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03.01.2016

Irina Leparskaya, head coach of the Belarusian national rhythmic gymnastics team
Belarus' first Rhythmic Gymnastics Palace to be completed by 2017 A graceful building for graceful Belarusian gymnasts. The Palace of Rhythmic Gymnastics, the first in Belarus, is now being constructed in Minsk. The building will be engirded by a decorative ribbon. This mixed-use complex be able to take more than 500 athletes at the same time. There will be rooms for choreography, aerobics, training facilities for younger groups, rehabilitation and treatment complex and a swimming pool. It is planned that the facility will be ready by 2017.
MAZ SPORTauto team (Belarus) at Dakar
Belarus to start at Dakar January 3 The Belarusian team for the fifth time is participating in the rally raid Dakar. Today, January 3, the first phase of this large-scale race will start. Three Belarusian crews on MAZ trucks will hit the roads of Argentina and Bolivia. They will compete with 52 other sports trucks. The racers will travel the distance of more than 9,000 kilometers. The vehicles are well-prepared for the race: the racers improved suspension, fuel tanks and steering. In 2015, Belarus entered the top 10 Dakar crews. 

29.12.2015

Russia send Belarus into survival race at IIHF WM20
Russia send Belarus into survival race at IIHF WM20 The Belarusian ice hockey team (U20) suffered a third defeat in a row at the IIHF U20 world championships in Helsinki. After losing to Russia Belarusians remained in 5th place and will surely fight to maintain a place in the elite division. Belarus (U20) v Russia (U20) 1:4 (0:3, 0:0, 1:1)
Belarusian Dmitry Atrokhov wins boxing tournament Next Generation
Belarusian Dmitry Atrokhov wins boxing tournament Next Generation The Belarusian Dmitry Atrokhov has won the boxing tournament Next Generation in Belarus' capital Minsk. The tournament featured mostly Belarusian fighters, with six bouts in the fight card. The last bout was to become the central one, between the experienced Ukrainian Vladimir Borovsky and young Dmitry Atrokhov. However, it was the Ukrainian who was defeated already in the second round by a knockout.
Belarus sports highlights of 2015
Belarus sports highlights of 2015 On a cold January 2015 handball fans literally lived in a hot Qatar, where Belarusian handball players for the third time took part in the world championship. The tournament was remembered by a bleak result.
Review of Belarus' sports events (December 21-27)
Review of Belarus' sports events (December 21-27) HC Dinamo Minsk spend two games in the KHL. First, they visited Bratislava, where they played the fourth match of the season against Slovan. The White-Blues did not get anything from that game losing 2-4. From the Slovak capital Dinamo headed for the Croatian main city but also lost. Andrei Kovalev's club twice led against Zagreb's Medveščak but lost in overtime 2-3. Belarus U20 started the World Championship in Helsinki with two defeats.

28.12.2015

Belarus' Azarenka ends 2015 in 22nd spot in WTA ranking
Belarus' Azarenka ends 2015 in 22nd spot in WTA ranking The best Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has completed the year 2015 in 22nd place in the WTA ranking. To date, Victoria Azarenka has 2,276 points. Another Belarusian tennis player Olga Govortsova, is also in the top 100 having 851 points (71st place in the world ranking).
Slovakia defeat Belarus at IIHF U20 Worlds
Slovakia defeat Belarus at IIHF U20 Worlds Belarus U20 suffered a second consecutive defeat at the start of the U20 IIHF World Championships in Helsinki. Belarus were likely to take points from Slovakia but lost 2-4 (1-1, 1-1. 0-2). The Slovaks, though becoming bronze medalists of the last World Championship in Helsinki, have brought just four players from the previous squad.  Goaltender Ivan Kulbakov became the key player in the Belarus squad. If it were not for his heroism, Belarusians would see many more goals in their goal.
Aryna Sabalenka
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka wins in Pune ITF final Young tennis player Aryna Sabalenka finished the season and it was triumphant! After the failure in the ITF final, the Belarusian again reached the decisive match last week and this time she celebrated a victory. This success will allow her to enter the new ranking of the top 300 tennis players in the world.

27.12.2015

Dinamo Minsk ends 2015 with defeat at HC Medvescak
Dinamo Minsk ends 2015 with defeat at HC Medvescak A short visiting tour of the Belarusian hockey club Dinamo Minsk to Central Europe completed unsuccessfully. The Bison scored only one point out of possible six. In Zagreb, coach Andrei Kovalev's team took on HC Medvescak. The visitors were twice in the lead thanks to Alexei Kalyuzhny's and Ryan Vesce's goals but The Bears restored parity. Everything was decided in overtime. Unfortunately, Dinamo Minsk lost 2-3.
Alexander Lukashenko attends Christmas athletics festival "300 talents for the Queen" in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko attends Christmas athletics festival "300 talents for the Queen" in Minsk Christmas mood permeates most of the December events. Members of the Government and famous Belarusians congratulate those who most need it bringing gifts to orphanages.  On 26 December the Belarus head of state visited the athletics arena in Minsk, where girls and boys from all over Belarus demonstrated their athletic talents. About 300 best young athletes of the country arrived in Minsk. This is a good chance to prove oneself.

