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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).
Belarus into semifinal of EuroHockey Championship III, Men
Belarus into semifinal of EuroHockey Championship III, Men The men's EuroHockey Championship in the third division is underway these days in Croatia's Sveti Ivan Zelina. Among the participants is the national team of Belarus, which on Wednesday held the final game of the group stage. Belarus easily coped with Malta 9:0. Previously, the Belarusians managed to defeat Lithuanians in a similar way (7:0), and also to break the resistance of hosts Croatia (3:1). Thus, Team Belarus took first place in Group B and tomorrow will play in the semifinals against Turkey.
BATE stays without 2017/18 UEFA Champions League
BATE stays without 2017/18 UEFA Champions League FC BATE Borisov hosted Slavia Prague on August 2 in the second leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League. Last week in the Czech Republic the Yellow Blues lost to Slavia 0:1, so on Wednesday they needed a win with a difference of at least two goals. Already at the beginning of the match the stands of Borisov Arena exploded after the goal of Nikolai Signevich, who punished the visitors' goalkeeper for carelessness. However, a minute before the break BATE defenders did not keep Milan Skoda at bay and the score became equal.

01.08.2017

Team Belarus returns from Watersports World Championship 2017 in Budapest
Team Belarus returns from Watersports World Championship 2017 in Budapest Belarus ranked on position 25 in the free table of then Watersports World championship 2017 in Budapest. The only medal among the swimmers belongs to Aliaksandra Herasimenia at the 50m distance. Last night the swimmers returned to Belarus, where the representatives of the federation, friends and relatives met them.
Belarusian sniper Anna Kovalevskaya wins Commonwealth Warrior award
Belarusian sniper Anna Kovalevskaya wins Commonwealth Warrior award One of the stages of the international competition Commonwealth Warrior ended in Minsk. Belarusian Anna Kovalevskaya has won first place in the women's shooting event.
Belarus' Sabalenka ousts Davis at WTA tournament in Washington
Belarus' Sabalenka ousts Davis at WTA tournament in Washington Aryna Sabalenka has successfully started the WTA tournament in Washington with a prize fund of $227,000. In the opening round, she took on American Lauren Davis, seeded third at her domestic tournament. In the world rankings, Davis is now 34th, while the Belarusian is far below the first hundred. Nevertheless, Sabalenka has managed to beat the opponent in straight games, 7:5, 6:3.
Belarusian tankmen first in stage 2 of tank biathlon in Russia
Belarusian tankmen first in stage 2 of tank biathlon in Russia First again! Belarusian tankmen shot without a miss and finished without penalty points at the second stage of tank biathlon in Russia. On August 1, at the Alabino training ground near Moscow, crews from Kazakhstan, Zimbabwe and Iran tried to compete with the Belarusian army team. But in vain. On August 5, the last individual event will take place, and the results of the performances of all three crews will determine the strongest teams that will enter the semifinals. MORE:

31.07.2017

Devyatovskiy on Belarusian leaving podium after wrong anthem plays
Devyatovskiy on Belarusian leaving podium after wrong anthem plays Violetta Skvortsova, European junior track and field champion (triple jump) and Vadim Devyatovsky, chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Federation, gave an interview to the program "Simple Questions" with Yegor Khrustalev. They answered questions on the award ceremony when the Belarusian walked off the podium during the award ceremony since the wrong anthem was playing.
Belarusian returned gold in the individual race at tank biathlon in Russia
Belarus returned gold in individual race at tank biathlon in Russia The Belarusian crew was given first place in the individual race of tank biathlon in Russia. The panel of judges reviewed the results of the Sunday race. With perfect shooting in the tanks, helicopter and RPG events, the Belarusian army team made a mistake in maneuvering. The vehicle hit a post. This was not noticed by the driver-mechanic so he did not stop at the penalty area. However, the controversial situation was resolved in Belarus' favor.
Belarusians 2nd in individual race at ARMY 2017 tank biathlon
Belarusians 2nd in individual race at ARMY 2017 tank biathlon A Belarusian crew showed the second best result in the individual race of tank biathlon at the ARMY 2017 international games. The competition is held near Moscow polygon Alabino. Belarusian tankmen showed traditionally high results in shooting hitting all the targets.

