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20.11.2017

Nadezhda Skardino, Belarusian biathlete, in Sjusjøen
Is Domracheva ready for 2017-2018 biathlon season? In what mood is the Belarusian biathlon team now, ahead of the biathlon season 2017/2018? Östersund will host the first World Cup on November 26. Belarus biathlon team will start official training there on November 24. The biathlon season will open with two mixed relay races. Next up are individual races, sprints and the pursuit.  Belarus took part in the Norway Open Cup and the results are quite satisfying: Irina Krivko and Nadezhda Skardino took podium places having coped with shooting perfectly.
BATE topping 2017 Belarus Vysshaya League table ahead of last matchday
BATE leading 2017 Belarus Premier League table ahead of last matchday BATE beat Neman 3:1 (Signevich, 58, Rodionov, 78, Gordeychuk, 87 - Zhukovsky, 13 (p)) in the penultimate match of the 2017 Belarus Premier League. Shakhtyor, who was in the lead before, lost at home to Torpedo-BelAZ 1:2 (Kish, 80 - Skavysh, 5, Oganesyan, 64) and is now 2 points behind the Borisov club. Soligorsk were overtaken by Dinamo Minsk, who defeated Krumkachy 1:0 (Khvaschinsky, 55). BATE's second goal against Neman caused controversy among Belarusian fans, who think Rodionov used his hand to score (please watch the video).
Sabalenka ends 2017 as Belarus' No.2 in WTA ranking
Sasnovich ends 2017 as Belarus' No.1 in WTA ranking Aliaksandra Sasnovich has replaced Aryna Sabalenka as the Belarus' No.1 in the WTA ranking. Romanian Simona Halep ended the 2017 season as world No.1 in the WTA. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus' second best player, lost 17 notches in a week. 

19.11.2017

Aryna Sabalenka wins tennis tournament in Taiwan
Sabalenka wins first WTA title The prominent Belarusian tennis player has won a prestigious tennis tournament in Taiwan in the doubles final together with Russian tennis player Veronika Kudermetova. The prize fund of the tournament is $115,000. In the final Sabalenka and Kudermetova won playing against a British-Australian duet of Naomi Broad and Monique Adamczak. The tennis match lasted for one hour and a half. Nevertheless, luck was on the side of Aryna Sabalenka and Veronika Kudermetova and they won the final in doubles scoring 2:6, 7:6 (7:5), 10:6 in the tennis sets.

18.11.2017

President Lukashenko comments on Belarus’ results at Fed Cup 2017 final
President Lukashenko comments on Belarus’ results at Fed Cup 2017 final Belarus is renowned for being a sports country. At the previous weekend Minsk was hosting the Fed Cup 2017 final at Chizhovka Arena. Before the tennis matches began, President Alexander Lukashenko personally wished the girls good luck and was among the fans on the tribunes. Journalists were interested whether the President is satisfied with the results of the matches. SEE: Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final

17.11.2017

The main weakness of Aryna Sabalenka
The main weakness of Aryna Sabalenka Belarus national tennis team coach Eduard Dubrov has revealed what the main weakness of Aryna Sabalenka is.
American escapes from Belarusian ice hockey club
American escapes from Belarusian ice hockey club American Ryan Walters has escaped from one of the best Belarusian ice hockey clubs Yunost. The American stayed in Minsk Yunost for only a couple of months, after which he packed up his things and went home. One of the main reasons was probably the financial side of the question, said} in head coach Mikhail Zakharov. We were transferred from the big arena to a small one, and not every foreigner agrees to such conditions. But we could not provide Walters with everything we promised.
Yelena Leuchanka: Fun facts about Belarusian basketball player
Yelena Leuchanka: Fun facts about Belarusian basketball player First gym It was in 2000, when I left for the USA. You go into the gym, you see a huge number of machines and do not understand anything. Besides, I still did not know English well, so my confusion could be understood. I was lucky to get acquainted with a fitness instructor from Ukraine, and then it went smoothly.

16.11.2017

FC Dinamo Brest releases provocative video with half-naked girls
FC Dinamo Brest releases provocative video with half-naked girls The Belarusian football club Dinamo Brest has shot a movie with half-naked girls. Thus, the football club advertised a cybersport competition, which will be held in Minsk on November 25-26.  The fact is that FC Dinamo Brest is the organizer of the tournament together with the Belarusian federation of e-sport. SEE: Cybersport in Belarus: harm or new reality?
Domracheva to compete in Norway Open Cup in Sjusjøen
Domracheva to compete in Norway Open Cup in Sjusjøen The women's and men's teams of Belarus will compete at the Open Cup of Norway, which will be held in Sjusjøen on November 18-19. Preliminary compositions of Belarusian teams have been published by Biathlon.online community. Women: Daria Domracheva, Nadezhda Skardino, Kristina Ilchenko, Irina Krivko, Nadezhda Pisareva, Daria Yurkevich and Anna Sola. Men: Dmitry Abashev, Vladimir Chepelin, Sergei Bocharnikov, Anton Smolsky, Roman Yeletnov, Maxim Vorobei and Alexander Dorozhko. Schedule:

15.11.2017

Belarus national football team performance in 2017
Belarus national football team performance analysis in 2017 Belarus finished the qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup in the last place in the group, but looked smart at the finish of the qualification. The national team played well against both France and Holland despite losing 1:2 and 1:3. Belarus manager Igor Kriushenko signed a new contract with the Belarusian Football Federation specifically for the League of Nations, which will start next autumn.

