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25.09.2017

Head of the EOC Coordination Commission: Belarus to become a perfect place for II European Games
Head of the EOC Coordination Commission: Belarus to become a perfect place for II European Games Belarus has everything for holding the European Games at the highest level. This opinion was voiced at the meeting of the Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committees with the Directorate for the Second European Games on 21 September. Experts from 20 countries are addressing the issue of the organization of the upcoming competitions. It includes the program of the Games, accommodation of athletes, media coverage of the competition and acquaintance with the arenas that will host the Second European Games.

24.09.2017

Belarusians to choose mascot of European Games 2019
Belarusians to choose mascot of European Games 2019 What will the symbol of the European Games 2019 look like? The question still remains open. The matter is really important, because the mascot is something fans all over the world will associate the international competitions with. Is it going to be a bison, or a stork, or maybe something else? Any idea of yours can become the winner. However, the contest will be finished quite soon. The results will be announced in November 2017.

21.09.2017

Janez Kocijančič: Belarus has experience in holding large-scale sporting events
Janez Kocijančič: Belarus has experience in holding large-scale sporting events There is everything in Belarus to hold the European Games at the highest level, said September 21 Minister of Sports and Tourism of Belarus, Alexander Shamko, at a meeting of the Coordinating Commission of the European Olympic Committees with representatives of the Directorate for the European Games. The meeting participants discussed the organization of the upcoming competitions. This includes the program of the Games, food and accommodation as well as information coverage of the competitions.

20.09.2017

Belarus Championship. Dorozhnik (Minsk) – BCH (Gomel)
Belarus Championship. Dorozhnik (Minsk) – BCH (Gomel) Country's cup winner and supercup winner Dorozhnik (Minsk) played home match with BCH (Gomel) in the last game of the 3rd round of the Belarus FIFA Futsal championship. Anton Kovalchuk tells what came out of it in our story.

19.09.2017

Wrestler Alexander Medved about sport, doping and belief in God
Wrestler Alexander Medved about sport, doping and belief in God Alexander Medved himself, his family, friends and fans celebrate his 80th anniversary. The legendary freestyle wrestler, coach and teacher, Alexander found some time for pool and an interview to our TV channel. You’ve got a firm handshake! Alexander Medved:Once I was in Egypt and Sadat extended his hand for a handshake. I gripped his hand! If you could only hear him screaming! His security jumped me, but I shook them off. He laughed. I said: “Pardon, pardon”.
Belarus manager names players for October qualifiers against France, Netherlands
Belarus manager names players for October qualifiers against France, Netherlands Head coach of the football team Igor Kriushenko has announced a longlist of players he wants to see in the team in October. In three weeks "The White Wings" will finish the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification. On October 7 at Borisov Arena Belarus will play against the Netherlands and then go to France on October 10 for the last game.
Meshkov Brest start with home victory 28:24 in EHF Champions League group stage
Meshkov Brest start with home victory in EHF Champions League group stage The Belarusian handball club Meshkov Brest (BGK) have successfully started in the new handball Champions League. The Brest team met with Polish Vive. The club from the town of Kielce was four points behind the hosts by the break and during the second half this gap did not change. 28:24 in favor of the BGK and good start of the European campaign. In the next match the Belarusian club travel to Paris to take on PSG in the Champions League on September 24.
HC Dinamo Minsk get dramatic win over Metallurg in KHL
HC Dinamo Minsk get dramatic win over Metallurg in KHL The spectators who gathered on the stands of Minsk-Arena on September 17 witnessed one of the most spectacular comebacks in the history of Dinamo Minsk. The home game against Magnitogorsk's Metallurg promised to be another loss as Dinamo were trailing 0:3. Moreover, it was former Bison player Matt Ellison who scored one of the goals for the Magnitka. But in the final stanza the hosts turned the game around and created a real miracle. 47 minutes - Alexander Kitarov scores. Two minutes later Alexander Pavlovich makes it 2:3.

18.09.2017

Results of 47th Alexander Medved Freestyle Wrestling Grand Prix Championship
Results of 47th Alexander Medved Freestyle Wrestling Grand Prix Championship The 47th international tournament for the prizes of Alexander Medved has come to an end. The start for team Belarus was rather successful. On the first day of the competitions Belarusian sportsmen won three gold medals. Ksenia Stankevich became the winner in the weight category under 48 kilograms. Belarusian wrestlers Andrei Bekrenev (weight category under 57 kilograms) and Azamat Nurikov (weights category under 65 kilograms) took gold.
15 times on the podium
15 times on the podium The Belarusian sportsmen won 15 medals at the 47th international tournament for the prizes of Aleksandr Medved. Ksenia Stankevich, Andrey Bekrenev and Azamat Nurikov won gold medals. Also the hosts won 6 silver medals and 6 bronze medals. More than 200 wrestlers from 11 countries took part in the tournament.   Photo: http://wrestling.by/cache/com_content/470x350/images/--80.jpg
Fantastic comeback
Fantastic comeback HC Dinamo (Minsk) defeated HC Metallurg (Magnitogorsk) in the latest home match of the regular championship of the KHL. The totals – 5:3. But in the course of the confrontation the Bison were losing 0:3. Minsk citizens saved the situation only in the third period, when they scored 5 goals to the opponent's twine. HC Dinamo (Minsk) will play the next away match against HC Barys (Astana) on September 21.  
Switzerland into Davis Cup World Cup past Belarus
Switzerland into Davis Cup World Cup past Belarus Tennis players of the Belarusian national team could not make it to the Davis Cup World Group having lost to Switzerland 2:3. In the decisive singles match Belarusian Yaroslav Shilo lost to Swiss tennis player Marco Chiudinelli, 4:6, 3:6, 4:6. Yaroslav tried to impose his game on a more experienced opponent, but the Swiss' nerves proved to be stronger, and he achieved success in 2 hours 11 minutes.

