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25.08.2016

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.
Ivan Tsikhan
Silver with a touch of gold: Ivan Tsikhan becomes prize winner in Rio Belarusian hammer thrower Ivan Tsikhan won the silver medal in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. His result is 77 meters 79 centimeters.  Gold went to Dilshod Nazarov, a Tajikistani athlete. His result was 78.68. Polish hammer thrower Wojciech Nowicki finished first  with the result of 77.73.

19.08.2016

Mariya Mamashuk, Belarusian wrestler
Belarus President congratulates Mariya Mamashuk, stresses the medal is real breakthrough The sixth medal at the Olympics in Rio, silver, was brought by freestyle wrestler 23-year-old Mariya Mamashuk. The country's President congratulated the athlete on the success. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that this medal is a real breakthrough, the first significant achievement of Belarusian Olympic women's wrestling. Mariya Mamashuk is the holder of the European champion title, and medalist of the European championship 2014. 
Belarusian Tatiana Khaladovich fifth in women's javelin at Rio Olympics
Belarusian Tatiana Khaladovich fifth in women's javelin at Rio Olympics The Belarusian athlete Tatiana Khaladovich finished the women's javeling final in fifth place at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In the best of the six final attempts Tatiana Khaladovich sent the javelin to a distance of 64.60m. In the final stage the Belarusian competitor performed better than in qualifying where her best was 63.78m. However, she was unable to get closer to the result with which she excelled this year at the European Championships - 66.34m. 
Hail the heroes: Winners of Rio Olympics return to Belarus
Hail the heroes: Winners of Rio Olympics return to Belarus On August 18, three medalists of the Rio Olympics were met at the National Airport near Minsk. Daria Naumova and Vadim Streltsov, who became the silver medalists, and Javid Hamzatov, bronze medal winner, returned to Belarus.
Belarusian runner Marina Arzamasova reaches 800m final
Belarusian runner Marina Arzamasova reaches 800m final The Belarusian athlete Marina Arzamasova has reached the final of the 2016 Olympics in the women's 800m. Marina Arzamasova is the current world champion in this discipline. From the beginning of the semifinal Olympic race she took the lead and did not give the first position to anyone until the finish line. However, she failed to maintain the advantage. 
Marzaliuk narrowly misses out on wrestling bronze for Belarus at Rio Olympics
Marzaliuk narrowly misses out on wrestling bronze for Belarus at Rio Olympics The Belarusian Vasilisa Marzalyuk lost a fight for the bronze medal at women's wrestling tournament of the Olympic Games in the weight category up to 75 kg.
Belarus' wrestler Mariya Mamashuk takes silver in Rio
Belarus' wrestler Mariya Mamashuk takes silver at Rio Olympics Belarus has won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics in the women's freestyle wrestling! The medal was brought by 23-year-old Mariya Mamashuk. Her name is now in history of the Olympics. This is the first medal for Belarus in women’s wrestling. Mariya Mamashuk the evening of August 18, defeated experienced American of Russian origin Elena Pirozhkova in the semifinals and thus secured at least silver. The Belarusian reached the final.
BATE go down to Astana in Europa League playoff first leg
BATE go down to Astana in Europa League playoff first leg August 18 the Belarusian champion FC BATE held the first leg of the Europa League qualification play-off. In Astana, the Belarusian football players met with the Kazakh club Astana.  The meeting was tough. Alexander Hleb received a cut in one of duels and was forced to leave the pitch at the end of the first half. Astana achieved the victory 2:0 as a result.

18.08.2016

Belarus' Aliaksandra Herasimenia upbeat after winning Rio Olympics bronze
Belarus' Aliaksandra Herasimenia upbeat after Rio Olympics bronze "This bronze is more expensive than gold," "Sasha, we believe in you", social media reacted to Herasimenia's bronze with thousands of comments. Many people write that "our Sasha" is still the best, and "we love you not only for the medals."
Belarus' Talay crushes out of women's 100m hurdles in Rio after blunder
Belarus' Talay crushes out of women's 100m hurdles in Rio after blunder The Belarusian Alina Talay has not reached the final of the 100m hurdles at the Olympic Games in Brazil. In the semifinal race the Belarusian athlete made a dramatic mistake at one of the barriers and showed a time of 13.66 seconds ranking 8th. Talay knew she would lose to the winners and almost walked to the finish line at the end. Brianna Rollins, with 12.47 seconds, won the first semi-final. 
Belarus' Litvinchuk into K1 500m final at Rio Olympics
Belarus' Litvinchuk into K1 500m final at Rio Olympics Belarusian Marina Litvinchuk has reached the final of the women's K1 500m at the Rio Olympics 2016. Marina Litvinchuk won the first semi-final race with a time of 1:55.641. The Belarusian was in the lead throughout the distance and did not give up this advantage. Earlier in the preliminary race she showed a better result - 1:53.966, which Indicates the readiness of the athlete to compete in a highly competitive environment. The final race is due on August 18.

