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10.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko and Sebastian Coe
Alexander Lukashenko: There's too much politics in sport these days There should not be so much politics in sport as today, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko meeting with the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe. The Belarusian leader is categorically against any private issues in sport, including doping.

07.04.2016

Azarenka to play for Belarus vs Russia at Fed Cup
Azarenka to play for Belarus vs Russia at Fed Cup Victoria Azarenka has been included in the Belarus roster for the Fed Cup match against Russia. This will be a playoff tie, which winner will qualify for the World Group next season. The Belarusian team includes WTA world number 5 Victoria Azarenka, Olga Govortsova and Alexandra Sasnovich (in WTA top 100) and Aryna Sabalenka.  Russia have picked Daria Kasatkina, Margarita Gasparyan, Elena Vesnina and Elizabeth Kulichkova for the match. The tie will take place at Luzhniki, Small Sports Arena, in Moscow April 16-17.
What citizenship will Bjørndalen and Domracheva's baby have?
What citizenship will Bjørndalen and Domracheva's baby have? The legendary Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen revealed what citizenship his and Domracheva's baby will have. Ole Einar Bjørndalen:I have a big family, I'm used to children. This will still be a new situation for me. We look forward to this. New important things will become part of our lives. I really appreciate that I have to experience that... Up to 18 years, the child will have two citizenships. And then time will come for him or her to choose. Then we'll see.

06.04.2016

Belarus wins two silver medals at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup
Belarus wins two silver medals at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup Belarusian athletes have won two silver medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup. The competition was held in Pesaro, Italy. Belarus' star Melitina Stanyuta was second in the ball routine. Another silver came in the team event with 6 clubs and 2 hoops. It was won by the team of Maria Kadobina, Anna Dudenkova, Valeria Pishchelina, Maria Kotyak, Ksenia Cheldyshkina and Arina Tsitsilina.

05.04.2016

Belarus' Darya Domracheva and Norway's Ole Einar Bjørndalen
Biathlete Daria Domracheva expecting baby in October 2016 From Olympic champion to mother. On April 5, it became known that the famous Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva is going to have a baby. This fact was revealed by another star biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is the child’s father. Later, Domracheva herself confirmed this information on her official site. It is expected that the baby will be born in October.
Two gold medals for Belarus at European Trampoline Championships
Two gold medals for Belarus at European Trampoline Championships The European Championships in Trampoline in Valladolid has been successful for Belarus' athletes. They brought from Spain four medals. Vladislav Goncharov became two-time world champion in the individual trampoline event. Paired with Nikolai Kazak, he won the synchronized trampoline event. Also, Belarusians scooped two silver medals. One came in the men's team competition and the other was taken by Anna Gorchenok in the women's individual event.
Belarus pentathlete bags bronze at 2016 UIPM World Cup
Belarus pentathlete bags bronze at 2016 UIPM World Cup Belarus' pentathlete Anastasia Prokopenko has taken third place at the 2016 UIPM World Cup in Rome. However, it is not points that are the main thing for the athlete these days. She is aiming at the Rio Olympics, for which she needs to collect at least 105 license points. Now Anastasia has 116 points. However, the final ranking will be published on June 1, with the best 36 athletes to get the right to go to Rio. The quota includes two places from a country for women and men. For Anastasia Prokopenko, the Rio Olympics will be the third Games in career.

04.04.2016

IWF bans Belarus' Rybakou after positive meldonium test
Belarus' weightlifting Olympic medalist tests positive for meldonium Two-time Olympic medalist and two-time world champion in weightlifting Belarus' Andrei Rybakou has been suspended from competitions after testing positive for meldonium. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the official website of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). The IWF has not indicated when the sample was taken from the 34-year-old athlete and noted that comments may follow only after the investigation is completed.
Meshkov Brest miss out on SEHA League bronze
Meshkov Brest miss out on SEHA League bronze The Belarusian handball club Meshkov Brest took 4th place in the final round of the SEHA League, which took place in Varazdin, Croatia. In the fight for bronze the Brest residents gave way to the hosts of the tournament Zagreb. Meshkov Brest v Zagreb 23:24 (14:13) April 3. Varazdin. Varazdin Arena After the semi-final defeat against Veszprem the Brest club were to play for bronze with the hosts of the Final Four tournament.  BGK had some squad problems, with only 9 players available for the bronze-medal match.

03.04.2016

Victoria Azarenka wins Miami Open crown
Victoria Azarenka wins Miami Open crown Belarus' Victoria Azarenka has won the tennis tournament Miami Open. This is the 20th title in the career of the Belarusian and the third this season. The victory over Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova (6:3, 6:2) in the final gave the former world No.1 enough points to climb into the top 5 of the WTA ranking again. The match lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes.  At the start of the season she scored more points than during the previous year, which was bad for her.

01.04.2016

What rewards will Belarus' athletes receive for 2016 Olympic medals?
What rewards will Belarus' athletes receive for 2016 Olympic medals? First Vice-President of the National Olympic Committee of Maxim Ryzhenkov told the TV channel ONT about the amount of remuneration of Belarusian athletes who will win medals at the 2016 Olympics. "The amount should be the motivator, if there are no other motivators to good results. I believe that $150,000 for gold, $75,000 for silver and $50,000 for bronze is a sufficient motivator for an athlete."
Azarenka into Miami Open final, set to face Kuznetsova
Azarenka into Miami Open final, set to face Kuznetsova Victoria Azarenka has advanced into the final of Miami Open. On April 1 in the morning, our best tennis player made its way into the decisive match beating Angelique Kerber, 6:2, 7:5. It was Kerber who earlier knocked Victoria out of the first Grand Slam tournament of the season Australian Open. Back then the German won against the Belarusian in the quarterfinal and then became a sensational winner of the tournament. But Angelique could not repeat the earlier feat . In the final, Azarenka's opponent will be 19th-ranked Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova.

