Kharkov residents visit Lithuania in preparation for Eurobasket

Representatives of Ukrainian cities that will host European Basketball Championship in 2015, visited Lithuania with a working visit from December 16 to 19. From Kharkov the group was joined by Vitaly Kovalenko, Deputy Director of Sports Image Projects and Marketing Department and Alexei Ponikarovsky, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department.

Lithuanian colleagues familiarized Ukrainian guests with practical experience in preparing urban infrastructure for the guests and participants of the Eurobasket-2011. In particular, they talked about visitor placement, security, settling fan zones and parking spaces near sports arenas, as well as about working with journalists, volunteers and fans.

The visit included a meeting with the Secretary General of the Lithuanian Basketball Federation Mindaugas Shpokasom, Kaunas City Mayor Andrius Kupčinskas and Deputy Mayor of the city of Vilnius.

Ukrainian delegation also visited the multipurpose sports arenas “Zalgirio Arena” (Kaunas) and “Siemens Arena” (Vilnius).

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