National Olympic Committee of Ukraine

The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Нацiональний олiмпiйський комiтет України) is a non-profit all-Ukrainian public organization responsible for development, reinforcement, and protection of the Olympic movement. The committee has an exclusive right to represent Ukraine in the Olympic Games and other competitions of the International Olympic Committee.

National Olympic Committee of Ukraine
National Olympic Committee of Ukraine logo
Country/Region Ukraine
Created1990 (1918, unconfirmed)
HeadquartersKiev, Ukraine
PresidentSerhiy Bubka
Secretary GeneralNatalia Kovalenko


The history of the Olympic movement in Ukraine started in 1952 when Ukrainian athletes participated at the Games of the XV Olympiad in Helsinki as a part of the U.S.S.R. Team for the first time.[1]

During 1952 - 1990 the Olympic movement in Ukraine was developing and strengthening its position in the country's life. Ukrainian athletes constituted at least 25% of the composition of each USSR Olympic team. During the Games of the XXII Olympiad in 1980 some matches of football tournament took place in Kyiv and it was a great success.

On 22 December 1990 the I General Assembly of founders took the decision to create the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the date mentioned above is the official date of its foundation.

The NOC of Ukraine was permanently recognized by the International Olympic Committee in September 1993.

The NOC of Ukraine is working in accordance with the provisions of the Olympic Charter, the Ukrainian Constitution, the Ukrainian legislation and own Statutes.

Main tasks of the NOC of Ukraine are:

  • to promote the preparation to and participation of athletes at the Olympic Games;
  • to develop the international collaboration;
  • to spread popular sports and healthy way of life;
  • to enrich people physically and spiritually.

For this purpose the NOC of Ukraine cooperates with state, public and other organizations. The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine unites 40 Ukrainian Olympic sports federations.

The NOC of Ukraine participated in 6 winter editions and 5 summer editions of the Olympic Games.

Mr. Sergey BUBKA and Mr. Valeriy BORZOV are IOC members in Ukraine.

The NOC of Ukraine has agreements with some world-known firms and companies.

In 1995 the NOC of Ukraine started to publish its official monthly magazine "Olimpiyska Arena" ("Olympic Arena") and since 1997 it issues twice a month bulletin "Olympic News from the NOC of Ukraine".

The NOC of Ukraine has wide relations with NOCs of neighboring countries and Olympic organizations.

The representatives of the NOC of Ukraine are members of different international organizations and associations.

The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine has close ties with Ukrainian sports centers abroad. The committees of friends of Ukrainian NOC were created and function now in the USA, Canada and Australia.


PresidentsTerm years
Valeriy Borzov 1990-1998
Ivan Fedorenko 1998-2002
Viktor Yanukovych 2002-2005
Serhiy Bubka 2005-present

Committee Composition

  • Two representatives from each (40) National Sport Federation (Olympic sports)
  • 15 athletes, participants of the Olympic Games
  • a representative of the Olympic Academy of Ukraine
  • a representative from each (4) fitness-sports club and an administrations of fitness and sports for both Ministry of Education and Ministry of Defense
  • other representatives of the Olympic movement

Consists of 154 members

NOC Projects[2]

Heroes of Sports Year

All-Ukrainian Ceremony «Heroes of Sports Year» is the grand sport event which has been held on the main stages of the country since 2007. This ceremony is a great occasion to meet Olympic champions and medalists of all times, coaches and sports specialists.

The sports «Oscar» is presented to athletes and coaches who won medals at the Olympic and world sports arenas. Sports organizers whose contribution was recognized the most substantial also get this award.

«The Olympic Book», «The Olympic Corner»

Since 2011 National Olympic Committee of Ukraine together with the Olympic Academy of Ukraine organizes the nationwide actions «The Olympic Book» and «The Olympic Corner». During these projects each of over 20 000 schools and each of 230 classes is provided with Olympic literature and sports equipment.

The main goal is the development of the Olympic movement in Ukraine, promotion of healthy lifestyles, spreading the ideas of Olympism.

«The Olympic Lesson»

The Olympic lesson is the annual sports event which was initiated by National Olympic Committee of Ukraine since 2004. The Olympic Lesson is held in all regions of the country.

Anyone who participates in the Lesson of Physical Education and Sports has a good chance to talk to champions and winners of the Olympic Games, World and European Championships and visit numerous sports venues, get important and useful information. Over 40 sports grounds present different sports holding open training sessions and demonstrations.