14.11.2017

Belarus to host Europe vs USA athletics match in September 2019
Belarus to host Europe vs USA athletics match in September 2019 A track-and-field match between Europe and the USA will take place on September 9-10, 2019 at Minsk stadium Dinamo, which is now being renovated, said the president of the European Association of Athletics Federations, the author of the idea Svein Arne Hansen (Norway) at a press conference in the Belarusian capital on November 14.
Alexander Hleb to take coaching career
Belarus' star Alexander Hleb to launch coaching career Belarusian football start Alexander Hleb has shared his future plans with the CTV Channel. The six-time winner of the title "Best Footballer of Belarus" and winner of the UEFA Champions League is mulling over starting coaching career. Please tell us about your plans for the future.
Was Sabalenka/Sasnovich duo in Fed Cup final the right decision?
Was Sabalenka/Sasnovich duo in Fed Cup final the right decision? Belarusian journalist Boris Tasman has criticized the decision of captain of the Belarus national tennis team Eduard Dobrov to pick Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich for the doubles match of the Federation Cup final against the USA. "The decision of our captain Eduard Dubrov to pick the duo of Sasnovich and Sabalenka surprised me, to put it mildly. I did not have a doubt that Sasnovich would play since she has just won. But the choice of Aryna, who does not play doubles, looks strange.
US journalist at Fed Cup final: I like Belarus' hospitality
US journalist at Fed Cup final: I like Belarus' hospitality How do you like the final? It turned out to be fascinating. For both teams, it was an endurance test. A fascinating plot: first Sasnovich came back and made it 2:2 and then our team won in the second set of the doubles meeting. The heat was felt throughout the match. Belarus has a very strong team. Your girls are real fighters, and Americans too. Is there much attention to the Fed Cup in the USA? Yes. In the press, the match with the Belarusians is widely covered, and our media pays much attention to the victory.

13.11.2017

Azarenka supports team Belarus at Fed Cup 2017 final via internet
Azarenka supports team Belarus at Fed Cup 2017 final via internet Belarus has hosted one of the grandest events of the tennis world. On November 11-12 the Fed Cup 2017 final was held at Minsk’s Chizhovka Arena, thousands of fans came to support team Belarus at the tournament. The national team was playing against the USA, who had played in the final of this tournament 17 times before. Belarusian tennis players went through to the final of the Fed Cup for the first time and they showed a truly worthy game Belarusians can feel proud of.
Tennis player Govortsova expecting a baby
Another Belarusian tennis player expecting a baby Besides Victoria Azarenka, another famous and experienced Belarusian tennis player was not fighting for the winner’s title of the Fed Cup 2017 final in Minsk. Olga Govortsova was not registered in the Belarusian national women’s tennis team. According to some information resources, 29 year-old Olga is expecting a baby from her ice hockey player boyfriend. SEE: Why is Azarenka out of Fed Cup 2017 final?
Mirnyi: Belarusian girls have grown from modest juniors into experienced wolves
Mirnyi: Belarusian girls still incredible in Fed Cup final The Belarusian team do everything they can, and even more. Any tennis player is born with the desire to at least once in life become a part of such an event as the Fed Cup final, and our team managed to do it, said Max Mirny in an interview with the ONT TV Channel. "I want to believe that this will become a tradition for Belarus to enter Fed Cup finals. At least in the next 5-7 years, while this team will be in its active sporting age, we will still witness such large-scale events," said Mirnyi.
Expert: Sabalenka may enter WTA top 10 in 2018
Expert: Sabalenka may enter WTA top 10 in 2018 Alexander Vasilevsky - ex-captain of the Belarusian national team in the Davis Cup - has given an interview to the TV program "Sports Week" on the CTV Chanel. CoCo Vandeweghe noted after the first game with Aryna Sabalenka that it was easy to predict how Aryna would play. CoCo added that the Belarusian did not change her tactics during the game. Is this true?
Fed Cup 2017 Final. Belarus v USA post-match press conference
Fed Cup 2017 Final. Belarus v USA post-match press conference Belarus head coach Eduard Dubrov has commented on the defeat of the Belarus national women's tennis team 2:3 against the USA in the Fed Cup 2017. "I am very glad that our team did such a good job," said the captain at a press conference after the final.
President Lukashenko: Hope Azarenka will return and show world class
Belarus President: Hope Azarenka will return to show world class On November 12, Alexander Lukashenko met with the President of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) David Haggerty and the leaders of a number of national tennis federations and international sports associations. The conversation took place between the final games of the Federation Cup, which took place in Minsk. The Belarusian tennis players fought bravely but eventually lost 2:3 to the USA.
Sabalenka about defeat vs CoCo Vandeweghe in 2017 Fed Cup final
Sabalenka on defeat against Vandeweghe in 2017 Fed Cup final Belarusian tennis players Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich commented on their matches of the second day of the Fed Cup final 2017. Sabalenka met with American CoCo Vandeweghe and lost 6:7, 1:6 in the third rubber of the Fed Cup final. Q: Did the night match against Stephens affect your actions? Maybe you did not have time to recover, maybe you were emotionally tired?
Belarus' Sasnovich jokes about Fed Cup final defeat against USA Alexandra Sasnovich spoke about the 2:3 defeat at the USA in the Fed Cup 2017 final. She also touched on her duo with Aryna Sabalenka, which they had to play for the first time in that final. "This is our first joint match with Aryna. It was not easy, but I want to thank her, we have formed a good team. All matches turned out very emotional, because the rivals were not easy to play with. Including in previous stages. Nevertheless, the match for the title is something special," she said.
Eduard Durbrov, Belarus national team coach
Azarenka may play for Belarus in Fed Cup 2018, Belarus coach says Captain of the women's national team of Belarus Eduard Dubrov assessed the match against the US team (2:3) in the home final of the Federation Cup 2017. I am pleased with the result: for our team this is very great experience. The team is young, they were not able to do it at the first attempt... But the score 2:3 is a decent result for the final. Everything is ahead, we will learn all our lessons.

