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Belarusian sambo wrestlers win team event at World Cup in Minsk The 19th open championship of Belarus in sambo for the prizes of the President of the Republic of Belarus has finished. More than 200 athletes from 18 countries competed on the Minsk Sports Palace carpet. For the first time, taking part in the tournament were also women, as well as representatives of combat sambo. Belarusians can boast 13 gold medals in 2015.


Raubichi gearing up for IBU Youth/Junior World Championships The National Winter Olympic Training Center Raubichi is very popular. Not long ago, young freestylers competed there. The next step is the IBU Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championships. Senior ski acrobats will follow them. The upcoming event will be a good test for the renovated complex. But the organizers have no doubt that everything will be all right.
Darya Domracheva
Domracheva second in women's 15K individual at Biathlon World Cup in Norway The eighth stage of the Biathlon World Cup started with the women's 15 km individual race in Holmenkollen, Norway. Four Belarusians were among its participants. Darya Domracheva, three-time Olympic champion, won silver. Domracheva made one mistake in shooting. Her arch rival in the fight for the Big Crystal Globe Kaisa Mäkäräinen won the race. It is notable that the Finnish biathlete for the first time in her career demonstrated flawless shooting in this discipline. Czech Veronika Vítková came in third.
Nika Shytkouskaya
Belarusian tennis player Nika Shytkouskaya: I would like to be in top 100 of the world Nika Shytkouskaya, the girls’ U16 Belarusian Tennis Championship, vice champion of the Republic of Belarus:My father Sergei Shytkouski is a famous Belarusian ice hockey player. That’s how it is in our family: sport is life. My mother used to play handball. I have a younger brother; he wants to play ice hockey too. In my childhood, I played different kinds of sports. But now I know for sure tennis is my whole life.
13th Tournament in memory of Nikolai Genov held in Novopolotsk In Novopolotsk, which is rightfully considered to be the mecca of Belarusian water skiing, the 13th tournament in the memory of Nikolai Genov was held. It is with his help that the water skiing became the symbol of the city. This year, apart from Belarusian sportsmen, guests from Russia and Poland took part in the competition. The results were quite predictable. Most of the medals were won by sportsmen from Novopolotsk. In the 15-year-old category, Irina Hukhriakova and Kirill Lapkovski were the leaders.
Results of men’s competition of Belarusian National Basketball Championship, 10 February
Results of men’s competition of Belarusian National Basketball Championship, 10 February On February 10, matches of men’s basketball championship were held in Minsk, Vitebsk and Gomel. Yaroslav Pisarenko will present us the details of the meeting in Minsk. After Belarusian State University (BSU) students’ have had their PE class, in just the same sport sporting complex “Universitetski” (Varsity), there starts the Belarusian National Basketball Championship. The varsity team of the BSU hosts the leader of the Championship – the team Grodno-93. There are not many spectators on the stands.
Belarusbank Belarusian Football Championship draw
2015 Belarusian Football Championship draw made The calendar of matches of the Belarusbank Belarusian Football Championship was announced. The competition is due to start on April 10. The draw held on 10 February has made clear the tournament path of all the 14 teams in the highest league. The reigning champion – BATE Borisov are going to host in round 1 FC Mozyr, who are returning to the highest league this year. The silver medalist 2014 – Dynamo Minsk starts the season with the meeting in Grodno with the local team FC Neman.


Dinamo Minsk defeated by Chelyabinsk’s Traktor 2:4 in KHL On February 9, in another match of the regular Kontinental Hockey League’s season, Dinamo Minsk was defeated by Chelyabinsk’s Traktor 2:4. One could think that Belarusians should know how to cope with a tractor. However, maybe because half of Dinamo hockey players are international, or because The ‘Bison’ have already booked their place in the Gagarin Cup playoff in the previous game against Yugra, the team did not manage to spoil the evening for their rivals from Chelyabinsk.
Alexander Zgirovsky, Belarus’ young tennis star
Alexander Zgirovsky, Belarus’ young tennis star Alexander Zgirovsky is a multiple winner of the Belarus tennis championship. Yet he is 14 year old. He believes that in the country of Victoria Azarenka and Max Mirnyi, he can become a renowned sportsman. On 6 February, there started the first qualification round of the Tennis Europe Winter Cup. Alexander believes he has a chance to win the tournament. Alexander Zgirovsky has already won international tournaments. He is Europe’s No.3 in the U14 category in tennis.


Andrei Korshunov
HC Neman Grodno captain Andrey Korshunov Andrey Korshunov is the player of January, according to the “Goryachi Led” (Hot Ice) television program. Last month, he became one of the main factors for the Grodno club’s success in the IIHF Continental Cup. Korshunov was named the best defenceman, as well as the top goalscorer in the Super Final. He has everything for a typical ice hockey hero: a captain’s stripe, lack of a foretooth and, of course, a huge army of fans. Andrey has always wanted to play for his hometown ice hockey club Neman Grodno. The dream came true.
Belarus' National Olympic Committee
Maxim Ryzhenkov: Belarus seeks to be among the countries fighting against doping in sport Belarus seeks to be among the countries fighting against doping in sport. It was announced on February 5th by First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) Maxim Ryzhenkov during the meeting with the delegation of representatives of the Council of Europe, who arrived in Belarus to review the national anti-doping policy. The Belarusian side provided the foreign committee with a number of documents illustrating the detailed operation scheme of the NOC, as well as plans for the future.