17.09.2017

Mirnyi, Vasilevsky put Belarus on top in Davis Cup 2017
Mirnyi, Vasilevsky put Belarus on top in Davis Cup 2017 The playoff match of the world Davis Cup group is continuing in Biel, Switzerland, where the local team is to play Belarus. After two single matches on September 15, 2017, the score was 1:1. The double battle was at the center of attention on Saturday. Belarus was presented by the experienced Max Mirnyi together with Andrei Vasilevski. The hosts were represented by Adrian Bodmer and Luca Margaroli.

16.09.2017

President Lukashenko congratulates freestyle wrestler Medved on 80th anniversary
President Lukashenko congratulates freestyle wrestler Medved on 80th anniversary The famous freestyle wrestler Alexander Medved is 80! Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the sportsman on his 80th anniversary. Kind words in honor of the sport legend sounded in the Minsk Town Ratusha.
President Lukashenko’s ice hockey team celebrates 20th anniversary
President Lukashenko’s ice hockey team celebrates 20th anniversary The ice hockey team of the President is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The first training session of the team was held in 1997. The members of the team went on an excursion around the Palace of Independence. Tis time the Palace opened its doors for famous ice hockey players who came to the place together with their wives. The famous green hall is the “witness” of the “Normandy Four” meeting, a hall for negotiations in a narrow circle and a place for economic issues.

15.09.2017

BATE play out draw against Crvena Zvezda in Europa League
BATE play out draw against Crvena Zvezda in Europa League FC BATE drew the starting match of group H of Europa League versus Crvena Zvezda - 1:1. The match, which took place in Belgrade at the Rajko Mitić stadium turned out to be quite interesting. The Belarusian team tried to play reliably in defense. Moreover, manager Alexander Ermakovich's BATE were not considered favorites. Serbian football players had more ball possession while the Borisov club tried to play on counterattacks. However, in the 54th minute, the visitors conceded a goal from Nemanja Radonjic after a stunning cross.
Max Mirnyi joins Belarusian men's tennis team for Davis Cup World Group playoffs
Max Mirnyi joins Belarusian men's tennis team for Davis Cup World Group playoffs Maxim Mirnyi joined the men's national tennis team of Belarus. The athlete arrived to Switzerland late due to the hurricane Irma, which made changes to air traffic. On the Swiss court, the famous Belarusian tennis player has already conducted the first training session. "We will give all of us, 120%. Of course, we will fight only for the victory," the website of the Belarusian Tennis Federation quotes Max Mirnyi as saying.

14.09.2017

Belarus to face Switzerland in Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sep. 15-17
Belarus to face Switzerland in Davis Cup World Group playoff on Sep. 15-17 Yegor Gerasimov and Ilya Ivashko - the leaders of the national team of Belarus - will miss the match against the Swiss team in the Davis Cup World Group playoffs through injuries. According to Vladimir Voltchkov, the captain of the Belarusian national tennis team, everything was done so that the athletes recover, but it did not work out. Their places will be taken by Yaraslau Shila and Dmitry Zhirmont.
Dinamo beat Lada in second shutout win
Dinamo beat Lada in second shutout win Dinamo Minsk continued the home series in the regular season of the KHL. This time the Bison took on Lada - one of the worst teams of the Eastern Conference. Already in the first minute Dinamo saw Skille penalized, but the guests looked sluggish despite having man advantage and could not shoot on goal. But the Minsk team soon opened the scoring but the goal was cancelled. The ref ruled that Fontaine was high sticking.

13.09.2017

Ignatik into last 16 in Istanbul challenger
Ignatik into last 16 in Istanbul Challenger Vladimir Ignatik made his way to the second round of the Challenger tennis tournament in Istanbul. In the opening round, he was drawn against the eighth seeded - Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas. In the world ranking this Greek guy is 40 notches higher than the Belarusian. Nevertheless, Ignatik coped with the resistance. Failing only the second set, Vladimir won the first and the third, 6:4, 1:6, 6:3. Next, the Belarusian tennis player plays against Egypt's Karim-Mohamed Maamoun.
Historical arcade being renovated at Dinamo stadium in Minsk
Historical arcade being renovated at Dinamo stadium in Minsk The renovation of the Dinamo stadium is in full swing. You can already see what the restored historical arcade will look like. While metal structures for the roof are being mounted and stands are being built, the builders have begun painting the historical part of the Minsk attraction. The colors of the arcade will be the same as before the renovation - maroon foundation and beige decor. The stadium itself is almost ready, now the builders are completing the roof over the stands. Next is finishing. The approximate date of opening is summer 2018.

12.09.2017

How will Belarus surprise the world with European Games 2019?
How will Belarus surprise the world with European Games 2019? A fern, a symbol of happiness, will become the logo of the European Games in Belarus. In June 2019, athletes from all over Europe will gather in Minsk to make their dream come true. The opening and closing ceremonies are still a secret for everyone. This is the main intrigue of the event. It is only known that the shows will take place at Dinamo stadium, which is going to be totally renovated for the Games. And there are still so many other things to be done… Anyway, the summer of 2019 promises to be really hot.
Dinamo Minsk get second victory of 2017/18 KHL season
Dinamo Minsk get second victory of 2017/18 KHL season The ice hockey club Dinamo has achieved the second victory in the current KHL championship. That is pleasant, the Dinamo goalie made a clean sheet.  The Minsk club beat Chelyabinsk 's Tractor at Minsk-Arena. The beginning of the match was traditionally difficult for The Bison, but the miracle goal by newcomer Jack Skille relaxed the team and gave it confidence. In the future, Evgeny Lisovets and Quinton Howden strengthened Dinamo's lead - 3:0. Skille had a particularly good game as he picked up assists on both occasions.

