Today, on December 26, in the Big hall of the regional state administration the solemn meeting devoted to sports life of our area in 2008 took place. Representatives of the regional and city power noted awards of athletes and their trainers, and also greeted with considerable sporting achievements of winners Olympic that the Paralympic Games.
The governor of the Nikolaev area Alexey Garkusha the first congratulated gathered on sporting achievements of area. "2008 was one of the most successful years in all sports life of Nikolaev. Following the results of speeches of the Nikolaev athletes at the Beijing Olympic Games we entered the threethe most sportsareas of Ukraine. It is pleasant to note that our edge also takes 1-е a place from not Olympic sports among the second group of areas of Ukraine. However you shouldn't forget that victories is only iceberg top, they impossible without laborious and daily work. The regional power well understands the main social task of sports - increase of strength of mind, courage and patriotism of our people, and we will always imitate it, "to follow this flag", - the governor declared.
The head of area congratulated all on successful sports year and coming nearer New Year's holidays. He wished everyone a good health,wellbeing, and to athletes-new records and good results.
Besides the warm words, present received also many state awards. Alexey Nikolaevich congratulated Nikolay Berezhny on assignment to it an honorary title "The national artist of Ukraine", Mikhail Ozerny-with a rank "The honored worker of arts of Ukraine" and trainer of school of the highest sports skill Raisa Bessonova, which from now on "The honored worker of physical culture and sport of Ukraine". Honourable awards and medals also awarded many our outstanding fellow countrymen who dedicated and persistent work deserved these awards.
With words of congratulations the vice-chairman of the regional state administration Vladimir Lusta addressed to the gathered also. He reported that 38 not Olympic sports successfully develop in areas. Thanks to successful activity of federation of sports, in 2008 Nikolaev brought up 4-x world champions, 9 prize-winners of the World Cups, 6 champions of Europe and 8 prize-winners of the European championships from not Olympic sports. About it reports a press - service Nikolaev YEAH.
It became known that this year on branch "Physical culture and sport" from the budget funds in the sum more than 10 million UAH, including were allocated for acquisition of a sports equipment - 287 thousand UAH, for sportswear acquisition - 20 thousand UAH, for carrying out uchebno - sports work-3883,7 thousand UAH