28.07.2017

Aliaksandra Herasimenia sets new national record of Belarus
Aliaksandra Herasimenia sets new national record of Belarus Aliaksandra Herasimenia has brought bronze to Belarus at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest.  The Belarusian "goldfish" won the medal in the women's 50m backstroke. Alexandra's result is 27.23s, which is a repeat of the record of Europe and a new national record of Belarus. Brazil and China won gold and silver in the event.
AEK oust Dinamo Minsk 2:0 in Europa League 3rd qualifying round first leg
AEK oust Dinamo Minsk 2:0 in Europa League 3rd qualifying round first leg The footballers of FC Dinamo Minsk are leavnig Cyprus in bad mood. The charges of Sergei Gurenko lost to AEK from Larnaca in the first leg of the third qualifying round of the Europa League 0:2. Shortly before the break, the Spanish international of AEK Tete opened the scoring elegantly outplaying the Minsk goalkeeper Klimovich.  In the second half, another AEK international - Hector Hevel - made it 2:0. 

26.07.2017

Coach Oleg Kubarev signs contract with “Torpedo-BelAZ”
Coach Oleg Kubarev signs contract with Torpedo-BelAZ Oleg Kubarev, ex-coach of Soligorsk “Shakhter”, who was dismissed by the club, did not sit long without a job. On July 25, 2017 he signed a contract with Zhodino “Torpedo-BelAZ”.
Berglind Asgeirsdottir about success of Iceland football team
Berglind Asgeirsdottir about success of Iceland football team Berglind Asgeirsdottir, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Iceland to the Republic of Belarus has answered several questions in the TV program Simple Questions with Yegor Khrustalev. Is it true that there are more volcanoes in Iceland than professional footballers?
Belarusian walks off podium after wrong anthem played at European Athletics Championships
Belarusian walks off podium after wrong anthem played at European Athletics Championships On July 21 Violetta Skvortsova won gold in the triple jump at the European Athletics Championships. But the victory of Skvortsova had an unexpected continuation. At the award ceremony the Belarusian heard the anthem of another country even though it had to be the anthem of Belarus. Violetta descended from the top step of the podium and refused to go up there even under threat of possible disqualification. As a result the organizers apologized and the second award ceremony of the Belarusian champion took place on July 22.
BATE loses to Slavia Prague in UEFA Champions League qualifier
BATE loses to Slavia Prague in UEFA Champions League qualifier Borisov BATE lost the first leg of the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League against Prague's Slavia. Manager Alexander Ermakovich's BATE could not score against the champions of the Czech Republic. Moreover, in the 20th minute BATE conceded a goal after a penalty kick scored by Milan Škoda. Moreover, BATE's Evgeny Yablonsky was sent off before that goal too. Slavia prevail 1:0 and BATE have to redress the situation at in the second leg at Borisov Arena on August 2.

21.07.2017

Shakhter Soligorsk and Torpedo Zhodino replaced managers
Shakhter Soligorsk and Torpedo Zhodino replaced managers The head coach of the national team of Belarus Igor Kriushenko confirmed that he is leaving the post of Torpedo Zhodino manager. The Belarusian coach headed the team from 2011. At the moment Torpedo are seventh in the championship of Belarus. In the nearest Sunday Kriushenko will leave his post, while Andrei Zygmantovich will act as the head coach. Shakhter Soligorsk have also replaced their manager. Oleg Kubarev resigned being replaced by Polish manager Marek Zub. He officially took office several days ago. Before that, he managed Jurmala's Spartak.
FC Dinamo Minsk into Europa League 3rd qualifying round
FC Dinamo Minsk into Europa League 3rd qualifying round Two Belarusian football clubs held home matches of the 2nd qualifying round of the Europa League on July 20. Dinamo Minsk won against the Macedonian club Rabotnicki from Skopje. At the 21st minute the captain of the Minsk club Alexander Noiok struck in the near corner for 1:0 scoreline.

