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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.
Belarus submits bid to host 2021 IIHF World Championships
Belarus submits bid to host 2021 IIHF World Championships Belarus has applied to host the Ice Hockey World Championship 2021. "Yes, we have sent official documents to the International Ice Hockey Federation," said the secretary general of the Association "Ice Hockey Federation of the Republic of Belarus" (FHRB) Yaroslav Zavgorodny in an interview to the TV channel Belarus 5. According to Zavgorodny, at the next semi-annual congress it will be known who will be Belarus' rivals in a bid to host the World Championship 2021.
Belarus ice hockey team wins Cup of Three Nations
Belarus ice hockey team wins Cup of Three Nations The ice hockey team of Belarus won the Cup of Three Nations, which ended in Minsk. Dave Lewis' team played two games and celebrated successes in both. At the start of the tournament Belarusians were stronger than France (5:2) and then dealt with Germany. The hosts Belarus were leading 2:1, but in the middle of the third period the German hockey players managed to even the score 2:2. Belarus needed less than a minute after the conceded goal to restore a one-point lead - 3:2. Alexander Pavlovich scored the decisive goal.
Belarus' Tatiana Kholodovich third in Diamond League in Lausanne
Belarus' Tatiana Kholodovich third in Diamond League in Lausanne The Belarusian javelin thrower Tatiana Kholodovich finished in third place at the stage of Diamond League in Lausanne. For one of the leaders of the Belarusian team the tournament in Switzerland has become the first major tournament after the Olympic Games in Rio, where Tatiana Kholodovich took fifth place. In Lausanne, the Belarusian had her best attempt at 64.15 m. Madara Palameika from Latvia won the event with 65.29 m. Barbora Špotáková from the Czech Republic finished in second with 64.48 m.
Sasnovich loses in US Open round 1, two Belarusians remaining in tournament
Sasnovich loses in US Open round 1, two Belarusians remaining in tournament The US Open tennis tournament has started in the USA, with three Belarusians taking part in it. The first to play on the courts of Flushing Meadows was Alexandra Sasnovich (107th place in the world ranking). In round 1 of the women's singles, the Belarusian tennis player lost to American Lauren Davis, 2:6, 6:4, 5:7. The match lasted for 2 h 29 min. Other Belarusian female tennis players, Olga Govortsova and Aryna Sabalenka, tried to get into the finals but failed to pass qualification.

29.08.2016

Olympics 2016: how Belarusian heroes were welcomed at home
Olympics 2016: how Belarusian heroes were welcomed at home The winners of the parliamentary elections will be announced on the 11th of September. On that day, we will be voting for the best people, and the results will be announced in a short time. However, the heroes of the Rio Olympics have already become part of history (and not only sports history). Belarus got 9 medals this time. All in all, our independent country won 99 Olympic medals. We lack just one medal till 100. Who will win this 100th award at the Olympics in South Korea? Anastasia Benedisyuk has more about the Summer Olympics and Olympians' first days at home.
Belarus 5th in 2016 Euro Beach Soccer League
Belarus 5th in 2016 Euro Beach Soccer League Belarusians took 5th place in the 2016 Euro Beach Soccer League super final that took place in Sicily. They contested this place with the hosts of the competition Italy. During the game Belarusians were 2:0 in front but allowed opponents to restore parity. Fortunately, the Azzurrini did not turn the game upside down and Belarus went ahead again. By the final whistle they secured a very positive reserve 5:2. Later Spain and Russia appeared on the sand, fighting for third place. Belarus' eastern neighbors eventually celebrated a narrow 8:7 win. 

28.08.2016

Ivan Tsikhan’s son: he’ll win gold at following Olympics
Ivan Tsikhan’s son: he’ll win gold at following Olympics A storm of applause, gypsies and fireworks accompanied by the military orchestra. Grodno was greeting silver medalist of the Olympics Ivan Tsikhan. People were greeting the Belarusian hammer thrower like a champion. In this case, silver appeared to be more valuable than gold. Grodno residents are very proud that they are neighbors with the outstanding athletes.  They have a tradition to welcome Ivan after his victories. Tsikhan admits that even being in thousand of kilometers, he felt the support of his compatriots.