Belarus national tennis team
Belarusian women's tennis team: Four wins in Fed Cup's Group 1 Euro-African zone Four matches - four confident victories. Such is the result of the Belarusian women's national tennis team matches in the first Euro-African zone of the Fed Cup. Now our girls have got the right to compete for a place in World Group 2. A day ago, the Belarusian team returned from Budapest and were received with applause at the airport. The girls looked tired but were still willing to share their experiences.
European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship 2015 draw made
European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship 2015 draw made On February 6, the National Olympic Committee, to the sounds of the violin, hosted a draw for the 2015 European Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics. The Belarusian athlete will perform in Group A in the singles event. The draw has determined that she will come on the carpet ninth. In the group exercises, the Belarusian team will perform second. Nevertheless, the head coach of the Belarusian national rhythmic gymnastics team believes that the key to success lies in another thing.
Belarus national ice hockey team at a tournament in Denmark
Belarus win over France 2:1, conclude Metal Euro Ice Hockey Challenge The Belarusian national ice hockey team finished the tournament Metal Euro Ice Hockey Challenge in Denmark with a victory.  In the final match against France, Belarus won 2:1, with Dostanko and Kolosov hitting the target. Earlier in Copenhagen, the Belarusians lost twice. First to Norwegians 2:5 and then to hosts Danes in overtime 1:2.
HC Dinamo Minsk secures early Gagarin Cup playoff berth
HC Dinamo Minsk secures early Gagarin Cup playoff berth The Belarusian club Dinamo Minsk have secured at least a place in the Gagarin Cup playoffs. The Bison became unattainable for competitors on February 7 after defeating Ugra 3:1 in the Kontinental Hockey League. After two periods the game was level: Linglet opened the scoring but Gusev replied. In the third period, the Minsk club managed to put pressure and netted twice. Linglet and then Allison made it 3:1 to make it the most important victory of Dinamo.


Alexander Lukashenko watching the show with son Nikolai
Alexander Lukashenko attends festivities in honor of Sochi Olympics anniversary On February 7, Sochi hosted celebrations in honor of the anniversary of the opening of the Winter Olympic Games 2014. The ceremony was attended by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who came with his youngest son Nikolai at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the big show in the center South Sports, viewers were once again shown the brightest moments of the Olympics. It is at the Sochi Olympics when Belarusian athletes showed the best results in the country's sovereign history. Belarus won five gold and one bronze medal.
Darya Domracheva
Domracheva victorious in Nove Mesto pursuit at Biathlon World Cup Darya Domracheva is again second to none. This time, the leader of the Belarusian national team, in a tense ending, left all formidable rivals behind and won the women's pursuit in the Czech Republic's Nove Mesto. This medal was the first for Darya at the 7th World Cup in Nove Mesto and the third in the pursuit races of the 2014/15 season. With this victory, Domracheva, who is the best biathlete of Belarus, and bears the Hero of Belarus title, has approached the World Cup leader - Finland's Kaisa Mäkäräinen - in the overall standings.
Belarus national indoor hockey team
Belarus to compete for 7th place at Women's Indoor Hockey World Championships The women's national indoor hockey team of Belarus are not showing their best performance in the playoffs of the Indoor Hockey World Championship in Germany.  After getting into the top eight teams in the world, Belarus seemed to hit a rough patch. In the fight for the semi-finals Belarus suffered a humiliating defeat at Austria on shootouts. In addition, the team lost one of the main scorers Yulia Mikheychik. The match against Poland in the tournament for fifth-eighth places was the second meeting of these teams during the current championship. 
Domracheva 4th in sprint at World Cup in Nove Mesto
Domracheva 4th in sprint at World Cup in Nove Mesto After the victory in the sprint at the last World Cup in Antholz, Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva became the leader in the personal 7.5 km races. So in the Czech Nove Mesto, the Belarusian started in red bib, which explicitly indicated Dasha's serious ambitions in the 7 February sprint.
Belarusian tennis players
Belarusian tennis players into Fed Cup World Group II playoffs The national tennis team of Belarus will play in the playoff for the right to enter the World Group II of the Fed Cup. On February 7, in Hungary, the Belarusian tennis players had a decisive match of the first group of the Euro-African zone. Belarus met team GB and needed only a win. And our girls achieved it. First, Olga Govortsova defeated Johanna Konta 6:0, 6:1. And then Victoria Azarenka, also in two sets, prevailed over Heather Watson 6:4, 6:1. The Belarusians will find out their playoff opponents on 8 February, after the end of the matches in World Group II.


Belarus U21
Belarus U21 finds out Euro 2017 qualifying opponents The Belarus U21, who have recently returned from the Commonwealth Cup with bronze medals, are getting ready for new challenges. On February 5, Switzerland's Nyon hosted a draw for the Euro 2017 qualifying.  Belarus will face the Netherlands, Slovakia, Turkey and Cyprus in their group. Manager Igor Kovalevich's charges will hold their first game on September 6 at home against Slovakia.
Belarus defeat South Africa 11:0, lose to Netherlands 1:8 at Indoor Hockey World Championships
Belarus defeat South Africa 11:0, lose to Netherlands 1:8 at Indoor Hockey World Championships About an hour ago, the Belarusian women's indoor hockey team completed its match at the World Championships in Leipzig, Germany.  Belarus lost to the Netherlands 1:8. But the morning game against South Africa was much more optimistic. Belarus snatched a confident 11:0 win.
Brest Meshkov
Meshkov Brest lose to Macedonia's Vardar in SEHA League HC Meshkov Brest have suffered a fourth defeat in a match of the Southeast Handball Association (SEHA League). Most of the first half of the away match against Macedonian Vardar Brest handball players were in the lead, having gone to the break with a tie - 13:13. Vardar were behind at the end of the game but eventually celebrated a 28:25 victory. Vardar, in seven home games of the this SEHA League season won seven victories. In the game of the first round, Brest Meshkov managed to beat Vardar in Brest 30:22.
Belarus national ice hockey team
Belarus national ice hockey team travel to Denmark to international tournament The Belarusian national ice hockey team traveled to Denmark to an international tournament, where they will meet with the hosts as well as Norway and France. The Belarus squad was approved only on February 4 after the final training session.  Some 24 players, including three goalies, headed for Denmark. Dave Lewis, Belarus head coach, said that the purpose of the training session was to identify the players who could replace the athletes from the first team. Lewis added that he could not name particular names because these players need to be tested in action.
Belarus women's indoor hockey team beat Kazakhstan at World Championship 2015
Belarus women's indoor hockey team beat Kazakhstan at World Championship 2015 In Leipzig, Germany, the World Championships in Indoor Hockey have started. The women's team of Belarus is one of the favorites to win the tournament. Belarus spent two matches - against Kazakhstan and Poland.