24.12.2015

2015: One of FC BATE's best seasons
2015: One of FC BATE's best seasons The Belarusian club BATE Borisov can consider 2015 among the best years in the history of the Yellow-Blues. The Borisov club, as before, has no equals in the domestic arena. BATE made a treble in 2015 winning the Belarus Cup, the Supercup and the Belarusian Premier League, 10th in a row. Only the champion of Gibraltar, the Latvian club Skonto and Norwegian Rosenborg can boast the same or more impressive hegemonies in their championships. These clubs have won 13 consecutive championships in their countries. Well, maybe BATE will repeat this success...

23.12.2015

Professional boxing tournament Next Generation held in Minsk
Professional boxing tournament Next Generation held in Minsk The professional boxing tournament Next Generation finished in Minsk. Most of the participants were newcomers to the professional ring. So the fights were an excellent opportunity for the young boxing enthusiasts to express themselves in sport. The best in their weight were Mikhail Shingareev, Nikita Kanashevich and Timur Asadov. One of the battles ended in a draw: in the welterweight fight Nikolai Khilkevich and Alexander Gaydulin both fighters deserved a victory.

22.12.2015

Belarus' DAKAR truck
Belarus to take part in Dakar 2016 Thousands of kilometers of sand dunes and steppes. Belarus will once again take part in one of the most challenging and prestigious races in the world Dakar 2016. During two weeks the Belarusian team will be conquering the mountain trails of Bolivia and flat roads of Argentina. The crews will use Belarusian vehicles. By the way, each of these impressive trucks was assembled by Belarusian designers and engineers manually. In 2015, Belarus entered the top 10 crews at Dakar.
FC BATE chairman Anatoly Kapsky
FC BATE chairman about 2015 Belarusian Premier League FC BATE chairman Anatoly Kapsky has answered the questions of the TV program Sports Week on the CTV. FC BATE are on vacation, everyone has left and only you are still working. When do you relax?
Belarusians at Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in UAE
Belarusian bags bronze at Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in UAE Belarusian fencer Alex Senkevich has won the bronze medal at the Wheelchair Fencing World Cup in the UAE. In a duel for third place he beat another Belarusian Andrei Pronevich 15:8. Taking part in the tournament were 40 countries. The competition winners get Olympic licenses. Another Belarusian, Oleg Malinovsky, was ninth. All Belarusian athletes are students of coach Semyon Suschin and represent the Polotsk school of fencing.

21.12.2015

Next Generation boxing tournament weigh-in held in Minsk
Next Generation boxing tournament weigh-in held in Minsk It is worth a lot to see how boxers smile at each other and shake hands friendly. After all, inside the ring they are opponents who try hard to beat each other. At the weigh-in before the professional boxing tournament Next Generation in Minsk, there reigned quite a nice atmosphere.
Nigel David Short, English chess grandmaster, chess columnist and chess coach
Nigel Short: Belarus can call itself a country with chess culture Today's guest of the TV program Week on the CTV is Nigel Short, who came to Minsk this week for the European Championship in Rapid Chess. At age 19, he became the youngest grandmaster in history and today one of the strongest players in the world. Our correspondent Yana Shipko talked with Mr Short. I know little about chess, but I was up all night reading Chess for Dummies. Let's see if that helps me. I know that the whites begin and win. Can I go this way?

20.12.2015

Belarus facing Slovakia at Arosa Challenge
Belarus takes Arosa Challenge 2015 bronze Belarus has beaten Norway 5:1 (1:0, 3:0, 2:0) in the third-place match of the Arosa Challenge, an ice hockey tournament in Switzerland. In the Arosa Challenge final, Swiss hockey players defeated the Slovaks 3:2 in shootout (0:0, 2:1, 0:1, 0:0, 1:0). In the first game, the semifinal of the tournament, Belarus lost to Slovakia 1:4 and lost the right to play in the final.
FIDE proposes chess electives in Belarusian schools
FIDE proposes chess electives in Belarusian schools Head of FIDE Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, at the meeting with the Belarusian president, suggested that chess be taught in Belarusian schools. Alexander Lukashenko supported the idea, and next year such pilot electives will appear in some educational institutions of the country. The meeting with Mr Ilyumzhinov took place during the European Championship in Rapid Chess and Blitz, which is now underway in Minsk.
Junior ice hockey team of Belarus
Belarus U20 gearing up for IIHF World Junior Championship in Finland The junior national team of Belarus (U20) have arrived in Helsinki where they will take part in the IIHF Junior World Championship. Belarus' primary task is to defend a place in the top flight. Belarus received a place in the elite thanks to a brilliant victory last year in Italy. On December 26, Belarus hold the opening match with hosts Finland. 

17.12.2015

Minsk Arena
Special menu for athletes during European Youth Olympic Festival Thousands of athletes from 50 countries will come to Belarus to partake in the European Youth Olympic Festival. It will be held in distant 2019, but preparations for the championship have already started.  The application of the Belarusian capital was supported by the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees. Stadiums and major arenas should be ready for the festival. The competitions will be held in arenas and stadiums of the top level - almost all of them have been tested, except for the Minsk stadium Dinamo, which is currently undergoing renovations. 
Challenge Cup 1/16: VC Minchanka hosting VC Wiesbaden
Belarusian clubs eliminated from CEV Challenge Cup Minsk’s Sports Palace hosted yesterday two games of the CEV Challenge Cup last 32 featuring Belarusian men and women’s clubs. VC Minchanka, after the away win in Germany 3-2, were to face Wiesbaden in the return match. The Minsk club made lots of mistakes and were trailing 1-2 before finally winning a set and restoring intrigue. However, Wiesbaden were much better that day and defeated Minchanka 3-1 to enter the next round of the Challenge Cup.