31.03.2016

25th anniversary, NOC
The 25th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus Leonid Khromenkov used to begin his working day by walking up the steps of the Palace of Chess and Droughts. It was at 10 Karl Marx Street where the National Olympic Committee of Belarus was located. Leonid Khromenkov, an honorary member of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus: I have counted 84 steps. These walls saw the formation of the National Olympic Committee as an already independent and a well-established organization.
Dave Lewis: Belarus' U18 player have potential for senior team level
Dave Lewis: Belarus' U18 player have potential for senior team level Soon Minsk will host the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division I Group A. It kicks off April 9.  Dave Lewis, who came to Belarus only on Saturday 26 March, has already managed to visit the training of our young players.  He shared with reporters his emotions from the meeting.
Ice hockey Olympic qualifiers tickets to go on sale in Minsk March 31
2016 Ice hockey Olympic qualification tickets to go on sale in Minsk March 31 Tickets for the final stage of 2016 Winter Olympic qualification matches in Minsk will go on sale on 31 March.  Belarus will need the support of home fans because there is only one purpose - the Olympics.  It is worth noting that those who purchase tickets for all the matches of the tournament, or just matches featuring Belarus will take part in an advertizing game and get a chance to win a car.
Belarus’ National Olympic Committee celebrates 25th anniversary. Interview with NOC’s First Vice President
Belarus’ National Olympic Committee celebrates 25th anniversary. Interview with NOC’s First Vice President Last week the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus turned 25. Belarus has made strong progress on the Olympic way for the last 15 years. During that period, Belarusian athletes won about 100 medals. Sports journalists learnt where Belarus is situated, and high-ranking sports functionaries allow Belarus to host important international events. The CTV talked to Maxim Ryzhenkov, the First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, about the past and the future of Belarusian Olympic movement.
Azarenka advances to Miami Open semifinal
Azarenka advances to Miami Open semifinal Belarus' Victoria Azarenka has advanced to the semifinals of the tennis tournament in Miami, which prize fund of $6.1 million. In a quarterfinal duel the Belarusian won against the UK's Johanna Konta. Having spent on the court over 1.5 hours, Azarenka celebrated a 6:4, 6:2 win. In the semis, the Belarusian will take on the winner of the match featuring Madison Keys and Angelique Kerber.

30.03.2016

European wrestling champion Maria Mamoshuk: Wrestling is a female sport
European wrestling champion Maria Mamoshuk: Wrestling is a female sport Last week, Belarusian wrestlers won a lot of medals at the European Wrestling Championship. Belarusian female wrestlers made a strong contribution winning four medals. Maria Mamoshuk took the only gold for Belarus at the European Wrestling Championship.  The CTV talked to Maria and to the head coach of the women's national wrestling team Oleg Raikhlin. Do you find the performance successful? Could it have been better?
HC Brest Meshkov to take on Veszprem in SEHA League
HC Brest Meshkov to take on Veszprem in SEHA League semifinal HC Meshkov Brest (BGK), in the last match of the regular season of the SEHA League lost at home to FYR Macedonian Vardar. The game did not have a tournament value for the clubs. However, the match was memorable. The Macedonian squad arrived in Brest, to put it mildly, in incomplete squad. The roster for the game included only 7 field players and 2 goalkeepers. Despite a very short bench, Vardar put up a strong-willed fight. In the first half, the teams played on equal terms.

29.03.2016

Belarus national football team keep clean sheet for 5th game in row
Belarus national football team keep clean sheet for 5th game in row The Belarus national football team played out an away draw in a friendly against Montenegro team, 0:0. In the ninth minute Belarus striker Sergei Kornilenko was sent off for hitting defender Marko Baša. Nevertheless, this fact did not affect the quality of the game of Belarus, who resisted the pressure of higher-class Montenegro.
Belarus' Paralympic Committee turns 20
Belarus' Paralympic Committee turns 20 The Paralympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus is celebrating these days its 20th anniversary. It is headed by five-time Paralympic champion Oleg Shepel. Over the years, the public association has done very important and meaningful work, uniting around him energetic, enthusiastic and caring people.  In the summer and winter Paralympic Games, Belarusian athletes won 111 medals, including 32 golds, during these two decades.
BKG vs Vive (photo: Patryk Ptak)
Belarus in sporting events: 21-27 March 2016 The national football team of Belarus have gathered for the first time since the beginning of 2016. Friday's friendly match against the Armenians in Yerevan ended in a goalless draw. Belarus will take on Montenegro in Podgorica March 29. The U21 team of Belarus last weekend also played a friendly match. The younger generation has gone on a visit to the western neighbors to test their strength. However, the test showed that young footballers from Poland are stronger than their counterparts from Belarus, 3-0.
Azarenka celebrates dramatic victory against Muguruza at Miami Open
Azarenka celebrates dramatic victory against Muguruza at Miami Open Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka in a tense match beat a new student of her former coach Sam Sumyk, Spaniard Garbiñe Muguruza, 7:6, 7:6. It is under Sumyk that Vika became top player in the world and won Grand Slam tournaments. This was the first encounter between the two players. In addition, it was Victoria's first meeting with a player of her previous coach.  Azarenka decided to change the coach after the January 2015 defeat at Australian Open when Vika was knocked out in round 4. 

28.03.2016

Azarenka easily into Miami Open round 4
Azarenka easily into Miami Open round 4 Victory over Polish Magda Linette (6:3, 6:0) let the Belarusian Victoria Azarenka enter the fourth round of Miami Open. Victoria Azarenka (world number 8) for the first time met with Magda Linette (world No110). In the first set of the match the Belarusian made lots of unforced errors and double faults. However, a break in the opening game let her lead in the lead throughout the set, which she won 6:3. In the second set, only the first game was a tough battle but then Azarenka won five games and blanked Linette. The match lasted one hour and ten minutes.

24.03.2016

Alexander Khatskevich, head coach of the Belarusian national football team
Belarus manager on Armenia, Montenegro football friendlies Without Hleb but in a good mood. On March 23 Belarus manager Alexander Khatskevich gave his first press conference in 2016 in the House of Football. It was dedicated to Belarus' friendly matches against Armenia and Montenegro, due in March.
History of Belarusian Olympic triumphs
History of Belarusian Olympic victories "Faster. Higher. Stronger". On March 22, the National Olympic Committee of Belarus marked its 25th anniversary. The Belarus President has also sent his congratulations on this occasion. Alexander Lukashenko wished Olympians will to win to the glory of Belarusian sport. This year, fans count on the successful performance of Belarusian athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio.