Brest Meshkov to meet FYR Macedonia's Vardar in SEHA-League
Brest Meshkov to meet FYR Macedonia's Vardar in SEHA-League After the break caused by the World Handball Championship in Qatar the European club competitions are to resume. Today, the handball team Meshkov Brest will hold the first of the two away games. They will meet Macedonian Vardar in Skopje.  In the game of the first round of the SEHA League, Belarus' champions from Brest outplayed the Macedonian side 30:22. 
Belarus starts in Fed Cup against Georgia
Belarus starts in Fed Cup against Georgia The women's tennis team of Belarus has started today their matches of the 1st group of Euro-African zone of the Fed Cup in Budapest. In the first match of the preliminary Group C Belarusians play against Georgia.
Belarus women's indoor hockey team in Leipzig: Training session on February 3 The women's indoor hockey team of Belarus is preparing to start at the World Cup. On February 4, Leipzig hosts the first day of the planetary forum, and the Belarus team will be without exaggeration one of the tournament favorites. The CTV Sport correspondent Svetlana Sirotko visited the training camp.


2015 European Rowing Indoor Championships
Belarusians scoop two awards at 2015 European Rowing Indoor Championships The Polish city of Szczecin played host to the 2015 European Rowing Indoor Championships. Athletes competed using Concept rowing machines. The competition was attended by representatives of 11 countries. Belarusian athletes won two medals. Paralympian Dmitry Ryshkevich scooped gold, while bronze went to Stanislav Scherbachenya.
Belarus national ice hockey team preparing for Metal Euro Ice Hockey Challenge
Belarus national ice hockey team preparing for Metal Euro Ice Hockey Challenge The Belarusian national ice hockey team began on February 2 a training session ahead of the match of the international tournament Metal Euro Ice Hockey Challenge.  Head coach Dave Lewis has at his disposal players representing the Belarusian national championship as well as HC Dinamo Minsk.
Dmitry Daschinsky
Dmitry Daschinsky: Change of generations in Belarusian freestyle going smoothly Two-time Olympic medalist in freestyle Dmitry Daschinsky answered the questions of the CTV's program Sports Week. Freestyle. At the World Cup, which was held this weekend, the updated team of Belarus did not go unrewarded. Little-known Alexandra Romanovskaya won gold. The sportswoman is only 18. On the last day, the Belarusians were second in a fairly new discipline - the team competition. Anna Guskova, Stanislav Gladchenko and Denis Osipov won the places on the podium. But that's not all. At the recent World Cup, Maksim Gustik won silver.


Belarusian Ilya Chergeyko wins international shooting tournament In Munich, there has completed the traditional shooting tournament IWK Hochbrueck 2015. Athletes from Belarus have shown good results.  Ilya Chergeyko and Vitaly Bubnovich took the top two steps of the podium in the air rifle shooting at a distance of 10m, while Yevgeny Zaichik won silver of the pistol tournament.
Svetlana Boginskaya
Belarus' Olympic champion in gymnastics Svetlana Boginskaya As far as we know, you don’t visit Belarus so often. What made you come this time? My mother, brother and nephew live here. I haven’t been in Belarus for 15 years, so I’m glad to be here. The thing is that after my first child Ania was born 14 years ago, I got a fear of flying and every time I experience light turbulence, I think about how much I want to see my children growing up, getting married, having their babies and so on.
Belarusian team second at Freestyle Ski World Cup in USA
Belarusian team second at Freestyle Ski World Cup in USA The Freestyle Ski World Cup in USA's Lake Placid has ended. On the final day of the tournament, Belarus won another medal. Stanislav Gladchenko, Anna Guskova and Denis Osipov won silver in the team competition. They lost only to Chinese skiers, who won gold. Russia scooped bronze. At these competitions, our freestylers were in the new line-up. Olympic champion Anton Kushnir is recovering from injury. Two more Olympic champions Alla Tsuper and Alexei Grishin as well as Olympic medalist Dmitry Daschinsky finished their career.
Basketball match
Tsmokі Mіnsk beat Samara's Krasnyye Krylya in VTB United League The Belarusian basketball club Tsmokі Minsk has celebrated a victory in the match of the VTB United League against Samara's Krasnyye Krylya. The Samarians pretty quickly took the lead. But the Belarusian side not only restored the parity but also increased the lead to 15 points by the end of the first half. However, even given such a handicap, the home crowd knew that was not the end and it was not yet the time to relax. In a duel of these opponents in the first round, the Minsk side squandered such an advantage in only one quarter.


Belarusian Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya wins aerials event at FIS World Cup in USA 18-year-old Belarusian freestyle skier Alexandra Romanovskaya surprised the entire sports world sensationally winning the ladies' aerials event at the FIS World Cup in Lake Placid, USA. Anna Guskova was also among the top ten athletes at that World Cup. This season, the Belarusian team squad has been updated. Victors of the latest Olympics Alla Tsuper, Alexei Grishin and Dmitri Daschinsky finished their sporting career while Anton Kushnir is recovering from injuries.


