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Stefka Kostadinova's record bar has been removed from the entrance of the Olympic Museum in Lausanne

The bar of the record 209 cm height, on which the phenomenal athlete Stefka Kostadinova - President of the Bulgarian Olympic Committee (BOC) jumped, has been moved from its place in front of the central entrance of the World Museum of the Olympic Movement in Lausanne, Switzerland. This alarmed Prof. Stoyan Denchev, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the University of Library Science and Information Technology, which is in Switzerland, with a group of young scientists to hold a Round Table "Ethical Determinants of Information Literacy in Higher Education".

The unique, demonstration sports facility, which went down in history with the unsurpassed world records in the high jump of the Bulgarian Stefka Kostadinova (209 cm) and the Cuban athlete Javier Sotomayor (245 cm), for many years decorated the entrance to the museum and welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Bulgarian Stefka Kostadinova's 36-Year-Old World Record in Women's High Jump

Cuban Javier Sotomayor's 34-Year-Old High Jump World Record

Now the batten has been moved about 25-30 meters from the right side of the central entrance, to the emergency exit and merges with scaffolding and other construction equipment there, Prof. Denchev said.In this place, the bar is practically imperceptible and very few visitors to the museum, mainly Bulgarians and Cubans, pay attention to it.

This is discrimination, disrespect not only for one nation - the Bulgarian one, but also disrespect for sports and culture in the world, as well as erasing an indisputable historical fact, stressed Prof. Denchev.

Prof. Denchev has informed Mr. Belcho Goranov - General Secretary of the BOK, as well as other official representatives of the Bulgarian state, about the unpleasant incident.

The Bulgarian public expects the removal of the discriminatory decision of the director of the Olympic Museum and restoration of historical justice!



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