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Dear IAAF Council Members, Dear Friends! Men of wisdom say that when you open your heart to people, you feel uplied and joyful. For many years my heart is open to you and to everyone who is fascinated by Athletics the most intriguing and most unique sport. Now I sincerely would like to present for you the real heart of my country, the capital of Ukraine Kyiv. Cobwebs of ancient and modern architecture, unique and warm aura of this city and the hospitality of the Ukrainians are not only for productive work, but they make Kyiv’s guests return to unforgettable streets once again. I sincerely believe all the current members of IAAF Council will come back to Kyiv soon to enjoy the twists and turns of the major Athletics competitions. The first steps do not always come easily, but the first international steps of Ukrainian Athletics were made, organizing the competitions of the European level. Every year we gain experience, we grow and develop and therefore we strive to reach the world arena. Our country presented to the world many legendary names in Athletics. Valeriy Borzov, Vladymyr Holubnychy, Valeriy Brumel, Vladymyr Kuts, Nadezhda Tkachenko, Olga Bryzgina, Yuriy Sedykh are shining examples in sports today. Many generations of our athletes grew up and trained initiating


them. Yuriy Bilonog and Nataliya Dobrynska are teaching the current young athletes to be strong and steady, teach the rules of Fair Play. The IAAF Council is directly involved in the creation and adoption of these rules in Athletics. The future of Athletics, its popularity, entertainment and eventfulness depends on our decisions and directions which we choose for the development of our sport. I sincerely wish that Kyiv in August will become for you the place of ardent debates and fascinating discussions, fruitful work, farseeing decisions and, of course, the pleasant place for rest and unforgettable excursions to the deep history of my native Ukraine. With love from the whole Olympic Family of Ukraine,

Sergey Bubka President of the NOC of Ukraine IAAF Senior Vice-President Hero of Ukraine

Dear Friends! On behalf of the Ukrainian Athletic Federation and from all the athletics community of our country, I sincerely would like to welcome all members of the IAAF Council in our ancient and beautiful city. It is a great honour for us to host the IAAF Council in Ukraine. The history of our country and our city is rich of resonant events and different important decisions that affected the course of history. And now, for the first time, significant decisions for the World Athletics will be taken in our territory. For the first time, from the independence of Ukraine, Kyiv will be in the focus of the whole Athletics community of our planet. Ukraine has strong traditions in our sport. The names of three of our citizens – Sergey Bubka, Inessa Kravets and Yuriy Sedykh are still on the IAAF World Record table. During 19 years of independence our country has made significant progress in the development of Athletics. We organize International Competitions; we hosted the European Cup Combined Events and European Cup Winter Throwing, but an event of the World Athletics scale will be in Ukraine for the first time. Today, we have great hopes for the reconstruction of the National Sports Complex “Olympiyskyy”. In its project of re-

construction for UEFA EURO 2012 we were able to retain athletics track and hence save for the future of the country’s main athletics arena. We believe that Ukraine will be soon able to host the competition of the highest international level on this track and the welcoming of the IAAF Council will be just the first step for us of our entry into the world arena of the Queen of Sports. I wish all the members of the IAAF Council interesting and fruitful work in Kyiv and I hope that each of you in your free time will be able to truly enjoy the historical and architectural grandeur of the city, visiting the most famous and beautiful places. I believe that your visit to Kyiv will be unforgettable, and every member of the IAAF, visiting our city once, will return here one day. I wish you success in your work, wise decisions and pleasant time in Kyiv.