FIBA ​​sporting director Kosta Iliev
FIBA ​​sporting director Kosta Iliev: Belarus wants to hold top basketball tournaments Belarus lays claims to the holding of top basketball tournaments. And the country has respective capabilities.  This opinion was expressed by FIBA ​​Kosta Iliev during the two-day visit to Minsk.


Alexander Gagiyev, First Deputy Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus
Free visas for IBU Youth/Junior World Championships participants Participants of the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships will receive free visas. This was stated by First Deputy Sports and Tourism of Belarus Alexander Gagiyev January 28. In 2015, it is the second contest which participants receive such a bonus. The first was the Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the President. Belarus hosts the IBU Youth/Junior World Championships already in mid-February. The competition will take place in the renovated Raubichi ski complex. Spectators will be able to watch the race from the stands or stand also along the track. 
Belarus to host AMF Futsal Men's World Cup
Belarus to host AMF Futsal Men's World Cup The AMF Futsal Men's World Cup will become one of the thirty top tournaments that Belarus will host in 2015. In football, Belarus is not so strong as it futsal. In the latter sport’s rankings, Belarus is among the top 5 nations of the world. The AMF Futsal Men's World Cup will be held from 17 to 25 April. Five towns will host the tournament: Minsk, Brest, Pinsk, Borisov and Molodechno. A draw for the tournament was held in the shopping mall Stolitsa on January 27. Belarus were in group A, which will be based in Minsk.
Belarus at 2015 World Men's Handball Championship
Belarus 18th at 2015 World Men's Handball Championship The Belarus men's handball team finished the World Championship in Qatar in 18th place.  The last battle against the Czech Republic was very stubborn - and the teams drew the two halves 28:28.   The Czechs were very close to snatching victory at the end. After their shot, the ball crossed the line but it was already after the final siren. But, as it turned out, for the Belarusians, it was only a postponement of defeat.


BC Tsmokі Mіnsk v Nizhny Novgorod
BC Tsmokі Mіnsk lose to Nizhny Novgorod 79:93 in VTB United League The men's basketball club Tsmokі Minsk played another match in the VTB United League. The Dragons were visited by the best player of Belarus Artyom Parakhovsky and his club Nizhny Novgorod. The Russian club is one of the 16 strongest in Europe. The Minsk side, who are bottom of the VTB League table, fought hard against Nizhny Novgorod but succumbed to a 79:93 defeat. Tsmoki’s Stanley Burrell became one of the best players of the game. He picked up 18 points. Artyom Parakhovsky did not feel at home playing for the Russian side in Belarus and scored only three points.
Volleyball club Stroitel Minsk's Challenge Cup success
Volleyball club Stroitel Minsk's Challenge Cup success Reason number 1 - precise selection The Belarusian leader and the champion, on the basis of status, has a good budget. Of course, in terms of salary Stroitel cannot compete with football or ice hockey clubs. However, it is among the leaders among Belarusian volleyball clubs Club managers do not buy players who will then polish the bench. The motto is simple: minimum new deals with maximum efficiency.


Belarus U21 third in Commonwealth Cup Belarus U21 took third place in the Commonwealth Cup held in St. Petersburg. On January 25, in the match for bronze, coach Igor Kovalevich's charges defeated Turkmenistan 4:0 (1:0).    Like a year ago, Igor Kovalevich's team won bronze medals. In 2014, Belarusians defeated Estonians 2:0 in the fight for third place.
Women's football in Belarus. Is the country ready to host European Women's Under-17 Championship 2016? The new generation of Belarusian women will defend the honor of the country at the UEFA U17 European Football Championship 2016. This is the most popular sport in the world. Football is considered sport for men. It is considered that women do not understand football and the best they can do here is to support her husband cheering for his favorite team. However, the beautiful half of humanity not only plays in women's leagues, but also manages men's soccer clubs. There are 53 of them in the world. In Spain, for example, women comment football matches. And even act as refs.
Darya Domracheva wins pursuit race at Biathlon World Cup in Antholz Not a day without a win! Darya Domracheva won a third consecutive victory at the World Cup Biathlon. On 24 January, inimitable Dasha won the pursuit race in the Italian Antholz. Earlier, Domracheva took first place in the sprint, and the previous World Cup in Ruhpolding, Germany, was won by the three-time Olympic champion in the mass start. Darya's main rival Kaisa Mäkäräinen from Finland came third. Thus, the Belarusian is now 40 points behind the overall leader.


Darya Domracheva (L) and Nadezhda Skardino (R) of Belarus
Domracheva wins sprint at 6th Biathlon World Cup Darya Domracheva won the sprint of the sixth Biathlon World Cup.  In addition to the usual steady progress on the ski track, the Belarusian also demonstrated a great shooting performance on the two firing ranges.  As a result, she became the first at a distance of 7.5 kilometers, finishing 27 seconds ahead of the runner up and her main rival in the overall World Cup standings Kaisa Mäkäräinen. 