20.07.2017

Belarusian Yegor Gerasimov reaches quarterfinal of tennis tournament in Astana
Belarusian Yegor Gerasimov reaches quarterfinal of tennis tournament in Astana Belarusian tennis player Yegor Gerasimov has got a second victory and reached the quarter finals of a tournament in Astana (the prize fund is $125,000). In the second round Ygor Gerasimov confidently beat Turkish tennis player Cem İlkel, 6:2, 6:3. In the opening match Gerasimov defeated Andrei Golubev from Kazakhstan, 6:1, 6:1. Yegor Gerasimov's rival in the quarterfinals will be Russian Yevgeny Donskoy.
Belarus wins bronze at Modern Pentathlon European Championship
Belarus wins bronze at Modern Pentathlon European Championship in Minsk On July 18 Belarus began to host the European modern pentathlon championship. The first day of these competitions brought Belarus a bronze medal. Russians won silver while gold went to Germany. Nine duos competed for the title of the champion of Europe in the women's relay. Belarus was represented by Ekaterina Orel and Tatyana Kholdoba. It took Katya a year to recover from a leg injury, and the Minsk start was her first outing into the big pentathlon world.

19.07.2017

Belarusian Sergei Vyazovich among top 10 at Silk Way Rally 2017
Belarusian Sergei Vyazovich among top 10 at Silk Way Rally 2017 The rally-raid Silk Way 2017 continues. Alexei Vishnevsky's crew became the best among Belarusian crews at the 10th stage. His MAZ came in 7th. It took him 3 hours 49 minutes to complete the route of 360 kilometers in the Gobi Desert. Alexander Vasilevsky finished today 11th. Sergey Vyazovich was 12th.  In the overall standings, Vyazovich still has the best result among Belarusians - seventh place.
BATE through to Champions League 3rd qualifying round, set to face Slavia Prague
FC BATE through to Champions League 3rd qualifying round, set to face Slavia Prague BATE continues the performance in the UEFA Champions League. On July 18 in the second leg of the second qualifying round, Alexander Ermakovich's team defeated the Armenian club Alashkert in Yerevan 3:1. The Borisov team conceded first, but replied with two goals in the first half thanks to the skills of Gordeychuk. In the second half, Volodko summed it up. After the first-leg draw 1:1 BATE thus progress to the third qualifying round where they take on Czech Slavia from Prague.

18.07.2017

Belarus wins four medals at Canoe Sprint European Championships
Belarus wins four medals at Canoe Sprint European Championships Belarusian athletes won four medals on July 16 at the European Rowing and Canoeing Championships. The competition was held in Bulgarian Plovdiv. Three awards were cast from silver. Andrei Bogdanovich and Denis Makhlai finished second in the men's C2 200m. Olga Khudenko won silver in the women's K1 500m. Nikita Borikov did the same in the same event for men. Elena Nozdryova finished third in the women's C1 200m. On July 15, the first day of the competition, Belarus won two medals: silver and bronze.

14.07.2017

FC BATE may get Slavia Prague in Champions League 3rd qualifying round
FC BATE may get Slavia Prague in Champions League 3rd qualifying round The draw for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League was held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. BATE Borisov, in the event of a victory over the Armenian Alashkert after the second leg, will meet SK Slavia Prague in the third round. In the first game at Borisov Arena the champions of Belarus and Armenia drew 1:1, BATE missing the victory at the end of the match. The return leg will be held on July 18 in Yerevan.

12.07.2017

Dinamo Minsk head coach: I am for fast and athletic hockey
Dinamo Minsk head coach: I am for fast and athletic hockey After the off-season vacation, HC Dinamo Minsk started training again. The new head coach is Canadian Gordie Dwyer, who previously worked with Croatian Medveščak. At the start of the season the Dinamo roster includes 22 players and almost all are Belarusians. The exception is Rob Klinkhammer, who will join the team in the near future. In this list are four young recruits on review contracts.