15.12.2015

Belarus into 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup playoffs
Belarus into 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup playoffs The Belarusian national futsal team will play in the playoffs of the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup qualifying tournament. On Sunday evening, the Belarusian national team held the final match of the group stage.  In Croatian Osijek, which hosts the qualifying group tournament, Belarusians drew the ultimate game against Sweden (2:2). In the other group match, Azerbaijan played out a 4:4 draw with the hosts Croatia.
Review of Belarus' sports events (December 7-13)
Review of Belarus' sports events (December 7-13) Dinamo Minsk has played three games in the KHL regular season. In the home battle against the leader of the Western Conference, CSKA Moscow, The Bison were defeated 1:3. But then the club pleased their fans with two victorious away games. On Friday in Cherepovets, The White-Blues left no chances to Severstal and then outplayed Dinamo Riga. The national futsal team entered the playoff qualification for the World Championship. Coach Vladimir Ignatik's charges took second place in qualifying group 2, based in Croatian Osijek.
Belarus' sporting events from 14 to 20 December 2015
Belarus' sporting events from 14 to 20 December 2015 The Belarusian national ice hockey team travels to Switzerland for the annual tournament Arosa Challenge. Belarusians will take on Norwegians and Slovaks. Slovakia will become Belarus' first opponents. Wednesday will be a hot day for Belarusian volleyball fans. Two Belarusian clubs Minchanka and Stroitel will play return matches of the Challenge Cup last 32. The girls will have to keep the edge they earned a week ago against German VC Wiesbaden. Stroitel faces a more difficult task: in the first game, it lost to Turkish Istanbul 1:3 and now have to win.

14.12.2015

Vladimir Makei and Federica Mogherini
Belarus-NATO cooperation discussed in Brussels Cooperation between Belarus and the EU and NATO was discussed in Brussels. In Belgium, the foreign minister of Belarus met with foreign ministers of the European Union. The sides exchanged views on the state and prospects of cooperation.  Vladimir Makei also held talks with EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn and NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow.  
Belarus' Tatiana Drozdovskaya third at ISAF Sailing World Cup
Belarus' Tatiana Drozdovskaya third at ISAF Sailing World Cup Belarusian sailor Tatiana Drozdovskaya took third place at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Melbourne. Tatiana Drozdovskaya competed in the women's Laser Radial class to win the bronze medal (29 points). After eight races she lost to Australian Ashley Stoddart (14 points) who took gold and Susannah Pyat from New Zealand (24 points), who came in second in the overall table. Taking part in the first stage of the World Cup were 900 athletes in nine Olympic and three Paralympic classes of boats.

10.12.2015

General Director of HC SKA Minsk Pavel Galkin
SKA Minsk director Pavel Galkin about handball in Belarus The main topic of this week is handball. Belarusian clubs play quite successfully at European championships. For example, SKA Minsk has managed to get into the group stage of the EHF (European Handball Federation) Cup. Fans may remember that SKA Minsk had no match in the 1980s. General Director of HC SKA Minsk Pavel Galkin remembers those times too and he is directly involved in HC SKA club management today.
European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship in Minsk on December 18
European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship in Minsk on December 18 A grandiose chess event, the European Blitz and Rapid Chess Championship, will start in Minsk on December 18. More than 800 chess players from 31 countries, including Belarus, have applied for the competition. The tournament’s prize fund is more than 30,000 euros. The forum will be held at Minsk Sports Palace since one of the FIDE’s conditions was to hold the competition in the centre of the city within walking distance to all the main infrastructure.
BATE hold Roma to goalless draw, knocked out of Champions League
BATE hold Roma to goalless draw, knocked out of Champions League FC BATE Borisov have finished another European Cup campaign. In the away match against Italy's Roma coach Alexander Ermakovich's BATE had to win against Roma in order to progress to the Champions League playoff or at least claim a place in the Europa League.

09.12.2015

SKA Minsk developing youth handball
SKA Minsk developing youth handball Minsk’s handball club SKA-Minsk trains second graders in a playful manner. They only learn the basics of  handball, how to hold and dribble the ball, find positions on a playground and work until the end in each game situation. But they already know what club is a home one for them. Sure, not everyone of these100 children who today train in SKA’s primary groups will become a professional handball player in the future. But training sessions help constantly strengthen their health.
Belarusian swimmers return from European Championship with 4 medals
Belarusian swimmers return from European Championship with 4 medals A plane carrying the Belarusian swimming national team landed yesterday at National Airport Minsk. Belarusian conquerors of pools have returned from Israel's Netanya, which hosted the European Short Course Swimming Championship. The Belarusian swimmers scooped four medals: one silver and three bronze. Such number of awards placed them 15th in the overall standings. It is noteworthy that in three cases our countrymen set a national record together with winning the medal.

08.12.2015

Yegor Filipenko, Belarusian footballer
Belarus' Yegor Filipenko makes debut for Málaga CF in Spanish La Liga The footballer of the Belarusian national team Egor Filipenko has held the first match in La Liga after being included in the starting XI in the away match against Athletic Bilbao. Filipenko was in an unaccustomed position of defensive midfielder in the starting lineup, while his natural position is central defender. The Belarusian spent 45 minutes on the field and was substituted at half-time for Juanpi.

