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28.02.2017

Dinamo Minsk trailing 1:3 in KHL playoff
Dinamo Minsk trailing 1:3 in KHL playoff Dinamo Minsk have won their KHL playoff match against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl thus reducing the gap to 3:1. Dinamo won the fourth match of the quarterfinals 4:2 (2:0, 2:2, 0:0). The three previous defeats did not leave Dinamo a chance for a mistake. Particularly painful was Dinamo's home defeat 1:5 in the third match of the series on 25 February. Andrei Stepanov was Dinamo's "engine" during this game. It was his goal thanks to which Dinamo opened the scoring. After 17 minutes, Dinamo captain Alexander Pavlovich made it 2:0.
Andrei Gerasimchuk
Minsk to host 2017 Muay Thai World Championships More than 700 participants from 100 countries will take part in the Muay Thai world championships, which will be held in Minsk on 3-12 May. General secretary of the International Federation of Muay Thai (IFMA) Stephan Fox stressed that Belarus is developing sport at all levels, from schools to universities. In addition, despite the small number population, over the last 20 years, Belarusian athletes never dropped below fifth place in the world Muay Thai competitions.

27.02.2017

Teams of Vitebsk region and Presidential Security Service of Belarus win "Minsk Ski Track 2017"
Teams of Vitebsk region and Presidential Security Service of Belarus win "Minsk Ski Track 2017" In good trim. Teams of Vitebsk region and of the Presidential Security Service of Belarus won the winter festival “Minsk Ski Track 2017”. The sports marathon was held in Minsk after a long break. The organizers had no luck with the weather since 2013.
Second bronze for Belarus at Biathlon Junior World Championships
Second bronze for Belarus at Biathlon Junior World Championships Belarusian biathletes have won the second medal at the Biathlon Junior World Championships in Slovakia. The Belarus team of Kirill Tyurin, Ilya Ovsiyenko and Dmitry Lazovsky came in third in the relay race. Previously, Anton Smolski scooped bronze in the men's pursuit. The Biathlon Junior World Championships ends on February 28.
Minskaya Lyzhnya 2017 ski competition held in Belarus capital
Minsk residents close ski season 2017 An entertaining ski race took place in the Belarusian capital on February 25. At the end of winter, the Minsk Ski Track competition gathered ski lovers and just those who adhere to a healthy lifestyle. Our correspondent Ekaterina Zhilyanina has the story. Nikolai Zakharchenko is considered a veteran of the ski track.
Belarusian Anton Smolski wins bronze at Biathlon Junior World Championships
Belarusian Anton Smolski wins bronze at Biathlon Junior World Championships The Belarusian biathlete Anton Smolski has won a bronze medal at the Biathlon Junior World Championships in Slovakia's Osrblie, the press service of the Belarusian biathlon federation reports. In the 12.5 km pursuit with four shooting ranges, he missed five times, but thanks to good speed he was able to stay in the top three, 27.4 seconds behind the winner. Russian Igor Malinovsky won the race with the result of 32 minutes. 39.8 sec. and four penalties.
HC Yunost beat Belarus (U-20) team in quarter-final series of Belarus Championship HC Yunost and Belarus (U-20) team play this season at Chizhovka-Arena. Coach Mikhail Zakharov's team will play at the main ice area and coach Yuri Faikov's team at the small one. The Sunday match of the quarter-final series of Belarus Championship wasn't so intensive and there were not so many spectators.

26.02.2017

Results of public contest "Triumph. To Sports Heroes" announced
Results of public contest "Triumph. To Sports Heroes" announced Results of the public contest “Triumph. To Sports Heroes” have been announced. Darya Domracheva and Vladislav Goncharov were named the best sportsmen of Belarus. These are the results of the public contest “Triumph.To Sports Heroes”. Triumphators of Rio and other sportsmen are among the winners too. This was the first time when the sports achievements were judged over a two-year period. Internet users voted for the athletes as well. Public contest “Triumph. To Sports Heroes” has once again gathered the best sportsmen of Belarus.

25.02.2017

Belarus women's national basketball team starts training camp
Belarus women's national basketball team starts training camp Belarusian women's national basketball team has started its training camp at Raubichi sports complex. The team, which is guided by coach Natalia Trofimova, is far from being ideal. At the moment the players of the internal championship are watched by the coaching staff.
Freestyle Ski World Cup due in Belarus’ Raubichi February 25
Freestyle Ski World Cup due in Belarus’ Raubichi February 25 Raubichy holds the Freestyle Ski World Cup on February 25th. Despite the problem with snow, Raubichi runs championships in all weathers. As to freestyle skiing the snow blanket must be of one meter. If anything, snow making machines sort out the problem. The Belarusian Ski Community controls everything. Andrey Astashevich, Raubichi chief manager:We have enough snow and bare ice, which secures ski-jumps and the snow blanket. So I think everything should be without problems, as we are improving our organizational structure year by year.

24.02.2017

Vadim Devyatovskiy runs bare-chested in Race of Real Men in Minsk
Vadim Devyatovskiy runs bare-chested in Race of Real Men in Minsk On February 23, which is Fatherland Defenders Day and Men's Day in Belarus, men in Belarus' Minsk once again proved their courage and recklessness. Ignoring the February cold and rain about 700 men in Minsk took part in the Race for Real Men. In the event organized by the Belarusian Athletics Federation, men ran through the center of the Belarus capital near the Palace of Sports bare-chested. The head of the Federation, former athlete Vadim Devyatovskiy has not stood aside.
HC Dinamo Minsk trailing 0:2 in KHL playoff series against HC Lokomotiv
HC Dinamo Minsk trailing 0:2 in KHL playoff series against HC Lokomotiv Dinamo Minsk were crushed by Russia's Lokomotiv of Yaroslavl in the second match of the first round of the Gagarin Cup 2:7 (0:1, 0:4, 2:2). In the first period, the hosts scored only once through the efforts of Staffan Kronwall, but in the second they totally outplayed the Minsk club. From 27 to 39 minutes the goals were scored by Artem Ilienko, Jakub Nakládal, Egor Averin and Dmitry Lugin, the latter scoring to substitution Kevin Lalande, who replaced Ben Scrivensa in the Dinamo goal.

