The development of sport, support for healthy lifestyle is one of the fundamental values of public policy, an important component of the ideology of transformation of our society, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said during the Cabinet’s meeting, ForUm learned from the Cabinet’s press office.

The Prime Minister said that on July 31, during the visit to the School of Olympic Reserve, he suggested initiating a program code-named "3 at 27" to the young athletes, coaches, experienced and honored sportsmen. The point is to build sports centers (including stadium, swimming pool, multi sports complex) in each Ukrainian region during several years. It would be the basis for preparing athletes of Olympic class, as well as for the distribution of physical education in each district center.

"The athletes have supported the idea. - Azarov said. - Let's start to develop it in practice. "

The Prime Minister instructed the Education and Science, Youth and Sports Ministry in cooperation with the Finance Ministry and other ministries and departments to develop a national program and ensure its financing.

"We should pay more attention to education and training of the future Olympians, young athletes. We have many wonderful talented young people," Azarov said.

He also noted that it is not just about medals at international competitions, the prestige of the state. The outstanding examples of sports achievements, the personalities of great athletes inspire the country, inspire people to follow the perfect example.

"The result of such a rise is a healthy nation, and thus - a powerful and prosperous nation. It is our goal," the head of the government said.


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