11.09.2017

30,000 partake in Minsk Half Marathon on City Day
30,000 partake in Minsk Half Marathon on City Day On September 10, more than 30,000 fans of a healthy lifestyle took part in the largest race in the history of Belarus. According to the tradition, the marathon on the main streets of the capital started at the Palace of Sports. The main distance is 21 km and 100 meters. However, everyone could also choose 10 or 5.5-kilometre track according to their capabilities. The majority of the participants are amateurs. The 2017 edition of the marathon is the third consecutive one.
HC Dinamo Minsk to play Chelyabinsk's Traktor September 11
HC Dinamo Minsk to play Chelyabinsk's Traktor September 11 HC Dinamo Minsk is returning home. The club will begin the second in the season CHL game session. On September 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm the team of Gordie Dwyer will play against Chelyabinsk's Traktor. It is necessary to say that HC Dinamo is not impressing in the current season. In the last road stand the team won only once, when playing against HC Sochi. Besides from the game today, the hockey club will play against HC Lada, HC Avtomobilist and HC Metallurg from Chelyabinsk.
Competition for best musical composition for European Games in Belarus announced
Competition for best musical composition for European Games in Belarus announced More than 11,000 participants will be accredited for the II European Games in Minsk. MORE: Belarus President bashes sports functionaries for athletes' performance    

08.09.2017

Belarusians preparing for Kickboxing World Championships, aiming at medals
Belarusians preparing for Kickboxing World Championships, aiming at medals The Belarusian Kickboxing Championship has determined the best athletes who will become part of the national team for the upcoming kickboxing world championship due in Budapest in mid-October. In total, 32 fighters will represent Belarus at the World Championships. Of these, 12 are in K-1 section and the same number is in the low-kick. The eight remaining places are for women, among them lightweight Alena Leshkevich. She is the current owner of the intercontinental championship belt. Belarus is among the medal hopefuls, so the only aim is top three.
Belarus President bashes sports functionaries for athletes' performance
Belarus President bashes sports functionaries for athletes' performance The II European Games should be organized at a decent level, but without excessive pomposity, said Belarus' head of state Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting of the NOC executive committee. The second European Games will be held in Minsk in less than two years. Sports competitions will be held at more than 10 Minsk venues: from Minsk-Arena to the Dinamo stadium. These competitions in Belarus should further consolidate the nation, Alexander Lukashenko stressed on September 7.

07.09.2017

Belarus President: We are holding European Games to consolidate nation
Belarus President: We are holding European Games to consolidate nation The II European Games should be organized at a decent level, but without excessive pomposity, said the President of Belarus, who is also head of the National Olympic Committee of the country, on September 7. The President held a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Olympic Committee.
New logo and squad changes: Tsmoki Minsk preparing for new basketball season
New logo and squad changes: Tsmoki Minsk preparing for new basketball season A colorful presentation of the basketball club Tsmoki-Minsk in a cozy atmosphere was held on September 6 before the start of the new season. The new logo of The Dragons was presented to the audience, as well as designer jerseys. On the stage were updated squads of the youth, women's and men's senior and reserve teams. The most noticeable changes took place in the main men's team which, with an eye on the European Cups and the VTB League, signed a number of new foreign players.
Belarus taking part in Combat Commonwealth 2017 drills in Russia
Belarus taking part in Combat Commonwealth 2017 drills in Russia The military drills Combat Commonwealth 2017 have begun at the Ashuluk training ground in the Astrakhan region, Russia. The exercises involve air defense troops of the CIS countries. Now the drills are entering the active phase. The coalition association includes more than two thousand servicemen and two hundred units of equipment. This includes anti-aircraft missile systems, fighters and assault helicopters. The allied troops have to launch over 50 guided missiles and use about 100 aircraft bombs and ammunition.
Meshkov Brest defeat Slovenian Celje in SEHA League
Meshkov Brest defeat Slovenian Celje in SEHA League Handball players of the handball club Meshkov Brest (BGK) won against Slovenian Celje on the road 29:24 (14:15) in the SEHA League. The first half of the match in Slovenia was not in favor of Brest. In the second half of the game Sergei Bebeshko's Meshkov played much better in the attack and in the middle of the second half created a solid advantage which they did not give up until the end. The most productive player for the BGK was Petar Đorđić - 8 goals.
Dinamo Minsk finally get victory in KHL season
Dinamo Minsk get first victory in 2017/18 KHL season The long-awaited event for all fans of the hockey club Dinamo Minsk: the first victory in the new regular season.  Moreover, the win came in regular time, which is especially encouraging. Gordy Dwyer's Dinamo dealt with HC Sochi 4:2, and this despite the fact that they conceded already in the 3rd minute. Justin Fontaine made a double, and Rob Klinkhammer and Alexander Kitarov added one each. The Minskers play next match next Friday, on the road. They take on Nizhny Novgorod's Torpedo.

06.09.2017

Belarus Premier gives indications to timely complete construction of facilities for European Games 2019
Belarus Premier gives indications to timely complete construction of facilities for European Games 2019 The facilities, which will be involved in the European Games 2019 in Minsk, must be finished in time: no later than the end of 2018.

