Ukranian team to train elsewhere, from EME News

Bohdan Bondarenko, Moscow WC 2013, 
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Ukrainian team to train elsewhere, from EME News

KYIV (UKR): Current situation in Ukraine made huge changes in the preparation plans for the summer season for the Ukrainian national team. "All our training camps for spring and autumn preparation were located in the Crimea. Because of safety of our athletes and coaches we had to refuse from using this traditional training places including the altitude Russian training camp as Kislovodsk," president of Ukrainian athletics federation Ihor Hotsul explained to EME News. He also noted that because of difficult financial situation in the country all preparation of national athletics team was in jeopardy but FLAU partially found the way out. "Mostly all our first team prepares in Turkey now including middle and long distance runners who are training in mountains. For some elite athletes we found means for preparation in other countries. For example, high jump world champion Bohdan Bondarenko is training in South Africa currently. Moreover, we already conducted negotiations with Romanian athletics federation to have possibilities to prepare in their altitude training camps. In the same time, we are in search of special places in Ukraine where weather conditions should be similar to Crimea. Most probably, our new training camp will be located in Zakarpatye (Uzhgorod region - the most west region in Ukraine)," says Hotsul. He also announced that all national competitions that usually were held in Crimea in May and June were moved to other cities according to decision of FLAU's executive committee. 

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