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08.08.2016

Belarusian Viktoria Pavlovich advances to round 3 of Olympic table tennis tournament
Belarusian Viktoria Pavlovich advances to round 3 of Olympic table tennis tournament Belarusian Viktoria Pavlovich has qualified for the third round of the Olympic table tennis tournament. In the second round, our compatriot defeated Polina Mikhaylova from Russia, 9:11, 8:11, 11:9, 13:11, 11:7, 11:8. In the next stage of the competition Pavlovich plays against Cheng I-Ching of Taiwan. The match will be held on August 8. Pavlovich beat Nigerian Offiong Edem 4:1 in the first round. Another Belarusian Alexandra Privalova was stopped in round 2 by Szu-Yu Chen of Taipei, 2:4. Privalova defeated Neda Shahsavari of Iran 4:3 in round 1.

07.08.2016

Belarusians Mirnyi, Bury fail to reach last 16 at Rio Olympics
Belarusians Mirnyi, Bury fail to reach last 16 at Rio Olympics At the Rio Olympics 2016, Belarusian tennis players Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury met with Austrian Alexander Peya / Oliver Marach in the 1/16 final of men's doubles and lost in two sets.  In the first set, the Belarusians were 1:3, then went ahead 4:3 and 6:5, but eventually lost the tie-break, 4:7. 
Belarus go down to Japan in Olympic basketball tournament
Belarus go down to Japan in Olympic basketball tournament The basketball players of the women's team of Belarus went off to a bad start at the preliminary stage of the Olympic Games. In the first match of qualifying Group A Anatoly Buyalsky's Belarus met with Japan's team and lost 73:77 (21:26, 19:15, 20:19, 13:17). At first, Belarus had ball possession and led but eventually finished the first half one point behind 40:41. In the second half of the match, the game was quite even again but Japan, in a dramatic ending, did manage to win the match. 
Belarusian cyclist Vasil Kiryienka finishes road race in Rio after fall
Belarusian cyclist Vasil Kiryienka finishes road race in Rio after fall Belarusian rider Vasil Kiryienka has fallen during the men's 237.5 km road race at the Rio Olympics and did not finish the August 6 event. The incident occurred at the very beginning of the 98 km race. Vasil Kiryienka hurt his hand and took a decision not to continue the performance to recover for the Men's Individual Time Trial, which will take place in Rio de Janeiro on August 10.

06.08.2016

Belarus at Olympic Parade of Nations in Rio (video)
Belarus at Olympic Parade of Nations in Rio (video) The whole world is now watching the competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics. Sleepless weeks have begun on the European continent. The Olympic Games in Brazil will run until 21 August. Watching the colorful show in the Maracana stands were nearly 80 thousand people, with another three billion viewers gathering in front of blue screens around the world. And, of course, the most traditional part of the event - the Parade of Nations. It was traditionally opened by Greece - the birthplace of the Games. 

05.08.2016

Belarus' flag-bearer Kiriyenko: It is great honor to carry the flag!
Belarus' flag-bearer Kiriyenko: It is great honor to carry the flag! The Belarusian national Olympic team is preparing for the opening of the Olympic Games in Rio. The ceremony starts at 23.00 UTC on August 5.  Taking part in the Olympic parade will be 124 Olympic athletes from Belarus. Cyclist Vasily Kiriyenko will bear the Belarusian national flag.
BATE Borisov to play Astana in Europa League qualification play-off
BATE Borisov to play Astana in Europa League qualification play-off FC BATE Borisov of Belarus will face Astana from Kazakhstan in the Europa League qualification playoff, according to the results of the draw made in Swiss Nyon by the UEFA. BATE have remained the only Belarusian club in European competitions this season. They initially started in the Champions League playoff but were stopped by Ireland’s Dundalk in the second leg. BATE won the first leg 1-0 but lost 0-3 in the second.
Rio 2016. Mirnyi, Bury to play tennis opener against Austrians
Rio 2016. Mirnyi, Bury to play tennis opener against Austrians Max Mirnyi and Alexander Bury have learned the names of their first opponents in men's doubles Olympic tennis tournament in Rio. In the first round, the Belarusian duo will face Austria's Oliver Marach and Alexander Peya. Both are 36 years old and both are located in the top 50 of the world's doubles rankings. Mirnyi is in 20th place in the ranking, while Bury is only 92nd. The Belarus v Austria doubles match takes place on August 7.
Rio 2016. What prize money will Belarusian Olympians receive?
Rio 2016. What prize money will Belarusian Olympians receive? The whole world is in anticipation of the Rio Olympics 2016. Time will be already past midnight in Minsk when the opening ceremony of the 31st Summer Olympics will start at the stadium Maracana. 123 athletes in 23 sports will defend Belarus' colors in Rio de Janeiro.  
Torpedo-BelAZ, Dinamo Minsk knocked out of 2016/17 Europa League
Torpedo-BelAZ, Dinamo Minsk knocked out of 2016/17 Europa League Footballers of Torpedo Zhodino and Dinamo Minsk have failed to reach the play-offs for the Europa League. The Minsk team, after the away draw against Serbian Vojvodina from Novi Sad (1:1), had a good chance to win on aggregate in the 3rd qualifying round. However, in the return match in Brest, Dinamo played poorly, conceding a goal in each half - 0:2.

04.08.2016

Olga Mazurenok, Maxim Nesterenko hold master class for Minsk half marathon participants
Olga Mazurenok, Maxim Nesterenko hold master class for Minsk half marathon participants Belarusian runner Olga Mazurenok will perform at the Games in Rio on 14 August. It is when the marathon will be held. Preparation for the main start of the four years is going as planned. Moreover, Olga, along with her teammate, triple jumper Maxim Nesterenko, found the time to hold a master class for future participants of the Minsk half marathon, which is traditionally held in September.

