Tuesday, July 29, 2008

President wishes victory to Ukrainian Olympic team

President Victor Yushchenko took part in seeing off the Ukrainian sportsmen who are going to take part in XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing.

In his greeting word President Yushchenko said that participation of Ukrainian team in the Olympic Games is very important for our country.

“First of all you represent a large European country, you represent Ukrainian sports and your own ambitions… I would like to wish you happy journey, victorious competing and returning home with glory”, - said Victor Yushchenko.

Also President Yushchenko handed over to the captain of the Ukrainian team, athletics champion Yuriy Bilonoh an icon blessed in St. Sophia Cathedral by the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.