11.07.2017

2nd European Games logo presented
2nd European Games logo presented The logo of the Second European games has been presented in Minsk. The idea "Follow the dream" is born from the legend about the magic fern flower It is believed that anyone who can finds it on Kupala Night will have their dreams come true. Athletes from all over Europe will gather in Minsk in the summer of 2019 to realize their dreams for victory. On July 7, a contest for the mascot of the II European Games was announced. Its conditions can be found on the websites of the Ministry of Information and the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.
Azarenka knocked out of Wimbledon
Azarenka knocked out of Wimbledon Victoria Azarenka has been knocked out of Wimbledon 2017. In the last 16 the Belarusian met with world number 2, Romania's Simona Halep. The first set lasted almost an hour and ended on a tie-break, but the Belarusian failed to win it. In the second set Halep did even better leaving Azarenka far behind 5:0. The Belarusian took two games, but it was not enough. Halep sails past Azarenka in two sets: 7:6, 6:2. By the way, after this victory the Romanian tennis player guaranteed herself top spot in the world rankings.

07.07.2017

Dinamo Minsk to face FK Rabotnički in Europa League 2nd qualifying round
Dinamo Minsk to face FK Rabotnički in Europa League 2nd qualifying round FC Dinamo Minsk beat Faroese Runavik 2:0 in the second leg of the Europa League 1st qualifying round. The first match in Belarus ended with a victory of Minskers with a score of 2:1. This score left the Faroers a good chance of qualifying for the next round. These chances increased in the sixth minute, when Dinamo midfielder Artem Bykov was sent off. Nevertheless, the Minsk team managed to contain the hosts' attacks and effectively played on counters.

05.07.2017

BATE Borisov get Armenia's Alashkert in Champions League 2nd qualifying round
BATE Borisov get Armenia's Alashkert in Champions League 2nd qualifying round BATE Borisov learned their Champions League 2nd qualifying round opponents. They will take on Armenia's Alashkert. In the first qualifying round the Armenians beat Andorra's Santa Coloma 2:1 on aggregate. Alashkert won the match at home 1:0 and drew 1:1 in the second leg. BATE will host the first leg in Belarus on July 12. The match begins at 20.30 Belarusian time. Both opponents have won their past three games in respective championships.
Azarenka makes it to Wimbledon 1/16 finals Tennis player Victoria Azarenka will play in the 1/16 Wimbledon finals. In the second round Victoria beat the 16th racket Yelena Vesnina. The match ended with a score 6:3, 6:3. Before the match Victoria said that Yelena is not an easy player, who shows good result, She also said that last year Yelena was in the half finals and the match will be difficult, because they are friends and it is not easy to play against one another.

03.07.2017

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka into Wimbledon round 2
Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka into Wimbledon round 2 The Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has entered round 2 of Wimbledon. In the first round match Aryna defeated the Russian opponent Irina Khromacheva. The match ended with a score of 6:3, 6:4 in favor of the Belarusian. In the next meeting Sabalenka will play against the winner of the match Mirjana Lučić-Baroni from Croatia vs Carina Witthöft from Germany. SEE: Interesting facts about Aryna Sabalenka

30.06.2017

Belarusian football clubs begin 2017/18 Europa League qualification campaign
Belarusian football clubs begin 2017/18 Europa League qualification campaign FC Dinamo Minsk beat Faroese Runavik at home in the opening match of the first round of qualification. The Belarusians controlled the game creating many dangerous chances. Watch the video for highlights of Dinamo v Runavik match Manager Sergei Gurenko's guys showed their best play early in the second half. Goals by Ostroukh and Oleksandr Noyok allowed Dinamo to lead 2:0, but in the 86th minute Knudsen perfectly executed a penalty making it 2:1.
Belarus' Sabalenka into Wimbledon main draw
Belarus' Sabalenka into Wimbledon main draw The Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka (135th in WTA) has entered the main draw of Wimbledon. Today, in the third match of the qualifying round Sabalenka met with USA's Kristie Ahn (116) and won confidently in two sets, 6:1, 6:1. Prior to that, Aryna Sabalenka beat another American tennis player Jamie Loeb (145), 7:6 (7:5), 6:4, and the representative of the Republic of Korea on N. Han (205), 4:6, 6:2, 6:4.

