14 October 2017
IOC Executive Board Member, IAAF Senior Vice President and NOC of Ukraine President met with the President of Mongolia Khaltmaagiin Battulgaand discussed development of the Olympic movement. The President of Mongolia awarded Sergey Bubka for great contribution to sports with high state award - the Order of Polar Star.
On behalf of Ukrainian NOC Sergey Bubka signed the memorandum of understanding with the President of the NOC of Mongolia Demchigjav Zagdsuren. The document suggests deepening the cooperation and sharing of knowledge and ideas for the development of sports and Olympism.
Sergey Bubka also attended the Central Sports School of Mongolia, talked with athletes and coaches, taking part in a seminar with leaders of the national federations and sports schools of the country, sharing modern world sports tendencies.
“Mongolians like sports. It was very useful and pleasant visit. I saw young athletes, their coaches who even met me with Ukrainian songs. I had good possibility to change ideas and thoughts with Mongolian Olympic family. I had very fruitful meeting with the President of the country who cares about sports. And now I’ve got two Mongolian horses who are called Sergey and Bubka. They will stay in Mongolia taking part in sport competitions. I wish them a lot of success”.