05.09.2017

How is Belarus preparing for European Games?
How is Belarus preparing for European Games? Last week, Belarus signed a contract with the European Olympic committees to hold the second Euro Games in history. In 2019, more than 4,000 athletes and tens of thousands of fans will come to Minsk. Regional competitions of the European continent is a novelty of the XXI century, an attempt to give new breath to the world of big sport. Sport is insanely popular; it is long to wait four years, so Europeans agreed to hold their own European Olympics.
Odessa's FC Chernomorets welcomes Belarusian coach Oleg Dulub
Odessa's FC Chernomorets welcomes Belarusian coach Oleg Dulub Belarusian coach Oleg Dulub, known in Belarus for working with FC Krumkacy, has taken charge of FC Chernomorets from Ukraine's Odessa.  Dulub will be assisted by Vasily Khomutovsky, who also worked with The Crows. The team from Odessa failed at the start of the new championship of Ukraine - after seven rounds The Sailors are last with only one point.  This is not the first attempt of Oleg Dulub to conquer Ukraine: he previously coached Lviv's Karpaty, which he left in June.
HC Dinamo Minsk continues worst start in KHL
HC Dinamo Minsk continues worst start in KHL HC Dinamo Minsk continues to write an inglorious history. On September 4, the team led by Gordy Dwyer lost the sixth consecutive match of the regular KHL championship - this is the absolutely worst start of The Bison in history. This time Dinamo took on Severstal. The club from Russia's Cherepovets is not among the KHL title favorites, but any rival is a real puzzle for Minskers today.  The Bison fought well and equalized in the third period, but then conceded a second when the hosts had man advantage - 2:1.

04.09.2017

Belarusian rowers take two medals at European U23 Rowing Championships
Belarusian rowers take two medals at European U23 Rowing Championships The European U23 Rowing Championships have finished in Poland bringing Belarusians two medals. Gold went to Belarus in Women's Double Sculls, won by Tatyana Klimovich and Kristina Staroselets.  Belarus was ahead of crews from Greece and Switzerland. In the men's quadruple sculls, Belarus has managed to win silver. Our team was second to Poland.
Sweden down Belarus 4:0 in World Cup qualifier
Sweden down Belarus 4:0 in World Cup qualifier Belarus lost to Sweden at home 0:4 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification at Borisov Arena. Both teams suffered away defeats in the previous round: Belarusians lost to Luxembourg (0:1), while Sweden were downed by Bulgaria (2:3).  Only in the starting 15 minutes did Belarusian footballers play on equal terms, and then followed ridiculous mistakes in the defense, which resulted in three goals. In the 18th minute Emil Forsberg opened the scoring, in 6 minutes Christoffer Nyman added a second one and on 37 minutes Marcus Berg made it 0:3. 

02.09.2017

Belarus, EOC sign 2019 European Games contract
Belarus, EOC sign 2019 European Games contract On September 1, 2017 Belarus signed a contract on hosting the 2019 European Games. The tickets, sports arenas, the opening and closing ceremonies have been coordinated in a document with the International Committee. The European Games will be held in 2019, the preparations for the event are at full pelt. As many as 12 sports infrastructures of Minsk and the Minsk region will be competing with one another.

01.09.2017

Luxembourg stun Belarus in World Cup 2018 qualifier
Luxembourg stun Belarus in World Cup 2018 qualifier The Belarusian national football team held another match in the qualification for the World Cup 2018. It took place on the road, in Luxembourg, against the local national team. The modest status of opponents was aggravated by their squad problems. But alas, Igor Kriushenko's Belarus could not earn three points even in this situation. Belarus conceded one goal and could not equalize until the end of the game.

31.08.2017

Worst start in history: Dinamo Minsk suffer fourth defeat in KHL
Worst start in history: Dinamo Minsk suffer fourth defeat in KHL HC Dinamo Minsk have begun the first away series in the new regular KHL season. They started in the capital of Slovakia Bratislava. Slovan has not had a good start of the KHL tournament like The Bison. They both suffered three defeats in three previous opening matches. On August 30, it all started well for Dinamo, Alexander Pavlovich opening the scoring. However, just a second before the first period, the Slovaks stunned The White-Blues by a goal. Interestingly, Dinamo had man advantage in that episode.
Interior Ministry gives 50 sets of uniform to hockey school Dinamo
Interior Ministry gives 50 sets of uniform to hockey school Dinamo The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus has transferred 50 sets of uniform to the hockey school Dynamo. These are experimental samples. They were sewn in one of the correctional facilities of the Gomel region. By the quality it is not inferior to Western analogs, but its price is almost two times cheaper. This is mainly intended for children under 10 years old. The next months Dinamo school will use it and give a feedback on its quality. And afterwards we should expect mass production.
Contest for the best II European Games mascot continues
Contest for the best II European Games mascot continues The open competition for the best mascot of the II European Games, announced by the National Olympic Committee, is still underway. The Games will be held in Minsk in 2019. Anyone can send their suggestions to the NOC until the middle of November 2017. The concept should include the idea, the image and the name of the mascot.
Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in US Open second round
Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in US Open second round The Belarusian tennis player Alexandra Sasnovich has not been able to enter the third round of the final Grand Slam tournament of the season – the US Open. Last night, Alexandra Sasnovich, 88th in the WTA rankings, lost to Australian tennis player Ashleigh Barty in the second round (43), 1:6, 6:7 (7:9). The match lasted 1 hour 23 minutes. At the start of the competition in New York, Sasnovich overpowered American Julia Boserup (115), 6:2, 6:2.
Brest Meshkov goes down to Tatran SEHA League round 1
Brest Meshkov goes down to Tatran SEHA League round 1 Handball players of Brest's BGK named after Meshkov played the first official match of the new SEHA League season. In the starting round the club from the banks of the Bug River met with the Slovak Super Liga side Tatran from Prešov. None of the teams during the regular time could get a solid lead, and a draw would be the most fair result, perhaps. But in the last minute, the hosts scored the winning goal, and BGK could not reply - 24:23 in favor of Tatran.

30.08.2017

Belarusian gymnast Maria Trubach bags bronze at World Summer Universiade
Belarusian gymnast Maryia Trubach bags bronze at World Summer Universiade The Belarusian gymnast Maryia Trubach has won bronze at World Summer Universiade. In the rhythmic gymnastics ball event, the Belarusian came in third, second only to Russians Ekaterina Selezneva and Yulia Bravikova. Now Belarusian student athletes have nine medals at the Universiade: three gold, four silver and two bronzes.