Valeriy Borzov President FLAU



Dra general programme

(as at February 2010) 6 August – Friday All day 15:00 – 18:00 20:00

Arrivals Executive Board Meeting IAAF Dinner

Hyatt Regency Kyiv tbc

7 August – Saturday 09:00 – 18:00

Council Meeting

Hyatt Regency Kyiv

8 August – Sunday 09:00 – 18:00

Council Meeting

9 August – Monday All day



Hyatt Regency Kyiv

Travel information Official Airport for the IAAF Council Meeting is Boryspil International Airport. Boryspil International Airport is located 29 km south-east of Kyiv and 6 km south-west of Boryspil and occupies the territory of 943.0ha. The airport has two parallel runways and approximately 200 operational, office and auxiliary buildings and constructions. Boryspil International Airport is the main air gateway of Ukraine and shares 62% of the total volume of air passengers of Ukraine. The airport is located at an intersection of many air routes running from Asia to Europe, America and back and is the only Ukrainian airport which serves transcontinental flights. Today, 42 foreign airlines and 8 Ukrainian airlines operate regular passenger flights on 84 routes including 72 international routes and 12 Ukrainian ones.

The following Airlines are flying directly to Boryspil International Airport (KBP): Aeroflot, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Czech Airlines, Finnair, KLM, Luſthansa, Malev, Turkish Airlines and other airlines have scheduled flights to Boryspil International Airport. Boryspil International Airport has regular direct flights from the major EU Airports every day: Paris (2 flights), Amsterdam (3 flights), London (2 flights) Vienna (4 flights), Munich (3 flights) Frankfurt (3 flights). At the airport you will be welcomed by LOC representatives and will be transported to the Hyatt Regency Kyiv Hotel. Transport will be provided by bus, minibus or car depending on the number of participants arriving at the same time. The trip from the airport to the hotel should take approximately 25–45 minutes, pending on traffic.



Visa information List of Countries whose Citizens DO NOT NEED A VISA to enter Ukraine BULGARIA (BUL) CANADA (CAN) FINLAND (FIN) FRANCE (FRA)




List of Countries, whose Citizens DO NEED VISA and have a Ukrainian Consulate in their country AUSTRALIA (AUS) BRASIL (BRA) CHINA (CHN)



List of Countries, whose Citizens DO NEED VISA and have not a Ukrainian Consulate in their country BAHAMAS (BAH) CAMEROON (CMR)



These 5 countries’ citizens can apply for visa at any Ukrainian Consulate in the world. To apply for Visa, you need an Invitation Letter, which will be sent to you by Ms. Olena Viduta, Deputy Executive Director of the Ukrainian Athletic Federation.

To obtain a visa an aplicant must submit A valid passport. Please allow for at least one free page for a visa. One completed Application Form printed or written in block letters. Document can be downloaded: One recent passport size photograph. Invitation Letter.


Accommodation The hotel of the IAAF Council Meeting is Hyatt Regency Kyiv: Hyatt Regency Kyiv 5, A. Tarasova Street, Kiev (Kyiv), Ukraine 01001 Tel: +380 44 581 1234 Fax: +380 44 581 1235 Hyatt Regency Kyiv is a luxury hotel with state-of-the art business facilities located in the centre of Kyiv. Overlooking the breathtaking Old City, which features many of Kyiv’s main historical places, Hyatt Regency Kyiv is within walking distance of St Sophia’s Cathedral, St Michael’s Monastery and the boutiques of Khreshchatyk Street.

Transportation from distance time / by Boryspil International Airport 40.0 km 25–45 min / car Kyiv Train Station 4.5 km 10–15 min / car 234 spacious guestrooms and suites equipped with the latest technology including broadband Internet access, two-line telephones with voice mail messaging and safes that can accommodate standard sized laptops. 16 Regency suites, 5 Executive suites, 3 Diplomatic suites and 1 Presidential suite; all offering elegant lounges and luxurious bedrooms.