23.03.2016

Belarus may host 2019 Weightlifting World Championships
Belarus may host 2019 Weightlifting World Championships Belarus is ready to host sporting events of the highest level.  To do this, the whole infrastructure has been created in our country, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko meeting with IWF President Tamas Ajan. Belarus has already hosted a competition in this sport. Now Belarus has been suggested to make a bid for hosting the World Weightlifting Championship, scheduled for 2019. There, licenses for the Olympic Games will be contested. 
Belarus National Olympic Committee marks 25th anniversary
Belarus National Olympic Committee marks 25th anniversary The National Olympic Committee on March 22 marks 25th anniversary. During this time Belarusian athletes as part of the independent team participated in 11 Olympics - six winter and five summer. They have won 91 medals. One of the most triumphant victories in the history of Belarusian sport was the finish of White Lightning Yulia Nesterenko at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. The runner won the "royal" distance of the women's 100m. 
Belarus one step from FIFA Futsal World Cup Finals
Belarus one step from FIFA Futsal World Cup Finals Last autumn Belarus futsal national team lost to the Czechs in the Euro 2016 Play-off for Final Tournament and missed out on a place at Futsal Euro 2016. That defeat still comes to mind. The Belarusian futsal team is called the main loser of the knockout round: Belarus was stopped four times only one step from the finals. The 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup final tournament will take place in Colombia and Belarus is determined to sail past their last opponents - Russia.

22.03.2016

Rumas: UEFA appreciates Belarusian Football Federation activities in 2015
Rumas: UEFA appreciates Belarusian Football Federation activities in 2015 Activities of the association "Belarusian Football Federation" in 2015 was appreciated by UEFA, said Belarusian Football Federation (ABFF) chairman Sergei Rumas during an ABFF conference. The Belarusian Football Federation in 2015 won two prizes in line with the UEFA program "Hat-trick": for the best investment project related to the organization of the online broadcasts of matches of the national championship and for the best social project - Hope Cup.
Belarus national football team begins preparation for World Cup 2018 qualifying
Belarus begins preparation for FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying The national football team of Belarus has gathered for the first time in 2016. The best players of the country are training under coach Alexander Khatskevich. The national team have already begun preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifying. Khatskevich will face selection headache as Pavel Nekhaichik is injured; he has been replaced by FC Shakhter Soligorsk striker Nikolai Yanush. Maksim Bordachev and Igor Stasevich are also sidelined.

21.03.2016

SKA Minsk lose to Winterthur in EHF Cup group stage
SKA Minsk lose to Winterthur in EHF Cup group stage The handball club SKA Minsk unsuccessfully finished the penultimate match of the EHF Cup group stage. In the away match of the 5th round in Group C the vice-champions of Belarus lost to Swiss Winterthur 24:32 (11:16). Scoring in this game for SKA were Vladislav Kulesh (10), Alexander Potsykaylik, Artem Korolek (4), Alexander Bochko (2), Ivan Brovko, Nikita Vaylupov, Vyacheslav Bokhan and Alexander Podosinov - (one each). In the first round, SKA Minsk beat the Swiss at home 31:27.
FC BATE on course to Belarus Cup semifinal Novopolotsk's FC Naftan and Bobruisk's Belshina played out a 1-1 draw in the last of the first-leg quarterfinals of the Belarus Cup. In the middle of the second half of the meeting Bobruisk newcomer Ghanaian Joel Fameyeh opened the scoring netting for the first time for the new club. Then, however, five minutes before the final whistle, Nikita Shugunkov made it 1-1. This is the only draw in the first leg quarterfinals. Results of other Belarus Cup matches are as follows:
Azarenka lifts Indian Wells trophy, defeats S.Williams
Azarenka lifts Indian Wells trophy, defeats S.Williams The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka for the second time in her career won the tournament in USA's Indian Wells. Yesterday, in the decisive match against the top player American Serena Williams Azarenka won, 6:4, 6:4. In the first set the Belarusian immediately showed that she is set for a battle making a break. Later Victoria broke further several times and won 6:4 in the first set. 

16.03.2016

Anastasia Tumilovich wins Belarus Women's Snooker Championship
Anastasia Tumilovich wins Belarus Women's Snooker Championship Curling is called chess on ice, but snooker could be called a game of chess on the green baize. In this kind of pool you need to calculate combinations a few steps forward. Sergey Vasilyev, head of snooker department, Belarusian Association of billiard sports, chief judge of the competition:Basically, we have two types of tournaments: women's and those for everyone: boys and girls. And many of our girls take part in prestigious tournaments and compete on an equal basis with everyone else.  
Belarus to face Northern Ireland in May 27 football friendly The Belarus national football team will play a friendly match against the Northern Ireland team, reports the press service of the Association "Belarusian Football Federation". The match is scheduled for May 27 in Belfast. Northern Ireland entered the finals of the European Championship 2016 taking first place in their qualifying group. At the moment, Belarus' opponents occupy 29th place in the FIFA rankings. Previously, Belarus and Northern Ireland did not meet.
Victoria Azarenka into Indian Wells quarterfinals
Victoria Azarenka into Indian Wells quarterfinals The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has won in fourth round of tournament in USA's Indian Wells defeating Australian Samantha Stosur.  The match consisted of three sets, 6:1, 4:6, 6:1, and lasted one hour and fifty-eight minutes. In the fight for the semi-finals Azarenka, WTA 15th, will take on Slovak Magdalena Rybarikova (97). The match will take place on 17 March. These tennis players met only twice before, with the Belarusian winning both ties.
Belarus' Golovatsyuk wins gold at World Junior Speed Skating Championships
Belarus' Golovatsyuk wins gold at World Junior Speed Skating Championships On March 14, one of the victors of the last junior championships in speed skating Belarus' Ignat Golovatyuk came back from China. In China, our compatriot won the gold medal in the men's 500 meters race and set a new record of Belarus in the sprint. This is not the first success for the Belarusian athlete at the global forum. Previously, he won silver at the Junior World Cup, which also took place in the Chinese Changchun.