Belarus national field hockey team
Belarus national field hockey team win tournament in Brussels Four games, three wins and a champion’s cup. This is the result of the performance of the Belarusian women's field hockey team at the 2nd international tournament of three nations in Brussels.  Belarus lost only the first game against Australia 3:4. But in return game, the Belarusian team beat the opponents convincingly 8:5.  Belgium were defeated even more convincingly: 3:1 and 5:2. Thus, the Belarusian team won first place and in a good mood continues to prepare for the World Cup that will be held in Leipzig in early February.  
Belarus to compete for places from 4th to 6th at 2015 Development Cup After the group round of the 2015 Development Cup, three teams in group A have five points each (Belarus, Moldova, Czech Republic) and only China have zero points. However, in the latest match against the hosts of the tournament Belarus, China managed to score a goal. Belarus won in that game 6:1. The Belarus head coach Mikhail Markhel noted that the tournament is not yet over and Belarus will play two more games in which emphasis will be made on a more stable performance.
Belarusian athletes to go to 27th World Winter Universiade A few days remain before the start of the 27th World Winter Universiade. The International Student Forum will be held for the first time in two countries - Spain and Slovakia. On January 21, at the National Center of Physical Education and Sport pupils and students took part in a solemn farewell ceremony. Taking part in the event were representatives of the Ministry of Education and the National Olympic Committee. Sixteen Belarusian athletes are represented in six sports. At the Winter Universiade two years ago in Italy, Belarusians brought two medals.
VC Stroitel Minsk into Challenge Cup quarterfinal The volleyball club Stroitel created a sensation. In the return game of the last 16 of the CEV Challenge Cup, the Minsk team lost to Nizhny Novgorod's Guberniya (2:3) but still made it into the quarterfinal on aggregate. A week ago, at Chizhovka Arena, Alexander Singayevsky's charges beat the Russian side in four sets 3:1. In the quarterfinal, the Minsk side will take on Maliye Milli Piyango Ankara of Turkey. 


HC Dinamo Minsk oust Slovan away 6:4 Dinamo Minsk have got off to a good start of their KHL away series. In Bratislava, Dinamo won against the local club Slovan 6:4. After the win, Dinamo are still 5th in the Western conference. In the next match, The Bison face Croatia’s Medveščak in Zagreb on 22 January. 


Alexander Lukashenko meets UEFA president Michel Platini In 2015, Belarus will join the UEFA program for the preparation of elite players. This was announced during a meeting of President Alexander Lukashenko with president of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Michel Platini. The project provides financial assistance in the amount of 100 million euros to each age group of beginners.
Development Cup 2015
Development Cup 2015 kicks off in Minsk On January 18, the traditional international tournament Development Cup 2015 kicked off at the Futbolnyi Manezh arena. The competition in Minsk gathered football talents from 12 countries. In the first match, Belarus drew against Finland 2-2. In the other match of Group A, China were hammered 0-10 by the Czech Republic. At the preliminary stage, participants were divided into 3 groups, each containing four sides. Only the group winners will enter the playoff.
Darya Domracheva (in the middle)
Darya Domracheva wins women's mass start at World Cup in Ruhpolding The Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva was the best in the 12.5 km mass start at the Biathlon World Cup in Ruhpolding. She climbed to the top step of the podium despite three misses. A few days ago, Domracheva also took second place in the sprint. This was the fourth win for the renowned biathlete this season. 
Belarus' freestyler Maksim Gustik third at Freestyle Ski WM in Austria Traditions of the Belarusian freestyle school live on. On January 15, at the World Championship in the Austrian Kreischberg, Maksim Gustik won bronze medal in the aerials event. Four Belarusian athletes made it into the final part of the competition.  Maxim Gustik and Anna Guskova entered the super final. Denis Osipov and Alexandra Romanovskaya dropped out of the fight after the first attempt. In the decisive attempt, Maxim Gustik performed very confidently and won bronze, being behind only the athletes from China and the United States.


Stroitel Minsk oust Russia's Guberniya in 2015 CEV Challenge Cup The volleyball club Stroitel Minsk took on the Russian Super League side Guberniya Nizhny Novgorod in the CEV Challenge Cup and won 3:1. The game took place at Chizhovka Arena on January 14. The home crowd at the arena played a vital role in the club's victory. Stroitel won the first two sets despite being behind several times. In the third, Guberniya bounced back    25:16. But this failure did not prevent Stroitel from winning in the fourth set and celebrating the 3:1 victory. 
Belarus second in Ruhpolding World Cup relay Belarusians are again on the podium! Nadezhda Skardino, Irina Krivko, Nadezhda Pisareva and, of course, Darya Domracheva won second place in the Biathlon World Cup relay in Ruhpolding, Germany.  The Czech Republic were first.  For our athletes, this is the third successful relay of the season after second place at the World Cup in Hochfilzen and third in Oberhof.


VC Stroitel Minsk to take on Guberniya Nizhny Novgorod in CEV Challenge Cup The Minsk volleyball club Stroitel Minsk will take on Guberniya from Russia’s Nizhny Novgorod in the CEV Challenge Cup on January 14. In the previous round, Stroitel Minsk overpowered Tiikerit Kokkola (2:3, 3:1) and entered the last 16 round. In the last two games of the CEV Challenge Cup, Guberniya Nizhniy Novgorod did not have problems with CVC Gabrovo beating them 3:0, 3:0 in two legs. The match will take place at Chizhovka Arena.
HC Dinamo Minsk win at Dinamo Moscow 3:2 on bullets in KHL
HC Dinamo Minsk win at Dinamo Moscow 3:2 on bullets in KHL Dinamo Minsk began their three-match home series at Minsk Arena on January 13. In the first match, The Bison won against thier opponents Dinamo Moscow 3:2 on bullets. Lars Haugen of Dinamo Minsk was a key player in the shootout, not allowing either Nikolai Zherdev or Kaspars Daugaviņš to hit the target. This is Dinamo Minsk’s thirteenth victory in fourteen matches in the KHL.


Gleb Garbuz
Belarus U21 into 2015 Men's World Handball Championship Finals In the last match of the qualifying tournament for the U21 Men's World Championship 2015 in Kosovo on January 11, the Belarusian national handball team defeated rivals from Switzerland 27:25 (score at HT 14:12). In the other two qualifiers, Belarus also won against Montenegro (31:25) and Kosovo (35:25). The final standings in the 5th qualifying group: 1. Belarus - 6 points (3 matches) 2. Switzerland - 4 (3) 3. Montenegro - 2 (3) 4. Kosovo - 0 (3).


