Ukrainian athletes have stopped training for the Olympics for lack of funding

Украинские легкоатлеты прекратили подготовку к Олимпиаде из-за отсутствия финансирования

© RIA Novosti, Aleksandr VilfUkrainian athletes stopped training for the Olympics 2020 in Tokyo due to lack of funding. About it in a video recently posted on YouTube, said the President of the athletics Federation of Ukraine Igor River.
According to him, the Ukrainian athletes have to interrupt the preparation for competitions due to the notification of the Ministry of culture, youth and sports about what has been planned funding likely will not be paid.

The amount of the liabilities now is 4.5 million. For FLOW it was too big, so from December 19, the Federation has canceled all training in Ukraine.

“This is a very painful and unpleasant situation. The guilt of the athletics Federation of Ukraine in this. But in spite of this, I apologize to the athletes, coaches and other professionals. We sincerely hope that soon the situation will be rectified and systematic work will be resumed,” said the River.

He also reminded that athletics is one of the two sports, always bringing Ukraine medals in all Competitions without exception.

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