Mr Sergii BUBKA

Entry in the IOC 2008
Born 04 December 1963
Games Participated 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000 **
Athlete profile
Sergii BUBKA
Mr Sergey BUBKA

Mr Sergii BUBKA



Graduated from the Kiev State Institute of Physical Culture (Ukraine) (1987); Ph.D. (Pedagogy), Institute on Problems in Education, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine (2001),  D.Sc. (Olympic and Professional Sports), National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport (2014)


"Sergii Bubka Sport Club" Founder and President (1990-2002), then Honorary President (2002-2014); Member of the Ukrainian Parliament and its Committee for Youth, Culture and Sport and Tourism (2002-2006); Advisor to Prime Minister of Ukraine on sports (2002-2005); Member of the Presidential Council and Humanitarian Council of the President of Ukraine  (2005-2010); UNESCO Ambassador and Champion for Sport

Sports practised

Athletics (pole vault)

Sports career

Participated in four editions of the Games of the Olympiad: Seoul 1988 (gold medallist), Barcelona 1992, Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000; ten-time World Champion (outdoor: 1983, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997 and indoor: 1985, 1987, 1991, 1995); gold medallist in the World Cup (1985), European Championships (1986), European Cup (1985); world record beaten 35 times; voted world’s best athlete on several occasions.

Sports administration

Athletes' Commission Chair at the European Olympic Committees (EOC) (2001-2002); BAKU 2015 Coordination Commission Member, EOC (2013-2015), MINSK-2019 Coordination Commission member, EOC  (2017-2019), KRAKOW 2023 Coordination Commission Member, EOC (2021-2023); Council Member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) (2009-2017), Athletes' Commission member at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) (2001-2011); IAAF Competition Commission member (2003-2015); IAAF (now WA) Council member (2001-); IAAF Senior Vice-President (2007-2011), IAAF Vice-President (2011-2015); WA Senior Vice-President (2015-); IAAF Development Commission Deputy Chairman (2007-2011), IAAF Development Commission Chairman (2011-2015), WA Development Commission Member (2015-); Chairman of the Coordination Commission of the IAAF World Championships in Daegu 2011 (2008-2011); Chairman of the Coordination Commission of the IAAF World Championships 2013 (2010-2015); member of the WA International Relations Commission (2015-2019); IMGA Board member (2014-2018), IMGA Vice-President (2018-2021), IMGA Acting President (2021-2022), IMGA President (2022-). Member of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Ukraine (1990-), Executive Board Member, NOC of Ukraine (1994-), Member of the Organizing Committee on preparation and participation of the Ukrainian athletes in the Olympics and Youth Olympics, Paralympics and Deaflympics, World Universiades, World and European Championships (2003-), President, NOC of Ukraine (2005–2022), Member of the Executive Committee, Ukrainian Athletics Federation (UAF) (1992-2022)

IOC History

IOC Member (1999-); Member of the Executive Board as athletes’ representative (2000- 2008); Member of the Executive Board (2012-2020); Athlete’s Commission member (1996-2002), Athlete’s Commission Chair (2002-2008), then Honorary Member (2008-); Entourage Commission Chair (2010-2015), Athletes’ Entourage Commission Chair (2015 - ), Chairman of the following IOC Commissions:  Evaluation Commission for  the 1st Youth Olympic Games, Singapore  2010 (2007), Coordination Commission for the 1st Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010 (2007-2011)

Member of the following commissions: Evaluation for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad in Beijing 2008 (2001), Coordination for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad Beijing 2008 (2005-2008), Coordination for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad Rio 2016 (2010-2016), Coordination for the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 (2015-2020), Eligibility Commission (1998), IOC 2000 Commission (1999), IOC 2000" Reform Follow-up commission (2002), Member of the IOC Disciplinary Commissions in   Athens 2004 (2001), Turin 2006 (2006) and Beijing 2008 (2008)

Awards and Distinctions

IAAF Hall of  Fame Member; Laureus LifeTime Achievement Award; UNESCO Champion for Sport; L’Equipe Champion des Champions; Marca Leyenda Award; The Best pole vaulter of the last half century by Track & Field News; Prince of Asturias Award in Sports; International Sports Event Management (ISEM) Award; The Panathlon; International Flambeau d'Or for promotion of sports; Belarus NOC Order; Listed in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest number of world achievements in athletics; Repeatedly voted the world's best athlete, 1988 (Track & Field News), 1991 (Track & Field News), 1991 (United Press International); One of the best world athletes of the 20th century; Hero of Ukraine; Order of Merit, II grade, I grade, Ukraine; Order of Yaroslav the Wise, V, IV, III grade, Ukraine; Order of the State, Ukraine; Honorary Decoration of the President of Ukraine; Honorary Decoration of the President of Ukraine; Honored Master of Sports of the USSR and Ukraine; Repeatedly voted as USSR Year’s Best Athlete; Full Member for The Ukrainian Academy of  Sciences; Doctor Honorius Causa, Donetsk National University; Doctor Honorius Causa, University of Sport Education, Sofia, Bulgaria; Doctor Honorius Causa, National University of Ukraine on Physical Education and Sport, Kiev; Honorary Citizen of Bratislava, Padova, Donetsk,  Lugansk , Abano Terme, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago-de-Cali;