23.02.2017

Joint ice hockey championship of Belarus, Ukraine and Latvia possible?
Joint ice hockey championship of Belarus, Ukraine and Latvia possible? Leaders of the hockey federations of Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Georgia and Israel attended the seminar on the development of hockey in the countries of the Eastern Group, which was organized by the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation under the auspices of the IIHF. Those present were invited to adopt Belarus' experience in the development of ice hockey, the development of various scientific and teaching materials, the organization of training seminars for coaches of hockey schools at both the local and international level.
VC Minchanka knocked out of CEV Cup in last 16
VC Minchanka knocked out of CEV Cup in last 16 The Belarusian volleyball club Minchanka have finished their CEV Cup campaign after losing to Italy's Futura Volley Busto Arsizio in a two-leg battle. After the away defeat 0:3 the Belarusians needed to win 3:1 or 3:0 and also win the golden set. And Minchanka fought duly for their chances and looked better than the opponents. However, the Italian teams are very hard to play with in any situation. Was it not for Valentina Diouf, one of Busto Arsizio’s leaders, the Italians would find it hard to win. Oksana Kovalchuk was the best in Minchanka’s squad.

22.02.2017

FC BATE adds national ornament to its logo
FC BATE adds national ornament to its logo FC BATE Borisov have presented their new kits for friendly matches at the training camp in Turkey. The logo is now adorned by the national ornament. As for BATE's official match kits for the season 2017, it will be presented to fans in March. National ornaments have become a trend in various areas of life in Belarus in recent years. MORE: Vyshyvanka national ornament in Belarus
VC Minchanka facing tough task in CEV Cup last 16 against Futura Volley Busto Arsizio
VC Minchanka facing tough task in CEV Cup last 16 against Futura Volley Busto Arsizio The Belarusian volleyball club Minchanka will need to not only win the match but also the golden set to continue their CEV Cup campaign. Coach Viktar Gancharov’s team will play the return match of the last 16 of the CEV Cup against the Italian club Futura Volley Busto Arsizio. There is no need to explain the strength of Italian volleyball. The Italy national volleyball team is the participant of top tournaments. Their national championship in the world of volleyball is like the English Premier League in the world of football.

21.02.2017

Vera Lapko on Azarenka’s success, dreams and Serena Williams
Vera Lapko on Azarenka’s success, dreams and Serena Williams On February 11th and 12th, Chizhovka Arena hosted a prestigious international women's tennis tournament Federation Cup. This season, the Belarusian tennis players for the first time entered the top eight teams in the world. In this article, we would like to introduce you to 18-year-old hot prospect of Belarus national team Vera Lapko. Photo: veralapko Before tennis, she was engaged in figure skating

20.02.2017

Children's biathlon competition Snow Sniper gathers about 170 athletes in Raubichi
Children's biathlon competition Snow Sniper gathers about 170 athletes near Minsk The Snow Sniper biathlon competition for kids was held in the sports complex Raubichi near Minsk on February 18-19. The children struck by the accuracy of shots, speed and beautiful skiing on the track. These are those guys who certainly dream of reaching the same heights as Domracheva and Skardino did. Maybe Snow Sniper, under the auspices of the President's Sports Club, will help grow new stars? Our correspondent Ilona Volynets has the story. This is the 10th "Snow Sniper" competition, which main aim is search for new sports talents.
Cybersport in Belarus: harm or benefit?
Cybersport in Belarus: harm or benefit? Which school appeals more to children? The one which doesn’t have maths, chemistry, but has other unusual subjects. Computer games, for instance. Pavel Kirilenko, a cyberschool student:My wish was to find a team, but I could never gather people who could behave appropriately during the game. It annoyed me. One day my coach told me that the only way to win is to discuss everything calmly with the team. I came here two months ago and we were through a lot together.
Belarus takes 7th place at World Championship Biathlon 2017
Belarus takes 7th place at IBU World Championship Biathlon 2017 The Biathlon World Championships in the Austrian Hochfilzen came to an end. On the last competition day, biathletes were competing in women’s and men’s mass starts.  The German biathlete Laura Dahlmeier won a gold medal once again. The Belarusian biathlete Nadezhda Skardino became 16th and Darya Domracheva 19th. The gold medal in the men’s mass start went to Simon Schempp. Belarusian biathletes didn’t take part in this race. In the World Championships medal table, the German team got 1st place with 7 gold medals from the 11 possible.
HC Yunost wins Belarusian ice hockey championship 2016-2017
HC Yunost wins Belarusian ice hockey championship 2016-2017 HC Yunost Minsk has outperformed its opponents in the Belarus Ice Hockey Championship. After Sunday’s victory HC Yunost got 1st place in the regular championship, a place in the Continental Cup and the right to start the play-off series at home. The Sunday match with Shakhtyor was surprisingly rough (a total of 73 minutes of penalty time proves it). Both teams scored once in power play in the first period and also HC Yunost scored in the end of the period in the 5-on-5 play.
Belarusian sports cars may take part in Dakar Rally 2018
Belarusian sports cars may take part in Dakar Rally 2018 Sports cars MAZ may participate in Dakar 2018. The vehicles completely meet the next year’s more stringent requirements of the organizers. According to the new conditions, the teams are required to register vehicles equipped with no more than 13-liter engines. New generation MAZ sports cars meet this requirement.

17.02.2017

Fred Buitenhuis about European taekwondo championship in Belarus
Fred Buitenhuis about European taekwondo championship in Belarus Minsk is preparing to host two significant taekwondo competitions in half a year. From 7 to 16 September, the Belarusian capital will host the European championship in Olympic weights at the Sports Palace. Together with it, the Paralympic European Championship will be held. Preparation for these events was discussed by Belarus' Minister of Sport and Tourism Alexander Shamko with first vice-president of the European Taekwondo Union Fred Buitenhuis.