26.06.2017

Dinamo Minsk's Craig Woodcroft resigns
Dinamo Minsk manager Craig Woodcroft resigns Head coach of HC Dinamo Minsk Craig Woodcroft is leaving the hockey club. As reported on the club's official website, the contract with the Canadian manager was terminated ahead of schedule upon agreement of the parties. "The contract with Craig was terminated by agreement of the parties. The club was ready to continue cooperation with him, but, considering Craig's wishes regarding contract termination we agreed on mutual termination without dismissal pay.” 

23.06.2017

Azarenka knocked out of Mallorca Open, the first tournament after childbirth
Azarenka knocked out of Mallorca Open, the first tournament after childbirth Victoria Azarenka has been knocked out of the WTA Mallorca Open in the second round. On June 22, the Belarusian tennis player took on Croatia's Ana Konjuh. Unfortunately, Vika was not able to confront the opponent although she showed great performance against Japanese Risa Ozaki in round 1. Azarenka won only one game in the first set and looked better in the second but that was not enough to turn the match around.
Vegas Golden Knights sign Belarus' only NHL player Grabovski
Vegas Golden Knights sign Belarus' only NHL player Grabovski The only Belarusian ice hockey player in the NHL - Mikhail Grabovsky - has changed club. The 33-year-old striker, who never went on the ice for New York Islanders last season due to health problems, will now play for Vegas Golden Knights.  This club representing Las Vegas will make a debut in the strongest ice hockey league of the world this autumn. Grabovsky joined the NHL newcomers on the night of June 21 in the so-called Expansion Draft.

22.06.2017

Belarus weightlifter takes silver at 2017 IWF Junior World Championship in Tokyo
Belarus weightlifter takes silver at 2017 IWF Junior World Championship in Tokyo Another medal for team Belarus at 2017 IWF Junior World Championship. This time Evgeny Tikhontsov won silver in the 94kg category. Gold went to Farkhodbek Sobirov From Uzbekistan. Belarusian sportsmen are yet to perform in heavyweight and super heavyweight categories.

21.06.2017

Azarenka plays first match in 2017 after childbirth
Azarenka wins in first match after childbirth Victoria Azarenko has returned to the court after childbirth. The Belarusian tennis player started at Mallorca Open, founded in 2016. Azarenka won the first set against Japan's Ozaki 6:3, then lost the second set 4:6. With a score of 5:4 in favor of the Japanese in the third set, the organizers had to stop the tournament because of the onset of darkness. The match continued on June 21 and Victoria managed to overturn it.

20.06.2017

Interior Ministry Trapshooting Championship kicks off in Belarus
Interior Ministry Trapshooting Championship kicks off in Belarus The open Trapshooting Championship of the Ministry of Internal Affair of the Republic of Belarus started near Minsk. This sport is paid due attention to, it is on the programme of the Second European Games which will be held in Belarus in 2019. Are the representatives of law enforcement agencies ready to be part of team Belarus?
Belarus knocked out of Women's Eurobasket 2017
Belarus knocked out of Women's Eurobasket 2017 after Turkey defeat The Belarusian women's basketball team have lost the third match in a row at the Eurobasket in the Czech Republic and are knocked out of the tournament. Belarus lost their matches against Italy (60–80) and Slovakia (59–68) and desperately needed a win against Turkey. However, on June 19 Natalia Trofimova's Belarus also came empty-handed (74–88).
I want my son to be proud of me, Victoria Azarenka says
Azarenka back to tennis after childbirth at Mallorca Open Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka will enter the court after a long break during the Mallorca Open on June 20. What did Vika do during the break? On December 20, 2016 Victoria gave birth to her first child in Los Angeles - the baby was named Leo Alexander. "Today I had the heaviest fight and my best victory! Our son was born healthy and happy! So thankful and blessed! Thank you.

