Ukraine Sports Day “UA SPORTS” at World Expo 2020

The delegation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine led by Vadym Guttsait, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, participated in “UA SPORTS”, a topical event dedicated to Ukrainian sports hosted by Ukraine’s Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 Dubai. 

It was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine with assistance from the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine to the UAE, the Consulate of Ukraine in Dubai, the ARAM Gymnastics Club, and the Dynamo Football Academy (Dubai). At the “UA SPORTS” Opening Ceremony, Mr. Guttsait mentioned that Ukraine has a rich history of sports and our athletes have always achieved incredible athletic feats making every Ukrainian proud. Mr. Guttsait emphasized that such events present new opportunities to strengthen friendly relations between Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates and expand bilateral cooperation in athletics and sports.

International guests had the chance to enjoy the performances of Ukrainian gymnasts and acrobats, young prodigies from the ARAM Gymnastics Club and the Dynamo Football Academy, the cheerleaders from the studio “RED FOXES”. They could also participate in autograph sessions and photocalls with Ukrainian sports stars, such as Dariia Bilodid, Serhii Rebrov and Vadym Prytuliak, as well as explore the exhibition at Ukraine’s Pavilion.

Фото: Expo 2020 Dubai UAE

During the Ukraine Sports Day, Serhii Rebrov, the renowned Ukrainian coach and football player, was honored with the prestigious state award – the Order of Merit (degree II). 

Honorable Emirati guests also attended “UA SPORTS”, namely: H.E. Shamma bint Suhail Al Mazrui, the Minister of Culture and Youth of the UAE; Khalid Eisa Al Midfa, the Deputy Secretary General of the General Authority of Sports of the UAE, and the representatives of various Emirati sports federations and clubs.

Ukrainian delegation was provided with support in accordance with the protocol and taken on a tour of the Pavilions of other participating countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Japan, Kazakhstan, the USA. 

A gala reception for official delegations of Ukraine and the UAE, as well as the participants of show performances was held at the restaurant “MALVY”. 

Фото: YAS Focus Media Production