As a part of the national team of Ukraine on the Olympic Games to Beijing go at once 257 спортменов, among which - 22 nikolayevets. This unknown quantity спортменов for all history of an ukrainsy Olympic team.
In Athens at the Olympic Games-2004 took part 245 Ukrainian спортменов, among them 16 of the Nikolaev school.
This year many athletes who within a year achieved the highest results were left in the basket of Beijing. For example, couple Elena Fedorova and Alevtina Koroleva who for the whole year took leading positions in the European championships and the world on a diving became suddenly not developing and therefore them replaced with Lugansk sportswomen. Will manage to go to Beijing only one of them - to Elena Fedorova who in single jumps will present the national team of Ukraine. Also on the Olympic Games the Nikolaev fencer Nina Kozlova and the athlete Oksana Ilyushkina who from - for injuries couldn't take a prize in the championship of Ukraine won't get.
As for national team financing, from the regional budget this year more than 10 million were allocated. Then funds for sport stock acquisition were in addition allocated. In total over 11 million hryvnias turned out.