15.03.2016

Belarus' Marina Markevich: athlete's profile
Marina Markevich: Belarusian wrestler's profile By 30, every woman has her own story. Marina Markevich has devoted all her life to sport (wrestling). However, there was also a break for two maternity leaves, from which, as a rule, women do not come back.
The founder of Belarusian FC Isloch Vladimir Pinchuk
FC Isloch founder about 2016 Belarusian Highest League season The founder of the Belarusian FC Isloch, Vladimir Pinchuk, was the guest of the recent TV program Sports Week on the CTV. Good evening. How are you feeling, is there a feeling of the beginning of the football season? Vladimir Pinchuk: Good evening. The mood is excellent, because we all smell spring and this is the smell of football. We look forward to new experiences and emotions. Therefore mood is good.
Belarus' sporting events next week (14-20 March)
Belarus' sporting events next week (14-20 March) BGK Meshkov hold on Saturday the first match of the 1/8 finals of the EHF Champions League. Opponents are Poland's strongest squad Vive-Kielce. In the EHF CL group stage the Polish club took second place behind Barcelona. The first leg takes place in Brest at 19:00 Belarus time.
Belarus in sporting events (March 7-13)
Belarus in sporting events (March 7-13) The women's national handball team of Belarus last week played two matches of the European Championship qualification. Both were against Lithuania and both went well. On Wednesday, the team of the Slovenian coach Tomaz Cater ensured the victory in Kaunas 29:21. Then, in Minsk, Belarus also celebrated a victory 38:35. However, to beat the Lithuanians was not a hard task but what will be with the favorites, Norway and Romania? To win there is a task of quite a different level. Belarus will try to resolve this task at the beginning of June.

14.03.2016

Head of European Hockey Federation praises sport development in Belarus
Head of European Hockey Federation praises sport development in Belarus Head of the European Hockey Federation appreciates the development of this sport in Belarus. Marijke Fleuren said this meeting with chairman of the Belarusian federation Valery Ivanov and Minister of Sport Alexander Shamko. Field hockey in Belarus is a relatively young sport. But, despite this, the results on the world stage is already there. In the international rankings, Belarus is sixth. Recently, the women's team of Belarus took bronze at the European Indoor Hockey Championships.

13.03.2016

FC BATE lift Belarus Super Cup for sixth time. Photo: fcbate.by
FC BATE lift Belarus Super Cup for sixth time In the Super Cup of Belarus, FC BATE Borisov beat Soligorsk Shakhtyor 2:1 and lifted the trophy for the sixth time. Interestingly, these same teams battled for the first trophy of the season in 2015. Then, the winner was decided in a penalty shootout and the reliable game of Sergei Chernik brought the Borisov club the trophy. BATE struck first on 23 minutes but the ref disallowed the goal saying Rodionov was offside.
Skardino into mass start top 10 at 2016 Biathlon World Championship
Skardino into mass start top 10 at 2016 Biathlon World Championships France's Marie Dorin Habert confidently won the mass start event at the Biathlon Worlds in Norway. Dorin Habert covered the entire race without a miss (0+0+0+0) and was ahead of German Laura Dahlmeier (0+0+1+0) and Finn Kaisa Makarainen (0+0+1+0). Belarusian Nadezhda Skardino (0+0+0+0) had her best race of the World Championship. Accurate shooting allowed the leader of the Belarusian team to take high 10th place. This is the best personal result of the Belarusian team at this championship.
Belarus Football Federation about new FIFA president Gianni Infantino
Belarus Football Federation about new FIFA president Gianni Infantino FIFA has finally got a new president - Gianni Infantino - former UEFA general secretary. However, the impressive Swiss citizen could not celebrate a landslide win. He was just three votes ahead of his main rival - the president of the Asian Football Confederation, Sheikh Salman.  Nevertheless, in the second round, the ex-Secretary General of UEFA was supported by the absolute majority of 115 voters against Sheikh Salman's 88.
Maria Mamashuk scoops Wrestling Europeans gold
Maria Mamashuk scoops Wrestling Europeans gold Maria Mamashuk has won a gold medal at the European Wrestling Championships in Riga. In the women's freestyle section, in the weight category of up to 69 kg, Maria defeated Israeli Ilana Kratysh. The gold medal of the European Championship is not the first one for the representative of the Gomel wrestling school.  In 2015, the Belarusian won the tournament in the youth category of up to 63 kg and in 2014 she took a silver medal of the European championship in the senior competition.

01.03.2016

Melitina Stanyuta
Melitina Stanyuta wins two medals at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Finland At the World Cup in Rhythmic Gymnastics that was held in Finland, Belarusian athlete Melitina Stanyuta won two medals. She took bronze for the exercise with clubs and with ribbon. For all exercises combined, the gymnast got 4th place. Unfortunately, Ekaterina Galkina wasn’t able to stand on the podium, and for all exercises performed, she got to 7th place.

24.02.2016

Wrestler Vasilisa Marzalyuk
How famous wrestler Alexander Medved influenced Vasilisa Marzalyuk's fate Three-time Olympic champion Alexander Medved is calmly watching those who aim at sporting heights today. He has the laurels of glory, three Olympic gold medals, love, and happiness. He knows everything not only about wrestling, but also about the thoughts of athletes.              
A hockey game
Why Dinamo Minsk out of KHL playoffs again This KHL regular season was, perhaps, the most scandalous in the history of the Belarusian ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk. In the summer of 2015, the club lost their sports managers: in July, Maxim Subbotkin, the director general of the team, was detained. A month later the general manager Vladzimir Berezhkov was arrested too. Sports managers are accused of theft of funds and abuse of power. On this background the team started poorly, losing 3 times in a row.

