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SPORTS PLAYERS FROM TEN COUNTRIES COMPETE FOR EIGHT SETS OF AWARDS AT SQUASH TOURNAMENT IN ODESA

The 11th international squash championship “Zenit Black Sea Open 2021” took place in Odesa. The competition was attended by players from England, Australia, Germany, Wales, Egypt, Romania, the United States, Moldova, Belarus and other countries, as well as sportsmen from Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytsky, Poltava, Kherson, Odesa.

The winner in the PRO category among men (the main category of the tournament) was squash player from Egypt Ahmed Mohamed, and among women in the PRO category the first place was taken by Anastasiya Kostiukova from Ukraine.

The tournament had been held for four days on the courts of the SPORT LIFE fitness center.

The organizers of the tournament, Dmytro Scherbakov and Maksim Urakin, previously stated the need to popularize squash in particular and sports in general through organizing tournaments and attracting Ukrainian business to support sports. The main goal of the tournament, according to the organizers, was to strengthen sports and cultural ties between the countries and sports players, to popularize and develop squash in Ukraine, as well as to improve the skill level of young squash players.

Some 150 participants competed for awards in eight categories. The winners of the competition became:

Men (PRO Category):

First place – Ahmed Mohamed (Egypt);

Second place – Clegg David (Australia);

Third place – Dmytro Scherbakov Jr. (Ukraine).

Women (PRO Category):

First place – Anastasiya Kostiukova (Ukraine);

Second place – Sofiya Zrazhevska (Ukraine);

Third place – Olga Khmelevskaya (Belarus).

Men (Amateurs category):

First place – Oleksiy Alekseyenko (Ukraine);

Second place – Jack Lake (England);

Third place – Yevhen Popko (Ukraine).

Men (Category 40+):

First place – Kostiantyn Rybalchenko (Ukraine);

Second place – Tymofiy Zheludkov (Ukraine);

Third place – Thornton Ben (England).

Men (Category 45+):

First place – Viktor Kovalchuk (Ukraine);

Second place – Oleksandr Kostevych (Ukraine);

Third place – Dmytro Baluta (Ukraine).

Women (Amateurs category):

First place – Olha Zadorozhna (Ukraine);

Second place – Maryana Batrshina (Ukraine);

Third place – Valentyna Khomovska (Ukraine).

Youth tournament (Category BU-15):

First place – Roman Shkarupylo (Ukraine);

Second place – Artem Panchenko (Ukraine);

Third place – Danylo Kuryliak (Ukraine).

Category GU-15:

First place – Anastasiya Krykun (Ukraine);

Second place – Yelyzaveta Suprun (Ukraine);

Third place – Khrystyna Beheba (Ukraine).

Tournament organizers and sponsors:

Zenit Black Sea Open is the largest international squash tournament in the history of independent Ukraine. The scale of the championship is demonstrated both by the number of countries and participants, and by the large number of organizations involved in the preparation and holding of competitions.

The main organizer and fitness partner of the event was traditionally the national chain of fitness centers number one “Sport Life,” as well as the MaxEvents company.

The title sponsor was the SOCAR fuel and energy company.

The championship is sponsored by SOLARIS AGROLUX, TecnifibreReima.

Official beer of the tournament is from TERMOPUB.

Official wine partner is SHABO.

The partner of the party and the hotel of the tournament is Premier Hotel Odesa.

The medical partner of the championship is the Adonis medical group.

The fruit partner is USPA fruit.

The main media partner of the tournament is Interfax-Ukraine.

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INTERNATIONAL SQUASH TOURNAMENT IN ODESA TO GATHER 150 ATHLETES FROM OVER TEN COUNTRIES

The 11th International Squash Championship “Zenit Black Sea Open 2021” will take place in Odessa from August 19 to August 22, 2021. The venue will be the SPORT LIFE fitness center at 2 Heavenly Hundred Avenue. The competition will be held with the assistance of the Squash Federation.

In four days of the tournament, some 150 participants will compete for awards in eight categories:

Men – PRO, Amateurs, M40+ and M45+,

Women – PRO and Amateurs,

Juniors – boys and girls under the age of 15.

Organizer of the tournament Dmytro Scherbakov said the main goal of the tournament is to strengthen sports ties between countries and athletes in post COVID-19 period, to develop squash in Ukraine, and to increase the skill level of young squash players.

Co-organizer of the Zenit Black Sea Open 2021 tournament Maksym Urakin said that physical culture and sports in our country need the support from both the government and benefactors.

“The government has almost removed from the development of targeted programs of sports support, we thank our partners and businessmen benefactors for their assistance; athletes and sections, and, therefore, sports of the highest achievements, cannot do without the synergy of the government and business,” Urakin said.

