KYIV (UKR): Ukrainian Athlete of the Year is triple jump European winner Olga Saladukha and on the men side nine-time European CC Champion Sergiy Lebid. The ceremony was held on Tuesday at ACCO International exhibition center. The surprise of the year award went to the 4x100 m women relay team which won gold at European Championships in Barcelona. Vladimir Fedorets who is guiding the preparation of one of the team members Yelizaveta Bryzgina got the coach of the year award. Award at the end of succesfull career was given to shot put olympic winner Yuriy Belonog.
RIO DE JANEIRO (GBR): Henrique Meirelles, Brazil’s former Central Bank President, became a president of the new agency overseeing the building preparations for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro. It is expected to be fully set-up next month when the Brazilian Congress passes a law to establish a rubber-stamp.
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