23.02.2016

Alexander Lukashenko son's team win Minsk ice hockey competition
Alexander Lukashenko son's team win Minsk ice hockey competition The team Grifony of the Tsentralnyi district of Minsk has won the city stage of the national competition Golden Puck. It features the youngest son of the Belarus President, Nikolai Lukashenko.  During a month, Minsk sportsmen fought for entering the national stage. 18 teams - two from each of the nine districts of Minsk - entered the final of the tournament. Griffony met in the final with the team Berkuty. During the three periods the two teams scored 9 goals. As a result Griffony won 8-1.
Belarus in sporting events: 15-21 February review
Belarus in sporting events: 15-21 February review There were some major sporting events involving Belarus' teams on February 15-21, 2016. Alexander Buikevich finished third at Fencing World Cup. The competition called Wolodyjowski Saber Fencing Tournament was held in Warsaw. In the semifinal, the Belarusian saber fencer lost to the winner Bongil Gu of Korea - 10:15.

22.02.2016

Meshkov Brest book Final 4 place in SEHA League
Meshkov Brest book Final 4 place in SEHA League HC Meshkov Brest (BGK) beat Serbian Spartak from Subotica in a routine away game and guaranteed a place in the Final 4 of the SEHA League. In the first half of the match the Brest club faced difficulties. For almost 30 minutes BGK was on a par with the team that was 9th in the tournament table. Just before the whistle for a break the Brest side could secure a small gap 18:16.

21.02.2016

Maxim Gustik 2nd at Freestyle Ski World Cup in Raubichi
Belarus' Gustik 2nd at Freestyle Ski World Cup in Raubichi The final stage of the Freestyle Ski World Cup has completed in Raubichi. Belarusians won two medals at the competition. In the men's competition, Belarusian Maxim Gustik took second place, while in the women's section, Aliaksandra Ramanouskaya was on third spot of the final protocol.
Belarus' SKA Minsk lose to Saint-Raphael in EHF Cup
Belarus' SKA Minsk lose to Saint-Raphael in EHF Cup The Handball club SKA Minsk have suffered their first defeat in the group stage of the EHF Cup. In the away match of the second round of the competition in Group C, the team of coach Spartak Mironovich fought on equal terms against French Saint-Raphael but narrowly lost 31:29 (17:16). The most productive for SKA were Vladislav Kulish and Alexander Podshivalov, each scoring 5 goals.
Dinamo Minsk finish 2015/16 KHL season with victory
Dinamo Minsk finish 2015/16 KHL season with victory Dinamo Minsk have finished the Kontinental Hockey League season of 2015/16 with a victory over Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod in shootouts 3:2. Dinamo Minsk 3:2 (B) Torpedo (0:1, 1:0, 1:1, 0:0, 1:0) Minsk. Minsk Arena. 10,224 spectators. Shots: 34-21. PIM: 8-12. For the competitors, the final match of the regular KHL season had no fundamental importance - the guests have already booked their place in the Gagarin Cup, and the hosts lost the chance to get into the playoffs.

19.02.2016

Eduard Dubrov
Eduard Dubrov on Belarus’ Fed Cup victory over Canada and upcoming tie vs Russia The main newsmaker of the last days is the Belarusian women's tennis team. The Belarusian girls won over hosts Canada. Alexandra Sasnovich and Olga Govortsova defeated Gabriella Dabrowski and Carol Zhao, 6:2, 6:4.  Sasnovich has become a major player in the Belarusian team in the absence of the tennis prima Victoria Azarenka. Sasnovich added two more wins over Francoise Abanda and Aleksandra Wozniak. Now, the Belarusian women's tennis team will compete for a place in the elite division of the Federation Cup in April against Russia.

18.02.2016

Belarus President takes part in opening of Uruchcha sports palace
Belarus President takes part in opening of Uruchye sports palace The President of Belarus demands the return on funds invested in sport. Alexander Lukashenko said this on February 18 during the opening ceremony of the renovated sports complex Uruchcha. The modern sports palace has appeared on the basis of a small athletic arena. The site has become more universal. Now it can host handball, volleyball, basketball, mini-football, and even tennis training. The European Handball Federation hailed the complex too. And it also says that Minsk has more opportunities for hosting sports competitions of international level.
Brazillians from FC Stalitsa
Brazilians in FC Stalitsa: How and why did they come to Belarus? Not long ago Roninho, Topeiro and Beto moved from the beaches of Copacabana to the Old World. Roninho has already participated in Belarus Futsal Championship, where FC Stalitsa won bronze. After that they won the Cup of Belarus. But for Topeiro and Beto, it was the first meeting with our country. Vladimir Levus, the head coach of FC Stalitsa (Minsk):The championship will show us how effective the changes are. Maybe, other clubs, inspired by Stalitsa, will start inviting players from Brazil.
Nikolay Mirnyi, the Honored Coach of the Republic of Belarus
Max Mirnyi’s father: I am proud of my son! This time the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev will talk to the Honored Coach of the Republic of Belarus Nikolay Nikolayevich Mirnyi. Good evening, Mr Mirnyi! Nikolay Mirnyi, the Honored Coach of the Republic of Belarus:Hello, very nice to meet you.
Alexander Lukashenko opens sports palace Uruchcha in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko opens sports palace Uruchye in Minsk At the moment the President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the opening ceremony of the Palace of Sports Uruchcha and the international children's tournament in handball. The modern complex has appeared on the basis of a small athletics arena. Running tracks are now a thing of the past. Instead, athletes can use exercise bicycles. Seats are now located closer to the site, which again is in the spirit of the times. The stands are located at the perimeter of the playing area, thus forming a cup.
A. Medved international freestyle wrestling tournament starts in Minsk
A. Medved international freestyle wrestling tournament starts in Minsk The freestyle and women's international wrestling tournament for the prizes of Alexander Medved starts February 18 in Minsk. The Sports Palace will welcome more than 200 athletes from 25 countries, including the United States, Italy, Iran and Congo. Both beginners and real stars will be fighting for the titles. Belarus in the tournament will be represented by 15 wrestlers.