17.08.2016

Simple Questions
Success or failure: Sergei Shchurko and Oleg Gorunovich about Belarusian athletes in Rio The journalist of the media company Pressball, Sergei Shchurko and editor in chief of the sports web portal Tribuna.com, Oleg Gorunovich took part in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Belarus' Tikhon into hammer throw final in Rio, season leader Fajdek out
Belarus' Tikhon into hammer throw final in Rio, Fajdek out Belarus' 40-year-old hammer thrower Ivan Tikhon from the first attempt fulfilled the qualification standard and reached the final of the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. He sent the hammer to the 76.51m mark and topped qualifying table. Ivan Tikhon decided not to take a second attempt. Later, only one athlete was able to fulfill the qualification requirement. This was Pole Wojciech Nowicki, who from the third attempt threw the hammer at 77.64 meters and won qualification in the end.
Sports journalist: Herasimenia was the only who fought to the end in Rio
Sports journalist: Herasimenia was the only who fought to the end in Rio Sergey Shchurko, journalist of the newspaper Pressball and sports manager, took part in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Sergei, a question concerning your charge, from the point of view of a journalist, - Aliaksandra Herasimenia. In the 50m swimming, even on a human scale, it is difficult to imagine that fractions of a second separate first place from eighth. We are talking with you during the whole 16 minutes! But those seconds seems to be just nothing! Maybe this is a random result?
"They fight for clean sport": Sergei Shchurko about doping scandals at Rio Olympics
"They fight for clean sport": Sergei Shchurko about doping scandals at Rio Olympics Sergey Shchurko, journalist of the newspaper Pressball and sports manager, has commented on doping scandals at the Games in Rio in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev.
Experts predict five more medals for Belarus at Rio Olympics
Experts predict five more medals for Belarus at Rio Olympics The journalist of the media company Pressball Sergei Shchurko and editor in chief of the sports web portal Tribuna.com Oleg Gorunovich took part in the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. We are talking to you on Monday; the program will be aired on Tuesday night. But there will still be some days remaining before the Rio Olympics end. What do you hope for as experts? Sergey Shchurko, journalist of the newspaper Pressball, sports manager: I think we should win five more medals.
Belarusian javelin thrower Tatiana Kholodovich into Rio final
Belarusian javelin thrower Tatiana Kholodovich into Rio final The Belarusian athlete Tatiana Kholodovich has successfully qualified for the women's javelin at the Olympics 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, BelTA has learned. Kholodovich is the current European champion. One successful attempt was enough for her to enter the final. A result of 63 m guaranteed athletes a place in the final. The Belarusian sent the javelin 63.78m during the first attempt and did not throw anymore. In the qualifying, she took overall 5th place. The best in the qualifying rounds was Polands' Maria Andreichik - 67.11m.
Alina Talay advances to women's 100m hurdles semifinals in Rio
Alina Talay advances to women's 100m hurdles semifinal in Rio The Belarusian star runner Alina Talay has qualified for the semifinal in the women's 100m hurdles. Alina confidently advanced to the semifinals, finishing second in his preliminary race with a time of 12.74 seconds. Another representative of Belarus in this discipline - Ekaterina Poplavskaja - clocked with the seventh best result (13.45 sec.) and was unable to get into the semi-final stage.