29.08.2017

Belarusian third at 2017 World Modern Pentathlon Championships
Belarusian third at 2017 World Modern Pentathlon Championships Anastasia Prokopenko has won a bronze medal at the World Pentathlon World Championships in Egypt. Gulnaz Gubaidullina from Russia became the world champion. Silver went to Zsófia Földházi from Hungary.
Belarus bags two golds at 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships
Belarus bags two golds at 2017 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships Belarusian rowers returned from Prague on August 28, where the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships took place. Belarusian athletes won six medals, two of which are gold. Olga Khudenko and Artem Kozyr won golds. Kudenko, by the way, won the medal in the tense fight with New Zealand's Lisa Carrington.
Belarus preparing for World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Sweden
Belarus preparing for World Cup 2018 qualifiers against Luxembourg and Sweden The national football team of Belarus has started preparing for the World Cup 2018 qualifying matches. On August 31, Igor Kriushenko's team will play with Luxembourg. On September 3 Belarus will host Sweden at Borisov Arena. The White Wings occupy fifth place in the qualifying tournament not having a chance for the World Cup Finals. The upcoming rivals occupy quite opposite positions. Luxembourg with one point is last in the standings, while Sweden is first in the group.
Dinamo get only one point in KHL's opening home series
Dinamo get only one point in KHL's opening home series HC Dinamo Minsk lost in overtime to CSKA Moscow with a score of 1:2 (0:0, 1:0, 0:1, 0:1). In the final match of the first home series of the new KHL season the Minskers had to solve a difficult task: restrain CSKA Moscow - one of the leaders of the championship and the finalist of the playoffs of last season. After two defeats in regular time at Jokerit and (1:6) and Vityaz (0:1) Gordy Dwyer's Dinamo were determined to please the fans.

28.08.2017

Domracheva trains Minsk Half Marathon's Dream Team
Domracheva trains Minsk Half Marathon's Dream Team The traditional Minsk half marathon will be held on September 10. On August 24 the so-called Dream Team held another training session. The best Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva held a warm-up for the participants of the upcoming race.  It turned out to be very motivating.

26.08.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about importance of ice hockey fans
Alexander Lukashenko about importance of ice hockey fans Alexander Lukashenko gave indications to clearly regulate the issue on financial payments to sportsmen and coaches with a connection to a certain result. This was said by Lukashenko during a meeting with players and coaching staff of the hockey club Dinamo Minsk on August 25, 2017.
President Lukashenko discusses situation in ice hockey with HC Dinamo Minsk staff
President Lukashenko discusses situation in ice hockey with HC Dinamo Minsk staff Alexander Lukashenko demands spectacular and resultative ice hockey matches. The President met with players and coaching staff of the hockey club Dinamo Minsk on August 25, 2017. Topical and inconvenient subjects were discussed at the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko had many times before said that he is not happy with the situation in this kind of sport.

25.08.2017

President Lukashenko meets with Dinamo Minsk players and coaches
President Lukashenko meets with HC Dinamo Minsk staff Belarusian hockey players should show a decent performance, said Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting with players and coaching staff of the hockey club Dinamo Minsk. In Belarus, this sport is supported at a very high level. Belarus has a record number of ice hockey fans, so players are expected not only good results, but also spectacular games. Entertaining matches is the responsibility of hockey players. In order for the team to play smoothly, they need to find a common language even before going to the ice.
Belarus' Marzalyuk wins silver at World Wrestling Championships 2017
Belarus' Marzalyuk snatches silver at World Wrestling Championships 2017 World Wrestling Championship 2017 is nearing completion in France's capital Paris. On August 23, Belarusian women brought their country silver and bronze. Vasilisa Marzalyuk was very close to gold in the 75 kilograms class, but literally in the last seconds of the final fight lost to Turkish Yasemin Adar (4:5), and got only silver.
Weightlifter Darya Naumava wins silver at World Universiade
Weightlifter Darya Naumava wins silver at World Universiade The hammer thrower Pavel Boreisha and weightlifter Daria Naumova on August 24 brought Belarus silver medals at the Summer Universiade in Taipei. Boreisha sent the hammer to 77 meters 98 centimeters in the best attempt. This was exactly three meters further than the bronze medalist from Moldova, Sergei Margiev. However, Pole Paweł Fajdek was second to none. Boreisha lost to Fajdek more than one meter.
Ivanic double sends BATE into 2017/18 Europa League group stage
Ivanic double sends BATE into 2017/18 Europa League group stage BATE Borisov have entered the group stage of the Europa League. In a dramatic second-leg battle with Ukrainian FC Oleksandriya our champions came out with a difficult dramatic victory 2:1. In the first half, Stanislav Dragun made a dubious foul in the penalty area and gave the hosts the right for a penalty, which Vasily Grytsuk used to open the scoring. BATE still needed to score at least once. In the second half, everything turned upside down.