Belarus' Domracheva wins mass start at World Cup Oberhof Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva, with 4 misses (2 + 1 + 0 + 1), won the mass start at the World Cup Biathlon in Oberhof, Germany. The race started for the triple Olympic champion not the best way: after the first shooting range, Domracheva took only 23rd place, 48 seconds behind the leader.  After the second stage, the leader of the Belarusian biathlon team turned everything upside down with an impressive performance.
Belarus beat Montenegro, Kosovo in 2015 Men's World Championship (U21)
Belarus beat Montenegro, Kosovo in 2015 Men's World Championship (U21) The Belarus handball team (U21) triumphantly started the qualifying tournament for the 2015 Men's World Championship. In the first match of the 5th qualification group in Gjakova (Kosovo) on January 9, coach Oleg Shareyko's Belarus beat Montenegro 31:25 (16:11). Belarusian Gleb Garbuz top-scored with 11 goals. In the other match of the day, Switzerland hammered Kosovo 35:21 (17:10).
President Lukashenko presents Belarusian Sports Olympus Awards
President Lukashenko presents Belarusian Sports Olympus Awards Marina Arzamasova, Irina Ilyenkova and Natalia Shikolenko - their awards at various competitions are of special importance in the world of sports.  Their story is just beginning. The "Belarusian Sports Olympus" proves that. Laureates see the award from the Belarus President as a high appreciation of his work and as a stimulus for further development. Born into a family of athletes, little Marina Arzamasova knew what cost should be paid to become the champion.


Yegor Filipenko to sit on bench in Malaga vs. Villarreal match Yegor Filipenko, Belarusian defender of Malaga, will get in the application for today's match of the 18th round of La Liga against Villarreal. However it is an open question whether he will play on the field. There can be no more than 18 players in the application for the match. Earlier, Javier Gracia, chief coach of Malaga, said that Yegor Filipenko still needed to return into the optimal physical condition, as he had recently come back from vacation. The game Malaga vs. Villarreal will be held today, on January 10.
Belarus finishes sixth in Dakar Stage 6 The crews of the Belarusian team successfully reached the finish line of the sixth stage in the truck category (T4) of 2015 Dakar Rally, taking 6th, 11th and 31th place.


Belarus national ice hockey team
11th Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Belarus. Results Participants of the 11th Christmas ice hockey tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus said goodbye to the Belarusian capital. On January 8, most of the teams returned home. Eight teams competed for the main title of the tournament. This time, the Cup went to Russia. But the newcomers of the tournament, players from the United Arab Emirates have decided to stay in Minsk a bit longer.
European Athletics Association president Hansjorg Wirz visits Belarus Athletics is a basic sport for the development of society, believes the president of the European Athletics Association Hansjorg Wirz. On the one hand, it is a festive event and on the other, it strengthens the nation's health. At a meeting with sports functionaries of Belarus at the National Olympic Committee, the official noted the rapid development of athletics in Belarus and unique sports infrastructure.
Hansjorg Wirz and Alexander Lukashenko
Belarus wants to host 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships Belarus can host world-class competitions. This was confirmed by President of the European Athletics Association Hansjorg Wirz at a meeting with Alexander Lukashenko on January 9. Belarus may host the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships. The President of Belarus expressed readiness to create all conditions for the organization in Belarus of the international athletics championship. This is a great incentive for the development of sport in this country.


Belarus bids for 2019 European Indoor Athletics Championships President of the European Athletics Association Hansjörg Wirz highly appreciated the sports infrastructure of the Belarusian capital - Minsk Arena and a new athletics arena. The main purpose of his visit to our country was to examine the conditions and opportunities for the winter European Indoor Athletics Championships in 2019. The European Athletics Association unites fifty national associations.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Winners leave Belarus Today Minsk bids farewell to the participants of the 11th Christmas Hockey Tournament. They are still overwhelmed with emotions. In particular, prize winners - teams from Russia and Finland - go home. Russians arrived at Minsk National Airport with the cup. Before the departure everyone could take a picture with the main prize of the competition. Players themselves were in good spirits. It was not only because of the victory, but of the great holiday of hockey, too.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Players' spare time Not only matches and trainings filled the schedule of participants of the tournament. It also included a tour of the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, visiting Komarovka and other formal and informal meetings and events. Minsk walking tours are already outdated for guests of the Christmas Tournament. This year it's the 11th unofficial world championship, and many players know our capital better than native citizens. Minsk is almost like a second home for the participants.
Players about Christmas Hockey Tournament Christmas Tournament - it's not just hockey games, but new people and experience. In 2015, viewers saw a debutant of the tournament - the team from the United Arab Emirates. The team from the UAE arrived in Minsk to participate in the XI Christmas International Tournament of Hockey Amateurs for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus.
Russia win 11th Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk
Russia win 11th Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk The final match of the 11th International Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prize of the Belarus President finished at Minsk's Chizhovka Arena on January 7.  Russia met the team of the Belarus President and won 2:0 (1:0, 1:0, 0:0). Goaltender Andrei Malkov (Russia) and forward Stepan Ponomarev (team of the President of Belarus) were named men of the match.


Belarus national biathlon team (women)
Belarus third in Oberhof relay The Czech Republic won the women's biathlon relay at the Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof, Germany. The Czechs were 9 seconds ahead of France. The Belarusian team put up a spectacular performance. Stable Nadezhda Skardino did not miss once and was fourth at the first stage, 8 seconds behind. Anastasia Duborezova completed her stage in sixth place with a minute gap from the first place. Nadezhda Pisareva passed the first half of the race well but was not so successful in the second shooting and had to go for one penalty loop.