03.08.2016

Belarus football team to hold friendly match against Norway
Belarus football team to play friendly against Norway The football teams of Belarus and Norway on August 31 will hold a friendly match in Oslo, the Belarusian Football Federation reports. Previously, Belarus and Norway met each other six times, with Belarus winning only once, two draws and three Norway's wins. In the July FIFA rankings, the Norwegian team took 49th place, while Belarusians are 72nd.
Cyclist Vasily Kiriyenko to will be Belarus' flag-bearer in Rio
Cyclist Vasily Kiriyenko to be Belarus' flag-bearer in Rio Cyclist Vasily Kiriyenko will be Belarus' flag-bearer at the Rio Olympics. Earlier it was reported that shooter and Olympic champion Sergei Martynov will assume this role.  This decision was taken due to the fact that Martynov is no longer an active athlete but a coach. And according to the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee, the flag should be borne by direct competitors. MORE: Belarus at Rio Olympics 2016
Belarusian flag raised in Rio Olympic Village
Belarusian flag raised in Rio Olympic Village The Belarusian flag was solemnly raised in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro. This ceremony traditionally precedes the official opening of the Olympics. It was attended by representatives of Belarus' basketball, table tennis, rowing and boxing teams.
Dundalk knock FC BATE Borisov out of Champions League
Dundalk knock FC BATE Borisov out of Champions League FC BATE Borisov were shocked by underdogs Dundalk in the Champions League 3rd qualifying round 2nd leg. Dundalk v BATE - 3:0. First leg - 0:1. After a home victory a week ago at Borisov Arena with a minimum score 1:0 Borisov knew they could not afford themselves to relax. Manager Alexander Ermakovich's charges did not have much ball possession at the beginning of the match. At first, this tactic worked - BATE players did not allow the opponents to pose serious threats to their goal. 

02.08.2016

Runner Alina Talay upbeat ahead of Rio Olympics
Runner Alina Talay upbeat ahead of Rio Olympics Eminent Belarusian athlete Alina Talay will depart for Rio in just one day. In the meantime, our runner held her last training session ahead of Rio in Belarus.  The Belarusian last season more than once forced the international press and opponents to talk about herself with respect. Now she has to confirm her class, because the Olympic games is a kind of exam.
BATE holds training session in Dublin prior to Dundalk encounter
BATE holds training session in Dublin prior to Dundalk Champions League encounter BATE footballers have arrived in Dublin for a match of the 3rd qualification round of the Champions League against Dundalk. The away squad includes 21 footballers: goalkeepers - Sergey Veremko, Artem Soroko, Denis Scherbitsky; defenders - Vitaly Gayduchik, Kaspars Dubra, Maxim Zhavnerchik, Denis Polyakov, Artur Pikk; midfielders - Aleksandr Volodko, Valerian Gvilia, Alexander Hleb, Mirko Ivanic, Alexander Karnitsky, Yuri Kendysh, Alex Rios, Igor Stasevich, Yevgeny Yablonsky;
Belarus motoball team wins bronze at European Championship in the Netherlands
Belarus motoball team wins bronze at European Championship in the Netherlands The Belarus national motoball team have won the bronze medal of the European Championship 2016, which ended in the Netherlands July 31. At the 30th continental forum, the motoball team of Belarus consisted entirely of DOSAAF athletes. Belarus drew their first match with France 4:4 although a few seconds before the end Belarusians could score a fifth goal.

01.08.2016

IIHF head René Fasel may visit Minsk in September
IIHF head René Fasel may visit Minsk in September President of the International Ice Hockey Federation Rene Fasel plans to visit Minsk in September, said representative of Belarus in the IIHF Council, Deputy Chairman of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation Sergei Goncharov in an interview with the Federation's press service. According to Sergei Goncharov Rene Fasel plans to attend matches of the Olympic qualification tournament in Minsk. The tournament will take place at Minsk Arena from 1 to 4 September.
Dinamo Minsk signs Marc-André Gragnani
Dinamo Minsk signs Marc-André Gragnani HC Dinamo Minsk has signd the Canadian player Marc-André Gragnani, the press service of the club reports.
Belarusian rowers win 14 medals at Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships
Belarusian rowers win 14 medals at Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships The Junior and U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships have finished in Zaslavl. In the morning session of the final day, Belarusian rowers climbed to the podium four times. They won gold on three occasions. Canoe sprinter Nadezhda Makarchenko was equal to none in the junior C1 200m. Shortly after, she, paired with Alyona Nozdryova, won gold in a C2 event. In the U23 class, Kamila Bobr won silver in the C1 200m and gold in tandem with Darina Pikuleva in C2 200m. In the afternoon session, medal wins continued.

29.07.2016

Billboards in Minsk in support of Belarusian Olympic team
Billboards in Minsk in support of Belarusian Olympic team Billboards and posters in support of Belarusian athletes are decorating the streets of the capital. The project Be Together with Olympic Team is intended to glorify the national sport and its best representatives, raise fans' morale and remind people about the main games of the four years, which involve Belarusian Olympians. Bright colors, national symbols, winning smiles, the solemnity of the moment is a good incentive to be proud of the Belarusian team and cheer for it!
Two Belarusian clubs draw Europa League third qualifying round first legs
Both Belarusian clubs draw Europa League third qualifying round first legs FC Dinamo Minsk, in an away game, as well as Torpedo Zhodino at home, have drawn their first legs of the 3rd qualifying round of the 2016/17 Europa League. In the game in Serbia's Novi Sad against Vojvodina Sergei Borovsky's Dinamo Minsk conceded on 29 minutes and could not reply for a long time. Only at the end of the match, when less than 10 minutes remained before the final whistle, Ukrainian striker Yevgeny Budnik equalized with a stunning shot for a 1-1 scoreline giving his team an away goal advantage prior to the second leg.