16.02.2017

HC Lida wins lucky losers round in Belarus National Extraleague
HC Lida wins lucky losers round in Belarusian ice hockey championship One match of the Belarusian National Extraleague was played. Lida won against the U-20 Belarus national ice hockey team away 3:1. It is remarkable that the visitors scored in every period. This victory allowed the Lida team to win the lucky losers round of Extraleague. Without regard to the rest matches, the Grodno region hockey players will be on first place in the standings. 
Bayern see off Arsenal 5:1 in Champions League last 16
Bayern see off Arsenal 5:1 in Champions League last 16 Bayern Munich and Real Madrid won the home matches of the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League. The title holders Real were trailing to Napoli 0:1 after the first half but managed to win 3:1. Real Madrid players Benzema, Kroos and Casimiro scored the goals.

15.02.2017

Minsk preparing for U23 Fencing European Championships
Minsk preparing for U23 Fencing European Championships President of the European Fencing Confederation, during a working visit to the Belarusian capital Minsk, praised the city's readiness to host the U23 Fencing European Championships. The National Olympic Committee held a working meeting with the participation of Stanislav Pozdnyakov, as well as representatives of the Belarusian side. Among them were the minister of sport Alexander Shamko, Secretary General of the NOC Alexey Kotov, as well as the chairman of the Belarusian Fencing Federation Alexander Gagiev.

14.02.2017

Anton Kushnir could miss Freestyle World Cup in Belarus
Anton Kushnir could miss Freestyle World Cup in Belarus Anton Kushnir has successfully tested the Olympic slope, but this season may be finished for him. The ski acrobatics World Cup in Pyeongchang brought the Belarusian a victory, but initially Anton's participation in Korea was doubtful. Kushnir performed only thanks to painkillers, but even this did not prevent him from becoming the best on that stage. The main competition for Anton, the Olympic Games, is a year away, and he is not willing to risk his health. The coaching staff agrees with the athlete on this matter.
Alexander Hleb could return to Russian FC Krylia Sovetov
Alexander Hleb could return to Russian FC Krylia Sovetov Veteran of Belarusian football Alexander Hleb is close to moving to Russian Krylia Sovetov. The 35-year-old midfielder of Belarus national football team has passed a medical examination in the Samara club. Krylia confirms the high probability of Hleb's move. It is expected that the contract will be up to the end of the Russian championship. Alexander already played in Samara in 2012. Back then the Belarusian played eight games in Krylia Sovetov shirt and did not score a goal.

13.02.2017

Belarus wins 11 medals at FIS Freestyle Skiing Europa Cup in Raubichi
Belarus wins 11 medals at FIS Freestyle Skiing Europa Cup in Raubichi Belarus has won 11 medals, including five gold, at the FIS Freestyle Skiing Europa Cup in Raubichi. The final day of the ski acrobatics competition in Raubichi very much resembled the open championship of Belarus, in which the main roles were played by the hosts. Individual medals were contested only in one attempt this time, which was also a qualifying criterion for the team competition. Belarusian freestylers Pavel Dik, Artem Bashlakov and Ilya Gorelik occupied all steps on the men's podium.
Belarus' Sergey Bocharnikov 40th in pursuit at biathlon worlds in Hochfilzen
Belarus' Sergey Bocharnikov 40th in pursuit at biathlon worlds in Hochfilzen Men's pursuit ended the competition program of another day at Biathlon World Championships 2017. French Martin Fourcade was equal to none and steered to gold. At four shooting ranges he missed only once. Norwegians Johannes Thinges Boe and Ole Einar Bjoerndalen made him company on the podium. Belarus’ Sergey Bocharnikov did not hit three targets and became 40th in the final standings.
Belarus to take on Switzerland in Fed Cup semifinal
Belarus to take on Switzerland in Fed Cup semifinal Switzerland will be the opponents of the Belarusian team at the World Group semifinal of the Fed Cup. The match will take place in Minsk on 22-23 April. Belarus yesterday won against the Netherlands to enter the top four teams of the world for the first time. Belarus beat Netherlands 4:1, with Aliaksandra Sasnovich bringing two points and Aryna Sabalenka adding one more. In the doubles match, Olga Govortsova and Vela Lapko also won to wrap up the tie.
Belarusian Darya Domracheva wins World Championships silver after childbirth
Belarusian Darya Domracheva wins World Championships silver after childbirth Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva has won a silver medal in the pursuit at the Biathlon World Championships in Hochfilzen. Thus she showed the most impressive rise in pursuits at World Championships in 17 years, according to Sports.ru. As a result of an unsuccessful sprint the Belarusian started only 27th, trailing the leader by 1 minute 25 seconds, but still managed to climb to the podium.
Belarus into Fed Cup World Group semifinal for first time in history
Belarus into Fed Cup World Group semifinal for first time in history Belarus beat the Netherlands and for the first time in history entered the Fed Cup semifinals. The quarterfinals took place on 11-12 February at Chizhovka-Arena in Minsk. Belarus 4:1 Netherlands Alexandra Sasnovich - Michaëlla Krajicek - 4:6, 6:3, 6:2. Aryna Sabalenka - Kiki Bertens - 6:3, 6:7 (6:8), 4:6. Alexandra Sasnovich - Kiki Bertens - 6:3, 6:4. Aryna Sabalenka - Michaëlla Krajicek - 7:6 (7:5), 6:4. Olga Govortsova / Vera Lapko - Cindy Berger / Arantxa Rus - 6:4, 6:2.
ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating ends in Minsk: Belarus without medals
ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating ends in Minsk: Belarus without medals Minsk hosted the ISU World Cup Short Track Speed Skating on February 10-12. Hosts Belarus were left without medals. The event was well-prepared in advance. Athletes and officials of the International Skating Union noted the high level of the event. Participants were also pleased with the arena but many said the ice cover was too soft.