Christmas Hockey Tournament: Belarus beats Switzerand 12:2 The team of the President of Belarus defeated the Swiss team with a score of 12:2 (5:1, 2:0, 5:1).  Today Sergei Shitkovsky scored three times, Vadim Bekbulatov and Pavel Belyi scored twice, Maxim Slysh, Alexei Plotnikov, Yuri Faykov, Denis Matyukhin and Gennady Savilov scored one goal. The best player in the team of the President became Sergei Shitkovsky. President Alexander Lukashenko gave one assist in this match.
Azarenka in Belarus Fed Cup team It became known who will participate in the matches of Europe/African zone Group I of the Fed Cup, which will be held in Budapest, Hungary from 4 to 7 February. The first number in the national team of Belarus is Victoria Azarenka (42 WTA). The team also includes Alexander Sasnovich (143 WTA), Olga Govortsova (149 WTA), Irina Shimanovich (448 WTA), the team captain - Tatiana Poutchek.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Slovakia defeats UAE 7:3 The XI Christmas International Tournament of Hockey Amateurs for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus became a good tradition.  The intrigue of the competition is growing. The team of the President of the Republic of Belarus became unattainable for rivals after landslide victories over Slovakia and the United Arab Emirates. The Russian team also advanced to the final. On the first day of the tournament they celebrated a victory over rivals from Finland and then dealt easily with Germany. 
Belarus' rivals in 2015/16 IIHF World Junior Championship It became known who will be rivals of the Belarusian team on the preliminary stage of the IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championship (U20) 2015/16 in Top Division. The championship will take place in Helsinki from December 25, 2015 to January 5, 2016. The Belarusian team that returned to Top Division will play with teams from Russia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Finland in the group B of the next World Championship. Matches of this group will be held in Hartwall Arena seating 13,665 spectators.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: How playes spend free time Hockey players from Latvia saw the sights of the city and shared their impressions.  Dmitry Iskrov, hockey player from Latvia:It's very impressive. It’s clean and beautiful everywhere.  I got very strong impressions. Everything is more fundamental and extensive. Hockey players visited Red Church and even put candles. After this religious place the athletes went to a secular place - to the mall for shopping. For example, Sergey Kuznetsov spent ten minutes choosing souvenirs.
Darya Domracheva named Europe's best sportswoman The Belarusian biathlete Darya Domracheva has been named the best sportswoman of Europe in 2014 following the results of a survey conducted for the 32nd time by the continental section of the International Sports Press Association. At the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Domracheva won three gold medals. After the Games, she was honored the title of the Hero of Belarus.
Belarus finishes second in Dakar Stage 2 MAZ-SPORTavto crew under control of pilot Sergey Vyazovich (race number 510) with navigator Pavel Garanin and mechanic Andrey Zhigulin finished second in the truck category of the 2015 Dakar Rally Stage 2 with the result - 3 h. 34 min. 47 sec. Eduard Nikolaev's crew (KAMAZ-Master from Russia) came first. Vyazovich's crew is now in the fifth place in overall standings with a time of 4 h. 48 min. 56 sec.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Belarus v Russia final due January 7 Team of the President of Belarus has advanced to the final of the 11th Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament. Belarus has become unattainable for rivals after landslide victories over Slovakia and the team of the United Arab Emirates.  The game against the UAE, the debutants of this tournament, ended with a score of 12:4. After the first period, Belarus were 7:1 ahead.