28.07.2016

Two Belarusian clubs to play in Europa League qualifying round 3
Two Belarusian clubs to play in Europa League qualifying round 3 Dinamo Minsk and Torpedo-BelAZ will play their first legs of the third qualifying round of the Europa League on July 28. FC Dinamo will take on Vojvodina in Serbia's Novi Sad. The match begins at 21:00 Belarus time. Dinamo, under the new coach Sergei Borovsky, outplayed St Patrick's of Ireland in the previous qualifying round winning 1-0 away and drawing at home 1-1. The Zhodino club, Torpedo-BelAZ, will play the first leg at home. At 20.00, they face SK Rapid Wien.
Belarus reaches U18 Women's European Championship 2016 quarterfinal
Belarus reaches U18 Women's European Championship 2016 quarterfinal The basketball players of Belarus U18 have reached the quarterfinals of the FIBA Women's European Championship (Division 2), which is underway in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). In the final match of preliminary group B Belarusians defeated Ukraine with a score of 73:68 (20:21, 9:8, 25:12, 19:27). In the previous matches coach Victoria Datsun's Belarus were defeated Poland (72:60), Denmark (92:63), and Albania (94:26). Final standings in Group B: Belarus - 8 points, Poland - 7, Ukraine - 6, Denmark - 5, Albania - 4.
István Vaskúti
ICF's István Vaskúti: I regret that Belarusian men's team are out of Rio The opening ceremony of the 2016 ICF Junior & U23 Canoe Sprint World Championships has been held in Minsk Arena. The races start July 28, on the channel of the National Olympic Training Center in Zaslavl. Everything is ready for the upcoming tournament, for both participants and spectators. First vice-president of the International Canoe Federation, Olympic champion István Vaskúti is among the honored guests who arrived in Minsk. He praised the organization of the tournament.
SOHRA Overeseas' Paul Daher becomes new owner of FC Dinamo Brest
SOHRA Overeseas' Paul Daher becomes new owner of FC Dinamo Brest The press service of Dinamo Brest has prepared an interview with the new owner of the Brest club Paul Daher. There have long been rumors in Brest that sheikhs came to Dinamo Brest... - My family is from Lebanon and we have long been living in the Emirates. Our family has the title of sheikhs. This is true. I am the fourth of five sons. - And how did a sheikh made a choice of Brest?

27.07.2016

Belarusian Olympic rowing team depart for Rio
Belarusian Olympic rowing team depart for Rio On July 27, Belarusian rowing team departed for the Olympic Games in Rio. 14 sets of medals will be contested in this sport. Their first winners will be announced August 10. The legend of Belarusian sport, Ekaterina Karsten is also going to compete. For Karsten, two-time Olympic champion, these Games are the seventh in career. She has been among the strongest female rowers for 24 years. MORE: Rio Olympics 2016 - Belarus
Cute sportswear with Belarusian national patterns now on sale
Belarus Olympic uniform with national patterns now on sale Outfits of the Belarusian national Olympic team have gone on sale in Belarus' stores. You can wear these costumes both when playing sports and in everyday life. All products are perfectly combined. Everything is sewn exclusively from natural Belarusian fabrics. The collection widely uses national ornaments and graphics with Belarusian symbols. These outfits will certainly find their buyers.  The national pattern known in Belarus as "vyshyvanka" has already become a noticeable trend.
BATE defeat Dundalk in Champions League qualifying round 3 (first leg)
FC BATE defeat Dundalk in Champions League 3rd qualifying round first leg On Tuesday, July 26 FC BATE took on Ireland's Dundalk in the third qualifying round of the Champions League. BATE took initiative from the beginning of the match and won 1:0. The only goal of the match was scored after an Alexander Hleb pass. The veteran, who had just returned to BATE, made a delicious pass to Mikhail Gordeichuk, who converted from a difficult angle. The Irish side created only one dangerous episode, in the first half, but the goalie Sergei Veremko rescured the team with a stunning reaction save.

26.07.2016

Belarus delegation shocked by sanitary conditions in Rio Olympic Village
Belarus delegation shocked by sanitary conditions in Rio Olympic Village Only 10 days remain prior to the Olympic Games in Rio. The national sports delegations as well as some athletes have already arrived at the Olympic village, which, to put it mildly, shocked them. National Olympic Committee of Belarus :There is no hot water, sometimes no cold water either. The sewerage system does not work, while floors, windows and stairs are dirty.
Alexander Yermakovich, FC BATE manager
BATE manager on first leg against Dundalk BATE Borisov continues its progress in the 2016/17 Champions League qualification. In the second round, the Yellow-Blues ousted Finland's SJK and in the third round they are to face the familiar opponents from Ireland FC Dundalk, the team with which the Borisov club met in last year's qualifying. Back then, it was BATE who won on aggregate and progressed to the next round.
Belarusian strongman Kirill Shimko pulls Die Hard giant helicopter
Belarusian strongman Kirill Shimko pulls Die Hard giant helicopter Guinness World Records record holder Kirill Shimko has pulled the world's largest helicopter Mi-26. The new record was set on July 25 ahead of the second festival of air sports #пронебо (#pronebo) on the airfield Lipki. The Belarusian athlete pulled the largest helicopter in the world 20m using ropes.
Belarus Rio Olympics squad named
Belarus Rio Olympics squad named The National Olympic Committee of Belarus (NOC) has named the squad for the XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The national team includes 123 athletes and 57 coaches. Some titled Belarusian Olympians have also been included in the squad. Among them are champions of the London Games Ekaterina Karsten (rowing) and Max Mirnyi (tennis), silver medalist Alexandra Gerasimenya (swimming), bronze medalists Yuliya Bichyk (rowing), Marina Litvinchuk and Olga Khudenko (both rowing) and Ivan Tikhon (athletics).