24.08.2017

Dinamo Minsk lost to Jokerit in KHL opener
Dinamo Minsk lose to Jokerit in KHL opener New season brings new hopes. On August 23, Dinamo Minsk held its first match of the 10th regular championship of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) against Jokerit at Minsk Arena. Gordy Dwyer's Dinamo did not have a good game from the start, Jokerit enjoying man advantage during the first and second periods.
Three Belarusians remain in US Open qualification after round 1
Three Belarusians remain in US Open qualification after round 1 Belarusian tennis player Ilya Ivashka was unable to enter the second qualifying round of the 2017 US Open. In the duel of the starting round, Ilya Ivashka lost to Argentine Facundo Bagnis almost without a fight, 2:6, 0:6 and finished the tournament. Two more Belarusians Vladimir Ignatik and Yegor Gerasimov successfully passed the first round, having beaten two other Argentines Maximo Gonzalez and Federico Coria, respectively.
Where will European Games 2019 athletes live in Minsk?
Where will European Games 2019 athletes live in Minsk? Andrei Pateyev, first deputy head of sports and tourism department of the Minsk City Executive Committee, has given an interview to the TV program Big City. He told us where the participants of the 2019 European Games will live in the Belarusian capital.
2019 European Games opening ceremony to be held at Dinamo Stadium
2019 European Games opening ceremony to be held at Dinamo Stadium Andrei Pateyev, first deputy head of sports and tourism department of the Minsk City Executive Committee, has given an interview to the TV program Big City. He told us where the opening ceremony of the 2019 European Games will take place.

23.08.2017

FC Minsk defeat Birkirkara in Women's Champions League
FC Minsk defeat Birkirkara in Women's Champions League Women's FC Minsk held the first leg of the qualification of the Women's Champions League. They are playing their qualifying matches in Ljubljana, where their rivals are Slovenian "Olympia", Swiss "Zurich" and the Maltese "Birkirkara". Yuri Maleev's Minsk met with the Malta club in the first qualifier. Already in the first half it became clear that one should not expect intrigue in this game as Minsk were 6:0 ahead. Anna Polipenko scored three.

22.08.2017

Vladimir Voltchkov: Belarus has done a lot for sport in recent 15-20 years
Vladimir Voltchkov: Belarus has done a lot for athletes in recent 15-20 years Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national national tennis team:As an athlete, I can say that an unprecedented amount of work has been done in these 15-20 years for the development of sport. And the opportunities are broad. Our task, the task of every citizen is to realize our maximum potential. And then we will live together well and effectively.
Voltchkov about pistol gifted by Belarus President
Tennis coach Voltchkov about pistol once gifted by Belarus President Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. In front of millions of TV viewers, the head of state once gave you a pistol as a gift. It was then said that it was later taken from you to you because you needed to have official permission for having it. And the big question is: do you have that pistol now?
Belarus' Sasnovich into WTA top 90
Belarus' Sasnovich into WTA top 90 The Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich has entered the top 90 best players in the world. In the updated WTA rankings, the Belarusian athlete climbed eight positions and now occupies 88th place. There's also a major breakthrough for Vera Lapko. She now is among the top 200 tennis players in the world.
Swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia marries her teammate Yauhen Tsurkin
Swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia marries her teammate Yauhen Tsurkin The Belarusian swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia married her teammate Yauhen Tsurkin on August 18. The couple held the wedding ceremony not far from Minsk. Gerasimenya is the winner of many international swimming competitions. The athlete has two silver and one bronze medals of the Olympics, she is also medal winner of world and European championships.

18.08.2017

Quinton Howden joins HC Dinamo Minsk
Quinton Howden joins HC Dinamo Minsk Dinamo Minsk have signed another freshman from across the ocean. On August 17, it became known that 25-year-old Canadian striker Quinton Howden has joined The Bison. He was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft He took part in three seasons for the Panthers and featured in 92 matches. The total effectiveness is 17 points.
Dinamo Minsk take last place in Latvian Railways Cup
Dinamo Minsk take last place in Latvian Railways Cup Dinamo Minsk have lost to Ak Bars 2:3 in the third-place match of the Latvian Railways Cup after winning 3:2 just a day before. In the final match of the Latvian Railway Cup - the tournament in Riga with the participation of KHL teams - The Bison were competed for third place against the club from Tatarstan. This time the teams again could not decide on the victor in regular time but this time it was Ak Bars who won. The teams did not resort to shootout after Ak Bars made it 3:2 in overtime. Kitarov and Drozd netted for Dinamo in this game.
Azarenka on child custody conflict: This is challenge I'm ready to face
Azarenka on child custody conflict: This is challenge I'm ready to face Victoria Azarenka has commented on why she will not take part in the US Open, which will be held in New York from August 28 to September 10. The tennis player published an official statement on her page in Instagram. In it she notes that her friends and fans deserve to know the official reason.
Oleksandriya deny BATE victory in first leg of Europa League playoff
Oleksandriya deny BATE victory in first leg of Europa League playoff BATE Borisov could not beat Ukrainian Oleksandriya (1:1) in the first leg of the 2017/18 Europa League playoff. BATE captain Vitaly Rodionov joined the team after serving a four-match disqualification for the sins of the past European season. The experienced striker immediately began to act very actively and together with younger partners began to threaten the goal of the rivals. The initial attacking efforts of BATE were a success: in the 8th minute, a quick attack by Borisov ended with an accurate strike of Mirko Ivanić, assisted by Mikhail Gordeychuk.

17.08.2017

HC Dinamo Minsk defeat Ak Bars at Latvian Railways Cup, to compete for third place
HC Dinamo Minsk defeat Ak Bars at Latvian Railways Cup, to compete for third place Dinamo Minsk won the first match at the Cup of Latvian Railways - the pre-season hockey tournament with the participation of KHL teams. In the first match The Bison lost to the hosts Dinamo Riga. After that was another defeat at Lokomotiv, but on August 16 the team led by Gordy Dwyer finally won. This time they defeated Kazan's Ak Bars.  The Minskers were 0:2 behind but thanks to the double of Kovyrshin the match moved to overtime. Then there was a series of shootouts, where The Bison won 3:2.
Bulgaria down Belarus in FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers
Bulgaria down Belarus in FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers The national basketball team of Belarus held the third match of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Pre-Qualifiers. At Falcon Club, Belarus met Bulgarians on August 16. In the first leg, manager Alexander Krutikov's Belarus suffered a defeat. Initially, the Belarusians were 5:0 ahead but then lost the initiative and were trying to catch up with the Bulgarians for the rest of the match.
Captain Vitaly Rodionov ready to help BATE against Oleksandriya in Europa League
Captain Vitaly Rodionov ready to help BATE against Oleksandriya in Europa League BATE Borisov skipper Vitaly Rodionov is ready to be in squad in today's match of the Europa League playoff vs Ukrainian Oleksandriya. The Borisov team began the current European Cup season in the Champions League qualification without their captain Vitaly Rodionov, who was serving a disqualification.