14.06.2017

EuroBasket Women 2017: Belarus' squad
EuroBasket Women 2017: Belarus' squad confirmed The coaching staff of Belarus' women's national basketball team has decided on the final squad, which will play at the European Championships in the Czech Republic. Guards: Olga Zyuzkova, Alex Bentley, Alena Golubeva and Yulia Rytikova.  Forwards: Tatyana Likhtarovich, Ekaterina Snytina, Maria Popova, Maria Filonchik and Yanina Inkina.  Center: Victoria Gasper, Marina Kress and Marina Ivashchenko. Belarus takes on Italy in the first game on June 16.
Belarus' Sasnovich into Rosmalen Grass Court Championships round of 16
Belarus' Sasnovich into Rosmalen Grass Court Championships round of 16 Belarus' Aliaksandra Sasnovich did not experience any major problems in the first round match of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships in the Netherlands. The tournament's prize pot is $227,000. The Belarusian tennis player opened competition with a match against Russian Anna Kalinskaya. She won in straight sets, 6:3, 6:4. The next opponent of Sasnovich will most likely be French Kristina Mladenovic, seeded second at the tournament.

13.06.2017

Belarus National Football Team beats New Zealand in friendly match
Belarus National Football Team beats New Zealand in friendly match Belarus National Football Team returned back to Minsk. It was the first time since autumn 2012 when the team hosted it rivals not at Borisov Arena but at Traktor Stadium. However, it was a friendly match; it is sparring with an exotic team of New Zealand which is now getting ready for the FIFA Confederations Cup.

09.06.2017

Belarus defeat San Marino in 2019 UEFA Euro U21 qualification opener
Belarus defeat San Marino in 2019 UEFA Euro U21 qualification opener The Belarusian football team U21 on Wednesday held the opening qualifying match of Euro 2019. Lyudas Rumbutis play in qualifying group 1. In the first match, Belarus met with unconditional underdogs from San Marino at the Minsk stadium Traktor.

08.06.2017

Minsk Cup international women's tennis tournament underway in Belarus capital
Minsk Cup international women's tennis tournament underway in Belarus capital The international women's tennis tournament Minsk Cup is underway in Minsk. As in previous years it gathered a number of participants: from Belarus, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Switzerland. In 2017, the prize fund of the tournament has decreased - from $25,000 to $15,000. According to the organizers, this will contribute to the successful performance of Belarusian tennis players because of reduced competition. Eight Belarusians are in the main draw. The highest rating among them is Irina Shimanovich - she is the fourth seeded.

06.06.2017

Aliksandra Sasnovich wins Heart Award for second consecutive season
Aliksandra Sasnovich wins Heart Award for second consecutive season The Belarusian tennis player Aliksandra Sasnovich has won the Federation Cup's Heart Award for the second time in a row. This prize has been given since 2009 to those tennis players who represent their country at the Federation Cup and are an example of courage on the court and devotion to the team. In the matches for the Belarusian team in 2017, Sasnovich beat higher-ranked rivals Kiki Bertens, Michaëlla Krajicek, Viktorija Golubic and Timea Bacsinszky.

05.06.2017

Belarus planning large-scale reforms in sport prior to Olympics 2020
Belarus planning large-scale reforms in sport prior to Olympics 2020 Bread and circuses! - these aspirations of the Roman people have not very much transformed after many centuries in different parts of the earth.

02.06.2017

Belarus 83rd in FIFA national ranking
Belarus 83rd in FIFA national ranking Belarus found itself in 83rd place in FIFA ranking on June 1. This is five notches lower than last month. Belarus has been around 80th-100th places in FIFA rankings for a while. The nation has never qualified for either World Cup or European Championship group stage. Its best performance in qualifiers was back in 2002 when they finished 3rd in their group on 15 points, three behind Poland and two behind Ukraine.  But the top 10 football nations have remained exactly the same: Brazil are on the top with Argentina and Germany in second and third.