Belarus President's team down UAE 12:4 at Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament The team of the Belarus President have defeated the UAE national team 12:4 at the 11th Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament, which is underway in the Belarus capital Minsk. The game took place in the Palace of Sport. Belarus held possession of the puck from the beginning of the match. Earlier at the Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament, Belarus outplayed Slovakia, while the UAE drew Switzerland. 
Atlant 2:4 Dinamo Minsk. Kontinental Hockey League Dinamo Minsk bounced back from the defeat against Jockerit in Finland with a victory over Atlant Mytishchi of Russia in the KHL. Twice Dinamo Minsk were behind and they spent the first half of the match to make the score equal again: Ryan Vesce make it 2:2 in the 28th minute.  Soon the visitors went in front after Jonathan Cheechoo's used the man advantage.  The violation of the rules cost the hosts Atlant a fourth goal: Alexei Kalyuzhny punished them for Egor Aleshin's foul, thereby deciding the outcome of the match. 
Brisbane International: Victoria Azarenka loses opening match in 2015 Belarusian Victoria Azarenka has lost her opening match of 2015, the year which she was hoping to start from scratch forgetting about a disastrous 2014. Azarenka, however, lost to Czech Karolína Plíšková in the first round of the Brisbane International in Australia. Victoria Azarenka v Karolína Plíšková: 6:4, 7:6 (9:7), 6:4. The former No.1 in the WTA rankings won the first set (6:4) and had a match-ball in the tiebreak in the second set but was unable to use it. Victoria Azarenka lost the second set with a score of 6:7.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Slovakia defeats Switzerland 8:2 The XI Christmas International Tournament of Hockey Amateurs for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus is gaining momentum. The teams from Finland and Latvia meet in Chizhovka Arena. The fight promises to be hot, because the Finns are experienced players. Moreover, they got bronze medals in 2014. The Latvians are debutants of the tournament; however they are well-known in the world of hockey.
HC Dinamo Minsk lose to Jokerit 2:5 After 9 consecutive victories in the Kontinental Hockey League Dinamo Minsk was defeated by Jokerit in Helsinki - 2:5 (1:3, 1:0, 0:2). The match started badly for Dinamo Minsk: by the 13th minute they conceded with a score of 0:3 after goals of Juhamatti Aaltonen, Tommi Huhtala and Ryan Gunderson. The Belarusian team could reduce the gap in the score at the end of the first period: Alexei Kalyuzhny corrected the flying puck before the net.
Belarus' sport in 2014: Year in review The first vice-president of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus Maksim Ryzhenkov answers the questions of hosts "Week of sport". You became the first guest of our program. To complete the year, we called you again. How is your mood? Maksim Ryzhenkov: The mood is excellent. There are good results in our sport this year, after all. Could you briefly characterize this sports year? Maksim Ryzhenkov:
Belarus' Yegor Filipenko signs contract with Malaga BATE's defender Yegor Filipenko signed an agreement with Malaga from Spain. The contract will end in two and a half years. Yegor Filipenko trained with his new team on January 4. In the 2014 season the BATE's defender played 23 matches in the national championship, scored 1 goal and gave 3 assists, earned five yellow and one red card. It was reported that teams from Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey, in particular, Fenerbahce from Istanbul expressed interest in this 26-year-old player.
Belarus' Olga Govortsova leaves singles in China Belarusian tennis player Olga Govortsova suffered a defeat in the first round of the main stage in the tournament in Shenzhen, China (prize fund - 500 thousand dollars). Today Govortsova (world number 149) was beaten by Tereza Smitkova (69) from the Czech Republic in the match of 1/16 final - 6:3, 3:6, 3:6. The meeting lasted two hours. Olga Govortsova got in the singles main draw by winning two matches of qualification with Yafan Wang (180) from China - 4:6, 6:3, 6:4 - and  Magda Linette (133) from Poland - 6:7(4:7), 6:2, 6:2.
Belarus handball team suffers defeats in Yellow Cup The Belarusian men's handball team became the last at the 43rd international tournament Yellow Cup in Switzerland (January 2-4). Yuri Shevtsov's team suffered three defeats in three games: from Tunisia - 30:34 (first half - 17:14), Switzerland - 25:26 (12:10) and Slovakia - 29:34 (14:15). Final standings: Tunisia - 6 points (goal difference 88-81), Switzerland - 4 (81-80), Slovakia - 2 (90-88), Belarus - 0 (84-94).
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Belarus defeats Slovakia New season of sport was opened in Belarus. Today is the second day of the XI Christmas International Tournament of Hockey Amateurs for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus. 4 games are already played. Switzerland and the team from the UAE made a draw. The opposition of teams from Germany and Latvia also ended in a draw. The team of the Belarusian leader defeated the team from Slovakia in a difficult struggle with the score - 5:1. President Lukashenko made two assists. Several thousand people came in Sports Palace. 
President Lukashenko opens XI Christmas Tournament The opening ceremony of the XI Christmas International Tournament of Hockey Amateurs for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus took place in Minsk on January 4. Every year this, as many say, unofficial world championship for hockey amateurs brings pleasant surprises.  Undoubtedly, there will be surprises this time, too. President Alexander Lukashenko welcomed spectators, fans and participants of the Christmas Tournament.
Belarus' Olga Govortsova enters singles main draw in Shenzhen Belarusian tennis player Olga Govortsova (world number 149) entered the singles main draw in the tournament in Shenzhen, China (prize fund - 500 thousand dollars). Olga Govortsova beat Chinese tennis player Yafan Wang (180) - 4:6, 6:3, 6:4 - at the second qualifying round match on January 4. The meeting lasted for 2 hours 26 minutes. At the start of qualification Govortsova defeated Magda Linette (133) from Poland - 6:7, 6:2, 6:2. Govortsova will play with Tereza Smitkova (69) from the Czech Republic in the match of the first round of main draw. 


Belarusian team participates in Dakar 2015 The international rally raid Dakar 2015 starts in Buenos Aires on January 4. Three crew of the Belarusian team MAZ-SPORTavto will participate in it. Rally raid will take place on the territory of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. The finish is expected to be in Buenos Aires on January 17. The length of the track will exceed 9,000 kilometers, and some areas are located at an altitude of more than 3.5 thousand meters.
Belarus' Yegor Filipenko set to join Malaga Yegor Filipenko, whose agreement with BATE (Belarus) ended on December 31, arrived in Malaga and even went through a medical examination in the club. Negotiations for the details of the contract are under way. In the 2014 season the BATE's defender played 23 matches in the national championship, scored 1 goal and gave 3 assists, earned five yellow and one red card. It was reported that teams from Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey, in particular, Fenerbahce from Istanbul expressed interest in this 26-year-old player.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Players and guests come to Minsk Participants and guests of the Christmas International Tournament of Hockey Amateurs for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus continue to arrive in Minsk. Players from Germany, Switzerland and Slovakia came to the capital of Belarus on January 3.
Christmas Hockey Tournament: Preparation and surprises There is a warm reception in honor of ice battles. Belarus welcomes the participants of the Christmas International Tournament of Hockey Amateurs for the Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus. The first team that came to Minsk was the team of the United Arab Emirates, a debutant of the tournament.


Belarus handball team starts in Yellow Cup Today on January 15, the Belarusian national men's handball team starts in an international tournament Yellow Cup in Winterthur, Switzerland. Belarus will meet Tunisia today late in the evening, then play against Switzerland on January 3, and will complete the tournament meeting with Slovakia on January 4. Belarusians became winners of the two previous tournaments in Winterthur. Returning from Switzerland, the Belarusians will make final preparations for the 24th Men's Handball World Championship, which starts in Qatar on January 15.


UEFA president to visit Minsk in January From 18 to 25 January, Association "Belarusian Football Federation" (ABFF), with the support of the Minsk City Executive Committee and OAO Development Bank of the Republic of Belarus holds the 11th international U17 tournament Development Cup 2015. On January 19, UEFA president Michel Platini is going to visit the matches, reports the ABFF official website.