07.12.2015

Belarus wins four medals at European Short Course Championships 2015
Belarus claim four medals at European Short Course Championships 2015 On the final day of the European Short Course Swimming Championships (25m), which ended on December 6 in Netanya, Israel, Belarus won a fourth and the last medal. The award came after the men's team of Belarus (Pavel Sankovich, Ilya Shimanovich, Yevgeny Tsurkin and Anton Latkin) bagged bronze in the combined relay 4x50m, in 1:33.21. Italy won the race while Russia came in second. On the first day of the competition, a bronze medal was won by the Belarusian men's team in the 4x50m freestyle relay. 

06.12.2015

Belarus wins third medal at LEN European Short Course Championships 2015
Belarus wins third medal at LEN European Short Course Championships 2015 Yevgeny Tsurkin has brought Belarus a third medal at the European Short Course Swimming Championships, which takes place in Netanya, Israel. Tsurkin stormed to silver in the men's 50m butterfly clocking 22.56 seconds. Gold went Ukraine (22.36) and bronze to Russia (22.69). Another representative of Belarus Pavel Sankovich took 5th place (22.82).

03.12.2015

Kids practicing rhythmic gymnastics
Minsk to host Rhythmic gymnastics Baby Cup December 5 The 16th international rhythmic gymnastics tournament Baby Cup will take place December 5 in Minsk. It will bring together a record number of participants: 400 girls aged from 4 to 10 will perform on the carpet of the Minsk Sports Palace. Competition will begin at 17 o'clock Belarus time.  
Why do biathletes need micro-chips?
Why do biathletes need micro-chips? The most memorable moment for a biathlete is a finish line. If you cross it all alone, the result is apparent. But what if not? How is the faster biathlete detected if two or three finish at almost the same moment? Sometimes one-thousands of a second determine the winner. A special system to control the biathletes during a race, called timing, has been created. The most popular timing system is Siwidata.
Belarus grabs 4x50 freestyle bronze at European Swimming Championships
Belarus grabs 4x50 freestyle bronze at European Swimming Championships Belarusian athletes have won the bronze medal at the LEN European Swimming Championships which is taking place in Netanya, Israel. In the 4x50 freestyle relay, Russia took first place setting a national record 1:25.01. Italy won silver in 1:24.44.

02.12.2015

Biathlete Lyudmila Ananko: Raubichi has changed for the better
Biathlete Lyudmila Ananko: Raubichi has changed for the better For how long haven’t you skied and fired a rifle? Lyudmila Ananko, ex-member of the Belarusian national biathlon team:I guess five years. I ski with my family each winter in order not to forget the process. A new biathlon season starts. What should Belarusian fans expect from this season? Domracheva is not going to compete, so what’s the interest?
Vadim Streltsov - weightlifting world champion
November 23-29: Belarus sporting events review Vadim Streltsov is the world champion in weightlifting. The Belarusian won in the category of up to 94kg. In the first exercise, he lifted only 175kg and 6th intermediate place. However, in the clean and jerk, Streltsov narrowed the gap, but also stepped into first place. Its total amount is 407 kilogram. Belarusian trampoline jumpers brought  from a world championship in Denmark six awards. In the team competition, women took silver and men scooped bronze.
Decline in Belarusian football match attendance needs to be addressed
Decline in Belarusian football match attendance needs to be addressed A traditional media briefing held on November 30 in the House of Football. This meeting became the longest of all the previous ones, which is not surprising, because many things were to be discussed. After summarizing the November football events, First Deputy Chairman of the Football Federation, Sergey Safaryan, assessed the whole past season.

01.12.2015

Belarusians' best moments during 2014/15 biathlon season
Belarusians' best moments during 2014/15 biathlon season During the previous biathlon season, representatives of the Belarusian national team made it to the podium 16 times. For sure, most of the awards were won thanks to Darya Domracheva. She has exactly 75% of all the top places of the Belarusian team.
HC Dinamo Minsk news now available non-stop
HC Dinamo Minsk news now available non-stop HC Dinamo Minsk fans can now watch matches of their favourite team and get all the news whenever they want. Modern technologies will help them. Those who can’t visit away games will appreciate greatly this opportunity. A new smartphone by Huawei is a practical and well-designed device of a limited edition. This multifunctional smartphone is also unique. It provides functions that will be useful to stay in touch with the world.
Belarus wins maximum number of Olympic licenses at IWF Houston World Weightlifting Championships 2015
Belarus wins maximum number of Olympic licenses at IWF Houston World Weightlifting Championships 2015 Belarusian weightlifters have won the maximum number of Olympic licenses (10) at the IWF Houston World Weightlifting Championships 2015. Apart from cherished licenses Belarus' men were also second in the team classification, for the first time history. This is all to a large extent thanks to the brilliant performance of Vadim Streltsov. In the weight category up to 94 kilograms, the Belarusian won two gold: one small and one big. In total, the athlete lifted 405 kilograms.

30.11.2015

What's new in 2015/16 biathlon season?
What's new in 2015/16 biathlon season? The new biathlon season has kicked off in Sweden recently. Ostersund is hosting the World Cup for the 8th time in a row. The local ski stadium is one of the lowest among World Cup venues, which is ideal for the start of the season (athletes need to adjust to highlands coming later). The harsh Scandinavian climate creates perfect conditions for racing already at the end of November. The season finishes, as in 2014/2015 season, in Russia's Khanty-Mansiysk.

