On June 9, three bright stars of sports appeared on the "Star Square", which is a symbol of recognition, support and popularization of national culture, art and sports.
The first one "lit up" in honor of Oleg Lisogor - Ukrainian swimmer, multiple world and European champion in long and short water swimming breaststroke, participant of three Summer Olympics (2000, 2004 and 2008). The second - in honor of the Ukrainian biathlete, Honored Master of Sports of Ukraine, champion of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, two-time silver and three-time bronze medalist of the World Championships in relay, multiple winner and medalist of the Biathlon World Cup stages, five-time European champion, medalist of the European Biathlon Cup - Julia Dzhima and the third for Viktor Doroshenko - European and Inter continental world champion, champion of the Soviet Union in 1991, vice-president of the Ukrainian Kickboxing Federation ISKA.
Sports stars have emerged through multiple stages. The first one is the recommendations of the expert commission, among which there are representatives of Gulliver, GO Spilna Peremoga, the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the NOC. The second is that these candidates have awards or recognition in the professional field, their presence in the media space and in popularity ratings. Also, once a year, a survey is conducted among the public and visitors to the mall, and, having these results, the commission draws up the final list of stars.
Having received a star at the "Square of Stars" Ukrainian athlete Oleg Lisogor noted: “Ukraine is a big country and we, Ukrainians, are rich in talents in all spheres. Our achievements, not only in sports, are known to the whole world. And if they recognize me on the street, in a cafe or in the metro, young people look up to me and my achievements - it's not just nice to hear, I understand that I have done a lot in this life and I have a great responsibility. Indeed, in sports, as in life, there should be goals. These are the starting points for moving forward. Sport taught me exactly this. And I want my star to inspire many. "
Tatiana Atajanova, PR Director of the Gulliver shopping and entertainment center, as a representative of the main initiator of the social project "Square of Stars", noted: “The project motivates contemporary figures of culture, music, art and sports not to stop there, but to popularize the country in the world. The goal of the "Square of Stars" project is to become a generally recognized and beloved tourist route, because it brings up a new generation, reminding them of famous Ukrainians and motivating teenagers to follow their goal, to achieve success. "
On June 09, 2021, 63, 64 and 65 stars were laid on the "Square of Stars" and this is 36.37 and 38 stars on parts "Sport".
Reference: "Square of Stars" is an all-Ukrainian social project, the purpose of which is to support and popularize national culture, art and sports. In the center of the city, the stars of outstanding Ukrainian, people who have achieved the best results in their work in three categories: THEATER / CINEMA, MUSIC, SPORT, are "lit up". Commemorative signs located along L. Street, Esplanadnaya and Sports Square. They are made of brass, measuring 30 by 60 cm, and have an index of the laureate's contribution (cinema, music, sports) and a QR code that leads to the project page and tells about the laureate's achievements. Now the people of Kiev and guests of the city can come, see and take pictures with the personalized "stars" of people who are considered famous in Ukraine. "Square of Stars" is intended to become a pride and a reminder for every Ukrainian about the great achievements of our compatriots, to stimulate the development of the city and the nation as a whole, to become a cultural heritage for future generations. Become a public landmark.