10.02.2017

Sports science in Belarus aims to improve athletes' performance
Sports science in Belarus tasked with improving athletes' performance Sports science largely determines the performance of Belarusian athletes at the most prestigious competitions. Their successes and failures on February 9 were analyzed at the Board of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism. Among the hottest topics discussed was the preparation of Belarusians for the Winter Olympics in South Korea. All national teams will receive proper funding, the Sport Ministry assures. Based on past experience it will give special attention to the most successful directions.
Belarus to take on Netherlands in Fed Cup on February 11-12
Belarus to take on Netherlands in Fed Cup on February 11-12 A draw of the Fed Cup world group between Belarus and the Netherlands was held today at Minsk City Hall. It determined the order of play the upcoming weekend. Tomorrow in the first match at Chizhovka-Arena Aliaksandra Sasnovich will take on Michaella Krajicek, while in the next match Aryna Sabalenka will compete with Kiki Bertens. The next day Aliaksandra Sasnovich plays Kiki Bertens, while Aryna Sabalenka will encounter Michaella Krajicek.

08.02.2017

Domracheva in final Belarus squad for World Championship Biathlon
Domracheva in final Belarus squad for World Championship Biathlon Darya Domracheva has been included in the final squad of the Belarusian team at the World Championships Biathlon. The championship starts on February 9 in Austrian Hochfilzen. The women's team will also include Nadezhda Skardino, Irina Krivko, Darya Yurkevich and Nadezhda Pisareva. The men's team is as follows: Vladimir Chepelin, Dmitry Abashev, Sergei Bocharnikov, Roman Eletnov and Maxim Vorobei. On Thursday, February 9, there will take the mixed relay rate. On Feb 10, women will take part in the sprint race.
Belarus to play friendly with FYR Macedonia March 28
Belarus to play friendly with FYR Macedonia March 28 Belarus national football team will play against FYR Macedonia on March 28. The friendly match will be held in Skopje at the stadium Philip II, the press service of the Belarusian Football Federation reports. The BFF has reached an agreement to conduct this match with the Football Federation of FYR Macedonia. It should be noted that three days before this match Belarus will hold an away match of 2018 World Cup qualification against Sweden.
Kevin Kurányi in talks with Belarus' Dinamo Brest?
Kevin Kurányi in talks with Belarus' Dinamo Brest? Famous German footballer Kevin Kuranyi could sign a contract with FC Dinamo Brest. The 34-year-old striker is already in the team and participated in their training, according to by.tribuna.com. Kuranyi previously played for such famous clubs as Stuttgart, Schalke 04 and Dinamo Moscow. In 384 games for the teams he scored 161 goals. However, last season the striker played 14 matches for Hoffenheim-1899 and did not score. It is therefore not surprising that in the summer of last year, Kevin Kuranyi was left without a club.
Victoria Azarenka returnes to tennis court 1.5 months after childbirth
Azarenka returnes to tennis court 1.5 months after childbirth Belarusian Victoria Azarenka has started training on tennis court only six weeks after giving birth, according to by.tribuna.com. World No.1 tennis player Serena Williams has visited Azarenka. Photos from training and athletes' meeting have appeared in social networks. By the way, after Australian Open win Serena Williams was asked whether she misses the rivalry with Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, who are both absent from tennis now. She expressed hope that Azarenka would soon be back on court.

06.02.2017

BC Tsmoki Minsk beat UNICS Kazan in a surprise VTB United League win
BC Tsmoki Minsk beat UNICS Kazan in a surprise VTB United League win The Belarusian club Tsmoki Minsk has pleased its fans. The Dragons have stopped a run of seven consecutive defeats in the VTB United League, beating BC UNICS Kazan in extra time at home. The final score was 87:85. In the course of the match, the Belarusian club’s gap reached 10 points. But eventually the hosts were able to turn the match around. The best for Tsmoki was Antonio Graves with 19 points. In the VTB United League table, BC Tsmoki are in the penultimate place.
Dinamo Minsk advance to 2016-2017 KHL playoff
Dinamo Minsk advance to 2016-2017 KHL playoff HC Dinamo Minsk is in the playoff of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). The Bison qualified early for the knockout round thanks to the away victory in penalty shootout over HC Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk. The regular time ended in a draw 2:2. Klinkhammer и Korobov were among the scorers for the Belarusian team. In the penalty shootout, it was Dinamo’s Palushaj who brought victory to the Belarusians. Thus, the Minsk team has 98 points and will not fall below 8th place in the table. This is the fourth time HC Dinamo have advanced into the playoff in history.
Belarus sails past Romania in Davis Cup
Belarus sails past Romania in Davis Cup The Belarusian tennis team have outplayed Romania in the match of Davis Cup Group I Euro-African Zone. Everything was decided on the last day and in the last match. In a very serious contest Egor Gerasimov turned out to be stronger than his higher-ranked opponent – Adrian Ungur, 7:6, 6:4, 6:4. Thus Belarus won the tie 3:2. In the quarterfinals of the Euro-African Zone Belarus will compete against Austria. The match will take place on 7-9 April in Minsk.

02.02.2017

Darya Domracheva: I came back to win
Darya Domracheva: I came back to win The Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva has shared her expectations of the upcoming World Championship in Hochfilzen. “I don't set any specific tasks, since the World Championship is yet to start. Then we will see. When deciding to return to biathlon I knew perfectly well what I was doing. No one promised it would be easy.

01.02.2017

HC Yunost Minsk closer to Belarus' Extraliga gold
HC Yunost Minsk closer to Belarus' Extraliga gold Only one match was held on Tuesday as part of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Championship. But what a match that was! HC Neman took on HC Yunost in Grodno. The teams were in fact fighting for the gold medals of the regular season (Extraliga), while the victory over the main competitor almost certainly meant additional psychological advantage in the upcoming playoff. As a result, the Minsk team achieved a 3:1 success. In the tournament table, they are seven points ahead of the Grodno team.
Belarus defeat Germany at FIB Bandy World Championship
Belarus defeat Germany at FIB Bandy World Championship The Belarus national bandy team have got their first victory at the FIB Bandy World Championship, which is taking place in Sweden. In the second game Belarus met Germany. The match ended in a draw 7:7 but Belarus won after the penalty shootout. Previously the Belarus bandy players lost to the Norwegians. Today, in the final match of the group stage, Belarus team will take on the USA.
Belarus to face Romania in Davis Cup Euro-African zone Group I
Belarus to face Romania in Davis Cup Euro-African zone Group I The match of group I of the Euro-African zone of the Davis Cup between Belarus and Romania will be held from 3 to 5 February in Minsk's Tennis Academy. At the request of the members of the Belarus national team unique coating has been laid here specifically for this tie. The Belarusian tennis players have a task of realizing their own potential.