16.02.2016

Belarus in sporting events: 8-14 February review
Belarus in sporting events: 8-14 February review The Belarus national team under Dave Lewis went on Wednesday to Zilina, where on Thursday and Friday they played matches of the international tournament Slovakia Cup. Our team was represented mainly by young players, including those who have recently defended the colors of the youth team at the Youth World Championship, as well as a number of hockey players of Dinamo Minsk. Among the latter is Charles Linglet, who made his debut for the national team of Belarus.
Alexander Lukashenko's son taking part in youth ice hockey competition
Alexander Lukashenko's son taking part in youth ice hockey competition The city competition "Golden Puck" has started for the 18th time in Minsk. During the month, Minsk athletes have been fighting for the entry to the final stage. The puck turned out golden for 18 teams - two from each district of Minsk. Opening the final match series were the teams of the Central and Soviet districts. Nikolai Lukashenko, the son of the Belarus President, plays for the team of Central District.

15.02.2016

Belarus national hockey team to compete in 2018 Winter Olympic qualifiers September 1-4
Belarus national hockey team to compete in 2018 Winter Olympic qualifiers September 1-4 The national ice hockey team of Poland will be the rival of the Belarusian national team at the Olympic qualifying for the Olympic Winter Games 2018, the press service of the Belarusian Hockey Federation reports. Polish players won the first place in Group H, winning in a playoff 1:0 in the shootouts against Hungary. In the second round of the Olympic qualification winners of groups G and J - Italy and Japan - also won tickets to the final selection stage. Poland thus became the fourth member of the qualifying tournament in the Belarusian capital Minsk.
Belarusian athletes eye 45 Olympic licenses for Rio Olympic Games
Belarusian athletes eye 45 Olympic licenses for Rio Olympic Games Belarusian athletes count on 45 Olympic licenses for the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, head coach of the national athletics team Igor Sivodedov told reporters today.

14.02.2016

HC Meshkov Brest rise to 3rd place in SEHA League
HC Meshkov Brest rise to 3rd place in SEHA League HC Meshkov Brest (BGK) defeated away Bosnian Borac from Banja Luka in the SEHA League. The Brest handball players started the game in a not very confident manner. Perhaps, the Brest team were affected by the travel from Croatia to Bosnia and Herzegovina.  In the first ten minutes, it was Borac who held possession. Initially, the BGK goalkeeper Ivan Pesic had no luck in the game by not being able to repel a single ball. Then he was replaced by Vitaly Cherepenko. At that time, field players came to their senses too. 
Handball club SKA Minsk defeat Winterthur in EHF Cup
Handball club SKA Minsk defeat Winterthur in EHF Cup The handball club SKA Minsk has made a successful start in their group stage of the EHF Cup. In the first round match in Group C, Belarus' vice-champions beat on their arena guests from the Swiss Winterthur 31:27 (17:13). Vladislav Kulesh was the most productive player for the Minsk side scoring 9 goals.  In another match of this group Denmark's Bjerringbro-Silkeborg today will host the French Saint-Raphael.
Belarus' Alina Talay wins 60m hurdles at tournament in Linz
Belarus' Alina Talay wins 60m hurdles at tournament in Linz Belarusian runner Alina Talay has won the 60 meters hurdles at the international tournament in Linz. In the final race, the Orsha athletics school graduate has shown a time of 7.97 seconds and was ahead of Slovenia's Marina Tomic, whose time was 8.21 seconds.  Third at the Gugl Meeting tournament was Croatian Ivana Lončarek, with 8.25 seconds. Alina Talay, under the guidance of her coach Austrian Philip Winfried, continues to prepare for the Indoor World Championship, which will be held in USA's Portland from 16 to 20 March.
Belarus second at Slovakia cup
Belarus second at Slovakia cup The Belarusian national ice hockey team took second place at the tournament Slovakia Cup, which ended in Žilina. The final standings were determined in a meeting of Slovakia and Switzerland. The hosts of the tournament won a landslide victory 4:0 and became first.

12.02.2016

International boxing tournament in memory of V. I. Liventsev
Minsk hosts international boxing tournament in memory of USSR hero Viktor Liventsev The world’s strongest fighters take part in the international boxing tournament in memory of V. I. Liventsev. And the number of participating countries grows each year. Ecuadorian fighters made their debut in 2016. The contest featured more than 200 athletes from 17 countries. As a host, Belarus had 2 full teams, including both seasoned Vazgen Safariants and fresh young talents, banked on by the officials.

11.02.2016

Magic potion for Belarusian atheletes
Sports nutrition of Belarusian athletes The usage of sports nutrition dates back to antiquity, when participants of the Olympics were taking wine, hallucinogens and painkilling extracts from fungi and various herbs. Today these preparations, undoubtedly, would be forbidden. The history of modern specialized sports nutrition began in the 90s, when the first protein bank descended from the conveyor in the suburb of Chicago.Egor Kolesnik, correspondent:

10.02.2016

Alexander Strizhak, head coach of the Belarusian national boxing team
Head coach of Belarusian national boxing team: My favorite athlete is the one who wins! In the interview with the Minsk CTV Channel, Alexander Strizhak, the head coach of the Belarusian national boxing team, answered some questions about boxing in Belarus. How many Olympic licenses should Belarusian boxers get to make you happy? Alexander Strizhak:Well, we have already got one in the lightweight class, thanks to Dmitry Asanov. Also, we are aiming to get at least four more.

