A number of Belarusians have been honored with the President's special prize Belarusian Sports Olympus for significant contribution to the development and popularization of physical culture and sports in the country.
Among the awardees are an editor of the team sports department at the newspaper Sports Panorama Ruslan Vasiliev, basketball coach-instructor of Grodno State College of Olympic Reserve Alexander Shimkoviak and athlete-instructor of the national athletics team Elvira Herman.
Elvira Herman, an international class master of sports in track and fields:
It is a great honor for me to have been awarded. When I was told that I had been nominated for this award, I was very surprised. That’s very cool to make some contribution to sport. My parents, my family, my loved ones will be proud of me. And they will definitely boast to other people of my achievements.