The hotel provides special offer for the IAAF Council Meeting for the period from 5 to 9 August 2010 as follows. Room type

ORIGINAL PRICE NEGOTIATED PRICE WITHOUT BREAKFAST WITH BREAKFAST Single Double Single Double King 380 € 380 € 190 € 210 € Deluxe 405 € 405 € 215 € 235 € Club 430 € 430 € 240 € 240 € Regency Suite King 530 € 530 € 340 € 340 € Regency Executive Suite 880 € 880 € 690 € 690 € All prices include VAT



Sergey Bubka

Valeriy Borzov

Volodymyr Holubnychy

Athletics in Ukraine Sport has always been and remains one of the most spectacular distinctive characteristics of Ukraine. Athletics takes a special place among the numerous achievements of our athletes. The names of many Ukrainian athletes are entered into the world chronicle of the Queen of Sports in golden letters. Achievements of Valeriy Borzov in sprint, Sergey Bubka in pole-vault, Valeriy Brumel in high jump, Anatoliy Bondarchuk and Yuriy Sedykh in hammer throw, Inessa Kravets in triple jump event are reasonably considered to be legendary in the world of athletics. Since 1991, when Ukraine gained its independence, the Ukrainian athletes won their hundredth medal of the World and European Championships and Olympic Games already at Moscow World Indoor Championships in 2006. In recent years we have significantly increased the number of our medals. Five medals at the Olympic Games in Beijing-2008 are the highest achievement of Ukrainian athletics at major competitions of the last quadrennium.


In addition to supporting top sport Ukrainian Athletics Federation had two main development directions: 1) Each of 27 regions of Ukraine should organize one prestigious athletics start a year. 2) Running and walking – the health of children in Ukraine. Ukrainian Athletics Federation fully supports the development of Kid’s Athletics Programme. The seminar dedicated to the development of Kid’s Athletics and aiming at training of Ukrainian coaches in this field was held in Koncha-Zaspa Olympic Training Center in 2009. Day of Athletics held by Dnipropetrovsk sports school last year was acknowledged the best in Europe, and, as a reward, its young athletes received the latest set of sports equipment from IAAF. Financial crisis, of course, affected the development of our sport to some extent, but also gave many unconventional ideas for the survival and promotion of athletics in Ukraine. Ukrainian

Inessa Kravets

regions have got more opportunities for creativity and independent decision-making. Every year representatives of all 27 regions of our country take part in National Championships and Ukrainian Cup in Athletics. Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk regions, Crimea hosted major international competitions. EA Commission highly estimated the level of organization and staging of the European Cup Winter Throwing 2007 and the European Cup Combined Events 2006 in Yalta. “Pole Vault Stars” competition or-

The names of many Ukrainian athletes are entered into the world chronicle of the Queen of Sports in golden letters. Achievements of Valeriy Borzov in sprint, Sergey Bubka in pole-vault, Valeriy Brumel in high jump, Anatoliy Bondarchuk and Yuriy Sedykh in hammer throw, Inessa Kravets in triple jump event are reasonably considered to be legendary in the world of athletics

ganized annually by Sergey Bubka Sport Club is recognized one of the best sports shows in the world. “Bukovyna Mile” assumes wider scope. For several years the competition is held by Ivan Нeshko, indoors world champion in 1500 meters. “Belotserkovsky Marathon” is being renewed in Kyiv region. Runs and marathons are becoming increasingly popular in our country. Their main purpose is not only to show high sport results, but also to involve more people in athletics. Thanks to the development and implementation of the Judges Training Programme, in 2009 one more Ukrainian athletics judge was granted continental category and appointed to the Jury of Appeals at the European Championship (Team) in the first league. The Olympic Solidarity grant on the Technical Courses for Coaches programme was allocated to Ukrainian Athletics Federation last year. Thus, over 80 coaches had attended the courses and successfully passed certification exams in 2009. In general, more than 60 thousand people go in for athletics in Ukraine.