25.07.2016

Belarusians finish 6th at Silk Way Rally 2016
Belarusians finish 6th at Silk Way Rally 2016 The rally Silk Way 2016 has finished and the names of winners are known. In the SUV category, the final special stage was won by Yazeed Al-Rajhi. The leader of the overall standings Frenchman Cyril Despres (Peugeot) finished this segment 7th, which still allowed him to stay on the first line of the general classification and celebrate the final victory. In the trucks category, the 14th stage was won by Airat Mardeev's crew of KAMAZ. He became the winner of the entire rally, bringing KamAZ the 5th Silk Way victory in a row.
Elvira Herman, Belarusian runner
Belarus wins three medals at IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz Belarusian athletes have won three awards at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. First was Elvira Herman, who won the women's 100 meters hurdles (12.85 seconds). Then Maxim Andraloyt earned 8,046 points in the decathlon to take second overall place.
National Olympic Committee building, Belarus
Belarus rowing team disqualified from Rio Olympics This week sad and at the same time scandalous news came from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne. The men's canoe team of Belarus has been banned from the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
Belarusian Vera Lapko wins Astana tennis tournament
Belarusian Vera Lapko wins Astana tennis tournament The Belarusian tennis player Vera Lapko (465th in the world ranking) has won a tournament in Astana, Kazakhstan. In the final of the women's singles, the Belarusian defeated in a tight three-set match Russian Valeria Savinykh (682), 7:6 (7:3), 3:6, 6:4. Vera Lapko is famous for her victory at the 2016 Australian Open girls' singles.  MORE: Belarusian tennis player Vera Lapko
Belarus to bid for 2021 IIHF World Championship
Belarus to bid for 2021 IIHF World Championship The Belarus Ice Hockey Federation will submit a bid to host the 2021 IIHF World Championship in Minsk. This decision was taken at a meeting of the executive committee of the federation. Belarus plans to host the 2021 championship in Minsk at two arenas: Minsk Arena and Chizhovka Arena, the same venues that hosted the games of the 2014 tournament.
National Olympic Committee building, Belarus
Belarusian rowers outraged by Lausanne sports court decision Belarus will continue to fight for the rights of its athletes. The National Olympic Committee is outraged by the decision of the Arbitration Court in Lausanne that upheld a one-year disqualification of Belarusian rowers, thereby banning them from the Olympic Games in Rio. The basis for this verdict were actions of the International Canoe Federation to redistribute quotas among other federations. Simply put, the place of Belarusian rowers at the Olympics have already been occupied by athletes from other countries. 

22.07.2016

Belarus President comments on Rio doping row
Belarus President comments on Rio doping row The Belarusian head of state visited a number of factories in the Mogilev region on July 22. Among them is Technolit. It produces a wide range of products of special wear-resistant cast iron, which is obtained by a new method of casting - freezing. This method of production has no analogues in the world.
Alexander Yermakovich, BATE manager
FC BATE manager complimentary about Finland's FC SJK after return leg FC BATE has returned to Belarus after a successful UEFA Champions League 1game against SJK in Finland (2-2). The club from Borisov won 4-2 on aggregate and progressed to the third qualifying round where they take on Ireland's Dundalk.
Debreceni VSC fall to FC Torpedo BelAZ in Europa League Dinamo Minsk and Torpedo Zhodino have entered the 3rd qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League, while Shakhtyor Soligorsk was knocked out. Dinamo, under the new coach Sergei Borovsky, played in Dublin against St Patrick's and opened the scoring on 18 minutes after Gleb Rassadkin's effort. This goal was the only one and Dinamo qualified for the next round on aggregate. In the first leg, in Minsk the teams drew 1:1. In the next round, Dinamo will meet with Serbian Vojvodina.

21.07.2016

Russian athletes banned from Rio Olympics - CAS
Russian athletes banned from Rio Olympics - CAS The Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) has lost the case in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne on the eligibility of Russian athletes for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, according to the official website of CAS. "The CAS has rejected the claim of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes," reads the statement. Thus the IAAF decision as of 17 July remained in force.
Lyubov Cherkashina, rhythmic gymnastics coach of Belarus
70% of Belarusian Olympians in Rio are debutants Last week the Belarusian President handed Olympians the national flag. Let us hope that it will raise at least several times in Brazil and our athletes will again conquer Olympic medals. A farewell ceremony for the national team was held at the Palace of Independence. The first group of Belarusian athletes will travel to Rio de Janeiro on July 23.
FC BATE to take on Dundalk in 2016/2017 Champions League 3rd qualifying round
FC BATE to take on Dundalk in Champions League 3rd qualifying round The Irish Club Dundalk will for a second time be the rivals of FC BATE Borisov in Champions League qualification. In the second qualifying round, the Irish champions twice drew against the Icelandic club Hafnarfjordur 1:1 (home) and 2:2 (away) and entered the third qualifying round thanks to the higher aggregate number of away goals. The Borisov club beat Finnish Seinäjoki 2:0 (home) and drew 2:2 (away). In 2015, BATE and Dundalk met in the 2nd qualifying round and the Borisov team won 2:1 (home, watch the video) and 0:0 (away).
2nd Air Sports Festival due at Borovaya airfield July 30-31
2nd Air Sports Festival due at Borovaya airfield July 30-31 The second Festival of Air Sports will be held July 30-31 at the airport Borovaya (Minsk region). Taking part in the event will be 16 strongest helicopter crews from Belarus, Russia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Poland. More than thirty of the best Belarusian paratroopers are preparing to establish a national record and gather in free fall a figure that should break the record of 2014 - 20 people.  The speed of the fall is over 200 km/h.

20.07.2016

Dinamo Minsk head coach Craig Woodcroft on KHL season preparation
Dinamo Minsk manager Craig Woodcroft on KHL season preparation Ice hockey players of Dinamo Minsk on Monday held their first training session under new head coach. And the next day, Craig Woodcroft and the company appeared before journalists at a press conference in Minsk. There will be no concessions. As Craig Woodcroft says he is a demanding manager and expects the players to be 100% committed. The new team commander is in principle satisfied with the training process knowing that no one can demand optimal form from players.
Tatsiana Khaladovich, Belarusian athlete
Tatsiana Khaladovich of Belarus wins international athletics tournament in Padua Athlete Tatyana Kholodovich continues to show good form during the Olympic season. After winning the European Championship and a stage of the Diamond League in Monaco the Belarusian topped the ranking table of an international tournament in the Italian Padua. The javelin thrower, in her best attempt, showed a result of 61m 85cm.  Other Belarusian athletes competed in Padua. Ilona Usovich ran the 400m (53.08 sec.) posting the fifth best time. In the triple jump, Dmitry Plotnitsky showed a result of 16m 19cm and also took fifth place.
BATE into Champions League 3rd qualifying round
BATE into Champions League 3rd qualifying round FC BATE has reached the third qualifying round of the Champions League. In the second leg of the 2nd round BATE went to Finland to take on champions Seinäjoki. The game ended in a draw 2:2, with the Belarusian club progressing to the next round on aggregate. The visitors began the match in a very confident manner immediately taking the initiative in their hands. BATE then opened the scoring thanks to Alexander Karnitsky's header.

