President of the Green Government, that our country meets all the requirements necessary for the European Men’s Basketball Championship until 2025.
As reported by Ukrinform with reference to the press service of the head of state, Volodymyr Zelensky stated this during a meeting with the President of the International Federation of Basketball Associations of Europe (FIBA Europe) Turgay Demirel.
The basis of this topic of negotiation was the application for the European Men’s Basketball Championship among national teams in 2025 (Eurobasket-2025) in Ukraine.
“For me, this is a very important meeting, because sports, as well as Eurobasket, is now one of the important priorities for the state. In addition, such a spread and victory in the struggle for the right to hold them will be united by assistance, “the head of state stressed.
He reminded that he set several important tasks, and the state step by step ideas for the relevant results. Among them – infrastructure development, construction of roads and bridges, digitalization and development of digital services, the program “Healthy Ukraine”.
“The main goal of these programs is that all people in Ukraine, especially children, have the opportunity to play sports and be involved in physical activity. Therefore, it is important that there are conditions, appropriate sports infrastructure, “said Zelensky.
According to the head of state, for children to want to play sports, they first of all need two things: sports infrastructure and examples of victory of Ukrainian champions.
The President assured Demirel that Ukraine meets all the requirements necessary for the Eurobasket regarding the construction of sports rentals.
For his part, the President of FIBA Europe subordinated the Green Initiative to Ukraine’s bid to host the European Men’s Basketball Championship in 2025, and stressed that it has very persistently accepted the Basketball Federation of Ukraine.
“I know that such events apply to important national federations and to all other nations,” Demirel said.
According to Ukrinform, in September Ukraine applied for the 2025 European Men’s Championship. Earlier, our country received the right to host the men’s Eurobasket in 2015, but the unstable situation did not allow for a European victory.