12.11.2017

Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final
Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final The big day for tennis players of Belarus and the USA at the Fed Cup 2017 final in Minsk. During two days athletes from two teams have been fighting for the title of the winner of the grand tournament. Day one ended with a tie draw 1:1. Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich lost to WTA racket number 10 Coco Vandeweghe. From the very beginning of the match it became clear that neither of the players intend giving in. Nevertheless, the American athlete was luckier. Coco Vandeweghe won with scores 6:4 and 6:4 in two sets.
Tennis coach Kobzar about training in Belarus
Tennis coach Kobzar about training in Belarus Tennis player Ivan Kobzar has shared his opinion on the advantages of training in Belarus and spoke about Aryna Sabalenka. It is quite difficult to bring up a tennis “star” in Belarus. An athlete should go to the USA or to some other country and train there. I it really so?
Azarenka plans returning to tennis in 2018
Azarenka plans returning to tennis in 2018 Prominent Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka gave birth to her son Leo at the end of 2016. Nevertheless, she did not forget about sport. She returned back to the tennis court fairly quickly and reached the 1/8 final of Wimbledon of the same year. In the match Victoria lost to Simona Halep. It seemed that Victoria will return back to the big sport very soon and will show what she. Her performance at the Grand Slam tournament allowed her to move to the 203rd position in the WTA rating from the 683rd position.

11.11.2017

Sabalenka comments on Stephens game in Fed Cup
Sabalenka comments on Stephens game in Fed Cup Aryna Sabalenka, world number 78, has shared emotions after she beat world number 13 Sloane Stephens in the Fed Cup final (rubber 2). MORE: Sabalenka equalizes for Belarus vs USA in Fed Cup 2017 final  - This is the first time you have brought your national team points on day 1. This came in a situation where it was necessary to win or your changes would significantly drop. How did you manage to do this?
Sabalenka equalizes for Belarus vs USA in Fed Cup 2017 final
Sabalenka equalizes for Belarus vs USA in Fed Cup 2017 final Belarus has made the score 1:1 in the Fed Cup 2017 final tie against Team USA. In the second rubber, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus defeated US Sloane Stephens in a difficult match, 6:3, 3:6, 6:4. Chizhovka Arena hosted two matches of the Fed Cup 2017 final on November 11, 2017. President Alexander Lukashenko attended the first match between Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich and tennis player from the USA Coco Vandeweghe. Before the match began, he talked to the tennnis players, wished them luck in the games. 
Alexander Lukashenko attends Fed Cup 2017 Final
Alexander Lukashenko attends Fed Cup 2017 Final The Fed Cup 2017 final between Belarus and the USA has begun at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk. President Alexander Lukashenko is among the fans of the tournament, he was watching the first match between Aliaksanadra Sasnovich and Coco Vandeweghe. However, before the match kicked off, Alexander Lukashenko spoke to the tennis players and coaches of team Belarus. The Belarusian President wished success and expressed his certainty in their high professionalism.
Vandeweghe: We walk onto a court to show maximum result
Vandeweghe: USA want to show all we can against Belarus Representatives of the press, which have been accredited for the Fed Cup Final 2017 in Minsk (over 120 representatives), have been emphasizing that tennis players from the USA haven’t been successful in winning the trophy of the tournament for 17 years.  The USA tennis players were not keeping quite when speaking on the issue, however, their vigilance and close attention to the rival were felt.
What are fans expecting from Fed Cup Final 2017?
What are fans expecting from Fed Cup Final 2017? Big tennis in Minsk. At the court of Chizhovka Arena the final of the Fed Cup 2017 has begun. Belarusian women’s tennis team is playing against athletes from the USA. The first on the court are Aliaksnadra Sasnovich and the leader of the American team Coco Vandeweghe. It is necessary to say that this event for Belarusian fans and the sport world as a whole is something really special.
BATE back into Belarusian title race after court decision on points
BATE back into Belarusian title race after court decision On November 10, the appeals committee of the Belarusian Football Federation (ABFF) held a meeting on the "Veremko case". BATE had three points deducted for the fact that the player was included in the roster despite he had not yet paid a fine for a previous violation. The Appeals Committee decided to cancel the verdict of the ABFF Disciplinary Committee and return BATE three points for the game against Slutsk. At the same time, the Borisov club was fined about $21,000.

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.
App for tennis statistics analysis from Belarus
How Tennis ComStat app helped Belarus at Fed Cup Instat and WyScout have become an integral part of the work of football agents, scouts and sports directors. This is not the case in individual sports, such as tennis. Belarusians Mikhail Gavrilchik, Alexei Tyukhlov and Vitaly Klimuk decided to change the situation and created a tennis analytics service Tennis ComStat in the autumn of 2015.
Fed Cup trophy on display in Minsk (video) The main trophy of the tennis Federation Cup has been put on display at Minsk town hall. The valuable prize is available to anyone. This is the first time when the trophy is exhibited publicly before the final.  MORE on 2017 Fed Cup final: Fed Cup 2017 final draw: Belarus v USA Sabalenka: It's exciting to play against USA in Fed Cup Final
Sergei Dolidovich
Belarus biathlete wins 2014 Sochi Olympics bronze. In 2017 Belarusian skier Sergei Dolidovich will get the men's 50 km bronze of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi after Russians Aleksandr Legkov and Maxim Veligzhanin were disqualified. Despite the good news the athlete has wrote on his page on Facebook that he does not feel any particular emotions.
Amazing blue dresses of US Team at Fed Cup evening in Belarus
US Team at 2017 Fed Cup evening in Belarus On November 11-12, Belarusian tennis players will compete against Americans in the Fed Cup final match in Minsk. However, yesterday in the evening, the athletes forgot about sport for a while... Before the final match for the Federation Cup, one of the Minsk restaurants hosted a joint dinner of the tennis teams of Belarus and the United States. The girls appeared before the guests in all their glory.
Fed Cup 2017 final draw: Belarus v USA
Fed Cup 2017 final draw: Belarus v USA Belarus will take on the USA in the Fed Cup 2017 on November 11-12. The draw has been made and here are the results. SATURDAY 14.30 Aliaksandra Sasnovich v CoCo Vandeweghe  Aryna Sabalenka v Sloane Stephens SUNDAY 14.30 Aryna Sabalenka v CoCo Vandeweghe   Aliaksandra Sasnovich - Sloane Stephens Vera Lapko / Lidzia Marozava v Alison Riske / Shelby Rogers  