31.01.2017

Anatoly Kotov, the Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus canoe team to bring counter claim against ICF This week it became known that Belarus is preparing a lawsuit against the International Canoe Federation (ICF) demanding the compensation for moral and material damage caused by the wrong ban on Belarus’ men's canoe team from participation in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has lifted a one-year ban from the men's team, but nobody will return the Olympic Games in Rio to the Belarusian athletes.

30.01.2017

Belarusian tennis player Ignatik wins Open de Rennes
Belarusian tennis player Ignatik wins Open de Rennes While the world is discussing the results of the Australian Open and the 18th title of Roger Federer at Grand Slam tournaments, we shall remind you about the success of our Uladzimir Ignatik. On Sunday, he celebrated a victory at the Open de Rennes in France. In the final match the Belarusian won against young Russian Andrey Rublev. The victory was hard for Ignatik. He lost the first set in the tie-break, but then won two sets in a row.

29.01.2017

Belarus begins preparations for Second European Games
Belarus begins preparations for Second European Games Belarus sticks to a most responsible approach to the conduct of the Second European games, said Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov at a session of the organizing committee, which is preparing the sports event. Earlier, the European Olympic Committees leadership praised the level of sports facilities in Minsk.

23.01.2017

Belarus second at U21 EuroHockey Indoor Championships 2017
Belarus second at U21 EuroHockey Indoor Championships 2017 Belarus women's team became silver medalists of the EuroHockey Junior Indoor Championships (U21), which ended in Vienna. In the final game Belarusian girls took on the Czechs. The Belarusians opened the score of the match, but during the second half the opponents managed to fight back and even prevail in the shootout. The Belarusians were defeated 1:2 and settled only for silver medals.
Belarusian biathletes 6th in World Cup Antholz 2017
Belarusian biathletes 6th in World Cup Antholz 2017 The last stage Biathlon World Cup before Biathlon World Championship ended in Italian Antholz. The last races were women's relay. The Belarusian four showed 6th best result losing to the German team more than 1.5 minutes. France and Italy teams took the rest of the podium. Belarusian Darya Domracheva continues to recover after childbirth and her results have not been pleasing recently. In the women's 15km individual race she missed the target six times!
Belarusian Futsal Cup winner determined
Belarusian Futsal Cup 2017 winner determined Gomel hosted the final of the Belarusian Futsal Cup. In the last game the defending champion MFC Lidselmash met with Dorozhnik Minsk. The meeting turned out to be surprisingly intriguing and captivating. By the third minute Klochko made a double letting Lidselmash grab a 2:0 lead. In response, Yuri Rabyko had his double and soon Dorozhnik went ahead 3:2.
Belarus knocked out of IHF World Men's Handball Championship 2017
Belarus knocked out of IHF World Men's Handball Championship 2017 The Belarusian national men's handball team were defeated in the last 16 of the IHF World Men's Handball Championship and were eliminated from the tournament. Coach Yuri Shevtsov’s Belarus met Sweden and did not have a chance in the match. The Belarusians were not able to impose any serious fight and by the second half the advantage of the Tre Cronor was already the impressive 13 points. The score at the end of the game was 41:22 in favor of the Swedes. Belarusians’ best striker was traditionally Artsem Karalek, with seven points on his tally.

22.01.2017

Azarenka to play at US Open 2017?
Azarenka to play at US Open 2017? The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka wants to play at the US Open this summer, according to reports in the athlete’s fan group in social media with reference to Tennis Channel. Azarenka said she wants to return to tennis in the summer or a little earlier, but only if she is certain she is ready for it. Now the player is recovering after the birth of her son in December 2016. Victoria admits that fatigue after playing tennis cannot be compared with her present workload.
French Anti-Doping Agency: Nothing on four Belarusian rowers
French Anti-Doping Agency: Nothing on four Belarusian rowers The French Anti-Doping Agency says they have nothing on four Belarusian rowers. The National Olympic Committee of Belarus received the relevant message January 21. In the spring of 2016, during preparations for the Summer Olympics in Rio, the Belarus rowing team was subjected to a search by local police in France. Then the International Federation of canoe athletes accused the Belarusians of doping. Thus the men's rowing team did not get into the Rio Olympics, at which they had been considered among the favorites.
Belarus into 2017 World Men's Handball Championship playoff The Belarus national handball team has advanced to the last 16 of the men's handball world championships after finishing their group in third place with only two wins. Belarusians managed to get into the playoff after winning against Hungary (27:25) in the final match of the group stage, though almost no one believed in such an outcome (so far Belarusians had never defeated the Hungarians).

20.01.2017

Minsk and Riga apply to host Ice Hockey World Championship 2021
Minsk and Riga apply to host Ice Hockey World Championship 2021 In 2021, Belarusians may once again witness the grand sports event - the World Ice Hockey Championship. However, unlike the similar competition in 2014, this time Minsk plans to host the landmark championship together with western neighbor Riga. Naturally, many organizational details are still to be discussed, however, the sides have managed to make substantial progress. In particular, the championship logo has already been revealed.