IAAF COUNCIL MEETING Touristic information

Ukraine Ukraine is the second largest country in Europe in terms of area (603,700 sq. km) and fiſth in Europe in terms of population (46.2 million people). The country is known as “The Breadbasket of Europe” due to its unique treasure – fertile black earth. Ukraine is a country with a thousand-year history whose roots reach back to the time of Kyivan Rus (9th century). What is this country like today? For foreign travelers, its name sometimes evokes contradictory associations. For those who have not been here before, these are formal ste-


reotypes: “Chornobyl”, “the Klitschko brothers” “Sergey Bubka” “Valeriy Borzov” and “the Orange Revolution”. For those who have seen the country from the inside, they are bright impressions, like “I am surprised how modern and nice this country is,” or “My main impression of Ukraine is its people, who are open, sincere, hospitable and beautiful”. Here, there are many unusual things for foreigners, and this is mostly the case because Ukraine’s modern times are times of drastic growth. Here, cities grow swiſtly, business life is in full swing, and new talents and ambitious plans are

being born. To visit Ukraine today is to feel the pulse of dynamic life in that part of the European continent which only 15 years ago was terra incognita for most foreigners. Rapid development always entails bright contrasts: wealth and poverty, the newest technologies and outdated manufacturing facilities from Soviet times, as well as modern business centers and multi-apartment buildings in remote residential districts in the cities. The development of democracy is also drastic: This is both “the Orange Revolution” and dynamic internal politics. However, present-day Ukraine

is changeless in one thing: It is bringing modern European and general world standards very swiſtly into its life; it is integrating into European and Euro-Atlantic security and cooperation structures and bringing to light for the world community the truth about the tragic pages of its history. Having visited Ukraine, you will see all this both in politics and business, as well as in relations between people. We are confident that becoming acquainted with Ukraine will turn into a bright impression for you, which you will never be able to forget!

General information Capital Official languages Government Population 2009 estimate Density Currency

Time zone Summer (DST) Total Water (%)

Kyiv (Kiev) Ukrainian Unitary semi-presidential republic 46,011,300 (27th) 77/km2 (115th) 199/sq mi Hryvnia (UAH) Rate: 1 EUR = 12.05 1 USD = 8 UAH EET (UTC+2) EEST (UTC+3) Area 603,628 km2 (44th) 233,090 sq mi 7%

Here, there are many unusual things for foreigners, and this is mostly the case because Ukraine’s modern times are times of drastic growth 11

IAAF COUNCIL MEETING Touristic information

Kyiv Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine and one of the biggest cities in Europe. It has been standing on steep hills overlooking the Dnipro River for more than 1,500 years. According to the ancient legend, Kyiv was founded by the three brothers Kyi, Schek and Khoryv and their sister Lybid, and it was named after the eldest brother Kyi. Since then, Kyiv has developed into a valuable center of East Europe attracting foreign businesses and investors to its economic and natural potential. As an important administrative center, Kyiv is a place for Ukrainian Presidential Administration, Verkhovna Rada, Parliament, and


nearly all ministries and governmental departments. Its financial part consists of the National Bank of Ukraine, as well as investment companies and funds, representative oďŹƒces of foreign financial institutions, exchange markets, and more than 220 commercial banks. In Kyiv, more than 2,000 objects belong to historical, cultural, and architectural monuments. Ancient Kyivan Rus, which reached its greatest period of ascendancy during the 11th and 12th centuries, was a center of trade routes between the Baltic and the Mediterranean. The city of Kyiv and the power of Kyivan Rus were de-

KYIV Population: 2.63 mln Kyiv Area: 827 km2 Year of foundation: 482 A.D. Population in region: 1,938,000 Region area: 28,900 km2

stroyed in 1240 by Mongol invaders and the lands of Kyivan Rus were divided into principalities located to the west and north: Galicia, Volynia, Muscovy and later, Poland, Lithuania, and Russia. The art and architecture of Kyiv are world treasures. The Cathedral of St. Sophia, where the princes of Kyiv were crowned in the years of Kyiv’s grandeur, has outstanding mosaics and frescoes dating back to the 11th century. Overlooking the old section of Kyiv, Podol, stands the Ukrainian Baroque church of St. Andrew, much beloved by Ukrainians.