09.02.2016

Melitina Stanyuta, gymnast, Honored Master of Sports of the Republic of Belarus
Tickets for 2016 Rio Olympic Games come on sale in Belarus Tickets for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have come on sale in Belarus. Belarus is waiting for medals from track and field athletes, rowers and, of course, from the rhythmic gymnastics team. The Belarusian rhythmic gymnasts are already preparing the Olympic program and are going to present it next week.
Dinamo Minsk lose chance for KHL playoffs. Photo: Dinamo Minsk website
Dinamo Minsk lose chance for KHL playoffs Slovan Bratislava have won against Dinamo Riga in overtime 3:2 depriving Dinamo Minsk of a chance to play this season in the KHL playoffs. Two rounds before the finish Dinamo, nicknamed The Bison, are 8 points behind the Slovak team. The Minsk club still have home matches against Spartak Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod's Torpedo, in which Dinamo will be able to collect a maximum of six points. In eight seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League, Dinamo Minsk entered the playoffs three times.
Victoria Azarenka
Belarus' Azarenka qualifies for 2016 Rio Olympics The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which will be held in August 2016, despite playing only two games for the national tennis team in the current cycle.
Belarus' sporting events from 10 to 14 February 2016
Belarus' sporting events from 10 to 14 February 2016 The Belarus national hockey team is preparing for a friendly tournament in Slovakia. 17 players have been called up for the training camp. They mainly represent the domestic Belarusian championship.  Some players of HC Dinamo Minsk, the KHL side, also joined the team. In Zilina, Belarus will take on Slovakia and Switzerland.
Belarus in sporting events: 1-7 February
Belarus in sporting events: 1-7 February 2016 The Belarus national tennis team have entered the playoffs World Group of the Fed Cup. In the second division, the girls needed all five matches to decide on the playoff spot's fate. Belarus won against Canada 3:2 in the end. At the same time, Belarus were 1:2 behind at one point and it seemed that everything is going to end quickly. Especially effective, however, was Alexandra Sasnovich, who won two singles matches and one doubles, together with Olga Govortsova, who lost both her singes ties.

08.02.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk beat Jokerit, retains KHL playoff chances
HC Dinamo Minsk beat Jokerit, retains KHL playoff chances HC Dinamo Minsk have won against Jokerit 3:2 in the shootouts in the KHL and still have a chance to fight for a playoff place. Dinamo v Jokerit 3:2 in shootouts (0:0, 1:1, 1:1, 0:0, 1:0); 7 February. Minsk Arena. 12,638 spectators; Shots: 23-35; Penalties in minutes: 16-35. The defeat in the match against the Finnish team deprived Dinamo of even slim prospects to compete for the Gagarin Cup and they played to win.
Belarus into 2016 Fed Cup World Group playoffs
Belarus into 2016 Fed Cup World Group playoffs Despite being without their key star Victoria Azarenka, the Belarusian national tennis team beat Canada 3:2 in a match of the first round of the Fed Cup World Group II. On the first day of competition in Quebec on February 6 Belarusian Alexandra Sasnovich (99th in the world ranking) won against Canadian Françoise Abanda (343), 6:4, 2:6, 6:3. However, Canada then restored parity after Aleksandra Wozniak (803) beat Belarusian Olga Govortsova (74) 6:2, 6:2.

07.02.2016

HC Brest Meshkov beat Tatran Presov away in SEHA League
HC Brest Meshkov beat Tatran Presov away in SEHA League The Belarusian handball club Brest Meshkov, in the 13th round of the SEHA League, won against Slovak Tatran Presov. The meeting was the fourth for the teams this season. Earlier in the Champions League group stage, BGK was stronger on both occasions but in a home game of the SEHA League, the Brest club suddenly gave way to the Slovakians. Coach Sergei Bebeshko's side went to Slovakia for revenge. 
Belarus President's ice hockey team defeats Mogilev Region Team 11:3
Belarus President's ice hockey team defeats Mogilev Region Team 11:3 The Belarus President's team has defeated the team of the of the Mogilev region in the nationwide contest among amateur teams for the prizes of the Presidential Sports Club. The ice hockey battles unfolded on February 6 at Chizhovka Arena.  From the first minutes it became clear that the game would be intense and truly entertaining. After all, the President's team are now topping the competition table.
Canada 1:1 Belarus after Fed Cup 2016 tie's day 1
Canada 1:1 Belarus after Fed Cup 2016 tie's day 1 After the first Fed Cup World Group II competition day Belarus are holding 1:1 against Canada. The matches are being held at Pavillon de l'éducation physique et des sports de l'Université Laval in Quebec City. In the debut singles match, Belarusian Alexandra Sasnovich (99th in the world ranking) won against Canadian Françoise Abanda (343), 6:4, 2:6, 6:3.

05.02.2016

Belarus to face Canada in Fed Cup
Belarus to face Canada in Fed Cup Today in Quebec, there was held a draw for the first-round match of World Group II of the Fed Cup between Belarus and Canada. This will be their first meeting at such a level. The captain of the Belarusian team Eduard Dubrov first included in the team the leader Victoria Azarenka (14th in the WTA ranking) but then replaced her with 17-year-old Nika Shitkovskaya. Also in the squad are Olga Govortsova (74), Alexandra Sasnovich (99) and Vera Lapko (538). 

04.02.2016

Team Belarus preparing for 2016 Winter Youth Olympics
Belarusian speed skaters preparing for 2016 Winter Youth Olympics The Belarusian team is preparing to leave for the Youth Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Eight boys and the same number of girls will take part in the competition in seven sports. For the first time, Belarusians took part in the Youth Winter Olympics in Lillehammer in 1994 and won two medals. Back then silver went to biathlete Svetlana Paramygina and skater Igor Zhelezovsky. Skaters train 5-6 hours a day. They have one day off per week. In summer, they go to their skating rink by bicycles in order to warm up before training on ice. 
Dmitry Dashchinsky, a double Olympic medalist in freestyle
Dmitry Dashchinsky about current state of Belarusian freestyle The CTV TV Channel has interviewed a double Olympic medalist in freestyle Dmitry Dashchinsky. Is Belarusian freestyle alive? Dmitry Dashchinsky: Yes, of course. Three stages of the European Cup have just finished in Raubichi. The weather was complicated, but we were able to cope with it. Mr Dashchinsky, your generation of athletes got Belarusians to believe that we will often win. But the main team is in shade now. What has influenced this situation and how to fight it?
Memorial match in Minsk
Valyantsin Byalkevich memorial match held in Minsk Gennady Tumilovich, former player of the Belarusian national football team:Such people should be remembered forever. I think it would be impossible to forget Valyantsin. Maksim Shatskikh, former player of Dynamo Kyiv:In one word, he was the life and soul of the party. Maksim Romashchenko, former player of the Belarusian national football team:He’s a Footballer with a capital “F”.