Players from England, Australia, Germany, Wales, Egypt, Romania, the United States, Moldova, Belarus, other countries, as well as athletes from Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytsky, Poltava, Kherson and Odesa will participate in the competition.

The tournament is scheduled to open on Thursday, August 19, and the award ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 22, at the five-star Premier Hotel Odesa.

Zenit Black Sea Open is the largest international squash tournament in the history of independent Ukraine. The scale of the championship is demonstrated both by the number of countries and participants, and by the large number of organizations involved in the preparation and holding of competitions.

The main organizer and fitness partner of the event was traditionally the national chain of fitness centers number one “Sport Life,” as well as the MaxEvents company.

The title sponsor was the SOCAR fuel and energy company.

The championship are sponsored by SOLARIS AGROLUX, TecnifibreReima.

Official beer of the tournament is from TERMOPUB.

Official wine partner is SHABO.

The partner of the party and the hotel of the tournament is Premier Hotel Odesa.

The medical partner of the championship is the ADONIS medical group.

The fruit partner is USPA fruit.

The main media partner of the tournament is Interfax-Ukraine.

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PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE SIGNS LAW ON PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT OF PHYSICAL CULTURE, SPORTS

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed law No. 910-IX on amendments to certain laws of Ukraine concerning the promotion of physical culture and sports, the presidential press service said.
“The document is aimed at supporting and developing the sphere of physical culture and sports. The law provides for the granting of the right to lease state-owned and municipal property without an auction to state-owned and municipal sports clubs, youth sports schools, schools of higher sports skills, Olympic training centers, physical culture and health-improving facilities, centers of physical health of the population, centers of physical culture and sports for persons with disabilities, as well as bases of Olympic, Paralympic and Deflympic training,” the presidential press service said.
In addition, the document coordinates the terminology of the current legislation in the field of physical culture and sports with the law of Ukraine on education, in particular, the term “teaching establishment” has been replaced by the term “educational institution.”
The law comes into force one month after the date of its publication.

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UKRAINE RENAMES MINISTRY OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORTS INTO MINISTRY OF CULTURE AND INFORMATION POLICY

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has renamed the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports into the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy. Also, by resolution No. 231 of March 23, the government amended acts that related to the activities of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, replacing the name of the department with the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy.
In addition, the Cabinet of Ministers abolished all the functions of this ministry, which related to youth and sports.
As reported, on March 4, the Verkhovna Rada supported the appointment of Vadym Gutzeit as Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

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UKRAINE AND ISRAEL SIGN DOCUMENTS ON COOPERATION IN AGRICULTURE, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION, SPORTS

Ukraine and Israel signed bilateral documents on cooperation in agriculture, economics, education, culture, as well as youth and sports. “A series of Ukrainian-Israeli documents were signed in the presence of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu,” the presidential press service reported on Monday.
Thus, Acting Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Olha Trofimtseva and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Ukraine Joel Lyon signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the sphere of agriculture between the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the State of Israel.
In addition, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the State of Israel Hennadiy Nadolenko and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Ukraine Joel Lyon signed an Agreement between the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education of the State of Israel as regards facilitating the study of the Hebrew language in the educational institutions of Ukraine and the study of the Ukrainian language in the educational institutions of the State of Israel.
In addition, the ambassadors of the two states signed a Program of Cooperation in the spheres of education, culture, youth and sports between the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the Government of the State of Israel for 2019-2022.
State Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Oleksiy Perevezentsev and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel to Ukraine Joel Lyon signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Israeli Patent Office of the Ministry of Justice of the State of Israel.

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UKRAINE, ARGENTINA SIGN COOPERATION AGREEMENT ON SPORTS

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of physical culture and sports with the Secretariat of Sports of the Argentine Republic, Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov has said.
“While visiting Buenos Aires, I signed an agreement between the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine and the Secretariat of Sports of the Argentine Republic on cooperation in the field of physical culture and sports,” the minister wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
He noted that Secretary of State for Sports of Argentina Carlos Javier Mac Allister, who is a member of the government, and his successor, Diogenes de Urquiza, attended the signing ceremony. He starts to perform the duties of his colleague in a month.
According to Zhdanov, the agreement establishes the legal framework of the Ukrainian-Argentine cooperation in the field of physical culture and sports through the central executive bodies and public organizations of physical culture and sports.
“There will be an intensive exchange of experience between coaches and athletes of both countries within the framework of the agreement,” the minister said.
Study visits of specialists, organization and holding of seminars and conferences on issues of the sphere of physical culture and sports with the participation of representatives of state bodies, national federations for sports, sports societies and clubs are planned.

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