The Percherska Lavra, the Monastery of the Caves, a short trolley ride from the center of town, has two 11th-century cathedrals on its grounds, in addition to its world-famous catacombs, bell tower, and museum collections. Close to the center of town stands the Golden Gate, a structure which dates back to 1037. These recently reconstructed remains of the former fortified wall of the city defined the limits of the city in centuries past. Several blocks away, stands the magnificent 19th-century Cathedral of St. Volodymyr. The modern center with surviving parts of the old city is on the hilly west, or right bank, of the Dnipro River. The main street, Khreshchatyk, runs between two steep hills. Parallel about half a kilometer west, is Volodymyrska Street, the main street of the Old Kyiv area (Staryj Kyiv). From the north end of Khreshchatyk, Hrushevskoho Street rises southeast along a ridge to the Caves Monastery at Pechersk. Woods and parks cover most of the steep right-bank slopes. The capital’s newer sections stretch out on the flat leſt bank. These are characterized by large housing developments and industrialized neighborhoods. Ukrainian pottery, embroidery, and handicraſts are available throughout the city, particularly in shops on Andrievsky Uzviz, at Percherska Lavra, and St. Sophia’s church. Quality and quantity vary from shop to shop.



Kyiv what to see

Kyiv Pechersk Lavra Kyiv Pechersk Lavra (Ukrainian: Києво-Печерська лавра, Kyievo-Pecherska lavra), also known as the Kyiv Monastery of the Caves, is a historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine. Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, the monastery which made Kyiv the “Rome” of Orthodox Christianity and received pilgrims from all over Europe continues to attract droves of visitors today. Its territory of 28ha contains not only churches, towers and an underground cave system but also some of Kyiv’s most interesting museums. Since its foundation as the cave monastery in 1015 the Lavra has been a preeminent center of


the Easern Orthodox Christianity in Eastern Europe. Together with the Saint-Sophia Cathedral, it is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was named one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine on August 21, 2007, based on voting by experts and the internet community. Currently, the jurisdiction over the site is divided between the state museum, National Kyiv-Pechersk Historic-Cultural Preserve, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church as the site of the chief monastery of that Church and the residence of its leader, Metropolitan Volodymyr.

St. Sofia Cathedral Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv is an outstanding architectural monument of Kyivan Rus. Today, it is one of the city’s best known landmarks and the first Ukrainian patrimony to be inscribed on the World Heritage List. In Ukrainian the cathedral is known as Sobor Sviatoyi Sofiyi (Собор Святої Софії) or Sofiyskyi sobor (Софійський собор). Kyiv’s oldest standing church; St. Sophia’s was built in 1037 by Prince Yaroslav the Wise, who incidentally was laid to rest inside. He commissioned the project to commemorate the site of a victory of Kyivan Rus over the Pechenegs (Asian nomadic tribes) and to glorify Christianity. It was named aſter the famous St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Constantinople. This ma-

jestic 13-cupola sanctuary adjoined Yaroslav’s Palace and became a holy place of worship for Kyivites as well as a political and cultural centre. With an interior of rich frescoes and mosaics, many of which are still intact almost a millennium later, the cathedral made a huge impression on the ordinary worshippers of Kyiv. Meetings with foreign diplomats and treaty negotiations were held here, and the church housed the first library and school in Kyivan Rus. The azure and white bell tower is 76m high and was finished in 1752. The cathedral’s upper Ukrainian Baroque section and gilded cupola were added in 1852. Today the entire complex is protected by Ukraine, and also receives support from UNESCO. The 18th century refectory works as a museum and contains archaeological artefacts and architectural displays, such as models depicting Kyiv as it looked before being razed by Mongol invaders in 1240. It costs a meagre 2Hr to enter the grounds.



