On May Day, in Transcarpathia, athletes will be competing for the "Cup of Friendship"
On April 28, in the press center of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, there was a briefing on the "54th athletic race "Cup of Friendship". The head of the Youth and Sports Department of the Regional State Administration Denys Man, the chairman of the regional Athletics Federation Anatoliy Kolomoets, the chief judge of the competition Mykhailo Bazeha told reporters about the sporting event to be held on 2-3 of May in Uzhgorod.
The speakers of the event informed that the athletic competition, which later became known as the "Cup of Friendship" started back in 1961 with a match play of teams from Uzhgorod, Mukachevo, Khust, Svalyava and Beregovo.
Due to high popularity of athletics in the region, the competition gradually become open for other regions of Ukraine, and then internationally with participation of athletes of Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania.
And now the "Cup of Friendship" is held under the auspices of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine and the Athletics Federation of Ukraine.
Currently, the organizing committee has already received preliminary confirmation from teams of Budapest, Kosice, Zamosc and most regions of Western Ukraine.
The Youth and Sports Department prepared cups and medals for winners of the competition. In addition, special prizes will be awarded:
The competition will start on May 2nd, at 13.00, at the "Avangard" stadium.