19.07.2016

Belarus wins mixed doubles at European Youth Table Tennis Championships Table tennis players from Belarus, Aliaksandr Khanin and Daria Trigolos, clinched gold in the Junior Mixed Doubles Event at the European Youth Championships in Zagreb. The duel between bronze medal winners from Ostrva 2014 and bronze medal winners from Bratislava 2015 ended with the victory of the pairings who won the medal last year. In the final they overcame Tomas Polansky of Czech Republic and Tin Tin Ho of England, 3-1.
Belarus promises cool welcome to ICF delegation in late July 2016
Belarus promises cool welcome to ICF delegation in late July 2016 The top sports officials of Belarus have immediately responded to the possible disqualification of the men's rowing and canoeing team of Belarus. "We will fight for our rights," was the leitmotif of the press conference, which was held at the National Olympic Committee on July 18.
Belarus defending canoeists' right to partake in Rio Olympics
Belarus defending canoeists' right to partake in Rio Olympics The National Olympic Committee of Belarus is defending the right of the men's national rowing team to partake in the Rio Olympics. On July 18, the Belarusian side filed papers to international sports arbitration with the requirement to either cancel the decision of the International Rowing and Canoeing Federation or suspend it until the end of proceedings. Belarusian rowers, the main contenders for Olympic gold in Rio, are suspected of doping.

18.07.2016

Domracheva, Bjørndalen get married
Domracheva, Bjørndalen get married, waiting for child The biathletes Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen have finally legalized their relations. This became known late at night. The three-time Olympic champion from Belarus has posted a wedding picture on her page on a social network.  The photograph is accompanied by the laconic inscription: "Such a nice day!" Photo: instagram.com/dadofun
Belarusian rowers disqualified from Rio Olympics on meldonium suspicions
Belarusian rowers disqualified from Rio Olympics on meldonium suspicions Belarus intends to appeal the decision of the International Olympic Committee to suspend the Belarusian men's national rowing and canoeing team from the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Belarus will send the relevant documents to the international sports court in Lausanne July 18.
Belarusian Tatiana Kholodovich wins javelin gold in Monaco
Belarusian Tatiana Kholodovich wins javelin gold at Monaco Diamond League The Belarusian javelin thrower Tatiana Kholodovich, who became a European champion and set a national record a week ago, again attracted the attention of sports journalists thanks to her another outstanding achievement. The Pinsk native was equal to none at the ninth stage of the Diamond League in Monaco. Tatiana's best attempt here was 70cm shorter than the result at the European Championships. Still she enjoyed a solid advantage over Kathryn Mitchell of Australia, who became second. 
Belarus defeat Latvia, set to take on Denmark in Davis Cup
Belarus defeat Latvia, set to take on Denmark in Davis Cup The Belarusian national team has won against Latvia 4:1 and will take on Denmark at home in September in a semifinal match of the Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II. This will be the first encounter between the teams. Last weekend in Minsk, the Belarusian team confidently beat Latvia 4:1, while the Danes pulled off a victory against the Finnish team 3:2.
Belarus' Victoria Azarenka waiting for firstborn
Belarus' Victoria Azarenka waiting for firstborn The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka will become a mother at the end of 2016. The 26-year-old athlete shared the good news with fans.

15.07.2016

Yaraslau Shyla, Belarusian tennis player, after match against Latvia
Belarus 2-0 Latvia after day 1 - Davis Cup The national tennis team of Belarus is 2-0 up against Latvia after day 1 of the Davis Cup encounter of Euro-African zone Group II. In the second singles match, Belarusian Yaroslav Shyla (741st in the world) beat Michelis Libetis (475), 6:2, 6:1, 6:3. The first victory of the day was brought to Belarus by Ilya Ivashka (242), who won vs Martins Podzus (769), 6:4, 6:2, 7:5.
Sergei Krivets leaves Metz, joins Wisła Płock
Sergei Krivets leaves Metz, joins Wisła Płock The Belarusian footballer Sergei Krivets has signed a one-year contract with Wisla from Plock. According to Football.by, the 30-year-old midfielder of the national team of Belarus Sergei Krivets has signed a one-year contract with the newcomer to the Polish Ekstraklasa (D1) - Wisla Plock. Last season, the Belarusian's club took 2nd place in the First Division (D2), and after a nine-year hiatus, won a ticket to the strongest division. Wisla will begin the new season with a home game against Lechia.
Three MAZ trucks enter top ten at 2016 Silk Way stage 6
Three MAZ trucks enter top ten at 2016 Silk Way stage 6 Three trucks of MAZ-SPORTavto team have entered the top ten at the sixth stage of the international rally Silk Way. The section between Lake Balkhash and the city of Almaty was covered by the crew of Sergei Vyazovich in about 1 hour 19 minutes (special stage). Vyazovich's crew thus finished fourth. Belarusian drivers were 2.5 minutes behind the winner Russian Airat Mardeev.  In the general classification, Sergei Vyazovich's crew climbed to 8th place and are now about 46 minutes behind Eduard Nikolaev (KamAZ-Master).
Torpedo Zhodino stuns Hungary's Debrecen in Europa League
Torpedo Zhodino stuns Hungary's Debrecen in Europa League Zhodino's FC Torpedo-BelAZ unexpectedly won away against Hungarian Debrecen 2:1 in the first match of the 2nd qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. In that match, Torpedo were underdogs and conceded in the opening minutes, with Tibor Tisza scoring. But thanks to goals from Sergei Zaginaylov (23) and Yevgeny Klopotsky (88) Torpedo-BelAZ won a very important game and now have a significant advantage prior to the return in Belarus.