09.11.2017

Bernd Stange: Alex Hleb mistreated in Belarus
Bernd Stange: Alex Hleb mistreated in Belarus Former head coach of the national team of Belarus Bernd Stange commented on the unsuccessful return to FC BATE of midfielder Alexander Hleb, and also stated his readiness to contribute to the holding of the farewell match for the playmaker. "In my time, Hleb and Kutuzov played in strong leagues abroad and Kornilenko and Kalachev had prominent roles in the Russian Premier League. And now what? 
Facts proving Belarus has chances against USA in Fed Cup final
Facts proving Belarus has chances against USA in Fed Cup final Belarus will take on the USA in the final match of the Fed Cup at Chizhovka Arena in Minsk on November 11-12. Here are a couple of facts that prove Belarus still has chances against the formidable USA opposition. MORE: Belarus and USA squads 1. Belarus has not lost in the Fed Cup for three years 2. Belarus has won nine consecutive matches in the Fed Cup

08.11.2017

Fed Cup 2017 final
President Lukashenko expected to attend Fed Cup 2017 final The USA women's tennis team has come to Minsk to take part in the Federation Cup final against Belarus. The match will be held on 11-12 November at Chizhovka Arena. Before such tennis matches begin, President Lukashenko traditionally talks to the Belarusian athletes, empowers them and wishes good like in the match. One of the examples is when Alexander Lukashenko talked to the tennis players in the changing room before the half final against the Netherlands.
Rinaldi press conference
Rinaldi press conference ahead of Fed Cup 2017 final in Minsk The Belarus v USA match will be a tie of equal rivals, said coach of the USA team Kathy Rinaldi on November 8. Belarus captain Eduard Dubrou also spoke at the press conference. “Belarus' girls are upbeat ahead of the Fed Cup final," said Eduard Dubrou. The final, in which Belarus take on the United States, will be held November 11-12 at Chizhovka Arena. "Strangely enough, the mood is very good," said Dubrou. "It's encouraging. No one will leave Minsk without a battle."
How USA team trains in Minsk ahead of Fed Cup final
How USA team trains in Minsk ahead of Fed Cup final The USA women's tennis team has come to Minsk to take part in the Federation Cup final against Belarus. The match will be held on 11-12 November at Chizhovka Arena. Alison Riske was the first to come to the Belarusian capital, followed by team's No3 Shelby Rogers. They have already trained at Chizhovka Arena. The USA leaders were the last to arrive - the first and second best players of the team - CoCo Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens.
Neuner expecting Domracheva's return
Neuner expecting Domracheva's successful return Two-time Olympic champion Magdalena Neuner said who will be able to compete with Laura Dahlmeier in the upcoming season. The distinguished German noted she would be interested in watching Belarusian Darya Domracheva, who returned to biathlon after childbirth. Q: Laura Dahlmeier is under considerable pressure after a great season. Can this pressure become too great?
Sabalenka nominated for WTA's breakthrough of the month
Sabalenka nominated for WTA's Breakthrough of the Month The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has nominated the Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka for the title "Breakthrough of the Month". In October, Sabalenka played her first final at the WTA tournaments, but lost to Russian Maria Sharapova at the tournament in Tianjin.  SEE: Aryna Sabalenka: what you didn't know By the way, in October 2017, Sabalenka became number 1 in Belarus, taking 78th place in the WTA rating.
Azarenka not to come to Minsk for Belarus v USA Fed Cup final
Azarenka not to come to Minsk for Belarus v USA Fed Cup final Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka promises to support the national team of Belarus in the Fed Cup final against the US team with all her heart. She wrote this in her Twitter account. As previously reported, Azarenka will not be able to help Belarus in the game, as she is currently in a child custody dispute with the father of her son.
Belarusian into best WC 2018 European Qualifiers goalscorers
Belarusian's goal among the best of WC 2018 European Qualifiers A goal scored by player of the Belarus national team Pavel Savitski against Bulgari (2:1) has been included into the top 10 most beautiful goals in the World Cup 2018 European Qualifiers. The collection of the best goals is published on the official website of UEFA (link in the video). The 23-year-old leader of FC Neman Grodno got into the company of such masters as Emre Can, Axel Witsel, Olivier Giroud and others. Belarus had one of the worst qualifying campaigns in 2016-2017 finishing their group behind underdogs Luxembourg.
Sabalenka, Sasnovich give press conference ahead of Fed Cup Final against USA
Sabalenka: It's exciting to play against USA in Fed Cup Final Belarus will take on the formidable USA team in the Fed Cup final on November 11-12. Ahead of the tie, the Belarusian girls have answered questions about preparation and feelings. - Have you previously met with the leaders of the US team CoCo Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens, are you familiar with the style of their game? Aryna Sabalenka: Personally, I never played against them, but I watched some matches with these girls. They are very aggressive high-level sportswomen. It's exciting to play against them.