16.08.2017

Vladimir Voltchkov about legendary Davis Cup match in 2004
Vladimir Voltchkov about legendary Davis Cup match in 2004 Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Vladimir Voltchkov hails Shakutin's role in tennis
Vladimir Voltchkov hails Shakutin's role in Belarusian tennis management Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Tennis coaches in Belarus now have decent salaries
Tennis coaches in Belarus now have decent salaries, Vladimir Voltchkov says Vladimir Voltchkov, head coach of the Belarusian national tennis team has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in Cincinnati 1st round
Belarus' Sasnovich eliminated in Cincinnati 1st round The prestigious WTA tennis tournament in USA's Cincinnati has just begun, but for Belarusian Alexandra Sasnovich it has already ended. The Belarusian, who made it to the main draw from the qualification, was defeated in the first round by 20-year-old Russian Daria Kasatkina. Despite her young age, the native of Togliatti occupies a rather high 38th place in the world ranking and Sasnovich is much lower in it. Alexandra gave the opponent two sets in a little more than one hour, 4:6, 2:6.

15.08.2017

Dinamo Minsk suffer second defeat at Latvian Railways Cup
Dinamo Minsk suffer second defeat at Latvian Railways Cup HC Dinamo Minsk are making final preparations for the new season of the KHL, which will start next week. These days the Bison are testing their readiness at the Cup of Latvian Railways. On August 13, the Belarusian club failed to succeed against Dinamo Riga, leading 2:0, but losing in the end 2:3. Today, history repeated itself in the battle with Yaroslavl's Lokomotiv.

12.08.2017

Azarenka to miss tournament in Cincinnati
Azarenka to miss tournament in Cincinnati Victoria Azerenka has refused to partake in the tournament, which is to be held in Cincinnati on August 14, 2017. The reason for the refusal is the court case against her child's father in attempt to get the right for child custody.

11.08.2017

Azarenka breaks up with her son's father
Azarenka breaks up with her son's father The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has filed a lawsuit against her child's father in attempt to get the right for child custody. According to social networks with reference to Israeli media, the world-famous tennis player hired a huge specialist in family affairs - Israeli lawyer Zeev Valner. Victoria wants to retain right for custody over the seven-month-old son Leo Alexander.
Belarusians take 2nd place in Field Kitchen contest at International Army Games
Belarusians take 2nd place in Field Kitchen contest at International Army Games The Belarusian military once again confirm the high professionalism at the International Army Games. This time Belarusian servicemen showed their culinary skills. In the contest Field Kitchen they took 2nd place. The Belarusian team took part in this event for the first time and showed a high level of training of cooks and bakers, skillful preparation of various dishes in the field and even the ability to act independently as part of the team.

10.08.2017

HC Meshkov Brest Champions League fixtures announced
HC Meshkov Brest Champions League 2017/18 fixtures announced The schedule of five starting rounds for HC Brest Meshkov in the EHF Champions League has been announced.
Cybersport may become part of 2024 Olympic Games
Cybersport may become part of 2024 Olympic Games Co-president of the French Olympic Committee Tony Estanguet did not rule out the possibility that e-sports becoming part of the Summer Olympic Games in 2024, news agencies report. In the near future, it is planned to organize a meeting with representatives of the gaming community. It is not clear with which exactly, because the concept of e-sports includes too many games, which often do not have delegates for all sorts of meetings.
Belarus beat Portugal in European Pre-Qualifiers of FIBA World Cup
Belarus beat Portugal in European Pre-Qualifiers of FIBA World Cup Belarusian basketball players in the pre-qualification for the FIBA World Cup beat Portugal in the Minsk Palace of Sports with a score of 78:75.

09.08.2017

Belarus national beach soccer team prepares for Euro League in Hungary
Belarus national beach soccer team prepares for Euro League in Hungary Belarus national soccer team prepares for Euro League in Hungary Belarus national beach soccer team will play at the Euro League at the upcoming weekend. The ourth round of the tournament will be held in Siofok in Hungary. In the last days befor leaving or the tournament, team Belarus is training at Olympiysky sports complex.
Belarusian cynologists show best time in ARMY 2017 final
Belarusian cynologists show best time in ARMY 2017 final Belarusian cynologists became second in the final of ARMY 2017 competition. A stage of the international contest "Faithful Friend" ended in Moscow Region's Dmitrov. Teams from Belarus, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan competed together with their pets. The total length of the obstacle course is about two kilometers. Belarus' team showed the best time among rivals, which allowed it to rise to second place in the rating.
Team Belarus prepares for Modern Pentathlon World Championship in Cairo
Team Belarus prepares for Modern Pentathlon World Championship in Cairo Not so long ago – in the second half of July- Belarus hosted the Modern Pentathlon European Championship. Team Belarus won three medals, including the gold of Anastasia Prokopenko. However, there is a new start ahead. On August 22, 2017 the World Championship will begin in Cairo, and Belarusian athletes are preparing for it now. Being impressed by the by the conditions at Ratomka in Minsk, participants of the European Championship from Germany and Lithuania came to train in Belarus.
Belarusian swimmer Pavel Sankovich wins bronze at World Cup in Berlin
Belarusians win three medals at FINA Swimming World Cup 2017 in Berlin Swimmer Pavel Sankovich won a bronze medal at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2017 in the men's 100m backstroke clocking 50.70 seconds. Polish swimmer Radoslaw Kawecki won gold with 49.97 seconds, while Japanese Masaki Kaneko clocked 50.29 seconds to come in second.
IIHF WM 2018 groups announced
IIHF WM 2018 groups announced The International Ice Hockey Federation has published a calendar of matches of the IIHF World Championships 2018. Matches of the elite division will take place in Denmark - Copenhagen and Herning. Belarus will perform in the Danish capital in group A.  The Belarusian national team will start the tournament on May 4 with a match against reigning world champions Sweden. The next day Belarusians will take on France. The further calendar is the following: May 7: Belarus v Russia