01.06.2017

Belarusian youth reviving Soviet military sports and patriotic game Eaglet
Belarusian youth reviving popular Soviet military sports game Brest is reviving traditions of the Soviet military sports game Orlyonok (Eaglet). 19 teams from all districts of the Brest region competed in the run with barriers, relay, sports shooting and others. Often it is called the most mass game of the 20th century. Long before the computer games era that was quite a popular pastime. Girls tried themselves in the role of military nurses while boys acted as front-line soldiers. Eaglet, like nothing else, tempered the character and prepared children for adult life.
Maksim Petkevich, promising kickboxer from Belarus, wins tournament in China
Maksim Petkevich, promising kickboxer from Belarus, wins tournament in China The World Muay Thai Championship has ended in Minsk and it was immediately followed by a kickboxing tournament in China, where the Belarusian fighter, Maksim Petkevich, surprised not only the local audience, but the whole world. Born in Osipovichi, Petkevich, 21, is already one of the best in his age group. He has recently returned from the EM Legend tournament in China, where he won in the final against the reigning champion.

30.05.2017

President Lukashenko about upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea
President Lukashenko about upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea President Lukashenko about upcoming Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea The unsuccessful performance of Belarusian sportsmen in Rio Olympics mustn’t repeat once again. All the necessary conditions were created for the sportsmen but they did not equal the hopes. Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus on May 30, 2017. The next Winter Olympic Games will be held in 2018 in South Korea. It is important to analyze the situation in Belarusian sport today so that mistakes are not repeated.
Alexander Lukashenko about government’s investment into sport
Alexander Lukashenko about government’s investment into sport The unsuccessful performance of Belarusian sportsmen in Rio Olympics mustn’t repeat once again. All the necessary conditions were created for the sportsmen but they did not equal the hopes. Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus on May 30, 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko re-elected as President of National Olympic Committee of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko re-elected as President of National Olympic Committee of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has been re-elected President of the National Olympic Committee. The Olympic National Assembly is now underway at the NOC of Belarus. Starting the meeting, the head of state noted that it is necessary to give an explicit and principled assessment of the development of the Olympic movement in Belarus in relation to today's reality and to review the personnel of this sports organization. In addition, the meeting will discuss the training of athletes for the upcoming winter and summer Olympic Games.
FC Dinamo Brest win Belarus Cup 2017 in penalty shootout
FC Dinamo Brest win Belarus Cup 2017 in penalty shootout FC Dinamo Brest has won the Cup of Belarus for the second time in its history. This happened in a dramatic final battle with Soligorsk Shakhter, which took place at the Grodno stadium on May 28. The first half was goalless but the Miners' forward Vitaly Lisakovich opened the scoring in the middle of the second half. But in 10 minutes The White-Blues from Brest managed to equalize after Alexey Legchilin's shot.
Sasnovich into Roland Garros round 2 beating Switzerland's Victoria Golubic
Sasnovich into Roland Garros round 2 beating Switzerland's Victoria Golubic The second tennis season of the Grand Slam, Roland Garros, is gaining momentum in Paris. The only Belarusian in the women's tournament is Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Last night she got a ticket to the second round. Sasnovich met with an old friend - a representative of Switzerland Viktorija Golubic. Earlier, Alexander won against her in the two previous duels of the current season. Fortunately, the tradition did not stop on Sunday.

29.05.2017

Belarus to take part in Silk Way Rally 2017
Belarus to take part in Silk Way Rally 2017 The Belarusian Rally Championship took place near Polotsk on 27 and 28 May. Taking part in the race were almost 20 crews on off-road cars and trucks. 24-year-old Alexei Vishnevsky has already got into the history of racing not only in Belarus but also in the world. He was named the youngest truck driver in the history of international competitions at Dakar. The debut brought the young man 21st place.
How will ice hockey be developing in Belarus?
How will ice hockey be developing in Belarus? Representatives of the American company Uber (this is a very well-known large company) came to Belarus this week. They praised Belarusian IT sector and said they intend to launch in Belarus cars of the future (without drivers).  There are many clever heads in Belarus. However, what about sport and ice hockey in particular? Wings, legs, tails... Yes, all this is important. Both programmers and hockey players should both bring victories - that was the leitmotif of the meeting hosted by President Lukashenko on development of ice hockey in Belarus.