07.11.2017

Vitaly Hurkou comments on winning Kunlun Fight in China
Vitaly Gurkov comments on winning Kunlun Fight in China Vitaly Hurkou, who became the world champion in Muay Thai eleven times and won the European championship six times, won a kickboxing tournament in China on November 5, 2017. The tournament was organized by a Chinese promotion Kunlun Fight, which is becoming more and more popular with every day. “It wasn’t an ordinary tournament, I had three fights in just one evening”, says Vitaly.

06.11.2017

Why Shakhtyor Soligorsk will win Belarus Premier League in 2017
Why Shakhtyor Soligorsk will win Belarus Premier League in 2017 Everyone knows why Shakhtyor Soligorsk is not a champion. Here's why. Matches between top three: BATE - 12 points (4 games), Dinamo Mn - 4 (4), Shakhtyor - 1 (4). Soligorsk do not even think to argue about the fact that they are weaker than BATE and Dinamo.  Secondly, European Cups. How can you call yourself a champion if you cannot pass even one qualifying round?
Vitaly Hurkou wins kickboxing tournament in China
Belarus' Gurkov wins kickboxing tournament in China Vitaly Hurkou, who became the world champion in Muay Thai eleven times and won the European championship six times, yesterday won a kickboxing tournament in China. The Belarusian fighter, part-time vocalist of the Brutto music band, won three victories in one evening: over the Thai, Chinese and Iranian athletes in the weight category up to 75 kilograms.

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.

03.11.2017

We can't make so many mistakes, BATE manager about defeat at Köln
We can't make so many mistakes, BATE manager about defeat at Köln "To expect a positive result, we should not make so many mistakes," said BATE head coach Alexander Ermakovich at a press conference after a big defeat 2:5 at German Köln in the fourth round of the Europa League group stage. According to Ermakovich, in the first half, which ended in favor of BATE 2:1, the team acted well, taking advantage of free zones. 
Belarus lose to Koln 2:5 in Europa League: What players say
Belarus lose to Koln 2:5 in Europa League: What players say "The very same feeling when you score more in one match than in 10 league games," the Germans said about the 5:2 victory over BATE in the Europa League.  Timo Horn, Simon Zoller, Matthias Lehmann and Leonardo Bittencourt share their emotions. "Europe, we're still here!"wrote in Instagram Miloš Jojić, who showed "5:2" with fingers along with Sehrou Guirassy. "Indescribable. Thank you for the tremendous support," Guirassy told fans. "The dream comes true! Yes!!!"added Simon Zoller.

02.11.2017

Belarus head coach Igor Kriushenko
Belarus head coach not fired despite disastrous WC 2018 qualifying campaign The Belarusian Football Federation has said manager Igor Kriushenko will continue to lead the national team of Belarus. Head of the ABFF Sergei Rumas met with Igor Kriushenko and they agreed they would continue cooperation. Rumas commented to the media about extending of Kriushenko's contract. "Today we met with Igor Kriushenko. We agreed that he would continue to coach Belarus team. We agreed that the contract will be for about a year, or a bit longer. Until the end of the League of Nations.
Why is Azarenka out of Fed Cup 2017 final?
Why is Azarenka out of Fed Cup 2017 final? The captain of the women's national tennis team of Belarus, Eduard Dubrou explained to Belarusian media why he did not call up Victoria Azarenka for the Fed Cup 2017 final against the USA, which will take place on 11-12 November at Chizhovka Arena. "Even if Vika appears in Minsk at the last moment, I cannot keep five people in the team, the application consists of four. In what state will she be in Minsk, even if she does come from the USA to Belarus?
Köln v BATE. Seven curious pre-match facts
Köln v BATE. Seven curious pre-match facts FC BATE will take on FC Köln on November 2 in the Europa League. The match is all important for both sides. The managers have already given press-conferences outlining plans for the game at RheinEnergieStadion. READ: Köln v BATE. Europa League. Pre-match press conference Here are curious facts about Köln and the upcoming match in general.
Azarenka trapped in California, set to miss Fed Cup 2017 final?
Fed Cup 2017: Belarus v USA squads The national teams of Belarus and the USA have named squads for the Federation Cup final 2017. The main trophy of women's tennis at the level of national teams will be contested in Minsk on November 11-12. The matches will be played at Chizhovka Arena. Belarusians' main loss is Victoria Azarenka, who continues lawsuit regarding her son with the former boyfriend and has not played in recent months. Moreover, she cannot even travel beyond California now.

