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08.12.2017

Belarus' minister: Sport should be out of politics
Belarus' minister: Sport should be out of politics Minister of Sports and Tourism of Belarus Alexander Shamko is sure that sport should be out of politics. "Sport should be out of politics. The Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation supported the statement that was made in favor of the Russian team," Shamko told media on Friday. "Sport should have only sports aspects - if someone has allowed blunders, then there should be individual responsibility. Everyone should answer for themselves only, and the principle of collective responsibility should not be used in this situation," the minister said.

06.12.2017

Alexander Bogdanovich comments on Russia’s ban from 2018 Winter Olympics
Alexander Bogdanovich comments on Russia’s ban from 2018 Winter Olympics Russia has been banned from participating in the 2018 Olympic Games in South Korea. Doping scandals have badly influenced the reputation of different countries under different circumstances. But the doping scandal with Russian sportsmen was one of the most large-scale in the history of sport. Belarusian sportsmen had something to say on the issue, amongst them was Alexander Bogdanovich.
Belarus supports Russian athletes as team banned from Olympics
Belarus supports Russian athletes as team banned from Olympics General Secretary of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus Georgy Katulin in an interview with RIA Novosti called the IOC's decision on the Russian Olympic Committee "unprecedentedly severe". Russia will be banned from competing under its own flag at the 2018 Olympics and "clean" athletes are allowed to partake under the neutral flag.

10.11.2017

2018 Olympic hockey for Belarus if Russia disqualified?
2018 Olympic hockey for Belarus if Russia disqualified? Russia may not go to the Olympics in Pyeongchang. Belarus neighbors are pressed by various international organizations for doping offenses in Sochi. The IOC is conducting several investigations at once and their results will be announced in about a month. The worst outcome for Russians is the removal of the full team from the next Games in South Korea. There is still an option to play under the neutral flag, but the Russian side at the highest level considers such a scenario unacceptable.

05.11.2017

Darya Domracheva
Visa to support Darya Domracheva at 2018 Olympics The famous Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva will be a member of the Visa Team at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Visa has been a global partner of the Olympic Games for more than 30 years now. What is more, it has been supporting the Paralympic Games since 2003. Some 18 years ago the company founded a special program, which helps talented sportsmen from all over the world. The program helps these athletes in their successful performances at the Olympic Games.

01.11.2017

Belarus hopes for medals in biathlon and freestyle at 2018 Olympics
Belarus hopes for medals in biathlon and freestyle at 2018 Olympics Belarus hopes to win medals in biathlon and freestyle at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, said Deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism, chief of the mission of the Belarusian team in the upcoming games Alexander Baraulia.

31.10.2017

Belarusian athletes to get $150,000 for gold at Winter Olympic Games 2018
Belarusian athletes to get $150,000 for gold at Winter Olympic Games 2018 There are only 100 days left to the Winter Olympic Games. The most important Games of the four years will officially open on February 9, 2018 in South Korea’s PyeongChang. About 2.5 thousand sportsmen will be competing for the medals in 13 kinds of winter sports. Currently, Belarus has more than 20 licenses to partake in the Winter Olympics. The main medals hopes are connected with biathlon and freestyle.

17.10.2017

Belarus presents Olympics 2018 formal uniform
Belarus presents Olympics 2018 formal uniform Two concepts of the Olympic formal uniform were shown on October 17 to the Belarus President. They were modeled for the Belarusian delegation at the Winter Olympic Games 2018 in Pyeongchang. The first is a design by Yulia Latushkina and the sewing studio under the aegis of the Main Economic Department. A spectacular collection of this Belarusian designer adorned the Belarusian athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Strict brown suits with white shirts and ornaments are underlined by bright red accents.

30.05.2017

President Lukashenko about upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea
President Lukashenko about upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea President Lukashenko about upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea The unsuccessful performance of Belarusian sportsmen in Rio Olympics mustn’t repeat once again. All the necessary conditions were created for the sportsmen but they did not equal the hopes. Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus on May 30, 2017. The next Winter Olympic Games will be held in 2018 in South Korea. It is important to analyze the situation in Belarusian sport today so that mistakes are not repeated.

10.05.2017

Belarus pins medal hopes on freestyle and biathlon at 2018 Olympics
Belarus pins medal hopes on freestyle and biathlon at 2018 Olympics Belarusian athletes are planning to win about 30 licenses to participate in the Winter Olympics in the Republic of Korea. President of the National Olympic Committee Alexander Lukashenko earlier signed the official application for participation of Team Belarus in the XXIII Games. The Olympics will be held from 9 to 25 February 2018. Seven sports will be represented, including 15 winter disciplines.