27.08.2016

21 Belarusian athletes to compete at the Rio Paralympics
21 Belarusian athletes to compete at the Rio Paralympics One more time, Brazil will gather athletes from all over the world. At the beginning of September, the 15th Summer Paralympic Games will be held in Rio. These Paralympics might become the largest in the history of the Games. On August 26, in Minsk, a farewell ceremony was held for the Belarusian Paralympic team. The ceremony took place in the National Olympic Committee. Several dozens of athletes who will represent Belarus at the Paralympics attended the ceremony.

26.08.2016

Ilya Ivashka, Belarusian tennis player
Belarusian tennis player Ilya Ivashka into US Open 3rd qualifying round Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (181st place in the world ranking) has got a second victory in the US Open qualifying. In a duel against American tennis player Ryan Shane occupying the 652nd place in the ATP rankings Ivashka won in straight sets with the same score 6:3. At the start of the qualification Ilya Ivashka confidently took over Argentinian Nicolas Kicker (134), 6:3, 6:2. Now Ilya will play against the German opponent, Matthias Bachinger (514). The winner will progress into the US Open main round.
Mikhail Grabovski not to play for Belarus at 2018 Olympic qualification in Minsk
Mikhail Grabovski not to play for Belarus in 2018 Olympic qualifiers in Minsk One of the leaders of team Belarus Mikhail Grabovski will not participate in the 2018 Olympic qualification, which will be held at Minsk-Arena from 1 to 4 September. The Toronto forward was in a long list of the national team but health problems have not allowed him to join the squad of Dave Lewis. Chelyabinsk Traktor's Vladimir Denisov will also be sidelined. It is known that on August 26, Andrei Kostitsyn, Geoff Platt, Alexander Kitarov and Andrei Stas will join the team.
Star Victoria Azarenka holding training camp in Minsk
Star Victoria Azarenka holding training camp in Minsk A two-day tennis training camp kicked off in Minsk August 25. It was attended by 40 children from across Belarus. The main person at the camp is of course Belarusian star player Victoria Azarenka. The Olympic champion shared with children some secret skills. These guys will be able to use the knowledge on August 26 at a mini-tournament. Also, young players are going to have an informal chat with Victoria. The participants of the training camp:She explains to us every ball, what is wrong and suggests improvements.
BATE fail to qualify to Europa League after defeat at FC Astana
BATE fail to qualify to Europa League after defeat at FC Astana After losing in Astana, coach Alexander Ermakovich's BATE did not have other options except for attacking right away and trying to score as quickly as possible. In the absence of the chief organizer of attacks Alexander Hleb, injured in the first leg, Igor Stasevich took up the leader's role. His crosses from the left were dangerous but BATE failed to put the ball on target.

25.08.2016

How did Aliaksandra Herasimenia fall in love with swimming?
How did Aliaksandra Herasimenia fall in love with swimming? Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics in 50m freestyle swimming, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalyov. Why do children fall in love with swimming? Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics: Children fall in love not with swimming but with water. That is like a state of weightlessness, you're feeling that you are flying like in the sky.
Bronze medalist of Olympic Games 2016 Javid Gamzatov: I dream of Olympic gold!
Bronze medalist of Olympic Games 2016 Javid Gamzatov: I dream of Olympic gold! About sport I came into this sport at the age of 9. Probably just to not sit at home. And then this attracted me so much that I got a desire to act, to fight. When I competed in freestyle wrestling, I also took part in Greco-Roman competitions. This sport makes a boy a man, and it is the most important thing. Being busy you don't get out and are not engaged in some unnecessary things. About Belarus
Olympic champion Vladislav Goncharov met in his native Vitebsk
Olympic champion Vladislav Goncharov met in his native Vitebsk The sole owner of Belarus' Olympic gold in Rio Vladislav Goncharov was met yesterday in his native city of Vitebsk. The first who greeted Vladislav were students of the very sports school where the 20-year-old champion once began his way to the Olympic podium.
Belarusians Rybakov and Novikova deprived of 2008 Olympic medals
Belarusians Rybakov and Novikova deprived of 2008 Olympic medals Belarus now has two Beijing medals fewer. After eight years the medal collection of the Belarusian team at the Beijing Olympics was reduced in size. According to the press service of the International Weightlifting Federation, doping tests of three Belarusian athletes tested positive. As a result, Andrei Rybakov and Anastasia Novikova will be forced to return their silver and bronze medals of the Games. Another athlete involved in this unpleasant story - Irina Kulesha - took fourth place at the Games in Beijing. The athletes are suspended from international competitions.
FC BATE Borisov to host Astana in bid for Europa League group stage
FC BATE Borisov to host Astana in bid for Europa League group stage FC BATE Borisov is one match from parting with European competitions this autumn. Previously, the Yellow-Blues disappointed their fans after being knocked out of the Champions League and now they are on the verge of farewell and with the Europa League. In the first play-off match against Kazakh Astana Alexander Ermakovich's team lots 0:2 and now they have to score three times without conceding to redress the situation. BATE will be without Sergei Veremko and Alexander Hleb, who are injured after the first leg in Astana.

24.08.2016

What Aliaksandra Herasimenia does with hair and why she sees opponents only to her right
What Aliaksandra Herasimenia does with hair and why she sees opponents only to her right Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics in the 50m freestyle swimming, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalyov. I’m looking at you, and I can’t understand how you are putting a swimming cap on such a head of hair. Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics: I have 20 years of practice. Didn't you ever want to cut it?
Aliaksandra Herasimenia about her bronze at Rio Olympics
Aliaksandra Herasimenia about her bronze at Rio Olympics Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics in the 50m freestyle swimming, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalyov. Today our guest is Aliaksandra Herasimenia with her Olympic bronze medal. Thank you for your time, Aliaksandra. And here goes my first question. As far as I understand, 0.04 sec is (snaps his fingers) exactly this difference between the touch of the first medalist and the third one. How can this tiny difference be measured?
Anxiety, fear and anger: Aliaksandra Herasimenia’s feelings before “bronze” race
Anxiety, fear and anger: Aliaksandra Herasimenia’s feelings before “bronze” race Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics in the 50m freestyle swimming, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalyov. What was happening in your mind when you were preparing for the race? Anger? Hope? Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics: I think there were so many things piled in my head during the preparation for the Olympics. Can’t you remember any emotions?
Aliaksandra Herasimenia about past doping allegations
Aliaksandra Herasimenia about past doping allegations: Innocent people who spent time in prison feel the same Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics in the 50m freestyle swimming, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalyov. There was a moment at the 2016 that for sure will be remembered. The coach of the British team said rather insulting words. He said: “The Belarusian female athlete with her doping past took away my mentee’s medal”.  Does it insult you?
Aliaksandra Herasimenia
Aliaksandra Herasimenia on new American coach Dave Salo Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics in the 50m freestyle swimming, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalyov. The press found out about your conflict with your coach and you asked an American expert to train you. Did Dave Salo suggest something that is different from Belarusian swimming school?  Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics: I cannot judge about the preparation of American swimmers in general.
When is Aliaksandra Herasimenia going to have a child?
When is swimmer Aliaksandra Herasimenia going to have a child? Aliaksandra Herasimenia, bronze medalist of the 2016 Olympics in 50m freestyle swimming, has given an interview to the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalyov. You know, your colleagues, the Princess of Belarusian sport - Domracheva, and tennis player Azarenka - have gone on maternity leave. And it's hard for me to refrain from this question. You must have some plans for the next season.
When will Belarusian wrestlers win more at Olympics?
When will Belarusian wrestlers win more at Olympics? The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov: I saw an interview during which our silver medalist Maria Mamoshuk met with the Minister of Sports. And he said: "Well done, you've won silver." She replied: "I could do better. I had to win gold. Do officials expect smaller wins than athletes themselves?
Sergei Shchurko: Domracheva did not take doping
Sergei Shchurko: I am sure Domracheva did not take doping The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov: Colleagues-journalists, we can say that such a thing as absolutely pure sport is very, very debatable, because what to do with some vitamins, hypnosis, psychological support? Where is the line, where this point where pure sport begins?
"Experts can come home to me at any time": runner Olga Mazurenok about doping checks
"Anti-doping officials can come and check me at any time": runner Olga Mazurenok about doping checks The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov: Olga [Mazurenok], how were you checked after the marathon?
Marathon runner Olga Mazurenok about security situation in Rio
Marathon runner Olga Mazurenok about security situation in Rio The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov: Was the atmosphere in Rio quite tense?
Aliaksandr Bahdanovich glad Belarus won women's K4 event at Rio 2016
Aliaksandr Bahdanovich glad Belarus won women's K4 event at Rio 2016 The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov: Still, we have medals in a K4 (kayaking event) - our women did it! Aliaksandr, I imagine it is painful for you as a disqualified athlete to watch it.

23.08.2016

Belarusian shot put world champion calls to create legal stimulator for athletes
Belarusian shot put world champion calls to create legal stimulator for athletes The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus.
What did Belarus' Ivan Tikhon shout after throwing hammer in Rio?
What did Belarus' Ivan Tikhon shout after throwing hammer in Rio? The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov:Mr Mikhnevich, maybe you know... People have very impressive facial gestures during hammer throw. What words are usually said at this moment?
Did Belarus stun bookmakers during Rio Olympics?
Did Belarus stun bookmakers during Rio Olympics? The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov:As for surprises... We asked three months ago, in this studio, talking with Valery Belenky, manager of a betting company.
Mom of Olympic champion Hancharou: "We were told we are unpromising in gymnastics"
Mom of Olympic champion Hancharou: "We were told we are unpromising in gymnastics" The story is devoted to the only Belarusian champion at the Rio Games - trampoline jumper Vladislav Goncharov. Our reporter went to a small home of the Olympian. He is admired by the future stars of Vitebsk trampoline school.
Uladzislau Hancharou had inner confidence before Rio Olympics - expert
Uladzislau Hancharou had inner confidence before Rio Olympics - expert The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus.
Uladzislau Hancharou dreams of becoming two-time Olympic champion
Uladzislau Hancharou dreams of becoming two-time Olympic champion Belarus' only Olympic gold medalist arrived home on August 22. At the national airport, the trampoline jumper Vladislav Goncharov and the national team coaching staff were met pompously. It is not surprising - the 20-year-old native of Vitebsk has become not only the sole Belarusian champion of the Rio Games but also Belarus' first medal winner in trampoline jumping.

22.08.2016

Herasimenia plans to get married
Herasimenia plans to get married Aliaksandra Herasimmenia is planning to get married next year. In the near future, I’m planning to prepare for the World Championship. However, I will be devoting time to my future family too. It is true, I’m going to get married next year, not this one, said Aliaksandra. At the moment, Herasiamenia is on vacation. She is planning to spend some time near the sea. She will start her trainings in September.
First Olympic Belarusian champion about results at Rio Olympics: Belarusian athletes did a good job
First Olympic Belarusian champion about results at Rio Olympics: Belarusian athletes did a good job The 2016 Rio Olympics has ended. The results of Belarusian athletes were discussed during the talk show What’s Going On.
Olympic champion Alexander Romankov about Belarus' performance in Rio
Olympic champion Alexander Romankov about Belarus' performance in Rio Today's guest of the program Week on the CTV channel is a legendary person, whose name is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. 17-time champion of the Soviet Union, 10-time world champion. The man who won five Olympic medals - Alexander Romankov. We are pleased to welcome you in this studio. Everyone expected more from Belarus at the summer Olympics. What is your opinion?
Belarusians win 9 medals at Rio Olympics
Belarusians win 9 medals at Rio Olympics Belarus has won 9 medals at the Olympics in Rio, which ended 21 August. The country has 1 gold, 4 silver and 4 bronze medals. On Monday night (Belarus time) the Olympic fairy tale in Rio ended. It was not without scandals but still can be called a tale. And this event has already become history, a history in which there is a Belarusian page too.  Belarusians will remember the Olympics first of all for the nine victories. This year, the athletes did not have any medal plans, they just fought for what they could.
Belarus takes 9 medals at Rio Olympics
Belarus 40th in overall Olympic medal ranking The Olympic team of Belarus has taken 40th place in the overall medal standings of Rio 2016. Belarusian athletes won 9 medals: the only gold went to Vladislav Goncharov, who won gold in the trampoline. Silver medals were won by Daria Naumova and Vadim Streltsov (weightlifting), wrestler Maria Mamoshuk and Ivan Tsikhan (athletics). Bronze went to wrestlers Javid Gamzatov and Ibrahim Saidov, swimmer Alexandra Gerasimenya and K4 crew Margarita Makhneva, Nadezhda Lepeshko, Olga Khudenko and Marina Litvinchuk.
Belarusian gymnasts take 5th place at Olympic tournament in group exercises
Belarusian gymnasts take 5th place at Olympic tournament in group exercises Belarus national rhythmic gymnastics team took fifth place in group exercises in the all-around final at the Olympics 2016. After the first exercise - with five ribbons - Belarusian athletes (Anna Dudenkova, Valeria Pischelina, Arina Tsitsilina, Maria Kadobina and Maria Kotyakova) received a total of 17.283 points and took 5th place. In the second routine - with clubs and hoops - the Belarusians earned 18.016 points, ending up in 5th position with a total sum of 35.299 points.

21.08.2016

Rhythmic gymnastics and marathon
Rhythmic gymnastics and marathon: Belarus’ hopes for medals On August, 21, during the last day of the 2016 Rio Olympics, athletes will compete for 12 sets of medals. Belarus has real chances of becoming a medalist in group competition in rhythmic gymnastics. In addition, two Belarusian runners will compete for medals on marathon. Belarus won 9 medals at the Olympics and it occupies the 40th place in the medal count. The official closing ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games will take place tonight at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio.
Belarus’ President congratulates Ibragim Saidov on bronze
Belarus’ President congratulates Ibragim Saidov on bronze Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Ibragim Saidov on the bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:You were aiming for the success, and you achieved your goal in Rio in the heavyweight category thanks to your courage, patience, and hard work. It is a very important victory for Belarus, because it will inspire new generations of young wrestlers and coaches to work hard and to win to the glory of our Belarusian sport.
Ibragim Saidov
Belarus’ wrestler Ibragim Saidov wins bronze at Rio Olympics Ibragim Saidov was born in Dagestan. He was representing Belarus at the 2016 Olympics and won the bronze medal in the men’s freestyle wrestling 125kg. Taha Akgül from Turkey became the winner, and Komeil Ghasemi from Iran got silver. Ibragim Saidov ( in the interview with the National Olympic Committee of Belarus):I dedicate this medal to Belarus, my second motherland. Thanks to our coach Alexander Lasitsa, he trained us well. Frankly, I wanted to get the gold medal, but I couldn’t show everything that I was capable of.

20.08.2016

Ivan Tsikhan
Olympic choice of Ivan Tsikhan: money will go to Slonim Ivan Tsikhan started his career at the Slonim State College of Olympic Reserve. The President's Sports Club will transfer there the grant worth about $5,000. That was Ivan’s Olympic choice. The project supports sports schools, where Olympic athletes were training at the beginning of their career. After 15 days of the Olympics, seven schools can count on receiving funds.
Women’s kayak four
Women’s kayak four (K4) wins bronze at Rio Olympics Belarus got the 8th medal at the Olympics! The women’s K4 500m team Margarita Makhneva, Olga Khudenko, Nadezhda Lepeshko and Marina Litvinchuk won bronze with at time of 1:16.619. Silver went to Germany (1:15.094), and the gold medal went to Hungary (1:14.193).
Belarus President congratulates Ivan Tsikhan
Belarus President congratulates Ivan Tsikhan on silver medal at Rio Olympics Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Ivan Tsikhan on the silver medal at the Olympics. Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:It’s a real heroic deed! You had to compete not only with the strongest hammer throwers in the world. To get this award you had to overcome enormous psychological pressure. Regardless of doubts and criticism, you proved to everybody what a real patriot of his country is capable of. Your win is an excellent example for thousands of boys and girls making their first steps in life and sport.

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