01.11.2017

Köln v BATE: Pre-match press conference
Köln v BATE. Europa League. Pre-match press conference FC BATE coach Alexander Ermakovich said November 1 his team will play for a "positive result" against FC Köln in the Europa League at RheinEnergieStadion. He said this during a press conference ahead of the November 2 match of the Europa League. "We respect the rivals, we understand Köln’s strength, but we are not afraid. It was hard for us in the first match and it will be even harder here, but we played in similar stadiums and feel comfortable in such conditions," Ermakovich said. 
Victoria Azarenka to miss Fed Cup final
Victoria Azarenka to miss Fed Cup 2017 final The unsolved family problems have probably not allowed the Belarusian tennis player to come to Minsk and help her team. The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka won’t be playing in the Fed Cup final against team USA. At the beginning of October, the chairman of the Belarusian Tennis Federation Sergei Teterin announced that Victoria Azarenka is preparing for an important match, which will be held at Chizhovka Arena on 11-12 of November.
Merited coach Tseitin on current situation with Belarusian gymnastics
Merited coach Tseitin on current situation with Belarusian gymnastics Mikhail Tseitin, senior lecturer of gymnastics at the Belarusian State University of Physical Education, has given an interview to the program “Sports Week” on Stolichnoe Televidenie channel. You are a gymnast yourself, a good one. What in your opinion is the reason of the not good condition of Belarusian gymnastics today?
Köln wants win against BATE in reverse EL match
Köln wants win against BATE in reverse EL match The fourth-round match of the Europa League group stage against BATE will be very difficult, but the opponent must be defeated, said Köln head coach Peter Stöger at a press conference on November 1. We lost last games with a minimum score. And it was a blow for us: we acted very well, but we lacked some little things, which are difficult to analyze and correct when you play one match in three days, the Austrian manager said.
Andrei Paulenka, Belarusian ice hockey player
Promising Belarusians from US junior ice hockey leagues The season in the USA's juniors leagues has gained momentum. There are also some Belarusians to watch, and here is their list - from the league of Ontario to the Junior League of the United States.
Belarus v USA Fed Cup Final 2017: Team USA chances
Belarus v USA Fed Cup Final 2017: Team USA chances The USA will have to face surprisingly strong Belarus in the Fed Cup final in Minsk on November 11-12. The Belarusian Tennis Federation has analyzed Team USA's chances to win. The conclusions are not that obvious as one might expect ahead of the match. Belarus and USA Fed Cup ranking To date, team USA is in third place in the Federation Cup ranking and is just behind Belarus, who are second despite having far less eminent players in WTA individual ranking.
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.
Belarus listed into CIES Football Observatory’s rating
Belarus listed into CIES Football Observatory’s rating The CIES Football Observatory website presents information and analysis on football players and clubs. The atlas is divided into six sections: age, height, stability, expatriates, club-trained players, and turnover. The authors of the project analyze top-leagues and the aegis of the UEFA and have chosen 31 countries to compare. Belarus got into the list of the countries and here are some facts about Belarusian footballers and clubs today.
Meet Belarus women's national beach volleyball team!
Meet Belarus women's national beach volleyball team! Bronze medalists of the European U-20 Beach Volleyball Championship Victoria Sekretova and Victoria Shalaevskaya will move to senior sport starting from the new season. Victoria Sekretova is a blocker and Victoria Shalaevskaya is a defender. Sekretova is 20 and she is from Minsk. Shalaevskaya, 19, is from Molodechno.
Alexander Hleb makes TV debut
Alexander Hleb makes TV debut The Belarusian football star Alexander Hleb participated in a TV program as a football expert. Hleb made his debut on the Russian sports TV channel Match TV. He participated in the TV program Total Football as a football expert. "He played together with Messi" - this is how the Belarusian football player was presented by the Russians. Hleb is 36. He played for Barcelona in 2008-2011, but could not gain a foothold in the starting XI next to the famous Lionel Messi.
Ref blunder may cost BATE gold in Belarusian Premier League
Ref blunder may cost BATE gold in Belarusian Premier League Football club BATE has missed out on a victory at the end of the match of round 27 of the Belarusian Premier League. The Borisov club played with against outsiders Naftan, which is last in the league and will surely leave the top flight next season. Despite dominating the play BATE drew the game 1:1 and lost 2 important points. Chairman of the referee committee of the Belarusian Football Federation Oleg Chikun said that referee Yevgeny Naumov mistakenly pointed to the spot in the match against Naftan. Chikun said the ref's decision was a blunder.

30.10.2017

Grabovski out for second consecutive NHL season?
Grabovski out for second consecutive NHL season? The Belarusian ice hockey player Mikhail Grabovski will not play for Las Vegas in the NHL at least until the end of 2017. Now Grabowski is in Toronto, where he trains according to an individual program. "There is time to give to the family. Mikhail is preparing to become a father for the third time. He will definitely not play until the New Year. Further, everything will depend on his health," Gravovski's father Yuri said.

29.10.2017

Solemn opening of ice skating season held in Minsk  October 28
Solemn opening of ice skating season held in Minsk October 28 The seasonal ice skating rink has opened near the Sports Palace in Minsk. Minsk residents have come here with their families. After the opening ceremony they went to the ice skating rink straight away. Among the people were professionals as well. Melania is a professional figure skater. She dedicated all her life to this kind of sport.
Nationwide ice hockey tournament: Belarus President’s team defeats Vitebsk region 6:0
Nationwide ice hockey tournament: Belarus President’s team defeats Vitebsk region 6:0 The second round of the nationwide contest among amateur teams for the prizes of the Presidential Sports Club was held in Vitebsk. The organizers of the event are promising for it to be colorful and fruitful. Interactivity for fans in social networks is the first novelty.

27.10.2017

Belarus' Mescheriakov into GW Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Basketball Federation, sports director of "Tsmoki-Minsk" Yegor Mescheriakov will be introduced to the Hall of Fame of George Washington University (GW). A versatile 6-foot-9 forward from Minsk, Belarus, Yegor Mescheriakov was the epitome of student-athlete for GW's four men's basketball postseason teams of the late 1990s, GWsports.com reports.

