To the past Wick - энд Ukraine visited - жа Sirpa Makkonen (Sirpa Makkonen) - the chairman of the Commission of EUBC on female boxing and the member of Bureau of Executive Committee EUBC (The European Confederation of the Boxing which has replaced former association AIBA of the new continental organization of boxers - fans about a staff - the apartment in France).
The purpose of visit of so high-ranking figure I was, naturally, inspection of readiness of Ukraine to host 7-й the European championship of boxers - women in Nikolaev which "female boxing" becomes also the FIRST continental championship of a new OLYMPIC sport.
And here conclusions European sports a top - the head were a little unexpected …
Very flatter for nikolayevets!
I met the most charming guest and continuously personally Honored trainer of Ukraine Nikolay Hadzhioglo, the senior trainer of women's national team, the well-known successful Nikolaev mentor and the manager accompanied. That person who should put fairly down to credit the fact of carrying out at us this boxing European championship.
After a meeting with the head of the Organizing committee mayor Vladimir Chaika, madam Makkonen examined all "European" objects: involved for carrying out CHE-2009 hotels and SK "Hope".
The multilateral technical meeting with participation of all persons directly involved in an event became the final of working part of visit. Exactly here, behind the shifted little tables of a brand new summer platform of River-hotel hotel with a magnificent view on Youzhny's flood of Bug, - жа Sirpa Makkonen declared to participants of meeting, a little unexpected, a verdict.
No, nobody doubted a favorable review of the high inspector of quality of preparation for the forthcoming European championship-2009.Nikolayevtsa have good experience, after all our "nominal" last year's female Nikolaev City Cup - AIBA International Women's Boxing Tournament (too, by the way, Nikolay Hadzhioglo's initiative) not only became the highest sports event in the history of Nikolayevshchina - deserved enviable estimates of the boxing world for organization level.
This fact, together with everything seen during personal check, allowed the Chairman Makkonen to estimate positively a preparation course in Ukraine to holding the European championship-2009 as continental debut of female boxing as a new OLYMPIC sport.
The pleasant surprise consisted in an assessment of the high-ranking French guest, the citizen of Finland, the most Ukrainian city of Nikolaev! Sirpa Makkonen saw our city small and cozy (-жа Sirpa long didn't trust figure of "500 000 citizens"), very green, on - European PURE and with magnificent views on a very broad river smooth surface with a scattering of cheerfully decked sails of tens yachts... Really, pleasantly!
So, having passed "test" from Europe, we continue to prepare the next greatest event for all history of the Nikolaev sports - VII Women's European Boxing Championships.
For today, number of the states which have confirmed officially participation - 25 flags of the Old World:
Belarus Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark
Finland France Germany Greece Hungary
Lithuania Ireland Italy Moldova Norway
Poland Romania Russia Slovenia Spain
Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom