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20.12.2016

Azarenka's baby: First photo Belarus' tennis player Victoria Azarenka and her boyfriend Bill McKeague are receiving hundreds of congratulations at this moment. They have just became parents, for the first time. A few hours ago, a photo of Azarenka's child was posted in social media. The newborn is pictured with his father, Bill McKeague. The photo was posted by Chris Weidman, defenseman of the National Hockey League club Ottawa Senators and a friend of Bill McKeague.
Azarenka gives birth to boy in USA
Azarenka gives birth to boy Renowned Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has become a mother. The 27-year-old athlete gave birth to a son in the USA. Mom and baby are doing well. Victoria shared the good news with her fans in a social network. She called the birth of the son the most difficult, but at the same time the best victory. Victoria Azarenka (on Facebook):Today I had my hardest fight and my very best victory! Our son was born healthy and happy! So thankful and blessed! Thank you.

19.12.2016

Belarus may replace Tyumen as IBU World Cup Biathlon host
Belarus may replace Tyumen as IBU World Cup Biathlon 2017 host Russia's Tyumen may be stripped of the IBU World Cup Biathlon because of the doping scandal, reported the TV channel Belarus 5, which is cited by the sports newspaper Pressball. As stated by the TV channel, the International Biathlon Union (IBU) has compiled a list of possible candidates to replace Tyumen. A Belarusian biathlon complex is on the list. SEE: Raubichi sports complex

15.12.2016

Young athletes in Belarus get annual scholarship of $3,500
Young Belarusian athletes get annual scholarship of $3,500 On December 14, the Belarus National Olympic Committee awarded scholarship certificates of the President's Sports Club. 210 young talents - the athletes and coaches who have already proved themselves in the sport of high achievements - will receive financial incentives in 2017. Among scholars are promising athletes such as: biathlete Darya Blashko, tennis player Vera Lapko and skater Ignat Golovatyuk.

14.12.2016

Belarus President awards Rio medalists
Belarus President awards Rio Olympics medalists On the eve of New Year holidays, Belarusian athletes have received deserved honors. They will be awarded state awards in a ceremony for successful performance at the European Games in Baku, the Rio Olympics and the Paralympic Games. Among other awardees will be those who have made a significant contribution to the development of physical culture and sport. The corresponding decree was signed by President Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus to play Switzerland in June 1 FIFA friendly
Belarus to play Switzerland in June 1 FIFA friendly The football federations of Belarus and Switzerland have agreed to hold a friendly match between two teams on June 1, 2017. The White Wings will play away but it has not been announced in which Swiss city. At the moment, Switzerland are 11th in the FIFA rankings. It also leads their World Cup 2018 qualifying group with four wins in four games.

12.12.2016

Paralympic and Deaflympic Games training centre may appear in Minsk
Paralympic and Deaflympic Games training centre may appear in Minsk The Minsk region may get a Paralympic and Deaflympic Games Training Centre. Such a proposal was made during a charity festival on the eve of Day of Disabled Persons, which took place in the agrotown Mikhanovichi, Minsk region. Here there is a department of day care for people with disabilities - second largest in the Minsk region. The department has existed for a short time but thanks to it, many people with disabilities have been able to discover their talents.
Belarus get Turkey, Slovakia and Italy in EuroBasket 2017 draw
Belarus get Turkey, Slovakia and Italy in EuroBasket 2017 draw Belarus women's basketball team have found out who they will play against in the group stage of Eurobasket in the summer of 2017. The draw, which took place in Prague, decided that Belarus will compete against Turkey, Slovakia and Italy. The Eurobasket will kick-start in the Czech Republic on June 16. On this day, coach Natalia Trofimova's Belarus meet Italy. In a day Belarus face Slovakia and on June 19 take on Turkey.
Belarus' swimmers take bronze in medley relay at World Championships in Canada
Belarus' swimmers take bronze in medley relay at World Championships in Canada Swimmers Pavel Sankovich, Ilya Shimanovich, Evgeny Tsurkin and Anton Latkin won a bronze medal in the 4x50m medley relay at the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships in Canada. Belarusians clocked 1:32.49. Thus, the quartet rewrote the national record of 2015, which was 1:33.21. Photo from: instagram.com/tsurkintsurkin_/

07.12.2016

Belarus national football team manager Alexander Khatskevich resigns
Belarus national football team manager Alexander Khatskevich resigns Alexander Khatskevich has resigned as head coach of the national football team of Belarus. The management of the football federation decided to terminate the contract. The reason is the poor performance of the team in the qualifying tournament for the World Cup 2018 in Russia. The manager was proposed a pay cut since the team had not achieved the goals but Khatskevich decided not to accept the deal. As a result, the contract was terminated unilaterally.

05.12.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk chief to take harsh measures if team left out of playoff
HC Dinamo Minsk chief to take harsh measures if team fails to make it into KHL playoff Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk and the Minister of Internal Affairs of Belarus Igor Shunevich has announced serious and unpopular measures because of the club's performance. Shunevich is ready to take these measures against the management, coaching staff and perhaps athletes if HC Dinamo Minsk are out of the playoffs in the KHL regular season.

02.12.2016

Belarusian Vladimir Chepelin wins bronze at Biathlon World Cup
Belarus' Chepelin wins bronze at Biathlon World Cup Belarusian Vladimir Chepelin has won bronze in the 20km individual race at the first stage of World Cup in Ostersund, Sweden. First place went to the owner of the Big Crystal Globe last season, Martin Fourcade - 51:33.8 (0 + 2 + 0 + 0). Second was Norwegian Johannes Bø (+ 29.5 seconds) (0 + 0 + 0 + 2). Coming third, which came as a surprise for many experts, was Belarusian Vladimir Chepelin. The Mogilev native tried to pass the 20km distance without errors and made only one mistake in four shooting ranges (+ 1 min. 24.3 sec) (1 + 0 + 0 + 0).

01.12.2016

Surprising bronze for Belarusian in individual race at IBU World Cup 2016/17
Surprising bronze for Belarusian in individual race at IBU World Cup 2016/17 Belarusian Daria Yurkevich was the only one of a hundred participants of the race who did not miss a target in four firing ranges at the IBU World Cup's women's individual 15km race. On November 30, the Belarusian biathlete Darya sensationally won third place in the race. The first phase of the IBU World Cup is underway in Ostersund, Sweden. The Belarusian, though, was not fast, with only 58th place in terms of speed. Thanks to the best speed, it was German Laura Dahlmeier who won the race, leaving French Anaïs Bescond second.

25.11.2016

Belarusian wrestler Gaydarov gets silver medal of 2008 Olympics after other athlete's disqualification
Belarusian wrestler Gaydarov gets silver medal after 2008 Olympics tests rechecked The Belarusian wrestler Murad Gaidarov has been awarded a silver medal of the Olympic Games 2008 after the disqualification of Uzbekistan's Soslan Tigiev. This is according to United World Wrestling (UWW). In 2008, Murad Gaydarov, in the weight category up to 74 kg took third place and won the bronze medal of the Olympics.  However, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has published a list of cross-checking the doping samples of the Summer Games 2008. 

23.11.2016

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka wins tennis tournament in Japan
Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka wins tennis tournament in Japan The Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka, ranked 155th in the WTA, won an ITF tournament in Japan, which prize fund is $50,000.  In the last 32, the 18-year-old athlete defeated Japanese Momoko Kobori, 6:0, 6:1, in the last 16 defeated Swiss Patty Schnyder, 7:5, 6:4, then in the quarterfinals dealt with Shimizu Ayano, 6:1, 6:0. Sabalenka got to the final without playing a semifinal, because her opponent Dalma Gálfi from Hungary withdrew from the competition. In the final, the Belarusian defeated Australia's Lizette Cabrera, 6:2, 6:4.

21.11.2016

Bjørndalen: Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete
Bjørndalen: Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete Darya Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete, said eight-time biathlon Olympic champion and husband of the Belarusian athlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen in an interview with Norwegian newspaper Se og Hor. When asked about his wife, Darya Domracheva, the Norwegian biathlete noted that she will cope with all the troubles.

17.11.2016

Belarus biathlon team waiting for Domracheva to return after childbirth
Belarus biathlon team waiting for Domracheva to return after childbirth The Belarusian national biathlon team has gone to Norway on 12 November. This is a good news of last week. It is more pleasant because Dasha Domracheva - an eminent champion and hero of Belarus and now also mother - is going to return to the ski track. And Dasha has posted in social networks a photo of snowy Norway, where she has been training individually. The whole family is in Norway now. What do Belarusian biathletes think about Domracheva's return?

16.11.2016

Minsk named among 20 most sporting cities in the world
Minsk named among 20 most sporting cities in the world Minsk for the first time entered the top 20 of the most sporting cities in the world, demonstrating the rapid growth in the prestigious ranking. The Belarusian capital rose from 51st to 19th position almost immediately after it became known that our country will host the 2nd European Olympic Games.  The ranking also takes into account other experience in major international competitions, such as the 2014 World Hockey Championship.
Belarus to meet Belgium in decisive EuroBasket Women 2017 qualifier
Belarus to meet Belgium in decisive EuroBasket Women 2017 qualifier Belarus women's basketball team have held an open training session before the decisive away qualifier for the European Championship against the Belgian team. The meeting of group G will be held in Namur on 19 November. "The match with Belgium is critical, its outcome determines largely whether we will go into the finals of the European Championship. We know the expanded setup of our opponents, game tactics, we have watched their match against Belgium. I do not think they will radically change their training in a few days.”

15.11.2016

Domracheva wants to return to biathlon after childbirth
Domracheva wants to return to biathlon after childbirth The Belarusian biathlon team will go to the final training camp before the World Cup, which starts in two weeks in Östersund. Belarusian sportsmen will spend their last stage of training in Sjusjoen, Norway. A biathlon tournament that is considered to be the unofficial opening of a new season is taking place there now.
Belarus plans to spend $50m on II European Games
Belarus plans to spend $50m on II European Games On November 14, President of Belarus talked to the labor collective of the enterprise Mogilevkhimvolokno. Alexander Lukashenko revealed how much Belarus is going to spend on the organization of II European Games, which will take place in Belarus in 2019.

14.11.2016

Bjørndalen gives Domracheva his trailer for pre-season training
Bjørndalen gives Domracheva his trailer for pre-season training Ole Einar Bjørndalen has given his wife, triple Olympic champion Darya Domracheva, his famous trailer to prepare for the biathlon season. The eight-time Olympic champion said this during the international competitions in the Norwegian Sjusjoen in an interview with TV channel NRK.
Bulgaria down Belarus in WC 2018 qualifier
Bulgaria down Belarus in WC 2018 qualifier After an unsuccessful start in the 2018 World Cup qualifying tournament, both Belarus and Bulgaria wanted to bounce back and earn some vital points.  However, only the hosts delivered leaving Belarus without points again. They first attacked more and quickly achieved success.  On 10 minutes, the Bulgarians intercepted the ball in midfield, with Spas Delev racing down the right wing and passing to Ivelin Popov, who struck past Andrey Gorbunov. 

11.11.2016

Belarus beats Greece in FIFA friendly
Belarus beats Greece in FIFA friendly The national football team of Belarus has won against Greece in a friendly match 1:0. The meeting, held at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium, has not caused much interest among Greek fans. The 34,000-capacity stands saw only about 2,000 fans coming to see the game.  In the first 10 minutes, the hosts owned the initiative, but could not succeed.  After that, Belarusians have become more active, with Sergei Politevich bringing Belarus a 1:0 lead in the 14th minute, after a perfectly executed free-kick.

08.11.2016

Belarus defeat Serbia in 2018 European Men's Handball Championship qualification
Belarus defeat Serbia in 2018 European Men's Handball Championship qualification The handball team of Belarus won their first victory in the 2018 European Handball Championship qualifying defeating the Serbian team away 36:27. After the home defeat against the Romanians (23:26) at the start of the competition, manager Yuri Shevtsov's Belarus desperately needed points. Belarusians coped with this task perfectly having shown a very confident performance against a strong opponent. Boris Pukhovsky became Belarus' top scorer with 8 points. 
Belarus national football team prepares for matches with Greece and Bulgaria
Belarus national football team preparing for matches with Greece and Bulgaria The Belarus national football team started preparation for the final matches of 2016. The Belarusian team will have a guest sparring with Greece, and on Sunday, they will compete with the Bulgarian team. This match will be an official one and will be held in the framework of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Head coach of the team Alexander Khatskevich invited debutant from  BATE Yuri Kendysh.

04.11.2016

Domracheva's daughter get's father's surname - Ksenia Bjørndalen
Domracheva's daughter gets father's surname - Ksenia Bjørndalen The daughter of famous biathletes Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen has got her father's surname, Darya Domracheva's mother Larisa told media. The baby was born on October 1 at Minsk's maternity hospital No6 in Belarus. Ole Einar was near Darya during childbirth. Parents did not voice the name of the newborn for a long time and finally announced it on 14 October. Domracheva has already started training, four weeks after birth. Now the star family are in Norway.
Belarus defeat France in Euro Ice Hockey Challenge
Belarus defeat France in Euro Ice Hockey Challenge The Belarus national team won a landslide victory in the first round of Euro Iec Hockey Challenge against France 3:0 (0:0, 2:0, 1:0). The main events in Bled, Slovenia, took place in the second period. Stanislav Lopachuk scored the first goal for Belarus. Just before the siren for a second break manager Dave Lewis' team increased their advantage. Pavel Razvadovsky's accurate pass to Sergei Drozd resulted in the second goal. 

31.10.2016

Aliaksandra Herasimenia gives master class to students of her own swimming school
Aliaksandra Herasimenia gives master class to students of her own swimming school Bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics Aliaksandra Herasimenia gave a master class to young swimmers. The Belarusian athlete shared her secrets with young students of her own swimming school. Aliaksandra was trying to inspire children with her passion for swimming. As the athlete admits, she can’t imagine her life without water and a swimming pool.
Alexander Lukashenko to hold meetings in United Arab Emirates October 31
Belarus President to meet with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum The prospects of bilateral relations between Belarus and the United Arab Emirates will be discussed during the October 31 working visit of Alexander Lukashenko to the UAE. It began yesterday. It is expected that the President will meet with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, as well as the Vice-President, Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.
Darya Domracheva gets on with trainings after giving birth
Darya Domracheva resumes training after giving birth Three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva gets on with trainings after the birth of her daughter. The biathlete posted this information on her social media. Darya Domracheva gave birth to a daughter on October 1 in Minsk. Together with her husband, legendary Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, she called her daughter Ksenia. As Darya said before, she wasn’t going to stay on maternity leave for too long.

28.10.2016

Belarusian weightlifter Marina Shkermankova deprived of London Olympics bronze
Belarusian weightlifter Marina Shkermankova deprived of London Olympics bronze Belarusian weightlifter Marina Shkermankova has been stripped of the bronze medal of the Olympic Games 2012 in London for the use of illicit drugs. This information has been posted on the official website of the International Olympic Committee. At the London Olympics, Marina Shkermankova won 3rd place in the weight category up to 69 kg. After rechecking of doping tests illegal anabolic steroids were found.
Simplified visa scheme for players, fans at European Games 2019 in Belarus
Simplified visa scheme for players, fans during European Games 2019 in Belarus Participants and fans of European Games 2019 will arrive in Belarus according to a simplified visa scheme, said Minister of Sport and Tourism of Belarus Alexander Shamko in an interview with the ONT TV channel. The sports official noted that during the Second European Games, Belarus will use the experience of the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship.

27.10.2016

IOC deprives two Belarusian weightlifters of 2008 Olympic medals
IOC deprives two Belarusian weightlifters of 2008 Olympic medals The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has stripped Belarusian weightlifters Andrei Rybakov and Anastasia Novikova of medals of the 2008 Summer Olympics for the use of banned drugs. The relevant decision was published on the official website of the IOC. In 2008, Andrei Rybakov won the silver award in the category up to 85 kg. Anastasia Novikova scooped bronze medal in the category of up to 53 kg.
Belarus President meets with UNECE Under-Secretary-General Christian Friis Bach
Belarus President meets with UNECE Under-Secretary-General Christian Friis Bach Minsk became the symbol of the dialogue in the most difficult times. The head of the UN's Economic Commission for Europe has thanked the Belarusian President for taking the initiative to promote the idea of ​​dialogue and communication worldwide. A meeting of Alexander Lukashenko with Christian Friis Bach was held today at the Palace of Independence. The Head of State stressed the need to enhance the role of the expansion of cooperation directions with the UNECE.

26.10.2016

Torch, medals, sports uniform: History of Olympic Belarus in details
Torch, medals, sports uniform: History of Olympic Belarus in details The European Games are regional competitions in Olympic disciplines. Such tournaments are held on other continents as well. To host such event is a great success for Belarus. If this step is successful maybe it will be possible to think about the Olympics. Only developed countries are entrusted such Olympics. The European Games have their own symbol, according to the Olympic tradition. In Baku, the symbol of the 1st European games was a gazelle and a pomegranate.

25.10.2016

Legendary athlete Sergey Bubka about Belarusian sport
Legendary athlete Sergey Bubka about Belarusian sport Sergey Bubka was a first pole vaulter in the world to clear 6 meters. He set a record that nobody has beaten yet. The head of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine has answered questions of the program Week on the CTV Channel. Is it true that sooner or later any pupil will be able to clear 6.10, 6.14, 6.20 in pole vaulting? Sergey Bubka: I’m very optimistic about it. I have never set limits for myself. I think that is why I was able to set 35 world records.

24.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: European Games should unite people all over the world
Alexander Lukashenko: European Games should unite people all over the world With a bit of jealousy it should be mentioned that the video was shot in 11 countries of the world by Novosibirsk’s studio. The tractor “Belarus” is known all over the world, and it is used in more than 60 countries. Another large scale event took place in Minsk. The 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees was held in Belarus, where representatives of 50 countries gathered. They made a historic decision. Belarus will host the European Games in 2019. Our correspondent Ekaterina Zhilyanina has more details.

23.10.2016

Decision to hold European Games in Minsk becomes present for Belarus on NOC’s 25th anniversary
Decision to hold European Games in Minsk becomes present for Belarus on NOC’s 25th anniversary The General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees was held in Minsk the same year when the National Olympic Committee celebrates its 25th anniversary. The decision to hold the European Olympics in Belarus became a gift for the country. The National Olympic Committee has become a large recognized organization that contributed a lot to the development of sport and promotion of a healthy way of life among Belarusians.

22.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus to do its best to make European Games kind and cordial
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus to do its best to make European Games kind and cordial Belarus starts its preparation for the 2nd European Games. The event will be held in Minsk in 2019. The decision was made at the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees on October 21. Belarus will do its best to organize the European Games, said Alexander Lukashenko. The right to host the Games we got by voting. The experts noted that Belarus proved that it’s capable of hosting such large-scale events during the World Ice Hockey Championship.

21.10.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: we are not superpower but we pay a lot of attention to sport
Alexander Lukashenko: we are not superpower but we pay a lot of attention to sport The second European Games will be held in Belarus. This historic decision was made during the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees. President Alexander Lukashenko took part in the forum. The topic was discussed in details during the face-to-face meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and the acting president of the European Olympic Committees. Janez Kocijancic supported Belarus in its eagerness to invite as much athletes as possible.
Minsk to host European Olympic Games 2019
Minsk to host European Olympic Games 2019 Minsk will be the capital of the 2019 European Olympic Games. The decision was taken at the 45th meeting of the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees. The forum was attended by the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko warmly welcomed the foreign guests. During his speech in the Olympic Hall of Fame of the NOC, the head of state stressed that Belarus has all the necessary infrastructure for international competitions.
Oyster mushrooms cultivated in Belarus under auspices of EU and UN
Oyster mushrooms cultivated in Belarus under auspices of EU and UN A project on growing oyster mushrooms is being underway under the auspices of the EU and the UN in the Kletsk district of Belarus. The author is a local center of social service.  Employees of the organization are cultivating mushrooms in the so-called incubators. In order for the harvest to ripe, one needs only about two months.  The first batch of oyster mushrooms has already been collected and sent for sale.
Belarus national football team drop to 77th place in FIFA ranking
Belarus national football team drop to 77th place in FIFA ranking The national football team of Belarus has dropped 20 positions in the updated FIFA rankings. Belarus now shares the 77th place with the team of Curacao. The list was released on October 20 by the international football federation. Over the past month, the Belarusians held two World Cup qualifying matches, losing to the Dutch away 1:4 and then being held by Luxembourg 1:1 at home.
45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees to open in Minsk October 21
45th General Assembly of European Olympic Committees to open in Minsk October 21 On October 21 Minsk will host the official opening of the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees. This meeting will bring together the elite - functionaries from 50 countries, who have already taken part in a closed meeting of the executive committee of the organization.
EOC inspector: Minsk ready to host tournaments of the highest level
EOC inspector: Minsk ready to host tournaments of the highest level Sports facilities of Minsk are ready to host tournaments of the highest level. The statement was made at a meeting of the executive committee of the European Olympic Committees. It was held on October 20 at the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus, in anticipation of the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees. Delegates from 50 countries will start work today on October 21.

20.10.2016

Belarusian Dmitri Poliaroush elected deputy chairman of trampoline jumping technical committee of FIG
Belarusian Dmitri Poliaroush elected deputy chairman of trampoline jumping technical committee of FIG Belarusian athlete Dmitri Poliaroush has been elected Deputy Chairman of the Technical Committee for Trampoline Jumping of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) at the 81st congress of the sports organization in Tokyo. Earlier, the six-time world champion from Belarus was also part of the technical committee, where he was responsible for the preparation and development of tournament regulations. Heading this structure will be Horst Kunze from Germany, who was re-elected as president.
Sports officials from 50 countries gather in Minsk for 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees
Sports officials from 50 countries gather in Minsk for 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees On October 20 the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees will open in Minsk. The forum brought together sports functionaries from 50 countries. They will discuss the most pressing issues, including the fight against illicit drugs. Belarus stands for greater transparency in the activities of international organizations, particularly the World Anti-Doping Agency. The Best Young Athlete award will also be presented.
Ivanchenko re-elected as chairman of Belarusian Modern Pentathlon Federation
Ivanchenko re-elected as chairman of Belarusian Modern Pentathlon Federation Nikolai Ivanchenko has been re-elected as chairman of the Belarusian Federation of Modern Pentathlon. His deputy Mikhail Prokopenko will also continue to work in his office. This decision was taken at the election conference on 19 October. The federation's work over the last four years has been praised. Now the Federation has proposed a plan for the next four-year Olympic cycle. Among the priority areas are youth sport and, of course, the national team.
Belarusian became vice-president of International Federation of Gymnastics
Belarusian becomes vice-president of International Federation of Gymnastics A new president of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) was elected at the 81st Congress of FIG. Japanese Morinari Watanabe will start his work on January 1, 2017. He will replace Bruno Grandi (Italy) who was the head of the organization for 20 years. Nellie Kim (Belarus), Vasily Titov (Russia), Luo Chaoyi (China) became the vice-presidents of FIG. Nellie Kim is a five-time Olympic Champion in gymnastics.

19.10.2016

European experts praise development of Belarus’ sport
European experts praise development of Belarus’ sport Belarus wants to get international support for its sports initiatives. In October, the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees will be held in Minsk and will gather delegates from 50 countries. During the meeting, the new logo of the European Olympic Committees will be presented and the best young athlete will get an award. A Belarusian female athlete is among 4 candidates.
Belarus to host General Assembly of European Olympic Committees
Belarus to host General Assembly of European Olympic Committees Belarus plans to build international support for its sports initiatives. On October 19, there was announced the program of the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees. It will take place in Minsk. Tomorrow delegates from 50 countries will begin work. During the meeting the new logo of the European Olympic Committees will be presented. The Peter Nurovsky award will be presented to the best young European athlete. Among the four candidates is one Belarusian.

17.10.2016

BATE becomes Belarus’ Champion for 13 time
BATE becomes Belarus’ champion for 13th time The 25th round of the Highest League confirmed what everybody has known for a long time. BATE became the Champion of Belarus for the 13 time. It happened in a very small town Luninets where BATE had a match with FC Granit from Mikashevichi.  However, the outsiders of the Highest League had several good chances in the first half. In the second half the defense of Granit became weaker and Nikolai Signevich scored the winning goal bringing BATE another title.
Who does Azarenka support in US presidential race?
Who does Azarenka support in US presidential race? This week, millions of women in Belarus received congratulations on Mother's Day. We met that day with a woman who is only preparing to become a mother and who, thanks to her mother, made tennis her choice for the entire life. So, today with us is Victoria Azarenka. Is it true when women say that there are two alternatives: either a family or career?
SKA Minsk reaches EHF Cup 3rd qualifying round
SKA Minsk reaches EHF Cup 3rd qualifying round The handball club SKA Minsk have made their way into the third qualifying round of the EHF Cup. After the away defeat at Austrian Hard (25:28), the vice-champions of Belarus revenged 31:25 (14:10) at the Uruchcha sports palace. Igor Papruga's men did well in the first half securing a comfortable lead and then brought their advantage to six points. The most productive was the winners became Nikita Vaylupov who scored 10 goals.
BC Tsmoki Minsk get first victory in VTB United League
BC Tsmoki Minsk get first victory in VTB United League The second match and the first victory. The basketball club Tsmoki Minsk celebrated a victory in the regular season of the VTB United League. After the defeat in round 1 Igor Grischuk's men took on Saratov's Avtodor. The Saratov team is regularly among the participants of the playoffs. The current season began in a difficult way for them: a defeat at Astana and a heavy victory over Nizhny Novgorod. Avtodor went to Minsk for a victory and the first half ended with them being nine points ahead of the hosts.

14.10.2016

Dinamo Minsk suffer heavy defeat at CSKA Moscow in KHL
Dinamo Minsk suffer heavy defeat at CSKA Moscow in KHL HC Dinamo Minsk suffered a second defeat in a row in the KHL championship losing on the road to CSKA Moscow 2:7. Before the match against CSKA Moscow the Minsk club had serious squad problems. The list of the injured included a number of key players of the Belarusian team. Head coach Craig Woodcroft could not count on Nick Bailen, Rob Klinkhammer, David Ullstrom, Yevgeny Kovyrshin and Artem Volkov. Let alone goalie Kevin Lalande and defenseman Kirill Gotovets who have long been sidelined.

13.10.2016

FC Minsk lose to Barcelona in UEFA Women's Champions League last 32
FC Minsk lose to Barcelona in UEFA Women's Champions League last 32 FC Minsk have failed to enter the last 16 of the Women's Champions League. In the second leg of the last 32 the Spanish Barcelona beat four-time champions of Belarus 2:1. On 52 minutes Minsk went in front but could not keep the advantage - after 10 minutes Jennifer Hermoso equalized from the penalty spot. 15 minutes before the final whistle Andress Alves delivered the winning goal to make it 2:1 in favor of Barcelona.  In the first leg, which took place on October 6 in Minsk, manager Yuri Maleev's Minsk lost to Spaniards 0:3.

12.10.2016

Azarenka to become director of children's tennis tournament in Minsk
Azarenka to become director of children's tennis tournament in Minsk Victoria Azarenka will become the director of a children's tennis final tournament of the season, which will take place in Minsk at the Republican Center of Olympic Training. The final tournament of the season for boys and girls aged 12 and 14 will be held for the first time. The best players representing tennis schools from across Belarus will take part in the competition. Eight boys and girls in each category heading the national ranking will perform in singles for the right to become a winner.

11.10.2016

Luxembourg hold Belarus to 1:1 draw in 2018 WC qualifier
Luxembourg hold Belarus to 1:1 draw in 2018 WC qualifier The football team of Belarus drew their match against Luxembourg in the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifier. Belarusians took possession and had playing advantage throughout the game, but the visitors successfully repelled all attacks of Alexander Khatskevich's team for a long time. However, the hosts' perseverance brought fruit not long before the final whistle.

10.10.2016

Belarus to face Luxemburg in WC 2018 qualifier after defeat vs Netherlands
Belarus to face Luxemburg in WC 2018 qualifier after defeat vs Netherlands The Belarus national football team is going to hold another match of the qualifying campaign for the World Cup 2018 on October 10. Behind is a home draw vs France (0:0) and an away defeat against the Netherlands (1:4) on Saturday. This evening Borisov Arena is waiting for the underdogs Luxemburg. However, the Belarusian team's relationship with semi-amateurs from a small duchy has never been simple.  Suffice it to recall the dramatic defeat of Belarus 0:1 in Gomel in 2007 when the visitors scored the winning goal in stoppage time. 
Tsmoki Minsk lose to Zenit in VTB United League opener
Tsmoki Minsk lose to Zenit in VTB United League opener The basketball club Tsmoki-Minsk today started the new season of the VTB United League with a defeat. The Belarus champions hosted one of the main favorites of the tournament, Zenit from St. Petersburg, but went down 58:71 (8:20, 17:22, 16:12, 17:17). The guests went in front at the start and did not allow Minskers to get even a slight chance.  Dru Joyce was Tsmoki's most active player, who finished the game with 23 points.

07.10.2016

Four Belarusians into IIHF Council
Four Belarusians into IIHF Council The Council of the International Ice Hockey Federation now includes four representatives of Belarus. Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation (FHRB) Sergei Goncharov now heads the referee committee of the IIHF, FHRB General Secretary Yaroslav Zavgorodny has become a member of the Committee of Youth and Youth Hockey and FHRB Athletic Director Alexander Khromylyov has been elected member of the IIHF's evaluation committee.
Belarus preparing for Netherlands WC 2018 qualifier
Belarus preparing for Netherlands WC 2018 qualifier The national football team of Belarus will hold a qualifying match of the World Cup 2018. The Belarus national team has travelled to Rotterdam where they will take on qualifying Group A rivals the Netherlands. This meeting will be refereed by a Scottish ref team led by Craig Thomson. The match will take place at the Feyenoord stadium, which seats 51,000 spectators.

06.10.2016

Netherlands vs Belarus: Pre-match press conference by Alexander Khatskevich
Netherlands vs Belarus: Pre-match press conference by Alexander Khatskevich Belarus national football team is completing preparation for the next qualifying match of the World Cup 2018. The White Wings will take on the formidable team of the Netherlands. On October 5, head coach of the Belarusian national team met with the media at the pre-match press conference. Alexander Khatskevich is anticipating the match against a solid opponent without fear. Khatskevich answered a number of topical questions.
Yunost Minsk beat Champions League winner Frolunda Gothenburg
Yunost Minsk beat Champions League winner Frolunda Gothenburg Yunost Minsk players continue to storm the hockey Champions League. Today, in the first leg of the last 32 coach Mikhail Zakharov's charges beat Swedish Frölunda HC in Minsk at Chizhovka Arena. The Swedish club are the current winner of the tournament and also the champion of Sweden. The hosts were not confused by the status of their contender - a win 3:2. Yunost Minsk won thanks to goals from Turkin, Razvadovsky and Chernook. Frölunda HC will host the return game in a week. It will decide who will make it into the last 16.

05.10.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk extend winning streak to six KHL matches
HC Dinamo Minsk extend winning streak to six KHL matches HC Dinamo Minsk continues to go without defeats in the KHL. This time The Bison achieved a victory in front of home audience. Under the arches of Minsk Arena Craig Woodcroft's team dealt with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. In the middle of the first period Nick Bailen opened the scoring. The next goal took place only 15 seconds before the final siren. Rob Klinkhammer struck the already empty goal of Lokomotiv for a 2:0 final score.

01.10.2016

Darya Domracheva gives birth to girl: Both mother and new-born feel fine
Darya Domracheva gives birth to girl: Both mother and new-born feel fine On October 1, biathlete Darya Domracheva gave birth to a girl in maternity hospital No. 6 in Minsk. It is known that the girl was born at 10.20 and her weight is 3 kilos 650 grams. Thus, the couple of biathletes, Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen, became parents.

27.09.2016

Nordic walking: New healthy trend among Belarusians
Nordic walking: New healthy trend among Belarusians Sport, frankly, is not very good for health. Professional sport. Other thing is sports lifestyle. And even in a sports way of life, not everyone is recommended running and especially weightlifting. Scientists have found that the most useful and accessible kind of activity is walking. Our correspondent Anastasia Benedisyuk and the characters of our next story prove this. Inessa Zgirovskaya:My name is Inessa Zgirovskaya, 67, but the biological age is 47.

26.09.2016

Igor Boki: I went to Paralympics to show great results
Igor Boki: Belarusian Michael Phelps at the Paralympics God helps those who help themselves! This is exactly what people with disabilities do. We have seen them in the stadiums of the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The Paralympics have finished. The heroes this week returned home. The Belarusian Igor Boki became the most titled athlete of the Paralympics 2016: he won 7 medals but brought home 8. Our correspondent Alyona Syrova met the athletes together with friends and fans.

23.09.2016

Belarusian Paralympians back in Belarus after 14-hour flight from Rio
Belarusian Paralympians back in Belarus after 14-hour flight from Rio Belarusian Paralympians have arrived in Minsk from Brazil. In the homeland, they were greeted by fans, family and friends. Belarus has entered the top 20 in the medal standings winning 10 medals. 8 of them gold. Alena Syrova, CTV:Despite the rainy and cool autumn weather, Minsk National Airport is in anticipation of the "golden" flight from hot Rio.

20.09.2016

Belarusian Ilya Ivashka defeats Frederik Nielson at Davis Cup
Belarusian Ilya Ivashka defeats Frederik Nielson at Davis Cup Ilya Ivashka defeated Frederik Nielson from Denmark in five games in the third round match of European-African Zone Group II with the score of 3:2 (6:4, 4:6, 7:5, 5:7, 6:4), and thus, the Belarusian tennis team won. On September 16, Ilya Ivashka easily won the match with Andreas Bjerrehus in Minsk, showing that he is in a very good shape.

19.09.2016

Biathlon Race of Legends takes place in Belarus
Biathlon Race of Legends takes place in Belarus The festival "Race of legends. Stars of the world biathlon for peace” took place in the Belarusian sport complex Raubichi. About thirty famous biathlon athletes from ten countries came to the festival that gathered more than 15,000 people. Darya Domracheva personally invited all the stars of biathlon. The Belarusian legend is waiting for a child so she wasn’t be able to take part in the competitions.

15.09.2016

Belarusian Igor Boky wins forth gold medal at 2016 Paralympics
Belarusian Igor Boky wins forth gold medal at 2016 Paralympics The Belarusian Paralympic team got another medal in Rio. Swimmer Igor Boky won gold in the 50m freestyle. Igor Boky is one of the most outstanding Belarusian Paralympic athletes. As many as 11 times, he was on the podium of the Paralympics. He won 9 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze. Igor will compete in two more disciplines at the Rio Paralympics and, hopefully, will be on the podium again.

14.09.2016

Belarusians win two gold medals at the Rio Paralympics
Belarusians win two gold medals at the Rio Paralympics The Belarusian Paralympic team won two more gold medals at the 2016 Paralympics. Thus, Andrei Pranevich won gold in wheelchair fencing. In the final round, he defeated Ammar Ali from Iraq. 31-year-old Andrei Pranevich has been in a wheel chair since childhood. Before these Paralympics, his best results were bronze medals at the 2015 World Championship and the 2016 European Championship, and gold in the 2014 European Championship.

