Belarus to take decisive step in ski sports development in two years' time

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Belarus to take decisive step in ski sports development in two years' time

In the next two years Belarus will take a decisive step in the development of ski sports. Such plans were voiced by Alexander Lukashenko during the meeting with the medalists of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in South Korea.

The President presented state awards for high professional skills, outstanding sporting achievements and a great personal contribution to the successful performance of national teams. The Order of the Motherland (third degree) was awarded to the three-time Paralympic champion Sviatlana Sakhanenka. 

The participants of the golden Olympic biathlon relay race - Daria Domracheva, Dinara Alimbekova, Irina Krivko and Nadezhda Skardino - were awarded Order For Personal Courage. 

The President handed the Order of Honor to Paralympic champion Yury Holub. Two-time winner of the Paralympic Games Lidziya Hrafeyeva was awarded the medal For Labor Merit. Many athletes also received the title of Honored Master of Sports.

Alexander Lukashenko also said that a covered snow track and a tunnel with elevations for training will appear in Raubichi ski center. A task was set to organize the production of skis, ski boots and snowcats.

The President expects the first results regarding his instructions by the summer of 2018. In the near future, all these issues will be considered in detail at the forthcoming meeting on the development of winter sports.