«Olympic Day»

In the world there is a good tradition to celebrate Olympic Day dedicated to the International Olympic Committee’s foundation (23 June 1894). Olympic Day is a family sports holiday where everyone finds something what he likes. At this event people can feel like real Olympians.

The Olympic Day takes place in the central town streets, in parks, children's camps, stadiums of different regions.

Together with the ordinary citizens the famous Ukrainian athletes, Olympic champions and medalists, winners of the World and European Championships participate at the all-Ukrainian event.

If your state of health does not allow participating in athletics races, you can join to the many contests, quiz and draws.

All members can find something useful and join to the Olympic ideas and values.

«Olympic stork»

«Olympic stork» is the project of National Olympic Committee of Ukraine which promotes the Olympic ideas, attracts children to physical education and sport, and brings up young generation based on the principles of patriotism and friendship.

All the year the 5th -6th formers take a quiz on the Olympic movement topic, participate in the relay races, teams’ presentations and many different contests. The team-winner of all 25 Ukrainian regions compete at all-Ukrainian final.

«Pole Vaulting at Maidan»

In 2007 competition of pole stars the «Pole Vaulting at Maidan» was initiated by National Olympic Committee of Ukraine. This event is organized by NOC of Ukraine and the Athletics Federation of Ukraine and is included to the official IAAF calendar.

The top athletes compete in the outdoor event at the main square of the country.

In 2011 Russian Aleksey Kovalchuk set a record of the tournament- 5.72 m.

The world record in the male pole vault outdoor – 6.14 m - belongs to the legendary Ukrainian Sergey Bubka. He also set the still unbroken indoor record - 6.15 m.

Collective members

National Sports Federations

There are 46 national federations for Olympic sports which are members of the NOC:[3]

National FederationSummer or WinterHeadquarters
Ukrainian Archery FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Athletic FederationSummerKiev
Badminton Federation of UkraineSummerKiev
Baseball & Sotball Federation of UkraineSummerKiev
Ukrainian Basketball FederationSummerKiev
Biathlon Federation of UkraineWinterKiev
Ukrainian Bobseigh FederationWinterKiev
Ukrainian Boxing FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Canoe FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Curling FederationWinterKiev
Ukrainian Cycling FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Diving FederationSummerKiev
Equestrian Federation of UkraineSummerKiev
Ukrainian Fencing FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Figure Skating FederationWinterKiev
Football Federation of UkraineSummerKiev
Ukrainian Golf FederationSummerKiev
Greco-Roman Wrestling Federation of UkraineSummerKiev
Ukrainian Gymnastics FederationSummerKiev
Handball Federation of UkraineSummerKiev
Ukrainian Hockey FederationSummerKiev
Ice Hockey Federation of UkraineWinterKiev
Ukrainian Judo FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Karate FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Luge FederationWinterKiev
Ukrainian Modern Pentathlon FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Federation of Rhythmic GymnasticsSummerKiev
Ukrainian Federation of Roller SportsSummerKiev
Ukraine Rowing FederationSummerKiev
National Rugby Federation of UkraineSummerKiev
Sailing Federation of UkraineSummerKiev
Ukrainian Shooting FederationSummerKiev
Ski Federation of UkraineWinterKiev
Ukrainian Speed Skating FederationWinterKiev
Ukrainian Swimming FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Synchronized Swimming FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Table Tennis FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Taekwondo FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Tennis FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Triathlon FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Volleyball FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Water Polo FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Weightlifting FederationSummerKiev
Ukrainian Wrestling AssociationSummerKiev


See also

  • Unified Sports Classification of Ukraine – a standardized sports ranking system and accepted sports terminology
  • National Sports Committee for the Disabled of Ukraine - governing sports organization for the disabled (National Paralympic Committee)
  • Sports Committee of Ukraine – the Association of Public Organizations is a non-government organization (NGO) that promotes non-Olympic sports
  • Ukraine at the Olympics

Further reading

  • Hryvtseva, T. Development history of International and Ukrainian Olympic Movement. History of Olympic Sports of Ukraine, collection of scientific student works. Donetsk 2011.
  • Bytyak, Yu. Administrative Law of Ukraine. "Urinkom Inter". Kiev 2007


  1. "The history of the NOC of Ukraine". Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  2. "NOC PROJECTS". Retrieved 24 December 2015.
  3. "National Olympic Federations". Retrieved 24 December 2015.
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