16.08.2016

Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb marries again
Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb marries again The most decorated Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb has remarried. The athlete placed the first wedding photo himself on his page on a social network. Later, there was another one: Alex and Svetlana have been together for more than a year.
Belarusian military confirm status at II International Army Games
Belarusian military confirm status at II International Army Games The Belarusian military's high status was once again confirmed at the II International Army Games. Teams from 19 countries competed in Russia and Kazakhstan. Belarusian pilots in the so-called "combat use" not just won but shocked rivals with their skills. Even the leaders of the overall standings – Russians – on their own training ground were unable to oppose the Mi-8 from Machulishchy.
Belarusian taekwondo fighter suspended from Rio Olympics
Belarusian taekwondo fighter Arman-Marshall Silla suspended from Rio Olympics? Belarusian medal hopeful in Rio, 22-year-old taekwondo fighter Arman-Marshall Silla, was suspended from competitions, which efficiently excludes his participation in the Olympics. The reason for this decision is the presence in the athlete's doping sample of the banned meldonium. Arman-Marshall Silla, his coach and the doctor of the national team deny the use of this drug and gave consent for verification using the polygraph. The procedure took place on 14 August and revealed that the athlete did not consciously take the banned substances.
Belarus' Javid Hamzatov clinches bronze at Rio Olympics
Belarus' Javid Hamzatov clinches bronze at Rio Olympics Belarusian wrestler Javid Hamzatov in the weight category of up to 85kg won the bronze medal in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In a stubborn fight he defeated the Bulgarian Nikolay Bayryakov. Thus the 26-year-old athlete, representing Greco-Roman wrestling, brought the Olympic team the fifth award. Now Belarusians have gold, two silver and two bronze medals. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Hamzatov on the success.

15.08.2016

Elena Skripel
Elena Skripel: Trampoline has a bright future in Belarus Chairwoman of the Belarusian Association of Gymnastics Elena Skripel answered the questions of the program Week on the CTV. A sincere thanks to Uladzislau Hancharou for his gold medal in Rio. It happens that the Belarusian Association of Gymnastics is more closely related to the gymnastics than trampoline. However, there is still a very strong trampoline school in Belarus, famous for its outstanding results. Was it hard to maintain that all?
Belarus into 2016 Euro Beach Soccer League superfinal
Belarus into 2016 Euro Beach Soccer League superfinal The national team of Belarus has entered the superfinal of the 2016 Euro Beach Soccer League. Moreover, Belarus did it very confidently, with victories in all matches of the third stage, which took place in the Hungarian Siófok. Belarus won against such giants of the world's beach soccer as Russia and Portugal. Russia on Friday conceded two unanswered goals, while Portugal (the current world champions) lost on Saturday 2:4. On Sunday, the Belarusian team continued their victorious march by ousting Romania 8:4.
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian medal winners in Rio
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian medal winners in Rio Alexander Lukashenko has congratulates Belarusian Olympians who have recently won medals in Rio. The first medal, silver, was brought to Belarus by weightlifter Daria Naumova. This award is especially expensive, stressed Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus' Mazuronak becomes best European at Olympic marathon
Belarus' Mazuronak becomes best European at Olympic marathon The Belarusian athlete Volha Mazuronak has become 5th in the marathon at the Olympics 2016. Mazuronak clocked 2 hours 24 min. 48 sec. at a distance of 42.195 km. The Belarusian presented a surprise to eminent African rivals during the competition.  Exactly in the middle of the race she broke into the lead. It was Mazuronak who lead the race for a long time setting its rhythm. Alas, during the last kilometers the Belarusian was pushed from podium places but she had the strength to get into the top 5.

14.08.2016

Aliaksandra Herasimenia, Belarusian swimmer, wins Rio Olympics bronze
Aliaksandra Herasimenia wins 50m freestyle bronze at Rio Olympics Swimmer from Belarus Aliaksandra Herasimenia has won the 2016 Rio Olympics bronze in the women's 50m freestyle. The 30 year-old athlete from the Belarusian State University of Physical Training qualified for the final from last, 8th, semifinal place but sailed for bronze in the final clocking 24.11 seconds, only 0.04 seconds slower than winner from Denmark Pernille Blume. Second was Simone Manuel from the USA, 0.02 seconds behind.
Belarus' Straltsou second in men's 94kg at Rio Olympics
Iran's Moradi wins men's 94kg at Rio Olympics, Belarus get silver Belarusian weightlifter Vadzim Straltsou has won the silver medal at the Rio 2016 in the 94 kg category. In total, the Belarusian athlete lifted 395kg. The Belarusian lost 8 kg to Iranian Sohrab Moradi - 403 kg. Bronze went to Lithuanian athlete Aurimas Didzbalis - 392 kg. Vadzim Straltsou

13.08.2016

Belarus trampline jumper Hancharou bags first Rio Olympics gold for Belarus
Belarus' Hancharou bags first Rio Olympics gold for Belarus Belarusian Uladzislau Hancharou, 20, has won the men's trampoline event at the Olympics in Rio. His "golden" result is 61.745 points. Second and third places was taken by the representatives of China - Dong Dong (60.535) and Gao Lei (60.175), respectively. The 20-year-old Vitebsk native Uladzislau Hancharou, despite his youth, has managed to win a lot of medals in the last two years: bronze and silver at WC 2015 and gold at Euro 2014 and Euro 2016. And this does not include awards from World Cups. Now he also has an Olympic title!

12.08.2016

Daria Naumava snatches Belarus' first Rio Olympic medal
Daria Naumava wins Belarus' first Rio Olympics medal Weightlifter Daria Naumova has won the first medal for the Belarusian team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. She won the medal in the 75kg class. At her first ever Olympics the Bobruisk native, who on August 26 turns 21, performed really brilliantly. In the snatch Naumova lifted 116 kg, and in the second exercise - clean and jerk - ventured to lift 142 kg and succeeded.
Belarus' Tsurkin completes Olympics without medals, Gerasimenya still has medal hopes
Belarus' Tsurkin completes Olympics without medals, Gerasimenya still has medal hopes The Belarusian swimmer Evgeny Tsurkin has completed performance at the Olympics 2016, without passing qualification in the 100m butterfly. He finished last clocking 53.24 seconds. This is much worse than what the athlete demonstrated during the qualifying events for the Olympic Games (51.44 seconds).  Earlier Evgeny Tsurkin competed in the 100m freestyle and also failed to qualify for further stages.
International Military Games: Belarusians make it into final
International Army Games: Belarusians make it into final Belarusian tank crews have qualified for the final of the International Army Games. Our crews have set a record of the competition defeating over 85% of targets. Taking part in the decisive battle that will take place on August 13 will also be teams from Russia, China and Kazakhstan. Moreover, they will participate on various tanks.  So the fight will take place not only among humans but also machinery. The teams will have one day for maintenance, preparation of vehicles and weapons adjusting.
Belarus' squad for Norway friendly announced
Belarus' preliminary squad for Norway friendly announced The players of the national team of Belarus on August 28 will begin preparations for a friendly match against Norway and the opening match of the 2018 World Cup qualifying against France. The coaching staff of the Belarusian team led by Alexander Khatskevich named an long list of candidates, which includes 30 players: Goalkeepers - Andrei Gorbunov (Atromitos, Athens, Greece), Sergey Chernik (Nancy, France), Andrei Klimovich (Minsk), Aleksandr Gutor (Orenburg, Russia);
Belarus knocked out of Rio Olympic basketball tournament
Belarus knocked out of Rio Olympic basketball tournament Belarusian basketball players will not be able to reach the play-offs of the Rio Olympics and compete for awards. After losing in the fourth round to Turkey (71:74), the team of manager Anatoly Buyalsky have lost chance of getting into the top eight in the quarterfinal.  In another today's match of Group A France won against Brazil 74:64 and secured their ticket to the knockout round. Earlier the same success was achieved by Australia, who will play in the fourth round against the Japanese national team. 
Belarus' Samsonov misses out on Rio Olympic bronze
Belarus' Samsonov misses out on Rio Olympic bronze Belarusian Vladimir Samsonov stopped one step short of the Olympic podium. In a very hard battle for the bronze medal he lost to the Japanese Jun Mizutani, 4:1 (4:11, 9:11, 11:6, 12:14, 8:11). Vladimir Samsonov is 40 years old. He is honored master of sports, a three-time winner of the World Cup, 6-time European champion, former number 1 in the world (currently 9th). 

