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Founder of Ukrainian Archery Federation Ivan SAIKO celebrates 75th birthday

Founder of Ukrainian Archery Federation Ivan SAIKO celebrates 75th birthday

Lausanne - Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mr Ivan SAIKO, the founder of the Ukrainian Archery Federation and first President as well as Honorary President of the organisation, celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday on 22 October 2013.

Ivan SAIKO was the President of the Ukrainian Archery Federation for 33 years from 1968 until 2001. He was also the Vice President of the Archery Federation of the USSR, and the Chairman of the Judge Committee from 1969 until 1991. During the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980, he was the Vice President of the Archery Tournament Committee.

Mr SAIKO is the organiser of grand international tournaments in Moscow, Kiev, Lviv, Tallinn, as well as other cities.

During his duty in the World Archery (formerly FITA) Technical Committee between 1989 and 2001, he was awarded with a bronze plaquette in 1993.

Ivan SAIKO's main profession, however, is journalism. For many years he has worked in the Ukrainian National News Agency as an editor in chief, and has received multiple national awards, including an award for "a great input into sport journalism of Ukraine" in 2011. He also holds the title of Honorary Journalist of Ukraine.

The World Archery family wishes a happy birthday to Mr SAIKO and wishes him all the best for the coming years.

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