08.08.2017

Belarus reaches semi-finals of Tank Biathlon
Belarus reaches semi-finals of Tank Biathlon Another success of Belarus in the international military games: our team has advanced to the semifinals of Tank Biathlon. In total, this stage of the competition features the top 12 teams selected according to the results of individual races. Finalists will be determined after the Relay event on August 9 at the Russian Alabino firing range. Belarusians will compete in the group against the teams from Armenia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. The Belarusian crew will get the blue tank, according to the draw.
Futures tennis tournament BelGlobal Cup starts in Minsk
Futures tennis tournament BelGlobal Cup starts in Minsk The courts of Minsk's Tennis Palace are hosting the first of the two men's international tournaments of the Futures series - BelGlobal Cup. The prize fund of these competitions is $15,000. Tennis players from 19 countries, representing both near and far abroad, will fight for the victory in the Belarusian capital. The tournament features representatives of the world's top 900, so the Minsk audience will have a wide choice of who to cheer for.

07.08.2017

Morinari Watanabe: I must put more effort into sport development in Belarus
Morinari Watanabe: I must put more effort into sport development in Belarus Not only personnel decisions were made in the Independence Palace. On August 7, Alexander Lukashenko met with the president of the International Federation of Gymnastics Morinari Watanabe. On August 6, 2017 the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup ended in Minsk. More than 120 athletes, as well as sports functionaries and specialists from 23 countries competed. According to Alexander Lukashenko, this spectacular kind of sport must preserve its beauty and grace.
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of International Federation of Gymnastics
Alexander Lukashenko meets with head of International Federation of Gymnastics Rhythmic gymnastics should be objective, and instead of difficult elements it should strive for femininity, said Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting with the president of the International Federation of Gymnastics Morinari Watanabe. On August 6, the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup ended in Minsk. The competition gathered in the Belarusian capital more than 120 athletes from 23 countries, as well as sports functionaries and specialists.
Belarus wins 10 awards at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Minsk
Belarus wins 10 awards at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Minsk Belarusians have won 10 awards at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, two of which were gold. On the final day, on August 6, finals took place in separate events in individual and group events. Hosts Belarus were widely represented in the Sunday program. The leader of the national team - Ekaterina Galkina - probably wanted to prove her worth in the ribbon event, which the day before had prevented her from winning in the all-around. But this time she did not succeed either. However, Galkina won gold in the ball and took bronze in the hoop event.

05.08.2017

BATE to take on Ukraine's Oleksandriya in Europa League qualification playoff
BATE to take on Ukraine's Oleksandriya in Europa League qualification playoff Ukrainian Oleksandriya will take on FC BATE Borisov in the fight for entering the group stage of UEFA Europa League. This is the result of the draw held on August 4 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. BATE play the first leg at home on August 17 at Borisov Arena, while the return match will take place on August 24 in Ukraine.

04.08.2017

Sports Minister visits training camp of Belarus' canoeing national team
Sports Minister visits training camp of Belarus' canoeing national team Belarusian rowers were honored for the past achievements of the season and wished future successes. The Minister of Sports and Tourism of Belarus, Alexander Shamko, visited the training camp of the national team of canoeists and kayakers in Brest. Already after August 20 coach Vladimir Shantarovich's charges will take part in the World Championship in the Czech Republic, where Belarusian athletes are going to prove their high class and level of rowing.
Dinamo Minsk knocked out of Europa League 2017/18
Dinamo Minsk knocked out of Europa League 2017/18 FC Dinamo Minsk have finished their European League campaign losing to Cyprus' AEK on aggregate in the third qualifying round. At Minsk’s Traktor stadium on August 3, Dinamo drew 1:1 and left the tournament. Immediately after the break Dinamo increased the tempo and Yuri Ostroukh was awarded a penalty in the 46th minute, Anton Saroka scoring from the spot for 1:0.  After that, the Minskers fully owned the initiative, created several excellent opportunities, but failed to succeed once again. 

03.08.2017

Minsk may host junior modern pentathlon world championship in 2019
Minsk may host junior modern pentathlon world championship in 2019 The Modern Pentathlon Junior World Championships 2019 may be hosted by Minsk. After hosting the July European Senior Championships Belarus was proposed to again host a significant competition. At the European Championship 2017 Belarusian pentathletes won three medals, one of which is gold. Anastasia Prokopenko won it in the women's individual event. At the Ministry of Sport and Tourism, the winners as well as their coaching staff were awarded certificates and were sincerely thanked.
Vera Lapko defeats Jennifer Elie at ITF Lexington 2017
Vera Lapko defeats Jennifer Elie at ITF Lexington 2017 At the competition in American Lexington (prize fund $60K), the Belarusian tennis player Vera Lapko (241) won against the American Jennifer Elie (270), 6:3, 2:6, 6:3, in the last 32. Lapko will compete for a place in the quarterfinals against the New Zealand tennis player Erin Routliffe (1164). Belarusian tennis player Maxim Mirnyi and Austrian Philip Oswald became semi-finalists of the Generali Open tournament in Austrian Kitzbühel (prize fund 482K euros).

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