15.01.2017

Belarus' Kushnir wins Men's Aerials event at Fresstyle Skiing World Cup in USA
Belarus' Kushnir wins Men's Aerials event at Fresstyle Ski World Cup in USA Olympic champion Anton Kushnir has won the Men's Aerials event at the Freestyle Skiing World Cup in Lake Placid. The Belarusian freestyle skier scored 120.36 points, slightly ahead of American Mac Bohonnon. Russia's Maxim Burov has become third. Maxim Gustik took ninth place and Artem Bashlakov 21st. On the women's side, American Ashley Caldwell celebrated the victory. Other places on the podium were taken by Daniel Scott of Australia and Krisina Spiridonova from Russia.
Dakar 2017: Belarusian crew into top six
Dakar 2017: Belarusian crew into top six The Belarusian crew of Alexander Vasilevsky has shown 10th best time at the 11th stage of the rally Dakar rising to sixth place in the overall standings. The penultimate special stage with a length of about 300km included both dunes and high-speed sections. The best Belarusian crew was the one of Alexander Vasilevsky, who spent on it 4 hours and 25 minutes, and thus got into the top ten. The winner was KamAZ's Eduard Nikolaev, who surpassed the Belarusians by almost 29 minutes.
BATE among top 20 European clubs by revenue in 2015/2016 season
BATE among top 20 European clubs by revenue in 2015/2016 season FC BATE Borisov has been ranked among the top 20 clubs in Europe in terms of income in the 2015/2016 season. According to Pressball, the Yellow-Blues during this period earned 24 million euros. This allowed the team to take places from 18th to 20th. Juventus from Italy was the top earning team that season, with 92 million euros. The total operating revenue of European clubs in the 2015/16 season decreased by 9% and amounted to 727 million euros.
Domracheva 13th in 2017 Ruhpolding sprint
Domracheva 13th in 2017 Ruhpolding sprint The Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva was in 13th place in the World Cup Biathlon sprint on January 14 in German Ruhpolding. Compared to the previous stage in Oberhof, this is a much better result. Back then Domracheva finished 37th missing once at two firing lines. This time Daria did not miss once in the prone position but in the standing one she did miss the target once. She lost to the race leader Kaisa Mäkäräinen from Finland 1 minute and 34.8 seconds.
Chile defeat Belarus at 2017 world handball championship
Chile defeat Belarus at 2017 world handball championship The Belarusian handball players have lost their first match of the 2017 World Championship in France against Chile 28:32 (14:14). The match took place at Rouen on January 13. Head coach Yury Shevtsov's Belarus were the favorites. However, in the first half the teams did not reveal the winner, while in the second period, the Belarusian team did not manage to organize their attack properly. Chileans had a better ending of the match and in the end they even managed to go in front and pulled out a victory.

13.01.2017

Sergei Rutenko, the ex-captain of the Belarus men's national handball team
Belarus’ number one handball player Sergei Rutenko finishes professional career The most successful Belarusian handball player of the last decade Sergei Rutenko has decided to finish his playing career. The athlete reported about his intention at the press conference in the morning on January 12. Sergei Rutenko boasts six wins in the EHF Champions League as well as a record transfer fee during his move to Barcelona in 2009. The Catalan club spent €1.2 million on the Belarusian handball player.

11.01.2017

Voting for the best Belarusian sportsmen started January, 10
Voting for the best Belarusian athletes starts January, 10 Voting for the best athletes of 2015-2016 has started in Belarus. You can support your favourite candidate at triumph.by until January, 31. As in 2016, you can use both print and electronic ballots. After counting the votes the jury will choose the winners in four categories: “The best result of the year”, “Breakthrough of the year”, “The most striking moment” and “For the will to win.” The names of the winners will be announced at the ceremony at the end of February 2017.

09.01.2017

Elvira Herman, an international class master of sports in track and fields
Belarusian Sports Olympus 2016 awards A number of Belarusians have been honored with the President's special prize Belarusian Sports Olympus for significant contribution to the development and popularization of physical culture and sports in the country. Among the awardees are an editor of the team sports department at the newspaper Sports Panorama Ruslan Vasiliev, basketball coach-instructor of Grodno State College of Olympic Reserve Alexander Shimkoviak and athlete-instructor of the national athletics team Elvira Herman.

08.01.2017

European Games in Minsk will be very successful, Pierce O'Callaghan says
European Games in Minsk will be very successful, Pierce O'Callaghan says Sports facilities in Minsk are ready to host the European Olympic Games 2019, sports director of the European Olympic Committees Pierce Callaghan told CTV correspondent Yana Shipko. Mr. O'Callaghan, nice to meet you. It is very nice to see you on the ice. This is the first time you have appeared on this side of the ice hockey rink. isn't it?
ESports becomes official sports discipline in Belarus
ESports becomes official sports discipline in Belarus The Belarus Ministry of Justice has registered the national public association Belarusian Federation of eSports. "This public association was created for the purpose of development of e-sports in the Republic of Belarus, as part of the international sports movement and the training of citizens for life in the information society, a healthy lifestyle," says the ministry. Pressball commentator Andrei Vashkevich says this is a historical event: "The federation will become the main in Belarus very quickly."
Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk ready to host European Olympic Games 2019
Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk ready to host European Olympic Games 2019 Sports facilities in Minsk are ready to host thet European Olympic Games 2019, said sporting director of the European Olympic Committees Pierce O'Callaghan visiting Chizhovka Arena. During the inspection visit, he assessed the ability of all sports facilities of Minsk.
Belarus win Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
Belarus claim 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament title Belarus has won the main trophy of the Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President. Belarus won 7:3 against Finland in the final. Belarus are now ten-time champions of the tournament. 4 wins in 4 games. The most devoted fans of the tournament might say "Deja Vu". The Belarus-Finland final took place in 2016, too. Back then Belarus was stronger 2:1.

07.01.2017

Out-of-form Domracheva finishes 34th in Oberhof pursuit
Out-of-form Domracheva finishes 34th in Oberhof pursuit German Oberhof continues to host the fourth stage of the Biathlon World Cup. On January 7, shooting skiers of both sexes determined the strongest in the pursuit. On the men's side, the main favorite of the season - Frenchman Martin Fourcade - once again confirmed his high status. From eighth position at the start he got to the finish first.
Belarus fired up ahead of Finland game at Christmas ice hockey tournament
Belarus fired up ahead of Finland game at Christmas ice hockey tournament Team of the Belarus President is competing in the Christmas ice hockey amateur tournament final against Finland now. Belarus is now 1:0 ahead but the game still continues. Finns have it difficult in this match but they are fighting bravely. This final is intriguing, because last year, in 2016, the same teams reached the final of the XII Christmas tournament. Back then, the teams scored only three goals, which is few for an amateur game. But Belarus did win 2:1.
UAE grab bronze at Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
UAE grab bronze at Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk On January 7, the winner of the Christmas ice hockey amateur tournament for the prize of the President will be determined at Chizhovka Arena. Meanwhile, the United Arab Emirates won bronze in the third-place match. Guests from the Gulf have beaten a very strong opponent – Slovakia – with the score 4:3. In 2016, the Slovaks won third place at the Christmas tournament but this year gave way to the UAE, for whom this is the third tournament. Generally, the UAE's performance at the XIII Christmas tournament could be called a big sensation.