11.08.2016

Belarus national team rises to 70th place in FIFA rankings
Belarus national team rises to 70th place in FIFA ranking The Belarus national team has risen two lines in the updated ranking of the International Football Federation (FIFA) and now occupies 70th place. In July, Belarus team did not play, with 507 points remaining. Belarus' next match is in Oslo against Norway on August 31. Norway are in 50th place in the August FIFA ranking. 
Vladimir Samsonov's wife cheering for husband at Rio Olympics
Vladimir Samsonov's wife cheering for husband at Rio Olympics Today, 11 August, Vladimir Samsonov will play in the table tennis Olympic semifinal in Rio. His opponent will be Chinese Jike Zhang. Playing in favor of Samsonov will be his experience and incredible willpower. Frankly, few people believed in the good result of the 40-year-old Samsonov but he overcame everything - his age, the five past failures at the Games and even Dimitrij Ovtcharov, one of the strongest tennis players of Europe. "Amazing, my love ... We are so, so, so, so proud of you..."
Belarus U21 draw 1:1 vs Moldova prior to Euro 2017 qualifier against the Netherlands
Belarus U21 draw 1:1 vs Moldova prior to Euro 2017 qualifier against the Netherlands A friendly match between the U21 teams of Belarus and Moldova was held at the stadium of FC Minsk. Manager Igor Kovalevich's Belarus had to equalize to bring the final score to 1:1. The game against Moldova was the final stage of preparation of Igor Kovalevich's team for the U21 Euro qualification against the Netherlands. The match will take place in Minsk on September 2.
Vasil Kiriyenka finishes 17th in Men's Individual Time Trial
Belarus at Rio Olympics: August 10 summary Belarus is still without medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The Belarusian Olympic team are still only dreaming of Brazilian podiums. On August 10, fans hoped for the success of the world cycling champion Vasil Kiriyenka and female weightlifters. But they all disappointed us. Vasil Kiriyenka, in the men's individual time trial, was not able to show the class. The current world champion already at the equator of the race distance was about one minute behind the first-placed athlete and further into the race, the gap was only increasing.
Belarusian pilots win two silver medals at army Olympics
Belarusian pilots win two silver medals at army Olympics At the army Olympics, pilots from Belarus have won two silver medals in the categories "assault aircraft" and "military transport aircraft." Team Belarus, in the Avia Darts event, put the crews on Su-25 and for the first time on Mi-8. Piloting, intelligence and the use of lethal force: according to the results of all tests Belarusians only slightly lost to Russians. Moreover, Belarus has shown the best accuracy.

10.08.2016

Belarus Alena Amialiusik 11th in Women's Individual Time Trial at Rio Olympics
Belarus Alena Amialiusik 11th in Women's Individual Time Trial at Rio Olympics USA's Kristin Armstrong became the winner of the women's individual time trial at the Olympics 2016. She covered 29.7 km in 44 min. 26.42 sec. The new champion will turn 43 tomorrow. This is the third straight win for Kristin Armstrong in this event. Silver went to Russian Olga Zabelina (+5.55 sec.), while bronze to Dutch athlete Anna Van Der Breggen (+11.38 sec.). Belarus' Alena Amialiusik was 11th, with 46 min. 05.73 seconds. Her average speed throughout the race was 38.659 km/h.
Bus with Belarusian journalist attacked by unknown in Rio
Bus with Belarusian journalist attacked by unknown in Rio A Belarusian journalist has been injured in an attack on a bus at the Rio Olympics. The incident occurred after the basketball game Belarus v Brazil, where the Belarusian team narrowly won. The vehicles with media representatives were attacked on their way to the Main Press Center of the Olympic Games. Witnesses reported several shots. However, later reports state that these were stones. Two people were slightly injured. Among them is a Belarusian journalist. In his video blog, sports journalist Artur Zhol reported about details of the incident.
Belarusian rowers qualify for Rio men's four semifinal
Belarusian rowers qualify for Rio men's four semifinal A Belarusian rowing team has qualified for the semi-finals of the men's four at the Rio Olympics after a successful repechage race. Vadim Lyalin, Denis Migal, Igor Pashevich and Nikolai Sharlap entered the top three crews who have received tickets to the semifinal round. In the repechage, the Belarusians showed the second best result - 6 min. 36.50 sec. The semi-final is scheduled for August 10.
Belarusian basketball team beat hosts Brazil 65:63 at Olympics
Belarusian basketball team beat hosts Brazil 65:63 at Olympics The Belarusian basketball players have got the first victory at the Olympics in Rio! In the third game of the group round of the Olympic tournament manager Anatoly Buyalsky's Belarus beat the hosts Brazilians 65:63. The meeting did not begin well for the national team of Belarus. In the middle of the second quarter our team was behind 20:38. The coach was forced to take a time-out and drew attention to errors in the defense. The game went better smoothly and by the big break the Belarusian girls were just five points behind. 
Belarus' Samsonov into Olympic semifinal for the first time in career
Belarus' Samsonov into Olympic semifinal for the first time in career Belarusian Vladimir Samsonov in the Olympic quarterfinals beat his friend, German Dimitrij Ovtcharov with the score 4:2 and reached the semifinal. Since the athletes know each other well - they have been playing together for the Russian club Fakel Gazprom since 2011 and twice won the Champions League - the match was not easy and lasted 80 minutes. Besides Samsonov had to take painkillers during the match. At the beginning of the meeting, the Belarusian fell and injured intercostal muscles.

