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American basketball player Lindsay Harding receives Belarusian passport

The Belarus national women's basketball team received an unexpected gain. As it turned out, the issuance of passports to foreigners is a standard practice in Belarusian hockey.

American Lindsey Harding has just acquired Belarusian citizenship.

The 30-year-old playmaker, who earlier in played in the WNBA clubs, as well as in the Turkish Galatasaray, will be able to join the team of coach Anatoly Buyalsky already at the upcoming European Championships in June. There, Belarus will take on group B opponents Poland, Turkey, Italy and Greece.

Lindsey Hading