03.02.2016

European Cup Freestyle held in Raubichi
European Cup Freestyle held in Raubichi After the renovation, the Raubichi Sports Complex got a second wind. In 2015, it hosted the Youth/Junior Biathlon World Championship, and this year it became the arena for the first international European skiing tournament. Both juniors and Olympic champions find the conditions here very satisfactory.
MFK Stolitsa signs three Brazilian players
MFK Stolitsa signs three Brazilian players After the first round of the national mini-football championship the club Stolitsa has decided to radically change the style of play. The Minsk club signed three Brazilian players. Head coach Vladimir Levus is convinced that the aura of novelty in all planes will help the club to return to its former glory in the Belarusian championship and get to the qualification of the Euro Tour.
Melitina Stanyuta wins Best Athlete of Minsk Award 2015
Melitina Stanyuta wins Best Athlete of Minsk Award 2015 Ten of the strongest athletes of Minsk have won Best Athlete of Minsk Award 2015. Since this is the pre-Olympic year, all winners are on the course to Rio and they don't have much free time now. So they received their awards only upon return to Belarus. This time the awards found Melitina Stanyuta and Victoria Chaika. The girls are in the top 10 best athletes of the year not for the first time and have won many awards throughout their career. However, this trophy is special. It is a stimulus for new achievements.

02.02.2016

Qatar interested in cooperation with Belarus in winter sports development
Qatar interested in cooperation with Belarus in winter sports development Qatar is interested in cooperation with Belarus in the development of winter sports, said Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee at a meeting with the chairman of the presidential sports club of Belarus.
Belarus in sporting events: 25-31 January review
Belarus in sporting events: 25-31 January review The first "Grand Slam" tournament and the first victory. A Belarusian has won the Australian Open. We are talking about the junior tournament, which has become a triumph of Belarus' Vera Lapko. In the title match she defeated Slovak Tereza Mihalikova, 6:3, 6:4. It is interesting that often these girls are playing in the same pair. Their record includes two Grand Slam finals. Now Lapko has another title. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated the tennis pl

01.02.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk top managers criminal case investigation ends
HC Dinamo Minsk top managers criminal case investigation ends The Investigation Committee has completed the investigation of the criminal case against former top managers of the Belarusian ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk. Maxim Subbotkin and Vladimir Berezhkov's illegal actions caused a material damage worth more than BYR 3 billion. The ex-leaders of the club were detained in the summer of 2015. During the investigation the defendants almost completely repaid the illegally obtained assets.  
Belarusian Vladimir Samsonov second at German Open
Belarus' Samsonov second at German Open The Belarusian Vladimir Samsonov has won silver at the German Open table tennis championship. In the decisive match for the title Samsonov, 10th in the world rankings, lost to the top ranked China's Long Ma 1:4 (7:11, 6:11, 4:11, 12:10, 5:11). On the way to the final in Berlin, Vladimir Samsonov beat Portuguese Tiago Apolonia 4:2, Qatar's Ping Lee 4:1 and his eternal rival Timo Boll from Germany 4:0.

31.01.2016

Pavel Galkin
Belarus at the Men’s Handball European Championship 2016 The Men’s Handball European Championship is being held in Poland from the 15 till 31 January 2016. The Belarusian team has lost chances to progress to the further stages of the tournament after defeat against France. 
Belarus' Vera Lapko wins Australian Open girls' singles 2016
Belarus' Vera Lapko wins Australian Open girls' singles 2016 In her first interview, which took place immediately after the Australian Open girls' singles victory, Belarus' Vera Lapko noted that Victoria Azarenka - our compatriot and one of the best tennis players in the world - advised her during the tournament. Vera Lapko, winner of Australian Open girls' singles 2016:I am very happy! I do not even know what to say because there are so many thoughts in my head! I am overwhelmed with feelings, because I won a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in my life!

29.01.2016

Belarusian women's indoor hockey team
EuroHockey Indoor Championship in Minsk: fifth medal for Belarusian women’s team Yet another time Minsk succeeded in the organization of an important event. It seems that there’s no longer any need to prove that Belarus is able to host competitions of the highest rank. Last week Minsk residents had an opportunity to find out a little bit more about indoor hockey. It’s a sure thing that field hockey and its indoor variant are not as popular as ice hockey, but nobody who has ever seen this performance will stay indifferent towards this type of sport.

28.01.2016

Belarus supports Infantino in FIFA presidential election
Belarus supports Infantino in FIFA presidential election The Belarusian Football Federation (ABFF) will support the candidature of the FIFA general secretary Gianni Infantino in the upcoming FIFA presidential election, First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Sergei Safaryan told media. Mr Safaryan noted that since the beginning of the scandalous events, with the removal of the heads of FIFA and UEFA Belarus supported Michel Platini, but after the Frenchman was forced to withdraw his candidacy, the country decided to vote in favor of Infantino, who has already presented his program. 
Vera Lapko of Belarus into Junior Australian Open semifinals The Belarusian tennis player Vera Lapko has made it into the semifinal stage of the junior tournament Australian Open. The 17-year-old from Minsk, who now occupies 533rd place in the world rankings, has got the fourth victory today, over Russian Anna Kalinskaya (597), 7:5, 5:7, 6:2.  Now Vera Lapko is to meet Sara Tomic of Australia (452) in the semifinal.  The other semifinalists are Slovak Tereza Mihalikova (563) and Swiss Rebeka Masarova (unrated).
Azarenka leaves Australian Open after defeat vs Kerber
Azarenka leaves Australian Open after defeat vs Kerber Belarus' Victoria Azarenka has left the Australian Open. Germany's Angelique Kerber managed to end the victorious march of the Belarusian tennis player in Melbourne. Prior to the match, Azarenka was considered a 100% favorite since she won six previous face-to-face ties against the German. But this time, everything turned out differently.

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