I believe this event will have an impact on the development of Lutsk as a tourist attraction and a sports-engaged city – Ihor Polishchuk
Ihor POLISHCHUK (UKR), Head of the Executive Board of the LOC
It’s a very prestigious competition. I would like to say many thanks to European Athletics for that great honour and to the President of Ukrainian Athletic Association Ihor Hotsul who helped this event happen in Lutsk. Reconstruction of Avanhard Stadium was a great initiative and an essential part of preparation. We did our best to make it comfortable for the athletes, the audience and the media. I wish you high emotions and unforgettable experience. I believe this event will have an impact on the development of Lutsk as a tourist attraction and a sports-engaged city. I give special thanks to the journalists present at this meeting.
On the preparation of the Championships
The preparation started in 2015 with the reconstruction of Avanhard Stadium. It was a considerable step not only for the upcoming Championships. The arena will be useful for Lutsk particularly and for development of sports entirely in Ukraine. Preparation of the Championships is a great team work which came in full swing in September 2018 and is carrying out till now. I do hope everybody will enjoy the event.
On opening and closing ceremonies
Of course, we tried our best to make the opening and closing ceremonies very special for the athletes and the audience. I had rather maintain the suspense and not disclose what we’ve prepared for our guests. I just want to invite everybody to join the occasion, watch the ceremony with your own eyes, and, hopefully, enjoy the show.
European Combined Events Team Championships Super League takes place at the Avanhard stadium. It was renovated in 2015 and certified by the IAAF as a Class 2 Athletics Facility in March 2016. Nowadays, it is a modern European athletics arena, which has already hosted many athletics competitions including International U18 Athletics Matches and Ukrainian National Championships.
Three hotels will be used as official ones for the European Combined Events Team Championships Super League. Teams' hotel complex Ukraine is located only 1.5km from Avanhard stadium. It is situated in the very center of the city and it has often hosted teams during athletics competitions and events.
Danylo Halytskyi Lviv International Airport is the official airport. It is located 150km away from Lutsk and it’s the largest airport in the Western Ukraine thanks to the big passenger flow and destination network.