14.07.2016

Belarus rise to 72nd spot in FIFA ranking
Belarus rise to 72nd spot in FIFA ranking Belarus national team has risen six places in the updated ranking of the International Football Federation (FIFA) and is now in 72nd position. Over the past month, the Belarusians did not play any matches and have 507 points. There were several changes at the top of the world rankings. The new European champions Portugal rose from 8th to 6th place and finalists France jumped from 17th to 7th position. The top ten of the July FIFA ranking:
Ilya Ivashka to take on Martins Podzus in first match of Belarus v Latvia Davis Cup encounter
Ilya Ivashka to take on Martins Podzus in first match of Belarus v Latvia Davis Cup encounter A Davis Cup draw was held in Minsk prior to the Belarus v Latvia match of European-African Zone Group II. July 15, Belarusian Ilya Ivashka will take on Latvian Martins Podzus. After them Yaroslav Shyla will face Mikelis Libetis. On day 2, there will be a doubles match. Belarusian team captain Vladimir Voltchkov relies on Alexander Bury and Andrei Vasilevsky, while his Latvian counterpart Karlis Lejnieks expects tandem Janis Podzus and Rudolfs Mednis.
Tank biathlon: Belarus preparing for 2016 Army Games
Tank biathlon: Belarus preparing for 2016 Army Games The Belarusian team is completing preparations for the international army games Army 2016. This year the national team of our country will take part in several disciplines, including tank biathlon. It will take place in Alabino, Moscow Region. Four best crews of the Armed Forces have been selected and trained. The soldiers are training at the shooting range Domanovo, where there is a special track for tank biathlon, similar to that of the Moscow Region.
MAZ finishes fourth with two punctured wheels at fifth stage of Silk Road rally
MAZ finishes 4th with two punctured wheels at Silk Road rally stage 5 The crew of MAZ-SPORTavto team, with two punctured wheels, have finished fourth at the fifth stage of the Silk Road rally. The crew led by Sergei Vyazovich showed the fourth best time at the fifth stage. The problem was that the driver had to cover the last section of the race with two punctured wheels. The stage passed through Kazakhstan - between Astana and picturesque Lake Balkhash. The 569 km long special stage led through waterfalls and dry riverbeds, with high-speed gravel roads interspersed with sandy surface.

13.07.2016

What do Belarusian athletes expect from 2016 Rio Olympics?
What do Belarusian athletes expect from 2016 Rio Olympics? The Belarusian national Olympic team has attended a farewell ceremony in the Palace of Independence. These are 144 best athletes of the country, each of which has hopes for Olympic medals of the highest class. Captaining the Belarusian team in Rio will be canoeist Alexander Bogdanovich.
Mirnyi to join Belarus in Davis Cup match against Latvia
Mirnyi to join Belarus in Davis Cup match against Latvia Belarusian tennis veteran Max Mirnyi may help the tennis team in the Davis Cup home match against Latvia. The match of the second round of Euro-African Group II will take place on July 15-17. The experienced veteran will join the team tomorrow. Earlier he was not included in the roster being busy on Wimbledon courts. He reached the doubles semifinal together with his teammate Treat Huey.
BATE Borisov defeat Seinäjoki 2-0 in Champions League qualifying
BATE Borisov defeat Seinäjoki 2-0 in Champions League qualifier FC BATE Borisov of Belarus has started with a win in the Champions League qualifying. They defeated Finland's Seinäjoki 2-0 in the first leg of the second qualifying round at Borisov-Arena July 12. The 12-time champions of Belarus had a big advantage in their first match of the new European season.  32 minutes into the game, Yuri Kendysh opened the scoring after a corner kick. 

12.07.2016

Farewell ceremony for Belarus Olympic team held July 12
Farewell ceremony for Belarus Olympic team held July 12 The Belarusian national Olympic team has attended a farewell ceremony in the Palace of Independence today. These are 144 best athletes of the country, each having hopes of claiming Olympic gold medals. 2008 Olympic champion in C2 1000 m Alexander Bogdanovich will captain the team. Alexander Lukashenko handed him the national flag.
Belarusian Olympians lay flowers at Victory Monument
Belarusian Olympians lay flowers at Victory Monument Almost immediately after their meeting with the Belarus President, Olympians went to the most symbolic monument in Minsk - Victory Monument. According to tradition, athletes laid red carnations to its foot in memory of the heroes of the Great Patriotic War.  Then the anthem was played, which became the final chord of the entire farewell ceremony.
Minsk, Guangdong Province ink sports cooperation memorandum
Minsk, Guangdong Province ink sports cooperation memorandum Exchange of coaches and athletes, joint events, and the development of tourism: new opportunities for athletes of the Minsk region are open after the signing of a sporting agreement with a China province.  The regional administration of Minsk Oblast signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Chinese province of Guangdong. This is a long-standing friend and partner of the central Belarusian region.
Belarus get five medals at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Kazan
Belarus get five medals at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Kazan One of the two possible medals: this is the result of Belarusian gymnasts' performance on the final day of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Russia's Kazan. The group performance with hoops and clubs received 18.400 points from the referees. This result brought Belarus silver. Russians again were equal to none. In the exercise with 5 ribbons, Belarus became only 8th. Earlier, in individual events, Melitina Stanyuta won silver and twice bronze medals. The all-round group exercise brought Belarus silver. 
Belarusian athletes comment on European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam
Belarus wins three medals at European Athletics Championships Three medals were won by Belarusian athletes at the European Athletics Championships, which took place in Amsterdam.  On the last day of the competition, Ivan Tikhon won silver in hammer throwing. In his best attempt, he sent the hammer to a mark of 78 meters and 84 centimeters.  Earlier gold in the javelin event was won by Tatiana Kholodovich. And in the women's 100 meters hurdles, Alina Talay became silver medalist. Reporters greeted the tired but happy victors of the continental championship at the Minsk national airport.
Shooter Sergei Martynov elected Belarus' Olympic flag bearer
Shooter Sergei Martynov to bear Belarus' Olympic flag Shooter Sergei Martynov has been selected flag bearer of the Belarusian sports delegation at the opening of 31st Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Belarus' captain is the rowing and canoeing Olympic champion Alexander Bogdanovich. CORRECTION: Vasily Kiriyenko to be Belarus' flag-bearer. Read here why