06.01.2017

Darya Domracheva 37th in first race after childbirth
Darya Domracheva 37th in first race after childbirth Darya Domracheva is back in business. The three-time Olympic champion, who became a mother just about 100 days ago, has returned to the ski track. On January 6, the best biathlete of Belarus took part in the women's sprint at the fourth stage of the World Cup in Oberhof, Germany. With two penalties Darya finished in 37th position, more than two minutes behind the winner. 
Belarus into 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament final
Belarus into 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament final The Belarus national ice hockey team have entered the final of the Christmas ice hockey amateur tournament for the prizes of the President of Belarus. Belarus defeated Switzerland 6:0. Belarusians had playing advantage from the start of the tournament and did not leave a chance to the opponents. The first goal was scored already in the fourth minute. Belarus has won the tournament nine times and three more times became silver medalists. The Swiss' best result was back in 2008 - fourth place.
Domracheva back in business in Oberhof
Domracheva 'back in business' in Oberhof sprint "I'm back in business," said the Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva before returning to sport after childbirth. January 6 will be her momentous day. Darya is returning after a year-and-a-half hiatus, which was due to illness and childbirth. In an interview with the International Biathlon Union, the Belarusian said he is incredibly happy and, judging by the mood, ready for new victories.
UAE oust Balkans team 9:5 at Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk
UAE oust Balkans team 9:5 at Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk On January 6, we will learn the finalists of the XIII Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President. One of the matches has already finished today. The match between the teams of the UAE team and the Balkans ended about an hour ago. Hockey players from the Persian Gulf defeated the Swiss yesterday and today again won 9:5, this time against the Balkan team, consisting of players from eight countries. The latter have not had a victory at this tournament. 
German players about 2017 Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk
Germany at 2017 Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk Before hitting the ice the foreign participants of the Christmas amateur tournament got acquainted with the sports infrastructure of Minsk, shopped and made selfies on the background of the Belarus capital's attractions. Yana Shipko, CTV:Belarus is famous for its sports traditions, but it still can learn from guests who came to the tournament. Mr Bscheid is already 85, but he still plays ice hockey being a true legend of the tournament!
How footballer Alexander Hleb met his wife from maternity hospital
How footballer Alexander Hleb met his wife from maternity hospital Renowned Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb continues to receive congratulations from different corners of the world. Four days before the New Year, his wife Svetlana gave him a daughter. "My darling, thank you for my daughter," Alexander captioned the image.
Domracheva to compete for first time after childbirth January 6
Domracheva to compete for first time after childbirth January 6 Belarus' Darya Domracheva on Friday will compete in the first official biathlon race - in the sprint at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof. Domracheva will start under number 50.

05.01.2017

Belarus is a strong hockey nation, Christmas tournament players say
Belarus is a strong hockey nation, Christmas tournament players say The Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the Belarus President continues in Minsk. Belarus won their second match today. This time against the Balkan team - 14:7. President Lukashenko also played in the match and scored four times. He is thus the leader of the tournament’s player ranking, with eight points (five goals and three assists). Belarus in total won nine gold medals and three silvers at Christmas tournaments. Martin Milanov and Vadim Bekbulatov were named the best players of today's match.
Belarus wins against Team Balkans at 2017 Ice Hockey Christmas Tournament
Belarus wins against Team Balkans at 2017 Ice Hockey Christmas Tournament Team of the President of Belarus has won a second victory at the 2017 Christmas Amateur Tournament. A few hours ago, at Chizhovka Arena, Belarusians with beat the team of the Balkans 14:7 (5:2, 2:2, 7:3). Martin Milanov and Vadim Bekbulatov were named the best players of today's match.  President Lukashenko also played in the match and scored four times. He is thus the leader of the tournament’s player ranking, with eight points (five goals and three assists).
Belarusians come 4th at Dakar 2nd stage
Belarusians come 4th at Dakar 2nd stage Belarusian Sergei Vyazovich's crew has clocked the fourth best time at the second stage of the Dakar rally. Belarusians are competing at Dakar in the truck class only. Vyazovich was 2 minutes and 52 seconds behind the winner - Dutchman Martin van den Brink.  Two other Belarusian MAZ crews finished in 18th and 23rd positions. In the overall trucks standings, Vyazovich and his team are now sixth and Alexei Vishnevsky with Alexander Vasilevsky are a little below 30th place.

