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BATE finish European campaign with 0-2 loss to Athletic On December 10, Alexander Yermakovich's BATE finished their European football campaign after a Champions League defeat at Spain's Athletic 0-2. Home victory over the Basques allowed BATE to progress to the Europa League playoff but the Borisov club failed to win. In the first half, Athletic dominated in all areas, while BATE managed to make only one attempt on goal. However, at the beginning of the second half, the Spanish side broke the deadlock.


Max Mirnyi about 2014 tennis season Famous tennis player Max Mirnyi gave an interview to the Belarusian Tennis Federation official website. - First and foremost, I want to ask you about the latest visit home. - When playing in Europe, I try to return home. It has become a tradition: to see family and friends, to settle some organizational issues and hold master-classes with kids in our sports center. - What about your longer stay in Belarus?
Rules concerning international footballers change in Belarus Members of the executive committee of the Association "Belarusian Football Federation" (ABFF) voted for a proposal to reduce the number of foreign footballers who can play on the pitch at the same time. Members of the executive committee voted to reduce from five to four the number of international players that can simultaneously play for a team in the matches of the Belarusian Premier League.  The concept "international player" was changed, too.
Belarusian freestyle skiers open new season with two medals Belarusian freestyle skiers opened a new season with the FIS Freestyle Ski Europa Cup, which was held in Ruka (Finland) last week. In the women's competition, Belarus won two bronze medals. Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya earned a total of 149.33 points and took third place. Her teammates Anna Guskova earned 124.12 points (7th) and Olga Kapustina 114.34 (11th).  In the second event, Anna Guskova, participant 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, won bronze.


Rodionov: BATE are eager to win in Bilbao BATE forward Vitali Rodionov has shared impressions about his team's performance in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. - I have repeatedly said that every Champions League match is a significant event for us.  Therefore, we are in good mood, despite the previous results. Yes, we were punished for our mistakes but we made the right conclusions. We are flying to Bilbao with thoughts of victory. - Now some time has passed. What do you think about those 21 goals BATE conceded in four games against Shakhtar and Porto?
Belarusian wins California International Marathon in Sacramento Belarusian runner Olga Mazurenok won the 32nd California International Marathon that took place in Sacramento. The Belarusian clocked 2:27.33 to set her new personal record. Olga outpaced Jane Kibii of Kenya, who was second, almost five minutes behind the winner. Kristen Zaitz of the United States finished in third, with 2:32.48.  In summer 2012 Olga Mazurenok won a victory at the 23rd Siberian International Marathon in Omsk. Back then, she clocked 2:44.47.
New Belarus head coach Alexander Khatskevich gives press conference Immediately after his appointment as head coach of Belarusian national football team, Alexander Khatskevich answered reporters' questions. - Negotiations with you and candidates lasted quite a long time. Weren't you nervous? - A coach can be nervous when he is without work. I had a good job, but then I got a new proposal. I did not agree immediately. We met on several occasions. But the fact that other candidates were considered does not bother me.


Dinamo Minsk thrash Salavat Yulayev 4-0 in KHL HC Dinamo Minsk have not given a chance to Russian Salavat Yulayev from Ufa in the home game at Minsk Arena on December 8. Shots: 27 (6-10-11) – 16 (6-7-3)Penalties in minutes: 12 (4-4-4) – 12 (0-6-6) The first period could be goalless but Nick Bailen opened the scoring after Charles Linglet’s pass one second before the buzzer, to the delight of the home crowd.
HC Meshkov Brest draw second consecutive Champions League tie HC Meshkov Brest’s ended in a draw their away match against HC Metalurg Skopje in the 8th round of the EHF Champions League group stage. It’s the Belarusian team’s second draw in a row. HC Metalurg (Skopje, Macedonia) - HC Meshkov Brest (Brest, Belarus) - 27:27 (first half - 12:14) Most of the match, the team from Brest dominated the rival. The end of match was more successful for the hosts (27:26). But 3 seconds before the final siren, Serbian Nikola Manojlovic saved HC Meshkov from defeat (27:27).
Alexander Lukashenko's training session on eve of Christmas ice hockey tournament The President of Belarus dedicated the weekend to the development of sport, including sports infrastructure in Belarus.  According to the press secretary of the head of state, on Saturday Alexander Lukashenko held a training session with the Presidential ice hockey team ahead of the Christmas amateur ice hockey tournament.


Fall trashes Domracheva's podium hopes in Ostersund sprint Norwegian Tiril Eckhoff missed once (0+1) and won the women's sprint at the Biathlon World Cup in Sweden's Ostersund. Second place went to Czech Veronika Vítková (clean shooting), while third was Kaisa Mäkäräinen (1+1). Belarusian Darya Domracheva started the race with confidence but fell during the second lap losing about 15 seconds.
Martin Fourcade wins sprint in Ostersund, Liadov in 37th France's Martin Fourcade after failing in the individual race, bounced back in the sprint at the first stage of the Biathlon World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden.  Not allowing a single miss, the three-time winner of the Big Crystal Globe beat the closest rival by almost half a minute. Yuri Liadov was the best in the Belarusian men's team, in 37th place. 1st World Cup. Ostersund (Sweden) Sprint. 10K with two firing ranges
Slovenia stop Belarus in World Handball Championship 2015 qualification The women's national handball team of Belarus have not got into the playoffs of the World Handball Championship 2015 qualification. Today in Zurich, Belarus lost to Slovenia 33:35 (18:17) in the last group match of the qualifying campaign. In the first half, the Belarusian handball team played a little bit better than their rivals. However, after the break, Slovenia upped pace and possessed the ball more winning the game and getting out of the qualifying group.
Dinamo Minsk celebrate third victory in row in KHL Dinamo Minsk have completed their two-match away series with a victory over Podolsk Vityaz 5:3 (3:2, 1:1, 1:0). The first period was the most productive. The sides scored five goals, with the Minskers being twice forced to come from behind. Matt Ellison, Ryan Vesce and Jonathan Cheechoo scored for The Bison. In the middle of the second period, the hosts leveled the score, but Ellison immediately scored a fourth for the Minsk side.


Kirill Shimko
Powerlifter Kirill Shimko: The strongest man in Belarus Kirill Shimko is the strongest man in Belarus. He has recently returned from Moscow, where he established another world record - pulled a T-26 tank weighing 11.5 tons. How did you manage to do it? Kirill Shimko, Belarusian strongman and powerlifter:Of course, it didn’t happen accidentally. It's not my first record. I moved a T-34 tank, an IL-76 and a train of six cars with Pavel Soroka. What is more, I moved a BelAZ, weighing 55 tons. Do you already have an entry in the Guinness Book of Records?


Svetlana Stepanova
Svetlana Stepanova: Woman with unfeminine hobbies Svetlana Stepanova is the only woman in Belarus who is engaged in industrial climbing. Moreover, she is a world-class athlete in powerlifting.


Natallia Tsylinskaya: Family life
Natallia Tsylinskaya: Family life Natallia Tsylinskaya is an international cyclist, specializing in track sprinting. She is an eight-time World Champion, and a 2004 Olympic bronze medalist. Natalia gave up her career more than four years ago without regrets to become a mother of a large family. As for child care, it’s her relatives and older daughter Maria who help her taking care of the younger kids Anya and Katya, aged three and one respectively. Natalia got used to hard work and made up her mind not to go on maternity leave. Now she is sports director of the Belarusian Federation of Cycling Sport.