IOC creates $300K fund to help Ukraine athletes

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 14, 2014 at 4:44 am •  Published: May 14, 2014
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach has expressed "growing concern" at political developments in Ukraine and given $300,000 to help its athletes.

Bach says in a statement that "the situation of Ukrainian athletes ... has dramatically deteriorated."

The emergency fund will be used for "Ukrainian athletes, through the Ukraine (Olympic Committee), for training and competition purposes."

Bach say the IOC "is following the political, economic and social developments in Ukraine with the greatest attention and growing concern."

Tension between Ukraine and Russia has increased since the Sochi Olympics in February.

Bach says "I repeat my appeal of Sochi to all political leaders involved to enter into a summit dialogue in the Olympic spirit of mutual respect and peace."


by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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