11.07.2016

FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk into UEFA Youth League
FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk into UEFA Youth League FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk will represent Belarus in the next Champions League season. However, for now this is only the Youth League. On Sunday, the Shakhtyor youth team in the gold match beat peers from Dinamo Minsk. After 34 rounds, the competitors had the same number of points. To address such situations, the regulations provide for a championship match to be held. There were no goals in normal time, but in the penalty shootout, the Miners were stronger than the team from the Belarus capital.
Belarus U20 to play at European Volleyball Championship after six-year break
Belarus U20 to play at European Volleyball Championship after six-year break The U20 volleyball team of Belarus will play in the finals of the European championship after a six-year break. In Minsk Sports Palace, the third qualifying round for the continental championship ended with Belarus outplaying Denmark 3:1 (28:26, 25:21, 19:25, 25:21) and taking second place in Group I, which allows them to go to the European Championship. The finals will be held in the Bulgarian cities of Varna and Plovdiv from 2 to 10 September 2016.
Ivan Tikhon brings Belarus third medal at European Athletics Championships
Ivan Tikhon brings Belarus third medal at European Athletics Championships The Belarusian hammer thrower Ivan Tikhon has won a silver medal at the European Athletics Championships. For a long time, during the final competition at the Olympic stadium in Amsterdam, the eminent Belarusian athlete was ranked third with a score of 76m 60 cm. However, in the final attempt, he threw 78m 84cm and thereby guaranteed a silver medal. Poland's athletes Paweł Fajdek (80m 46cm) and Wojciech Nowicki was third (77m 53cm) took the rest of the podium. 
Belarusian MAZ truck second at stage 1 of Silk Way 2016
Belarusian MAZ truck second at stage 1 of Silk Way 2016 The Belarusian MAZ-SPORTavto crew led by Sergei Vyazovich showed the second best time at a small section of stage 1 at the rally Silk Way 2016. At the first stage, the drivers covered 850km from Moscow to Kazan, and then competed in speed to overcome a two-kilometer prologue. The organizers prepared a sandy track with jumps. The cloudy weather and the preceding rain added problems for the crews.  Despite the short distance, not all crews in the SUV class were able to finish the race on their own.

08.07.2016

Mirnyi, Huey stop one step from Wimbledon doubles final
Mirnyi, Huey stopped one step from Wimbledon doubles final Belarusian Max Mirnyi and Treat Huey of the Philippines have not reached the final of men's doubles Wimbledon tennis tournament. Today, in the semifinal match, Mirnyi and Huey lost to the French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut and, 4:6, 6:3, 7:6 (7:3), 4:6, 4:6.
Vladimir Voltchkov opens Coaches' Alley near Tennis Palace in Minsk
Vladimir Voltchkov opens Coaches' Alley near Tennis Palace in Minsk An unusual event took place near the Republican Palace of Tennis. A nice alley of Thuja trees has appeared here.  What is unusual is the fact that it was coaches from the Tennis Palace rather than specially trained people who planted trees. Among them was the captain of Belarus' men's national tennis team, Vladimir Voltchkov.
Two Belarusian football clubs enter Europa League 2nd qualifying round
Two Belarusian football clubs enter Europa League 2nd qualifying round Two Belarusian clubs have entered the second qualifying round of the 2016/17 Europa League. FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk have entered the second qualifying round of Europa League. In the return game at the Stroitel Stadium in Soligorsk, FC Shakhtyor crushed Faroe Islands’ Runavík 5-0. The first leg was also won by the Soligorsk club 2-0. Shakhtyor will take on Slovenia’s Domžale, who overpowered Andorra’s Lusitans 3-1 (at home) and 2-1 (away).
Belarusian Alina Talai bags 100 meters hurdles silver at 2016 European Athletics Championships
Belarusian Alina Talai bags 100 meters hurdles silver at 2016 European Athletics Championships Belarusian Alina Talai has won a silver medal at the European Athletics Championships in the women's 100 meters hurdles. One of the leaders of the national team of Belarus, the bronze medalist of the World Championship 2015, was among the favorites for the tournament in Amsterdam in the 100m hurdles. In the semifinals, she showed the best time among all starters, 12.76 seconds. 

07.07.2016

Belarus national football team to get shirts with national patterns
Belarus to play in shirts with national patterns vs France in WC 2018 qualifier In an interview with Tribuna.com, director of the Department of Marketing and Communications of the Belarusian Football Federation Vladimir Berezhkov said that the Belarus national football team will play in shirts with national pattern in the World Cup 2018 qualification. Also, white wings will become the team's brand.

06.07.2016

Mirnyi / Huey reach Wimbledon doubles semis
Mirnyi / Huey reach 2016 Wimbledon doubles semis Maxim Mirny and Treat Huey have made their way to the semifinals of men's doubles of the Wimbledon tennis tournament. On his 39th birthday, Maxim Mirny together with the Filipino overpowered the British-Canadian duo Jonathan Murray / Adil Shamasdin in three sets, 6:4, 7:6 (7:5), 6:3. The meeting lasted 1 hour 45 minutes.

05.07.2016

Mirny out of Belarus squad for Davis Cup vs Latvia
Mirnyi out of Belarus squad for Davis Cup vs Latvia Belarus has announced its tennis team squad for Euro-African Zone Group II Davis Cup match against Latvia (round 2, 15-17 July, Minsk). The Belarusian team does not include the veteran Maxim Mirnyi, who turns 39 on July 6. These days Mirnyi is playing at Wimbledon, where he has reached the doubles quarterfinal together with the Filipino Treat Huey.
Belarus to increase food exports to $6 billion per year
Belarus to increase food exports to $6 billion per year Belarus will increase the export of food to $6 billion a year. Such are plans for 2016-2020. Transformations in this sector are already producing results. Supplies of meat and milk are permanently increasing. The main consumer of Belarus' agricultural produce is Russia. However, there are some issues here. Not long ago, the Russian sanitary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor voiced some complaints about Belarusian products. It questions the quality of milk powder saying it supposedly does not comply with the technical regulations of the Customs Union.
Belarus to partake in 2016 Silk Road rally
Belarus to partake in 2016 Silk Road rally The MAZ-SPORTavto team of Belarus will partake in the rally-raid Silk Road. The race includes 15 stages and to this end, the team developed and tested two new trucks with modern engines. All in all, three Belarusian trucks will be involved in Silk Road races. Two new trucks have received Czech Buggyra engines, based on Caterpillar aggregates. Test runs of the trucks were held at a range near Minsk.