26.10.2017

Minsk choosing brand and mascot ahead of 2019 European Games
Minsk choosing brand and mascot ahead of 2019 European Games A fire relay will be held in Belarus on the eve of the 2nd European Games, which are due in 2019. Now the organizers are working on the original concept to make this race as bright and spectacular as possible. In the summer of 2019, there will be tens of thousands of tourists watching the competitions in Minsk. Now several options for visa-free entry of guests to Belarus are being discussed. Look at this car - it resembles a true art object. The car belonging to the Directorate of the 2019 European Games became the first prototype of Minsk's brand.
Tsmoki Minsk defeat Bnei Herzliya in FIBA Cup, improve chances of qualitying to next stage
Tsmoki Minsk defeat Bnei Herzliya in FIBA Cup, improve chances of qualitying to next stage The basketball club Tsmoki-Minsk held the second match of the group round of the FIBA ​​Cup. In Israel, charges of the manager Alexander Krutikov met with the local Bnei Herzliya. In the 1st round the Belarusians were defeated by Belgians from Charleroi, so the second successive defeat would be dangerous to Belarusians' qualifying chances. Fortunately, this time The Dragons have succeeded. Tsmoki were in the lead throughout the match but could not increase the gap to feel safe.
Belarus U17 ends Euro 2018 qualifying with victory over Kazakhstan
Belarus U17 ends Euro 2018 qualifying with victory over Kazakhstan The U17 national football team of Belarus has completed the qualifying tournament for the European Championship in 2018 without chances of going through to the finals. In the final game of qualification in Mogilev, Belarus outplayed Kazakhstan 3:1, Maxim Kapralev making a stunning hat-trick. However, this victory was the only one for the Belarusians at the tournament. So they will not play in the next round of the Euro qualifiers. Earlier, also in Mogilev, Belarus suffered defeats from Slovenia and France.

25.10.2017

Talisman of European Games 2019 to be chosen in November
Talisman of European Games 2019 to be chosen in November Billboards with the slogan of the Second European Games appeared in Pobediteley Avenue in Minsk. It is planned to add even more colors into the design, and the mass advertising of the event will begin in November. The work on branding Minsk is held in unison with the official slogan of the Games “Bright Year, Bright You”. It is also planned to decorate buses, electro buses and even metro carriages in the prospect.

24.10.2017

Coach Leonid Svirid on results of Belarusian Judo Cup
Coach Leonid Svirid on results of Belarusian Judo Cup Head coach of the Belarusian national judo team Leonid Svirid and wrestler Yegor Voropayev have given an interview to the program "Sports Week". Let’s begin from the internal start. What results and what issues to consider did the Belarusian Judo Cup give us? Leonid Svirid, head coach of the Belarusian national judo team: The forecast is not promising, because I didn.t see new starts who could help our national judo team to reach high results at the international arena in the nearest time.
How Belarusians went to international judoka master class in Japan
How Belarusians went to international judoka master class in Japan Head coach of the Belarusian national judo team Leonid Svirid and wrestler Yegor Voropayev have given an interview to the program "Sports Week". You have traveled this year to the landmark international gathering in Japan - to the homeland of judo. How much did it help the team (this is a question for Leonid Svirid)? Did you feel the spirit of this judo and what are your impressions of competing in Japan?
Coach Leonid Svirid about the future of Belarusian judo
Coach Leonid Svirid about the future of Belarusian judo Head coach of the Belarusian national judo team Leonid Svirid and wrestler Yegor Voropayev have given an interview to the program "Sports Week". You are the head coach of the national team of Belarus. Leonid Svirid:Since December 31, 2015. It will soon be 2 years. Do you see the increase in the results of our team compared to the previous years? How can you evaluate your work?
HC Dinamo Minsk's KHL performance in 2017/18: Analysis
Dinamo Minsk's KHL performance in August-October 2017: Analysis Belarus' representative in the Kontinental Hockey League Dinamo Minsk celebrated the recent victory over Torpedo. However, then followed the defeat at Vityaz 0:4. We took advantage of the break in the calendar to sum up the intermediate results of the performance of Dinamo in one of the strongest ice hockey leagues in the world. Dinamo definitely had a disastrous start of the season. Six consecutive losses threw The Bison to the bottom of the Western Conference.
2017 proves successful season for Belarusian pentathlon
2017 proves successful season for Belarusian pentathlon Belarusian pentathletes returned home from the Youth European Championship, which was held in Poland. The result is pleasing: two gold medals. Yaroslav Radyuk became the best in the individual competition. The other gold came in the team event, with Yaroslav Radyuk, Pavel Evsievich and Ivan Ivanov rising to the podium. The competition in Poland completed a successful season for Belarusian pentathlon. Among other season landmarks was the European Championships in Minsk, where Belarusians won gold and bronze medals.

23.10.2017

Mirnyi/Oswald win Kremlin Cup doubles
Mirnyi/Oswald win Kremlin Cup doubles Belarusian Maxim Mirnyi and Austrian Philippe Oswald became winners of the doubles Cup of the Kremlin. In the final match, the Belarusian-Austrian tandem outplayed Damir Džumhur (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Antonio Šančić (Croatia), 6:3, 7:5. Maxim Mirny debuted in the Kremlin Cup in 1996 and it's now his fifth win in the doubles. Previously, he won the Moscow tournament in a duet with Australian Sandon Stolle (2001), Swiss Roger Federer (2002), Indian Mahesh Bhupati (2003) and Russian Mikhail Youzhny (2005).

20.10.2017

Sasnovich, Lapko eliminated from Kremlin Cup
Sasnovich, Lapko eliminated from Kremlin Cup Belarusian stars Alexandra Sasnovich and Vera Lapko were eliminated from the Kremlin Cup on October 19. Both lost in the quarterfinals. Sasnovich lost to Russian hot prospect Daria Kasatkina, who is among the top 30 in the WTA rating. Sasnovich is much further from the top spot in WTA and she could not resist the pressure of Kasatkina, 4:6, 3:6. DON'T MISS: Sasnovich: My father wanted me to play tennis
BATE earn three points against Koln in Europa League
BATE earn three points against Koln in Europa League first leg BATE Borisov have narrowly defeated the German Koln 1:0 in the home match of the Europa League on October 19 at Borisov Arena in front of 12,000 spectators. Only the victory in this match promised to leave the teams real chances to continue the fight for entering the playoffs. Both rivals were ready to fight and had decent chances but the only goal decided the winner. 10 minutes into the second half, BATE's Alexei Rios was the quickest in the German penalty area after a Mirko Ivanic pass.
Sabalenka becomes tennis player No.1 in Belarus
Sabalenka becomes tennis player No.1 in Belarus 19-year-old Aryna Sabalenka has found herself in the top 100 of the world ranking for the first time.  Moreover, Aryna became the top tennis player of Belarus. The advancement from 102nd position to 76th became possible after the successful performance at the tournament in Chinese Tianjin. Aryna easily won four victories and for the first time reached the final of a WTA tournament. In the final Sabalenka in a stubborn fight lost to the former world number one Russian Maria Sharapova.