29.11.2015

VC Minchanka of Belarus into Women's CEV Challenge Cup last 32
VC Minchanka of Belarus into Women's CEV Challenge Cup last 32 The women's volleyball club Minchanka from Belarus' Minsk has entered the last 32 of the CTV Challenge Cup. Coach Oleg Gulevich's charges knocked Greek AEK out of the tournament on November 26. Despite the fact that the return game ended with the score 3:0 in favor of the Belarusian club, the victory cannot be called easy. Minchanka took the first set in quite a confident manner (25:18), but in the subsequent sets they would easily lose but eventually triumphed 28:26 and 27:25. The Minsk club meets German VC Wiesbaden in the next round.
FC Dinamo Minsk beat Viktoria Plzen in Europa League's last home match
FC Dinamo Minsk beat Viktoria Plzen in Europa League's last home match Dinamo Minsk have beaten Czech Viktoria Plzen in the Europa League group match, which was the last one for the club at home this season. However, even before the match Dinamo had lost any chance of progressing to the playoff after losing four Group I games and scoring only once. However, Viktoria is not doing well either: it is third in the group.
Igor Petrenko, head coach of the national Greco-Roman wrestling team of Belarus
Successful athlete earns good money in Greco-Roman wrestling, Belarusian coach says Today the guest of the TV program Sports Week on the CTV Channel is Igor Petrenko, head coach of the national Greco-Roman wrestling team of Belarus. Two Belarusian teams participated in the Oleg Karavayev memorial tournament. Belarus took 2nd place and the first team took bronze. Are you satisfied with the result? Igor Petrenko: Of course, I’m satisfied with the result. But not all the athletes put up a good performance. Who performed well? Who was the best?
Freestyle motocross
Belarusian and Russian champions about Freestyle motocross "The sound of the engine, a moment before the start, frequent pulse, rapid acceleration, a few seconds in a free fall, a moment where time both runs fast and stops, the impact at landing," says famous Russian motorcyclist Aleksey Kolesnikov describing his jump. These athletes are often called "mad men" because there are no simple tricks in freestyle motocross (FMX). FMX is tricks performing while jumping from a special ramp.

25.11.2015

Greco-Roman wrestling: match scoring system and reasons for disqualification
Greco-Roman wrestling: match scoring system and reasons for disqualification Greco-Roman wrestling rules used to be very simple: the winner should throw the rival down 3 times. Now the rules have changed. Wrestlers use a special mat and the time is limited by two three-minute periods. Nikolay Bogdanenok, Belarusian Greco-Roman wrestling national team, senior coach:The yellow part of the mat is the working zone, the red part is the passivity zone. A fighter is punished when he steps out of the red zone.
Greco-Roman wrestling tournament in memory of O.Karaev held in Minsk
Greco-Roman wrestling tournament in memory of O.Karaev held in Minsk The team Belarus-2 lacked only three points to win the gold cup. For the first time in five years, the score was 4:4 in the finals and the victory depended on the quality of wins. For the fifth time in history the Russian team scooped the prize. A Belarusian heavyweight of Georgian origin, Iosif Chugoshvili, was supposed to perform a miracle as he needed to get eight points for the team to win.  He scored only five points but demonstrated a spectacular wrestling both in preliminary rounds and in the finals.
FC BATE Borisov taking on Bayer Leverkusen in Borisov
FC BATE Borisov draw Bayer Leverkusen 1-1, chances for playoff slim Belarus' FC BATE Borisov were held by Bayer Leverkusen of Germany in the 5th-tour game of the Champions League at Borisov Arena on November 25. The Belarusians had a decent first half, with Mihkail Gordeychuk scoring inside the first 90 seconds of the match. Bayer goalie Leno made a horrendous mistake letting the seemingly easy shot between the legs.

24.11.2015

Elvira Herman, Belarusian athlete
Elvira Herman: European Track and Field Junior Champion prepares for new victories The key factors in track and field are speed and tactics. Rivalry is motivation. Belarusian athletes showed great results during the competitions last summer. Alina Talay’s success was amplified by Elvira Herman’s gold medal at the European Track and Field Junior Championship in the 100 meters hurdles. Elvira Herman is a promising Belarusian athlete.
Belarus to overhaul ice hockey player preparation system
Belarus to overhaul ice hockey player preparation system Ice hockey is enjoyed by millions of Belarusians. But the President of Belarus is alarmed by the situation in ice hockey. Alexander Lukashenko said this hearing out reports of the country's sports functionaries. Performances results are quite unstable. This applies to the national team too. There are also questions to Dinamo Minsk. And this despite the fact that Belarus invests, to put it mildly, a lot of money in the development of the sport. 
Alexander Lukashenko alarmed by situtation in Belarusian ice hockey The Belarusian President is alarmed by the situation in Belarusian ice hockey. Alexander Lukashenko said this hearing out reports of the country's sports functionaries. The meeting discussed problems in the development of the sport. Ice hockey is popular among millions of fans of the country. But the results are unstable. This applies to the national team which is now preparing for the World Championship 2016 in Russia.  MORE: 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk

23.11.2015

Coaches' training in Europe much better than in Belarus, director of Coaches' High School says
Coaches' training in Europe much better than in Belarus, director of Coaches' High School says The number of medals won at various competitions depends not only on the preparation of athletes, but also on the competence of coaches. Any person, regardless of rank and status, must always keep fit and keep track of the latest trends in your sport. Therefore, the preparation of high-quality professionals is one of the most important aspects of the development of sports.