09.08.2016

Belarus national football team gets kits with national pattern
Belarus national football team gets kits with national pattern August 9, the updated kits of the national football team of Belarus was presented. The event was held in one of the Silver Screen cinemas. Many of those present, including the players themselves, noted that the new kits are very stylish. Their peculiarity is in the national ornament.  Acting as models were some of the players from the national team: Alexander Hleb, Nikolai Signevich, Nikolay Yanush, Denis Polyakov, Nikita Korzun, Igor Stasevich and goalkeeper Andrei Klimovich.
Belarus' Ekaterina Karsten makes it to Rio semi-finals
Belarus' Ekaterina Karsten makes it to Rio semi-finals The award winning Belarusian athlete Ekaterina Karsten is still showing a confident performance at the Olympic rowing in Rio de Janeiro. Today, she made it to the semi-final stage of the competition, after the teammate Stanislav Scherbachenya. The two-time Olympic champion and the six-time world champion Ekaterina Karsten, for whom these Games in Brazil are the seventh in his career, performed in the women's singles sculls quarterfinals. 
Tennis player Vladimir Samsonov into Olympic quarterfinals
Belarus table tennis player Vladimir Samsonov into Rio quarterfinals 15 sets of Olympic medals will be contested today in Rio de Janeiro. Belarusian original medal hopes are connected with Victoria Chaika, who will take part in a small-caliber pistol shooting event. Belarusian athletes will perform in qualifying competitions in rowing, table tennis, and swimming. The Belarusian women's basketball team, after two losses at the start, does not have the right for mistake in the game against hosts Brazil.
Belarusian athletes share Olympic Parade of Nations photos
Belarusian athletes share Olympic Parade of Nations photos The Belarusian delegation on the night of 5 to 6 August took part in the opening ceremony of the 31st Olympic Games. Marching inside the Maracana stadium were Olympic champions Max Mirnyi and current coach shooter Sergei Martynov as well as representatives of various sports such as basketball, boxing, fencing, tennis, judo, cycling, synchronized swimming, athletics, swimming, and table tennis. Flag bearer of the Belarusian was the world and European champion cyclist Vasil Kiriyenka.

08.08.2016

Belarus at Rio Olympics: Day 2
Belarus at Rio Olympics: Day 2 summary The main sporting event of the four years is taking place these days. The Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro is hosting the XXXI Summer Olympic Games. The second day of the Olympic Games was a not too successful for Belarusian athletes. Cyclist Alena Omelyusik participated in a road race. Alena stayed in the leading group for a long time, but the Belarusian did not save enough energy for the final part. As a result, Omelyusik is 13th.
Who are Belarus' medal hopefuls at Rio Olympics 2016?
Who are Belarus' medal hopefuls at Rio Olympics 2016? 123 Belarusian athletes will perform at the Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. And although, as President of Belarus said at the meeting on the preparations for the Olympic Games, the government has not put in front of them any specific medal plans, we expect to receive some! Therefore CTV.BY today will tell you about those athletes who have real chances to climb on the podium! Rowing Kayak Four, 500m
Belarus' Rio parade outfits among the best - USA Today Sport
Belarus' Rio parade outfits among the best - USA Today Sport One of the main events of the 2016 Olympics - Parade of Nations - was held on the night of August 6. Representatives of 207 countries came to welcome the audience and guests of honor, among whom were about 40 heads of state and government.
Lyubov Cherkashina about Melitina Stanyuta's talisman in Rio
Lyubov Cherkashina about Melitina Stanyuta's talisman in Rio The motto of the Olympic Games in Rio is the phrase "Live your passion". The program "Week" spoke about sports passion with Olympic medal winner and senior coach of the rhythmic gymnastics national team of Belarus Lyubov Cherkashina. In recent years, it has been mostly women who brought Belarus medals. In your opinion, is this a coincidence or some new trend? Why so?
Belarus basketball team suffer second defeat at Rio
Belarus basketball team suffer second defeat at Rio The 72:73 defeat against France that Belarus women's national basketball team suffered during the Olympic tournament is not critical, said Belarus' head coach Anatoly Buyalsky. The coach said the match with France turned out spectacular and supporters loved the fight until the last second. 
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. 

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