09.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus’ application for 2018 Winter Olympics
Alexander Lukashenko signs Belarus’ application for 2018 Winter Olympics Team Belarus will take part in the 13th Winter Olympics. The official application was signed by President Lukashenko on May 9, 2017, who is President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus. The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in the Republic of Korea in the period of 9-25 of May, 2018. As many as 15 kinds of sports will be presented there. Belarusian sportsmen are currently competing for the right to partake in biathlon, ski race, speed skating, short track and figure skating. Belarusian athletes rely on winning 25-30 licenses.

06.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes
Alexander Lukashenko: preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes The preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes. President Alexander Lukashenko announced it during the meeting with President of the International Ice Hockey Federation Rene Fasel. Belarus’ Presedent commented on the qualification match where Belarus was defeated by Slovenia, thus losing the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

04.09.2016

Slovenia beats Belarus to earn 2018 Winter Olympics ice hockey berth
Slovenia beats Belarus to earn 2018 Winter Olympics ice hockey berth The Belarusian ice hockey team in a tense fight lost to Slovenia in the Winter Olympics 2018 qualification. The result of this match was not known until the last moment. The teams played on equal terms and could not determine the winner in regulation time (2:2) and even in the overtime. In the shootout Slovenes were luckier. Minsk during these four days turned into something resembling an Olympic venue. Belarusians, Danes, Poles and Slovenes fought for a single ticket to the 2018 Olympics.

03.09.2016

Ice hockey. Olympic qualifying for the Olympic Winter Games 2018: Belarus defeated Poland (5:3)
Belarus defeat Poland in Winter Olympics 2018 qualifier, has to defeat Slovenia to progress Belarus won the second game in the Olympic qualifying for the Olympic Winter Games 2018. Belarus defeated Poland (5:3). The day before, Belarus defeated Denmark scoring 5:2, Denmark also lost to Slovenia 3:0. Thus, the game between Belarus and Slovenia that will take place in Minsk on September 4 will determine who will compete at the 2018 Olympics. As many as 12 ice hockey teams will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

02.09.2016

Belarus beat Denmark in 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualifier
Belarus beat Denmark in 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualifier The Belarusian team have outplayed Denmark in the opening game of the 2018 Winter Olympic ice hockey qualifying. Belarus' Minsk Arena in Minsk is hosting the competition, which winner will get the right to play at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018. The Scandinavians brought the best squad to Minsk but this did not help them against Belarus. Coach Dave Lewis' team won a very important victory 5:2, though made fans nervous after conceding first.

31.08.2016

Minsk-Arena
Minsk preparing to host 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualifying tournament Minsk has again became the capital of the ice hockey world. For the first time Belarus will host the final round of the Olympic qualification. Participants have already come to the Belarus capital to contest one ticket for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Belarus will compete in one group against Poland, Slovenia and Denmark. Only the group winner will get a ticket to the 2018 Olympics. Ice hockey players will start pre-match training today. Competitions are expected to be very hot. Matches will be held from 1 to 4 September at the ice complex Minsk-Arena.

30.08.2016

Belarus ice hockey team wins Cup of Three Nations
Belarus ice hockey team wins Cup of Three Nations The ice hockey team of Belarus won the Cup of Three Nations, which ended in Minsk. Dave Lewis' team played two games and celebrated successes in both. At the start of the tournament Belarusians were stronger than France (5:2) and then dealt with Germany. The hosts Belarus were leading 2:1, but in the middle of the third period the German hockey players managed to even the score 2:2. Belarus needed less than a minute after the conceded goal to restore a one-point lead - 3:2. Alexander Pavlovich scored the decisive goal.

26.08.2016

Mikhail Grabovski not to play for Belarus at 2018 Olympic qualification in Minsk
Mikhail Grabovski not to play for Belarus in 2018 Olympic qualifiers in Minsk One of the leaders of team Belarus Mikhail Grabovski will not participate in the 2018 Olympic qualification, which will be held at Minsk-Arena from 1 to 4 September. The Toronto forward was in a long list of the national team but health problems have not allowed him to join the squad of Dave Lewis. Chelyabinsk Traktor's Vladimir Denisov will also be sidelined. It is known that on August 26, Andrei Kostitsyn, Geoff Platt, Alexander Kitarov and Andrei Stas will join the team.

12.04.2016

Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born?
Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born? It turned out last Tuesday that the Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva has relations with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is also the father of her child. Bjørndalen revealed this fact at a specially called press conference. Later, Domracheva confirmed it on her official website. All the fans support the couple. A correspondent of the CTV’s program Week makes suppositions where the star child will be born – in Norway or Belarus.