22.11.2015

Minsk to host General Assembly of European Olympic Committees in 2016 Minsk will play host to the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in 2016. Such a decision was adopted by a vote of 50 representatives from National Olympic Committees of Europe. The winner was determined in Prague on November 21.

20.11.2015

Winners of 2015 World Sambo Championship return to Belarus
Winners of 2015 World Sambo Championship return to Belarus The Belarusian team won 13 awards, including two gold medals, at the 2015 World Sambo Championship. The team returned to Belarus this week and shared impressions about the international tournament. Belarusian sambo wrestler Svetlana Timoshenko has become the world's best in her weight category in Morocco. Svetlana had been chasing this medal during all her sporting career and finally the dream has come true for her!

19.11.2015

Champions League main trophy in BATE Borisov's hometown
Champions League main trophy in FC BATE Borisov's hometown On November 20, BATE Borisov will play their last 16 game of the Belarus football cup against modest club Granit from Mikashevichi. This game would hardly attract much attention, if not for one fact. The real Champions League trophy will be put on display before that match in Borisov. On 19 November, the trophy traveled to the major Borisov plant with the same name BATE.
Belarus may introduce criminal liability for doping in sport
Belarus may introduce criminal liability for doping in sport The TV program Sports Week talked to the National Anti-Doping Agency’s Director Denis Muzhzhukhin about the problems of doping in present-day sport and in Belarus in particular. I guess the situation is just a paradox. Belarus stands for the purity of sport, doesn’t it?
Doping in sport: simple first aid kit may become a huge problem for athletes
Doping in sport: simple first aid kit may become a huge problem for athletes Every family has a first aid kit, which helps with a number of problems. But for professional athletes this box with medicines can itself become a problem. Some of the drugs prescribed even for children can’t be used by athletes as they contain substances, for example, anabolic steroids, prohibited in sport. Alesya Lytina, head of National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) Department of Prevention, Training and International Cooperation:We always advise athletes to consult a sports doctor before taking any drug.
Belarus' Tsmoki Minsk hand Slovakian Komarno heavy defeat in FIBA Europe Cup
Belarus' Tsmoki Minsk hand Slovakian Komarno heavy defeat in FIBA Europe Cup After four consecutive defeats at the domestic stadium, Minsk Arena, the basketball club Tsmoki Minsk have finally achieved the first victory of the season.

18.11.2015

Belarus in sporting events: 10-16 November review
Belarus sporting events review: 10-16 November 2015 HC Dinamo Minsk played four home games within a week in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). It was difficult to play all the matches in one breath, but Dinamo managed to save face. The results are quite mixed: Dinamo 1-4 Medvescak; Dinamo 2-1 Slovan; Dinamo Minsk 1-2 Dinamo Moscow; Dinamo 3-2 Vityaz.

15.11.2015

Sports and recreation centre with largest gym in Belarus opens
Sports and recreation centre with largest gym in Belarus opens No money can buy health! This is an old truism. Both state and private business invest much money in the construction of health centers. Projects pay back, by the way. A few days ago, the new sports and recreation complex Mandarin opened in Minsk. President Lukashenko visited the "health plant" this week. The name Mandarin is a bit strange for Belarus but it was chosen by the people. In Spanish this word means "to easily purify".   Oleg Borisevich:I liked it very much, very interesting. I took a pass for the whole year.
Andrei Stepanov about Belarus ice hockey national team, Dave Lewis and HC Dinamo Minsk
Andrei Stepanov about Dave Lewis, Belarus ice hockey national team and HC Dinamo Minsk Andrei Stepanov’s ice hockey life is in full swing. Just within one week he changed from Dinamo Minsk colors into the Belarusian national team’s ones and vice versa. He accepted the invitation to play for the national ice hockey team instead of relaxing after matches. Andrei Stepanov, forward of the national ice hockey team and HC Dinamo Minsk:I always give high priority to playing for the national team. That’s why I responded to the call with pleasure.

14.11.2015

Belarusian medal winners of 20th World Kickboxing Championship honored in Minsk
Belarusian medal winners of 20th World Kickboxing Championship honored in Minsk Twelve out of 27 Belarusian athletes have won medals at the 20th World Kickboxing Championship, held from October 24 to November 1, 2015 in Belgrade. This week they were honored in Minsk for their medals and hard work that brought such good results.

11.11.2015

Belarus ice hockey national team head coach Yury Faikov
Yury Faikov: Dave Lewis is one of the greatest coaches in world hockey Today the main theme of the TV program Sports Week has become ice hockey and the national team’s performance at the Euro Ice Hockey Challenge tournament. Our guest is one of Dave Lewis’ assistants and the head coach Yury Faikov. Hello, Yury. How was the tournament in Latvia? Yury Faikov: Hello. The tournament turned out to be very difficult as the road and the short-term fees affected it. Moreover, the opponents were highly respectable: Italy, Latvia and Japan.

08.11.2015

Latvia win Belarus' Presidential Sports Club ice hockey prize
Latvia win Belarus' Presidential Sports Club ice hockey prize An international hockey tournament for the prizes of the Presidential Sports Club finished in Minsk November 7. The competition was held for the eighth year. This tournament allows junior teams from different countries to get the gaming experience of international competitions. The matches were held at Chizhovka Arena, with thousands of spectators watching.  The organization of the tournament undoubtedly pleased the fans. By the way, this year, matches were broadcast online for the first time.