12.09.2016

Belarusian Andrei Fomochkin carried Russian flag at Paralympics
Was Andrei Fomochkin's carrying of Russian flag at Paralympics an act of braveness? What do the parliamentary elections and the Paralympics have in common? Maybe, the steam that should be blown off. Especially, there is a lot of drama going on in connection with the disqualification of the Russian Paralympic team. It reminds of the Olympics in 1980. The world has separated and politics is involved everywhere and it poisons even sport. Andrei Fomochkin made 500 steps and entered the history of the international Olympic movement. The photo of him carrying the Russian flag was seen everywhere in the world.
Paralympics 2016 in Rio: medals of Belarusian athletes and future hopes
Paralympics 2016 in Rio: medals of Belarusian athletes and future hopes Now, we’ll talk about the 2016 Paralympics. Paralympic athletes had a lot of difficulties in their lives, but still they are following their dreams no matter what. Belarusian Paralympic athletes won 124 medals, 39 of them were the gold medals, since the Paralympics in 1988. The 2016 Paralympic Games have the record number of sport routines. There will be 22 of them. All in all, 4,350 athletes will take part at the Rio Paralympics. They will compete for 528 sets of medals.
Igor Boky wins bronze medal at Paralympic Games in Rio
Igor Boky wins bronze medal at Paralympic Games in Rio The medal collection of the Belarus paralympic team at the Games in Rio now includes four medals. Bronze in the men's 100m breaststroke was won by star swimmer Igor Boki.  The athlete is one of the most decorated among Belarusian Paralympians. He raised 9 times to the podium of all Paralympics.  Boky has 7 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal.

11.09.2016

Belarus' Igar Boki wins second gold at 2016 Paralympics
Belarus' Igor Boky wins second gold at 2016 Paralympics One more gold was added to the medal collection of Belarus at the Rio Paralympics. Last night, Belarus' Ihar Boki won the second gold medal at the Paralympics in Rio with a new personal and world record. The Belarusian swimmer has thus became the seven-time champion of the Paralympic Games.  In the final of the men's 200m medley, he showed his best time, leaving all the competitors far behind.

08.09.2016

Belarus’ President’s press secretary about Russian flag held by Belarusian Paralympic team: it’s President’s opinion
Belarus’ President’s press secretary about Russian flag carried by Belarusian Paralympic team: it’s President’s opinion The 2016 Paralympics started in Rio. As many as 20 athletes represent Belarus. As many as 160 countries participate at the 2016 Paralympics. Russia is not among them. The whole Russian team was disqualified. In solidarity with Russian athletes, one of the representatives of the Belarusian team was carrying the Russian flag at the opening ceremony of the Paralympics. The press secretary of Belarus’ President commented on this situation.

06.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes
Alexander Lukashenko: preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes The preparation system of Belarusian ice hockey players needs changes. President Alexander Lukashenko announced it during the meeting with President of the International Ice Hockey Federation Rene Fasel. Belarus’ Presedent commented on the qualification match where Belarus was defeated by Slovenia, thus losing the opportunity to participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.

04.09.2016

Minsk Half Marathon 2016: Runner Olga Mazurenok sets new record Results of the women's part of the September 4 Minsk Half Marathon have become known. Participant of several Olympiads Olga Mazurenok was the first to finish, with a new record of the track. The athlete run a distance of more than 21 kilometers in 1 hour 11 minutes and 44 seconds. Silver went to runner Nina Savina. Bronze medal was won by an athlete from Kenya.
Slovenia beats Belarus to earn 2018 Winter Olympics ice hockey berth
Slovenia beats Belarus to earn 2018 Winter Olympics ice hockey berth The Belarusian ice hockey team in a tense fight lost to Slovenia in the Winter Olympics 2018 qualification. The result of this match was not known until the last moment. The teams played on equal terms and could not determine the winner in regulation time (2:2) and even in the overtime. In the shootout Slovenes were luckier. Minsk during these four days turned into something resembling an Olympic venue. Belarusians, Danes, Poles and Slovenes fought for a single ticket to the 2018 Olympics.
SKA Minsk handball club presents updated team
SKA Minsk handball club presents updated team The handball club SKA Minsk held a colorful team presentation ceremony for the new season in Gorky Park. Over the past summer the squad of the Belarusian vice-champions has undergone significant changes. The main one is on the coaching position - Spartak Mironovich was replaced by his younger colleague Igor Papruga. Spartak will continue working in the club but will hold a position of coach for scientific and methodical work.
Belarus defeat Serbia in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifier
Belarus defeat Serbia in FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifier The Belarusian national beach soccer team has won its first game in the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualification. In the second round of the preliminary competition in Group A Belarusians defeated Serbia 8:1 (3:0, 2:0, 3:1). In contrast to the start of the qualifying tournament, in which Belarusians unexpectedly lost to Turkey (2:3), this time the question about the winner was decided in the first period, in which Igor Brishtel made a hat-trick. All in all he scored 4 goals in this match.
Polish ice hockey team at Minsk City Day
Polish ice hockey team at Minsk City Day On September 4 Belarus will cheer for their national ice hockey team who are going to meet with Slovenia in the 2018 Winter Olympics qualifier which will decide who will go to South Korea in two years. Last time it was Slovenia who did not let Belarus into the 2014 Olympics. Prior to this, Belarusians won big victories in the two previous meetings, having beaten the favorites of the group Denmark and Poland. On September 3, the guests from Poland walked around the celebrating Minsk.

03.09.2016

Mirnyi loses US Open doubles, continues in mixed
Mirnyi loses US Open men's doubles, continues in mixed event Belarusian Max Mirnyi and Filipino Treat Huey did not qualify into the second round of men's doubles at the US Open 2016. In the opening match the Belarusian-Filipino duo, seeded 9th, lost to the Spanish-Dominican tandem of Nicolas Almagro / Victor Estrella Burgos, 4:6, 4:6. Now Max Mirnyi continues performance at the New York courts Flushing Meadows in the mixed doubles together with Hao-ching Chan. In the first round they defeated in two sets Slovene Katarina Srebotnik and Finn Henri Kontinen, 6:4, 6:4.
Ice hockey. Olympic qualifying for the Olympic Winter Games 2018: Belarus defeated Poland (5:3)
Belarus defeat Poland in Winter Olympics 2018 qualifier, has to defeat Slovenia to progress Belarus won the second game in the Olympic qualifying for the Olympic Winter Games 2018. Belarus defeated Poland (5:3). The day before, Belarus defeated Denmark scoring 5:2, Denmark also lost to Slovenia 3:0. Thus, the game between Belarus and Slovenia that will take place in Minsk on September 4 will determine who will compete at the 2018 Olympics. As many as 12 ice hockey teams will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea.
Belarus’ youth football team draws score with Dutch team and remains 3rd in qualifying round of UEFA European Under-21 Championship
Belarus U21 draw vs Netherlands U21 in UEFA European Championships qualifier The Belarusian U21 team remains in 3rd place in their Group 8 after drawing the score with the Dutch team (2:2). The match with the Netherlands took place in Minsk, and Belarus got two goals thanks to Pavel Savitski. He opened the score from the penalty spot in the 18th minute and he scored one more goal on the 79th minute. However, the guests managed to score two goals as well.