26.05.2017

Belarus to host Men's EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup (Trophy) in February 2018
Belarus to host Men's EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup (Trophy) in February 2018 On May 25, it became known that Belarus' capital Minsk will host the Men's EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup, Trophy, Challenge in February 2018. The tournament will be held from 16 to 18 February. Alexander Ekimenko, chairman of the Belarusian federation of field hockey:There were six applicants for this right. And, I know, that eight out of eight voted for Minsk. This is a very high level of competition. There is also a final, where eight teams play. And we will set a task to get into the Higher Division at these competitions.
Experts on reforming Belarusian ice hockey
How can Belarusian ice hockey be reformed after IIHF WM 2017 failure? Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting on the development of ice hockey in Belarus on May 25. He said this is a truly national sport for Belarus, but players sometimes don't put up a fight and lack morale. A number of topical issues were raised at the meeting. Changes are on the way in this sport. Many of them are associated with the appointment of new chairman of the national ice hockey federation, Semyon Shapiro.
Belarus President bashes national ice hockey team
Belarus President bashes national ice hockey team Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting on the development of ice hockey in Belarus. He said this is a truly national sport for Belarus, but players sometimes don't put up a fight and lack morale. A number of topical issues were raised at the meeting. Changes are on the way in this sport. Many of them are associated with the appointment of new chairman of the national ice hockey federation.

25.05.2017

Belarus President: Money invested in ice hockey doesn't produce desired effect
Belarus President: Money invested in ice hockey doesn't produce desired effect Belarusian athletes need to fight on the ice hockey rink and big bonuses will be given only if high places will be taken at international tournaments. President Alexander Lukashenko demands the return on the money invested in sport. For Belarus, ice hockey is a national sport but players sometimes lack character, the President believes.
Alexander Lukashenko on IIHF WM 2021
Alexander Lukashenko on IIHF WM 2021 Despite the inexpressive game of the Belarus national team in Paris, after all, the Belarusian hockey has a victory. Together with Riga Minsk will host in four years the 2021 World Hockey Championship.

23.05.2017

Belarus learns Group A rivals at 2018 IIHF WM
Belarus learns Group A rivals at 2018 IIHF WM The full set of rivals of Belarus national team at the 2018 ice hockey world championship has been unveiled. The IIHF WM 2018 will take place in Denmark. Belarus will perform in group A together with the current holders of the title Swedes, as well as Russia, Czechia, Switzerland, Slovakia, France and newcomers Austria. All matches of this group will take place in Copenhagen at Royal Arena.
Renovated Dinamo stadium to be commissioned by II European Games
Renovated Dinamo stadium in Minsk to be commissioned by II European Games The stadium Dinamo will be commissioned prior to the II European Games in 2019, said the National Olympic Committee of Belarus. Over 50% of the sports complex is completed. Every day 750 people work at the construction site. Dinamo is one of the key objects of the upcoming European Olympic Games, which will be held in the Belarusian capital in 2019. The solemn opening and closing ceremonies, as well as competitions in athletics are set to be held at this very stadium.
Spokesman, coach and hotelier about 2021 World Ice Hockey Championship in Belarus
Spokesman, coach and hotelier about 2021 World Ice Hockey Championship in Belarus The World Ice Hockey Championship returns to Minsk! Belarus and Latvia were given the right to cohost the competition in 2021. The 2014 World Ice Hockey Championship held in Minsk is considered one of the best in history. New sports battles are planned to be held from 7 to 23 May 2021. Belarus and Latvia against Finland. Minsk and Riga against Tempere and Helsinki. 55 versus 52.
Belarus, Latvia have infrastructure ready to host 2021 IIHF WM
Belarus, Latvia have infrastructure ready to host 2021 IIHF WM The World Hockey Championship returns to Minsk! Belarus and Latvia were given the right to jointly conduct the competition in 2021. The Congress of the International Federation on May 19 in Cologne made such a decision. The choice is not easy: Minsk and Riga against Helsinki. As a result, the votes were divided: 55 versus 52. 

22.05.2017

Belarus to further liberalize doing business conditions
Belarus to further liberalize doing business conditions Alexander Lukashenko received today the head of the Presidential Administration, Natalia Kochanova. Among the matters discussed were optimization, de-bureaucratization and emancipation of business initiative. Such tasks were set by the head of state.

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