Tournament "pole Stars" first transferred from Donetsk to Kiev, this year decided to cancel, told the press-attache of the athletics Federation of Ukraine Alexander Danilenko.
"This year the Tournament" pole Stars "will become," said Danilenko, reports a news Agency.- About the reasons for cancellation should ask the organizers of the competition." When in the Spring of last year We were preparing an application to the IAAF, then pointed to the future location of Kiev, said the organizing Committee of the " Stars of the pole ".- We hoped that by February of the current year in Ukraine all normal, and We will be able to safely participate in the competition. However, it only became worse. The decision to cancel the Tournament was very hard and was accepted at the last moment." 1st Tournament of the pole vault Stars " was held in 1990 at the initiative of prominent Soviet pole vaulter Sergey Bubka, now head of the national Olympic Committee of Ukraine. By 2014, these events are invariably conducted in Donetsk, the birthplace of the Olympic champion of Seoul 1988. In 1997 the competition the strongest pole-vault jumpers of the world were included in the official sports calendar of the international Association of athletics federations (IAAF). In this tournament, but in different years were identified eleven world records. Among those who succeeded in Donetsk to conquer the bar to record high, was a Citizen of Russia Yelena Isinbayeva. In 2009, she was able to jump 5 meters. Isinbayeva became the first "pole star" for eight consecutive years (2004-2011). The Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie tournament in Donetsk in February 2014 one centimeter (6, 16 meters) improved the world record indoors, mounted Bubka on the same "Stars of the pole" in 1993. In the spring of last year due to the difficult situation in Ukraine, the organizers decided to move in 2015 this Tournament in Kiev. According to the calendar published on the official Internet representation of the European athletics Association, the event was scheduled on fifteen February. Since mid-April, the Kyiv authorities are in the East of Ukraine "special operation" to suppress the protest movement in the Donbass. Military is actively used heavy machinery and military aircraft and helicopters. Mentions a large number of killed and wounded Among the civilian population and the destruction of the homes of residents and infrastructure.