Kyiv what to see St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery (Ukrainian: Михайлівський золотоверхий монастир; translit.: Mykhaylivskyi zolotoverkhyi monastyr; Russian: Михайловский златоверхий монастырь; translit.: Mikhaylovsky zlatoverkhy monastyr) is a functioning monastery in Kyiv, Ukraine. The monastery is located on the Western side of the Dnipro River on the edge of a bluff northeast of the St. Sophia Cathedral. The original, built by Prince Sviatopolk in 1108, was destroyed by the Soviet regime in the 1930s for having “no historical value”. The reconstructed cathedral was completed in May 2000. Its sky blue


exterior and glittering golden domes add a stunning layer to a cityscape that has become a mix-mash of crumbling ancient and newly reconstructed. A sobering reminder of Stalin’s inhumane policies stands to the right as you exit the church grounds. This is a monument to the victims of Holodomor (starvation): A famine orchestrated in part by the Soviet leadership in an attempt to squash the peasantry, as many as 10 million Ukrainians perished from 1932–33. Keeping watch over the square are the reconstructed statues of Princess Olga, Apostle Andrew, St. Cyrill and St. Mephodius.

Pyrohovo There is a place in Kyiv where you can say “Let’s go to the 16th century Carpathians” and then find yourself there in a matter of minutes. No… we’re not offering you a ride in Doc Brown’s Delorean time machine. It’s Pyrohovo – a picturesque open-air museum of old Ukrainian lifestyle and folk culture. The museum is divided into areas representing different regions of Ukraine. The clay huts roofed with thatch or wooden shingles and the archaic barns and wells recreate an authentic village atmosphere. Everything is meant to bring you back to the Ukraine of 16th to 19th centuries. At Pyrohovo you will find wooden churches, windmills, and even a school building typical of rural areas from recent centuries. Different kinds of structures (water-mills, forges, cattle-sheds “shopa”, granaries “komora”, threshing floors, “stodola” for storing cereals, apiaries, hen houses, cellars and wells) will tell you the story of how folks lived in Ukraine centuries ago. If everything at the museum seems very authentic, that’s because it really is. Most of the buildings are in fact

original and were moved here piece by piece from villages all over Ukraine. From the main entrance, the road leads you across a large wheat field to the Middle Prydniprovia sector with the Church of the Great Martyn, Saint Paraskeva Friday (Cherkassy region, 1742), the small Church of the Archangel Michael (1601), and a unique collection of windmills “vitriaky”. Next, on the hillside, you will come to the Podillia sector with the Church of Saint Nicholas and a bell tower from the beginning of the 19th century, brought here from the Husiatyn area. At the centre of the museum’s territory the Poltavschyna and Slobozhanschyna complex is arranged. A little farther on, visitors can see the Polissye sector dominated by the unique hip-roof Voskresens’ka Church (Rivnenschyna, 17th-18th century). The exposition of village huts (khatas) here is unique for their age (1587 to 1687). In the northern part of the museum, the Carpathian sector features scattered small farms, with the bell tower of the ancient Pokrovs’ka Church rising above. But wait till you get inside these huts! There you will find stunning exhibitions of traditional Ukrainian clothing, ceramics, household and farming equipment and of course the stove. This was the centre piece of any khata, and was used for cooking, drying, heating and even sleeping. Pyrohovo is also a great park – a pleasant retreat with plenty of space for playing games with kids or for a leisurely aſternoon in the shade of trees. If you want to get around faster, you may rent a bike or even hire a horseback ride. And if you care for your spiritual wellbeing, visit the church service on Sunday. Held in one of the museum’s beautiful ancient wooden churches, it is a real adventure for your soul. Traditional fairs are organized at Pyrohovo in May and September, to mark the beginning and the end of the season. But don’t worry if you miss them. There are plenty of festivals and celebrations going on at Pyrohovo the whole season. Main national and religious holidays are celebrated here according to folk traditions.



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