02.09.2016

Belarus beat Denmark in 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualifier
Belarus beat Denmark in 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualifier The Belarusian team have outplayed Denmark in the opening game of the 2018 Winter Olympic ice hockey qualifying. Belarus' Minsk Arena in Minsk is hosting the competition, which winner will get the right to play at the Pyeongchang Games in 2018. The Scandinavians brought the best squad to Minsk but this did not help them against Belarus. Coach Dave Lewis' team won a very important victory 5:2, though made fans nervous after conceding first.

01.09.2016

Mirnyi into mixed doubles round 2 at US Open 2016
Mirnyi into mixed doubles round 2 at US Open 2016 Belarusian Max Mirnyi has successfully started performance at the US Open tennis tournament. For 39-year-old Maxim Mirny this is already the 20th tournament in a row at the New York courts Flushing Meadows. In the first match of the mixed doubles, Mirnyi and Chinese Chan Hao-ching, seeded 5th, outplayed in straight sets Slovene Katarina Srebotnik and Finn Henri Kontinen, 6:4, 6:4.
Belarusian Paralympic athletes fly to Brazil August 31
Belarusian Paralympic athletes fly to Brazil August 31 The XV Paralympic Games will be the most spectacular both in terms of the number of participants (over 4,000) and in terms of the number of sports represented (22).  Triathlon and canoe rowing will make a debut in Brazil. Belarusians will perform in swimming, judo, athletics, fencing and adaptive rowing. On August 31 Belarusian Paralympic athletes went to "conquer" Rio de Janeiro. Belarusians always return from Paralympics with bunches of medals.
Belarus beat Norway in away friendly ahead of FIFA WC qualifier against France
Belarus beat Norway in away friendly ahead of FIFA WC qualifier against France The beginning of the meeting at Ullevaal in Oslo was quite equal, with rivals creating only a few chances. Gradually, however, the Norwegians, as befits the hosts, began to play a more active game and created several dangerous chances at the goal of Andrei Gorbunov, but the Belarusian goalkeeper coolly eliminated all threats.  Closer to the break the guests moved the game from their goal and created two brilliant chances within three minutes. 

31.08.2016

Uladzislau Hancharou
Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou about Vitebsk, fame, selling of phone, media, superheroes and sincerity Uladzislau Hancharou, the Belarusian champion of the Olympics in Rio, has answered questions of the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. It is surprising that we are having interview in the hotel “Eridan” in Vitebsk. Uladzislau Hancharou, champion of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio (trampolining): Vitebsk is my native city. Imagine, that after winning gold, you have an opportunity to move to Minsk. Would you do it right now?
Minsk-Arena
Minsk preparing to host 2018 Olympic ice hockey qualifying tournament Minsk has again became the capital of the ice hockey world. For the first time Belarus will host the final round of the Olympic qualification. Participants have already come to the Belarus capital to contest one ticket for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Belarus will compete in one group against Poland, Slovenia and Denmark. Only the group winner will get a ticket to the 2018 Olympics. Ice hockey players will start pre-match training today. Competitions are expected to be very hot. Matches will be held from 1 to 4 September at the ice complex Minsk-Arena.
HC Brest Meshkov draws with Vardar in SEHA League opener
HC Meshkov Brest draws with Vardar in SEHA League opener HC Meshkov Brest in the opening match of SEHA League drew with Macedonian Vardar. The match in Skopje turned intriguing. At the beginning of the match Brest residents took the initiative in their hands, but the hosts were not going to tolerate this. As a result, the teams kept fans in suspense until the last minutes of the meeting. In the end Vardar had all the chances to win with minimal score. However, two seconds before the final whistle BGK prevented Macedonians from winning. The match ended with a score 34:34.
Mirnyi remains last Belarusian at US Open 2016
Mirnyi remains last Belarusian at US Open 2016 Max Mirnyi has remained the only representative of Belarus at the US Open. Today, the veteran of Belarusian tennis will come to court with Chinese Chan Hao-ching in the opening match of the mixed doubles competition against Slovene Katarina Srebotnik and Finn Henri Kontinen.  In the men's doubles Max Mirnyi and Filipino Treat Huey, seeded ninth, will compete against another internationalist tandem in the first meeting - Nicolas Almagro (Spain) / Victor Estrella Burgos (Dominican Republic).
Belarus' performance at 2016 Olympics worthy, Belarusian sports officials say
Belarus' performance at 2016 Olympics worthy, Belarusian sports officials say Every third Belarusian athlete has entered in the top eight at the Olympic Games in Rio. According to the chief of the Belarusian mission to the Rio Olympics Alexander Gagiev, this is a good result. He stated this at a press conference dedicated to the results of Belarusians' performances in Brazil.
ZFK Minsk into Women's Champions League last 32
ZFK Minsk into Women's Champions League last 32 The football club Minsk (women) has successfully passed the qualifying round of the Women's Champions League and reached the last 32 of the tournament. The champions of Belarus, who performed in the second qualifying group in Osijek, Croatia, won three matches conceding just one goal, with 17 goals scored. 

30.08.2016

International Sports Court to consider Belarusian claims autumn - Gagiev
International Sports Court to consider Belarusian claims autumn, Alexander Gagiev says The International Sports Court (CAS) in Lausanne is about to consider two claims of the Belarusian side, said first deputy minister of sport and tourism Alexander Gagiev. Mr Gagiev noted that the first claim concerns the disqualification from the summer 2016 Olympics of the men's canoe team. In this sport, the team of Belarus has always been a leader and was a medal hopeful ahead of the Rio Games. However, for absolutely no apparent reason the athletes were suspended. Alexander Gagiev stressed that the Belarusian side expects a fair verdict.

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