04.07.2016

Belarusian Olympians get fashion designer's uniform for Rio
Belarusian Olympians get fashion designer's uniform for Rio 2016 Distinguished people of Belarus received state awards on the eve of July 3 Independence Day. Who claims to be medal winners at the Rio Olympic Games? And what uniform will Belarusians wear for the Olympic ceremonies? Not in white trousers, as slick Ostap Bender dreamed. Belarus, by the way, does not voice any unrealistic Bender-style Olympic plans. Our correspondent Yevgeny Pustovoi found out about the actual plans of Belarusian athletes and will tell us what the audience should expect from the first ever Olympics in South America.
Mirnyi, Buryi qualify for Olympic tennis tournament 2016
Mirnyi, Buryi qualify for Rio, Azarenka set for Olympic singles only The Belarusian tandem of Max Mirnyi and Alexander Buryi has been included in the lists of participants of the men's doubles tennis tournament of the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, the Belarusian Tennis Federation reports.

03.07.2016

Sasnovich goes down to Annika Beck in Wimbledon round 2
Sasnovich goes down to Annika Beck in Wimbledon round 2 The Belarusian Alexandra Sasnovich did not make it into the ladies' singles third round of the Wimbledon tennis tournament. In the second round match Alexandra Sasnovich, WTA No.98, lost to WTA No.43 German Annika Beck and lost in two games, 2:6, 1:6. In the opening match, Alexandra Sasnovich defeated French tennis player Kristina Mladenovic (33), 6:3, 6:3.

30.06.2016

Alexandra Sasnovich qualifies for second round of Wimbledon
Alexandra Sasnovich qualifies for second round of Wimbledon The Belarusian tennis player Alexandra Sasnovich has qualified for the second round of Wimbledon, which is the third season of the Grand Slam series. Alexandra Sasnovich (98th world ranking number) won against France's Kristina Mladenovic (33). On June 30, the athletes met on the court after the rain postponed the match on Wednesday. The Belarusian won 6:3, 6:3. The meeting lasted 1 hour 10 minutes.

29.06.2016

Alexander Hrynkevich-Sudnik wins at World Powerlifting Championships
Alexander Hrynkevich-Sudnik wins at World Powerlifting Championships Belarusian Aliaksandr Grynkevich-Sudnik became a four-time world champion in classic powerlifting. The IPF RAW/Classic World Powerlifting Championships held US Killeen brought a gold medal to the athlete from Baranovichi, Aliaksandr Grynkevich-Sudnik. At the start of the global forum, Alexander beat everyone in the squat. In the third attempt in this event, he managed to cope with the weight of 257.5 kg.

28.06.2016

Belarus goalie Sergei Chernik joins Nancy
Belarus goalie Sergei Chernik joins AS Nancy BATE goalkeeper Sergei Chernik has officially become the player of the French club AS Nancy. Today he passed the medical examination, and then was presented as Nancy player and signed a contract for three seasons. After promoting to the elite division of AS Nancy started searching for quality players and chose the 28-year-old goalkeeper of Belarus champions FC BATE. After several weeks of difficult negotiations, the parties came to an agreement. Chernik will be competing for a place in the goal with Cameroonian goalkeeper Guy N'dy Assembé.
Belarus' Olga Govortsova knocked out of Wimbledon after round 1
Belarus' Govortsova knocked out of Wimbledon after round 1 Wimbledon, the third Grand Slam tennis tournament of the season, started June 27. Olga Govortsova, ranked 113th in the world rankings, was the first of the Belarusian tennis players to have begun the Wimbledon campaign. In the opening round of the singles tournament the Belarusian lost to the Spanish tennis player Lara Arruabarrena (87), 2:6, 6:1, 6:8.  That was Olga Govortsova's 10th Wimbledon. Last year, she managed to reach the 4th round, which is her best result at Grand Slam tournaments.
Alexander Lukashenko about Rio Olympics: Belarus will not send "tourists" to Brazil
Alexander Lukashenko about Rio Olympics: Belarus will not send "tourists" to Brazil Belarus has already won 134 Olympic licenses in 25 sports. The President of Belarus was reported on the preparation of the national team for the Rio Olympics. There should be no "tourists" in the national team. The order of the Head of State is not to put exorbitant pressure on athletes. 

26.06.2016

Mladenovic to face Belarus' Sasnovich in Wimbledon round 1
Mladenovic to face Sasnovich in Wimbledon round 1 The draw of the 130th Wimbledon tennis tournament was made in London on June 24. In the first round of the women's singles the Belarusian Alexandra Sasnovich (world No.98) will meet France's Kristina Mladenovic (33).  This is the second such tournament for the 22-year-old resident of Minsk. A year ago Sasnovich finished Wimbledon after the second round.

23.06.2016

Wimbledon 2016: Belarus' Victoria Azarenka withdraws
Wimbledon 2016: Belarus' Victoria Azarenka withdraws The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has retired from 2016 Wimbledon because of a knee injury, the official Twitter of the tournament reports. Azarenka withdrew from the games in the first round of Roland Garros against Italian Karin Knapp. Since then, she has not held a single match. Victoria was preparing for the tournament in Minsk. She worked in the gym as well as conducted training on the grass courts at the Republican center of Olympic Tennis Training in Pieramozcau Avenue, one of the most famous and spectacular avenues in Minsk.

21.06.2016

Vitebsk region All-Belarusian People's Assembly delegates interested in economic development
Vitebsk region All-Belarusian People's Assembly delegates interested in economic development As is known, the key task of the forthcoming five-year social-economic period is to create fundamentally new industries producing export-oriented, high-tech products and the formation of a new image of Belarusian economy. These ideas are supported by the country's regions. Delegates of virtually all six regions of Belarus have already arrived in Minsk.
Minsk half marathon 2016 due on September 4
Minsk half marathon 2016 due on September 4 Belarus' Minister of Sport Alexander Shamko has become the first registered member of the Minsk Half Marathon 2016. He plans to run 5km, media report. According to the chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Federation Vadim Devyatovskiy, Minsk Half Marathon will take place on September 4, beginning at 11.00. Everyone will be able to register for marathons at a distance of 5km, 10km and 21km. Organizers expect 20 thousand running enthusiasts.

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