04.01.2017

President Lukashenko opens Christmas Ice Hockey Amateur Tournament
President Lukashenko opens Christmas Ice Hockey Amateur Tournament Belarus for the 13th time hosts the Christmas tournament among ice hockey amateurs for prize of the President of Belarus. In 2017, representatives of 14 states came to Minsk to participate in ice battles. This is thanks to the fact that a unique team of the Balkans is taking part in the tournament. It brings together players from eight countries at once. Belarus is traditionally represented by the team of the President. All the games are held at two ice hockey rinks of Chizhovka Arena, which is certainly convenient for the fans.
Belarus beat United Arab Emirates at 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament
Belarus beat United Arab Emirates at 2017 Christmas ice hockey tournament The Belarusian national ice hockey team have won 7:3 at the start of 13th Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus. Belarus won against rivals from the United Arab Emirates. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko also played in the match and scored Belarus' last, seventh, goal of the game. Before that, Alexander Lukashenko earned several assist points. Last year, Belarus also met the UAE team at this stage and back then also celebrated a victory - 11:8.
Belarus to take on UAE in 2017 Christmas hockey tournament opener
Belarus to take on UAE in 2017 Christmas hockey tournament opener At this moment, Chizhovka Arena is hosting matches of the 2017 Christmas hockey tournament. Finland are playing Germany and the Balkan team are competing against Switzerland. This is the 13th Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus. Later in the day, Slovakia take on Russia. At 7 p.m., hosts Belarus take on the UAE. All in all, taking part in the tournament are eight teams.
Who are favorites of 2017 Christmas hockey tournament?
Who are favorites of 2017 Christmas hockey tournament? Hockey life in January traditionally includes a significant event - the International Amateur Tournament for the prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The Christmas Tournament will be held in Minsk for the 13th time. The competitions start on January 4. The participants are now putting finishing touches on their preparation.
HC Dinamo Minsk upsets KHL leaders SKA
HC Dinamo Minsk upsets KHL leaders SKA in stunning game Dinamo Minsk have beaten SKA St. Petersburg, the KHL championship leader, in a stunning game which ended 5:4 (1:0, 4:1, 0:3). The fantastic match took place at Minsk-Arena on January 3. Dinamo had two great periods. By the 34th minute, the score was (would you believe it?) 5:0 - just incredible! Goals were scored by Dinamo debutants Pettersson (6th and 26th minute), Aaron Palushaj (22nd), Stepanov (33rd) and Drozd (34th).
Minsk preparing for XIII International Christmas Hockey Tournament
Players about XIII International Christmas Hockey Tournament in Minsk Belarus is once again at the center of significant sporting events. On January 4, the XIII Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus starts in Minsk on January 4. Eight teams will fight for the trophy. The Balkans team is taking part for the first time. It brings together representatives of eight states at once: Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, FYR Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Croatia. Thus, the current competition will be the most large-scale in terms of the number of participating countries.
XIII Christmas Amateur Hockey Tournament to start in Minsk January 4
XIII Christmas Amateur Hockey Tournament to start in Minsk January 4 The Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus starts in Minsk on January 4. This is the thirteenth edition of the competition. For the first time, the team of the Balkan states is taking part in the competition. It brings together representatives from eight countries at once. Belarus will be represented by the team of the President.

03.01.2017

Belarusians come in 12th at abnormally hot stage of Dakar
Belarusians 12th at abnormally hot Dakar opener The Belarusian team MAZ-SPORTavto led by Sergei Vyazovich has completed the first special stage of Dakar 2017 in South America in 12th place. On the first day, crews overcame some 500km between the Paraguayan capital and small Argentine city of Resistencia. Given the characteristics of the route, the first rally-race turned out to be a warm-up rather than a full-fledged stage.
Timofei Kalachev: Level of Belarus' football championship is not growing
Timofei Kalachev: Level of Belarus' football championship is not growing Timofei Kalachev, the best football player of Belarus 2016, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Very often you can hear that in principle, Mother Nature did not give Belarus a number of athletes capable of competing at a good level. And we can't do anything about this. The same situation is in Lithuania, in small European countries. In general, is it only a rare stroke of luck or coincidence that can help us break into the elite?
Darya Domracheva opens online store
Darya Domracheva opens online store Three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva has decided that marriage and a child is not a reason to delay active life. So all summer, she worked on her personal project. The result of hard work is an online store.
XIII Christmas hockey tournament to be held in Minsk 4-7 January
XIII Christmas hockey tournament to be held in Minsk 4-7 January The first participants of the popular Christmas international ice hockey tournament began arriving in Minsk. Germany was the first to land at the national airport Minsk. On January 3, other teams will arrive too. These are ice hockey amateurs from the United Arab Emirates, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the countries of the Balkan Peninsula. Michael Brezek, Germany:This is my third time in Belarus. Last year we flew here for a tournament. This year we hope to win, we will do everything that depends on us.

02.01.2017

FC Rostov's Timofei Kalachev leaving Belarus national team
FC Rostov's Timofei Kalachev leaving Belarus national team Timofei Kalachev, the best football player of Belarus 2016 has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Timofei, good evening! I congratulate you on this wonderful title. It has been, however, a bit overshadowed by your statement that you end career in the Belarus national team. I honestly thought that, in general, you decided to end your football career. You wrote that the decision was not easy. But why?
Victoria Azarenka's newborn son on tennis court
Victoria Azarenka's newborn son on tennis court Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka, once top tennis player according to WTA rankings, has brought her newborn son Leo on the tennis court. She posted the relevant photo on her Facebook page. "Leo is getting acquainted with the workplace of his mom. We will also spend some time with him here," wrote Victoria.

28.12.2016

Alexander Hleb becomes father for the first time
Alexander Hleb becomes father for the first time 35-year-old Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb has become father for the first time. His wife Svetlana gave Alexander a daughter. Svetlana gave birth in Minsk, in the same hospital as the famous biathlete Darya Domracheva. Mom and baby are doing well. Hleb is happy and is now with his family. The news about the birth of the daughter was a pleasant surprise for Hleb's fans. Only close friends knew that the couple was expecting a baby.

27.12.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk wins first game at Spengler Cup
HC Dinamo Minsk wins first game at Spengler Cup Dinamo Minsk have started the Spengler Cup with a victory. The tournament is now underway in Switzerland. In their opener, The Bison met Canada. The founders of ice hockey were not represented by the strongest players. In fact only players contracted to European hockey clubs took part in the match. The Minsk team opened the scoring but Alexander Materukhin's goal was outnumbered by three goals Dinamo conceded afterwards. Yevgeny Kovyrshin made it 3:2 just before the first break.

26.12.2016

Victoria Azarenka names son Leo Alexander
Victoria Azarenka names son Leo Alexander? It's been a week since Victoria Azarenka became a mother. For now she has not revealed the name of the firstborn but some sources say his name is Leo Alexander. Vika has put on the Internet some new photos of her in jeans and fans have noted her perfect shape after childbirth. They also spotted a ring on her right ring finger. Despite busy schedule, Azarenka took time to communicate with the fans. “Have five free minutes, while the baby is sleeping. Short questions / answers? Haven't talked to you for long, guys,” Vika posted on Twitter.

23.12.2016

Belarus' Melitina Stanyuta ending career
Belarus' Melitina Stanyuta finishing career 23-year-old Belarusian gymnast Melitina Stanyuta is finishing her career. On Friday, 23 December, at the international tournament Baby Cup, the athlete will perform for the last time. It was not easy for the athlete to make a decision on the retirement. Melita admits that this was a difficult step, but she knows what she is doing.

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