07.11.2015

UN experts praise Belarus' environmental protection efforts
UN experts praise Belarus' environmental protection efforts UN experts highly appreciate the activity of our country in the protection of the environment. Now Belarus supports the 20 international conventions on the protection of rare flora and fauna, the ozone layer, to prevent the pollution of air, soil and water quality improvement.   According to statistics, the Environmental Performance Index in our country over the recent 10 years has improved by almost 40 notches - Belarus is now 32nd out of 178 countries.

03.11.2015

2015 cycling world champion Vasily Kiriyenko about sport, food, childhood and family
2015 cycling world champion Vasily Kiriyenko about sport, food, childhood and family The professional athlete Vasily Kiriyenko has revealed a long-standing secret: he learned to ride a bike just at the age of 11. 2015 cycling world champion Vasily Kiriyenko:I don't know how to jump, to ride on the rear wheel. I even envy guys who can do that. The year 2015 has become a truly "golden" for Vasily Kiriyenko: the victory at one of the stages of Giro d'Italia, the gold medal at the European Games and the victory at the world championship in Richmond. By the way, Kiriyenko rides the electric bike even for dinner.

28.10.2015

Igor Sivoedov, deputy chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Federation, head coach of the national team
What is the future of Belarusian athletics? Deputy chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Federation, head coach of the national team Igor Sivodedov answered the questions of the program Sports Week on the CTV channel. Now we have fall and winter is coming. Are athletes off season or is this the time for hard work?

27.10.2015

800m world champion Marina Arzamasova about motivation, child, husband, image and life after sport
800m world champion Marina Arzamasova about family, image and life after sport Regardless of age, all professional runners have a stunning figure. Even acting models envy their lack of cellulite, flat stomach and very long legs. Marina Arzamasova first gave birth to a daughter, and then triumphantly ascended the World Olympus. Marina Arzamasova, world champion in the women's 800 meters:After giving birth, I had extra motivation. Maybe perhaps this is women's nature - we wanna be weak and defenseless, but there is so much to do in this world and we still need to act.
Belarusian, Chinese notary offices sign cooperation deal
Belarusian, Chinese notary offices sign cooperation deal Notary offices of Belarus and China have signed a cooperation agreement. This is the result of the first official visit of a delegation of the Belarusian Chamber of Notaries to China. The document should help develop business relations between the two countries, including in the establishment of the Belarusian-Chinese project "The Great Stone".
BATE v Barcelona: traffic jams, dealers and curiosities in Spanish press
BATE v Barcelona: traffic jams, dealers and curiosities in Spanish press There was much excitement around the BATE v Barcelona match. There was no similar hysteria even ahead of the Belarus v Spain match in the Euro 2016 qualification. The Champions League game at Borisov-Arena was sold out. On the main road from Minsk to Borisov there was a real road collapse! Only a few hundred steps from the stadium, these motorists are trapped in the traffic jam and will hardly be on time for the match.
Dinamo Minsk scoop Belarusian Premier League silver
Dinamo Minsk scoop Belarusian Premier League silver For the second round in a row the medal intrigue has been dying in the Belarusian football championship. Dinamo Minsk took on Mozyr's FC Slavia and won the silver medals several tours before the end of the championship. Dinamo Minsk won 2-0 through a double by Chigozie Udoji and won second place. Slavia’s hopes of leaving the last position in the championship evaporated. Dinamo thus became a record holder in terms of the number of times it won second place in the Belarusian Highest League – it won silver eight times.

21.10.2015

BATE Borisov go down to Barcelona 2-0 in Champions League
BATE Borisov go down to Barcelona 2-0 in Champions League In a match of the 3rd round of the Champions League group stage FC BATE lost to one of the strongest teams in Europe, Spain's Barcelona 0:2. On the crowded Borisov Arena stadium Barcelona from the first minute predictably took the match under control and attacked the Belarusian goal many times. However, the confident game of the BATE goalkeeper Sergei Chernik did not allow the Spaniards to score in the first half. Moreover, inspired by the game of their goalkeeper, BATE in the second part of the first half organized several potentially dangerous attacks.

20.10.2015

Anatoly Baydachny: Self-respecting quality footballer will never play in Belarusian championship
Anatoly Baydachny: Self-respecting quality footballer will never play in Belarusian championship Football coach Anatoly Baydachny and head of the Belarusian version of the international project Tribuna.com Maxim Berezinski answer the questions of the TV program Sports Week on the CTV. What do you think about the upcoming match BATE v Barcelona?   Anatoly Baydachny: I think that BATE will try to fight. First, the against Roma showed it. If Barcelona treats this match as an easy walk, then they may face serious trouble.
Belarus football team at Euro 2016: three coaches, antirecord and missed opportunities
Belarus football team at Euro 2016: three coaches, antirecord and missed opportunities Upon learning of his rivals in the qualifying group, Belarusian fans began to dream of the first top tournament in the history of the country. We knew that we would not be able to hope for the positive result against Spain but what about Slovaks and Ukrainians? The start of Euro 2016 qualification began under the slogan "The collapse of all hopes." Our team scored only one point in three games and the resignation of Georgi Kondratyev followed.
HC Dinamo Minsk 4:3 HC Metallurg. Dinamo's second consecutive victory in KHL
HC Dinamo Minsk 4:3 HC Metallurg. Dinamo's second consecutive victory in KHL Dinamo Minsk have achieved the second second consecutive victory in the Kontinental Hockey League. The Bison won in the shootout Novokuznetsk's HC Metallurg. Having conceded first, the visitors were constantly in front until the end of normal time. By signing a draw 3:3, the contestants moved the game into overtime and then the shootout. The White-Blues were luckier there, with Andrei Stepanov rounding out the show - 4:3.  On Wednesday, Dinamo play Khabarovsk's Amur.