19.10.2017

Who will volunteer during II European Games in Minsk?
Apply as volunteer for II European Games in Minsk Minsk will host the Second European Games in the summer of 2019.  Volunteers are already applying for jobs at the sporting event. Discreet blouse and comfortable shoes. This clothing saves volunteers' health, because they have to spend on their feet more than 12 hours a day. Special clothing will also be given to volunteers, so that you can recognize them immediately.

18.10.2017

Ukraine's Olympic champion accuses Belarusian gymnast of rape 26 years ago
Ukraine's Olympic champion accuses Belarusian gymnast of rape 26 years ago Two-time Olympic champion in artistic gymnastics Ukrainian Tatiana Gutsu accused her teammate - six-time Olympic champion Vitaly Shcherbo from Belarus in rape. The 41-year-old athlete wrote on her Facebook page that the incident occurred 26 years ago in Stuttgart. At the time of the rape, Gutsu was 15 years old.

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.
Expert on criminal liability for doping
Belarusian experts on criminal liability for doping Sergei Samusev, Secretary General of the Belarusian Weightlifting Union, and Denis Muzhzhukhin, director of the National Anti-Doping Agency of Belarus, were the guests of the recent TV program Sports Week on the CTV. They have expressed their opinions on whether criminal liability should be introduced for doping in sport. Do you think that the use of doping should be criminalized? Sergei Samusev, Secretary General of the Belarusian Weightlifting Union:
Azarenka withdraws from Luxembourg Open for personal reasons
Azarenka withdraws from Luxembourg Open for personal reasons Victoria Azarenka withdrew from the Open Tennis Championship of Luxembourg, which will be held from 16 to 21 October, reported the press service of the championship.  Personal circumstances have been named the reason for the withdrawal. This is not the first time the Belarusian athlete has missed a competition for personal reasons. The tennis player missed the US Open and the tournament in Cincinnati because of the lawsuits with the former boyfriend.

15.10.2017

President’s team opens  9th Republican Ice Hockey Amateur Teams Competition with victory
President’s team opens 9th Republican Ice Hockey Amateur Teams Competition with victory The President’s ice hockey team won in the match with the team of the Minsk region with a score of 10:5. On October 14, 2017 9th Republican Ice Hockey Amateur Teams Competitions for the Prizes of the President’s sports club. The first match turned out to be truly spectacular and bright. By tradition, the match was held at the Chizhovka Arena. The leader was determined from the very start: the President’s team opened the score.

13.10.2017

Minsk hosting group matches of UEFA Futsal Cup for the first time in history
Minsk hosting group matches of UEFA Futsal Cup This is an analogue of the Champions League in big football. Italian "Pescara", "Kairat" from Kazakhstan and Moscow "Dinamo" came to Minsk. October 11, hosts FC Stolitsa opened the tournament with the match against the Moscow team. Many called this match the most important for Stolitsa at the tournament. Three teams from our group enter the next stage of the UEFA Cup and "Dinamo" seemed the easiest among all rivals. Although the group in which Stolitsa is playing has already been called group of death.
Intrigue in Belarus Premier League rising as BATE have points deducted
Intrigue in Belarus Premier League rising as BATE have points deducted The ABFF Disciplinary Committee warmed up the already hot boiler of the intrigue of the Belarusian football championship. Officials decided to deprive BATE of three points earned in the game of round 23 against FC Slutsk. Then the Yellow-Blues defeated the opponents 6-0, but their roster for the match included goalkeeper Sergei Veremko, who had previously served disqualification and had not yet paid the fine imposed on him.  Until the money arrived at the account of the ABFF, Veremko had no right to be in the squad.

11.10.2017

HK Neman Grodno won the home-match against JYP Jyväskylä
HK Neman Grodno won the home-match against JYP Jyväskylä HK Neman Grodno won the home-match against JYP Jyväskylä in the Champions Hockey League, but unfortunately finished its participation in the tournament. The match ended with the score 3:0. The goals were scored by Gleb Klimenko, Konstantin Bogdanovsky, and Alexander Zhidkikh. It should be pointed out that all the goals were scored in the 3rd period of the match. Despite the victory, the champion of Belarus will not play in the playoffs, and the representatives of Finland secured their place in the knockout round in the previous round .    
FC Minsk (women) vs. SK Slavia Praha (women)
FC Minsk (women) vs. SK Slavia Praha (women) FC Minsk (women) is waiting for the return match of 1/16 finals of the Champions League. The team of Yury Maleyew will take the field against SK Slavia Praha (women) in the away-match. Let us remind you that a week before FC Minsk (women) played a home-match against SK Slavia Praha (women). Unfortunately the game ended in their favor – 3:1.        
The youth football team (U-21) got a victory
Belarus U21 pull off stunning comeback against Moldova in Euro 2019 qualifier Unlike the senior national football team, who lost to France, the U21 team got a victory on the same day. It happened in the match against Moldova in qualification UEFA Euro 2019. The game took place in Borisov at the Haradski Stadium. The team of Belarus' manager Liudas Rumbutis outpaced the guests with the score 3:1.
Belarus lost to France in final 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier
Belarus lose to France in last 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier The national football team of Belarus finished its participation in 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier. In the final away match the team of coach Igor Kriushenko lost to France.

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