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The 2012 Ukrainian Combat Games (UCG)
The 2012 Ukrainian Combat Games (UCG) was successfully held on December 15, in Kiev, Ukraine. The Ukrainian Combat Games (UCG) is a comprehensive sport event which brings together a great deal of fans of martial arts, sport and healthy lifestyle. The UCG 2012 staged spectacular competitions of martial arts such as Kickboxing, Wushu, Karate, Muay Thai, Sumo, Pankration, Belt Wrestling, Sambo, Jiu-Jitsu and Free-Fight.
Nearly 100 elite athletes fought for championship on four different sections: ring doho, mat, wushu platform and carpet. Among them there are masters of sports, winners and medalists of Ukrainian, European and World Championships, as well as participants and winners of the World Combat Games 2010 in Beijing.
The Ukrainian Combat Games is the highest rating and most prestigious competition of martial arts in Ukraine that are in full compliance with the rules and regulations of each of the participating sport. The UCG-2012 includes qualifications and final battles. Qualifications were held simultaneously on all platforms, and the final battles were on each of them in turn.
The UCG is a cultural project, too. Its main message is to promote martial arts, healthy lifestyle and sport in general.
The Ukrainian Wushu Federation helped with the organization of the events, thanks to the generous support and efforts of the Sports Committee of Ukraine and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
During the event, the best coach in 2012 was awarded to Oleg Chukanov, wushu coach, and President of the Ukrainian Wushu Federation. He received the award from Mr. Illia Shevlyak, President of the Sports Committee of Ukraine.