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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.
Secretary General of Belarusian Weightlifting Union comments on weightlifters' disqualification
Secretary General of Belarusian Weightlifting Union comments on weightlifters' disqualification All week the sports community discussed news about the 1-year disqualification of Belarusian weightlifters for repeated doping violation. We will talk about weightlifting and disqualification of our team. Sergei, in short, is everything clear? A year of disqualification is in our pocket or do we have any hope to continue to perform?

10.10.2017

Sportsmen comment on disqualification of Belarusian weightlifters
Sportsmen comment on disqualification of Belarusian weightlifters Weightlifting, doping, and disqualification-some see these words as undividable. Regular scandals do harm to the image of sport. Belarusian weightlifters are working hard no matter what, because this sport has great traditions, and it usually brings many medals.
Belarus' rower Ekaterina Karsten preparing for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Belarus' rower Ekaterina Karsten preparing for 2020 Tokyo Olympics The performance of the Belarusian team at the World Rowing Championship in Florida was mixed. Firstly, only 3 men's crews went to partake in it. Secondly, they showed results that are far from their potential. Let's try to figure out what happened wrong and how to avoid such results in the future.

09.10.2017

BC Tsmoki-Minsk celebrates victory for the 10th time
BC Tsmoki-Minsk win Belarus Cup for 10th time BC Tsmoki-Minsk celebrates victory for the 10th time in the Belarus Cup. The Dragons defeated BC Grodno 93 in the final match with the score 91:77. The MVP was Aleksey Trostinetski, who scored 18 points. BC Grodno 93 became only 3rd in Belarus Cup. BC Borisfen (Mogilev) took 2nd place in the standings. Photo: http://bc-tsmoki.by
Gold medal in Trampoline World Cup – Valladolid
Belarus wins gold at Trampoline World Cup Valladolid Tatsiana Piatrenia and Maria Makharinskaya won a stage of the Trampoline World Cup in Valladolid. Belarusian sportswomen took second place in the qualification stage, but then - in the final stage - the athletes managed to outpace the rivals. The winners received 48.500 points from the judges. In addition, Piatrenia was awarded for the bronze in the individual event.
Igor Kriushenko, head coach of Belarus national team
Belarus to take on France in last WC 2018 qualifier Midfielder of FC Shakhter Soligorsk Edgar Olekhnovich has been called in the national team of Belarus for the final match of the 2018 World Cup qualifying against France, which will be held on October 10 in Paris. Belarus lost Saturday's game against the Netherlands 1:3 at Borisov Arena. In that match Alexei Rios, Sergei Balanovich and Nikolai Signevich received yellow cards which will not allow them to play in Paris.
HC Meshkov Brest won Aalborg Handbold
HC Meshkov Brest win at Aalborg Handbold in Champions League HC Meshkov Brest continues the winning streak in the group stage of the Champions League. In the fourth match, the team of Sergei Bebeshko managed to win at Aalborg Handbold with the total score of 23:20. Now the Belarusian champion has 4 points in the group. Photo:http://en.bgk-meshkova.com

05.10.2017

Coach Viktor Goncharov on problems in Belarusian volleyball
Coach Viktor Goncharov on problems in Belarusian volleyball Former head coach of the Belarus national volleyball team, coach of the club Minchanka Viktor Goncharov has given an interview to the Sports Week program.

04.10.2017

Belarus, Latvia discuss partnership ahead of 2021 IIHF WM
Belarus, Latvia discuss partnership ahead of 2021 IIHF WM Belarus and Latvia are discussing the prospects for partnership relations. Negotiations between the parliamentarians of the two countries were held in Minsk.

02.10.2017

Belarusian weightlifters disqualified from 2017 World Championship for doping violations
Belarusian weightlifters disqualified from 2017 World Championship for doping violations The International Weightlifting Federation has disqualified Belarusian weightlifters for one year for doping violations. As a result Belarusian sportsmen won’t be participating in the World Championship in Anaheim from November 28 till December 5. Besides Belarusian sportsmen, federations of Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine were disqualified.

29.09.2017

Excited Belarusian fans post tons of photos as Wenger & Co come to Borisov in Europa League
Excited Belarusian fans post tons of photos as Arsenal come to Borisov in Europa League BATE lost to Arsenal 2:4 on September 28 in the second round of the UEFA Europa League. The match was held at the home arena of the Belarusian team in Borisov. The head coach of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger, noted before the match that the team hopes to show the fans a spectacular game. At the moment, Arsenal lead the group, while BATE are in third place out of four.
BATE score two but lose against Arsenal in Europa League
BATE score two but lose against Arsenal in Europa League BATE Borisov held their first home match of the group stage of this season's Europe League. The team under Alexander Ermakovich met with the formidable Arsenal. The start was awful - 0:3 by the 26th minute. However, BATE managed to overcome fear. Or maybe Arsenal just relaxed. Before the break, Mirko Ivanic scored a brilliant header. In the second half, the teams exchanged goals. Giroud scored from the penalty spot, while Mikhail Gordeychuk replied for 4:2.

