testimonies of Mr. Bubka work for the development of sports in his country and around the world.
On behalf of the MEGOC team, we wish a very happy birthday to Mr. Bubka.