28.09.2017

Legendary Belarusian wrestler Aleksander Medved about his career and family
Legendary Belarusian wrestler Aleksander Medved about his career and family Aleksander Medved had his spectacular wins at the best venues of the world. He won one Olympic medal after another as well as almost all his championships. The legendary wrestler Aleksander Medved’s won fame for the whole Soviet Union and Minsk, which he made his home, due to his sport achievements in his day.
BATE preparing for Arsenal match in Europa League
BATE preparing for Arsenal match in Europa League FC BATE Borisov will play the debut home match of the group stage of the Europa League in Borisov today. Coach Alexander Ermakovich's team are facing formidable Arsenal. Finally we are here! To the delight of football fans, London's Arsenal flew to Belarus. The grand of the English Premier League has not previously been in Belarus, so the Barysau players are eagerly waiting for the moment to compete with the team of Arsene Wenger.
Alexander Hleb meets with Arsene Wenger ahead of BATE v Arsenal Europa League tie
Alexander Hleb meets with Arsene Wenger ahead of BATE v Arsenal Europa League tie On September 28, BATE take on Arsenal in Europa League at Borisov-Arena. On the day of the meeting, the Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb, who played for Arsenal from 2005 to 2008, posted a joint photo with Arsene Wenger on his Instagram page. Alexander Hleb:It was great to meet again with the great coach!!! As if I never left Arsenal. Photos: instagram.com/alexgleb
Dinamo Minsk lose to Omsk's Avangard
Dinamo Minsk lose to Omsk's Avangard Dinamo Minsk completed the away series in the regular KHL season with a defeat. In Omsk, the Bison met with hockey players of the Avangard and suffered a crushing defeat - 1:4. One positive aspect was the goal of young Belarusian striker Egor Sharangovich. Now the Minsk club has 17 points after 16 games. The club now ranks 11th in the Western Conference.

27.09.2017

Volunteer applications for European Games 2019 accepted from September 27
Volunteer applications for European Games 2019 accepted from September 27 The Belarusian Republican Youth Union began the campaign. Everyone who wishes to can fill in either printed or electronic applications on the organization’s website. The candidates will be chosen during the school year. As many as 6000 volunteers will be helping the participants and the guests of the sport tournament. Training classes will be organized especially for them.

26.09.2017

Hleb about Arsenal's chances against BATE Borisov in Europa League
Hleb about Arsenal's chances against BATE Borisov Belarusian player Alexander Hleb has told the CTV Channel about BATE's chances against FC Arsenal in the Europa League. The match will be played at Borisov Arena on September 28. - You wanted to play against Arsenal F.C. in Europa League. Why? - This is because of Arsenal F.C. - Did you want to play on Emirates Stadium? - Just to play against Arsenal F.C. Well, I have already said, mainly because of Arsenal. - Are you upset that things turned against you, that you would not play for BATE against Arsenal?
Dinamo Minsk get late victory over HC Yugra
Dinamo Minsk get late victory over HC Yugra Hockey players of Dynamo Minsk in the evening of September 25 finished another match of the regular KHL championship. At the arena in Khanty-Mansiysk, the Bison tried to take away points from the local club Yugra. Dinamo's Dmitry Buynitsky struck for 1:0 in the middle of the second period. Alas, the leadership of the Minskers did not last long: Veli-Matti Savinainen soon used Yugra's man advantage - 1: 1.

25.09.2017

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

24.09.2017

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

21.09.2017

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

20.09.2017

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

19.09.2017

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

18.09.2017

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

17.09.2017

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

16.09.2017

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

15.09.2017

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

14.09.2017

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

13.09.2017

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

12.09.2017

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

11.09.2017

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

08.09.2017

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

07.09.2017

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

06.09.2017

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

05.09.2017

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

04.09.2017

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

02.09.2017

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

01.09.2017

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

31.08.2017

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

30.08.2017

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

29.08.2017

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

28.08.2017

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

26.08.2017

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

25.08.2017

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

24.08.2017

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

23.08.2017

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

22.08.2017

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

18.08.2017

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

17.08.2017

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

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