19.10.2015

SKA Minsk into EHF Cup 3rd qualifying round In the EHF Cup, Belarusian SKA Minsk began from the second qualifying round. Last week coach Spartak Miranovich’s charges created a solid advantage 32:25 against Netherlands’ Volendam and were heading for the return in a good mood. In Minsk, SKA continued their victorious span. Spartak Miranovich did not fly to the Netherlands for medical reasons a week ago but this Sunday he was on the court with his guys.
Tsmoki Minsk lose first home game of VTB United League
Tsmoki Minsk lose first home game of VTB United League Tsmoki Minsk have played their first home match of the VTB United League. At Minsk Arena The Dragons hosted Zenit St.Petersburg. Earlier in the season Tsmoki did won twice as did the Russian side. The game was to show who would be in the better position after the match. Tsmoki's newcomer Garrett Stutz pleased the fans at Minsk Arena. He scored 17 points by the end of the first half. The hosts were ahead 41:37 by the big break.

18.10.2015

First amateur canicross competition in Belarus
First amateur canicross competition in Belarus For the first time in Belarus. Vitebsk hosted a cani cross amateur competition. The animal runs ahead of the host tied to the master with a special rope. This team sport has come to Belarus from Europe and is gaining popularity. Ekaterina Kozik, organizer:The majority - 90 percent - run for the first time. They do not know what it is. They think that it is necessary to run according to some special technique, that it's difficult. No, you just take your dog and that's it! 
VC Stroitel Minsk preparing for new volleyball season
VC Stroitel Minsk preparing for new volleyball season You know these girls? Well, at least someone? I think most fans don't know these persons. But do you know that at least three members of the national team are on the court? Those who represented Belarus in the international arena. Those who won ninth place at the recent European Championships... VC Minchanka, one of the strongest volleyball clubs, begins the new club season fully prepared. Off-season, of course, has not passed unnoticed. Someone left the team and some new faces were introduced. 
Alexander Lukashenko meets renowned tennis player Victoria Azarenka
Alexander Lukashenko meets renowned tennis player Victoria Azarenka On 17 October, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with renowned tennis player Victoria Azarenka. The Head of State asked about the health and physical condition of the athlete.  Victoria Azarenka told Mr Lukashenko that this season is over for her. She wants to start early preparations for future tournaments. During the conversation, which was held in a warm and friendly atmosphere, the two were talking about the development of tennis in our country and world trends in the sport.

14.10.2015

Belarus play out 0-0 draw vs Macedonia in Euro 2016 qualification
Belarus play out 0-0 draw vs Macedonia in Euro 2016 qualification On October 12, the football team of Belarus held the last match of qualification for the Euro 2016 at Borisov Arena. The match against FYR Macedonia was goalless 0:0.  In the first half, Belarus had an advantage but failed to score. In the second, Belarusians and Macedonians both had some chances. However fans (1,545 people, anti-record in official matches of the Belarusian national team) did not see goals in the end.
Presidential election in Belarus: How country's sports elite voted
Presidential election in Belarus: How country's sports elite voted Lots of athletes and coaches voted on October 11 at the presidential election 2015. For Lyubov Cherkashina moving about Belarus and the world is a usual thing. The Olympic bronze medalist today is standing between heaven and earth. However, she carries lots of social functions - a member of the Executive Committee of National Olympic Committee of Belarus and the International Gymnastics Federation, as well as the coach of the national team. Cherkashina did find time on October 11 Sunday morning and voted.
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HC Dinamo Minsk lose to Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod 1:2 in KHL October 13 Nizhny Novgorod hosted a match of the local ice hockey club Torpedo vs Dinamo Minsk (Belarus) in the KHL. Unfortunately Dinamo were defeated 1:2 (1:0, 0:0, 1:1). The Bison's only goal was scored by Alexander Materukhin on 51 minutes. After 19 games, Dinamo has 27 points and occupies 9th place in the Western Conference. The team has 8 wins (all in regulation time), and suffered 11 defeats (5 in regulation time, two in overtime and one in shootouts). The goal difference is 44-44.

07.10.2015

160 sports developing in Belarus at present
160 sports developing in Belarus at present Deputy Minister of Sport and Tourism Alexander Gagiev answered the questions of the program "Sports Week" on the CTV. Alexander, good evening. Alexander Gagiev: Good evening. Did you watch BATE v Roma? Surprised? Alexander Gagiev: Of course, this was probably one of the main events of last week. We always expect such surprises from BATE. And, perhaps, they did what they were capable of. What events do you think were the most significant in 2015?

06.10.2015

Foreigners about sporting life in Belarus This coach needs no introduction. Living legend Nikolai Karpol has traveled the whole world. He is one of the greatest volleyball coaches of our time. Nikolai Karpol, head coach of VC Uralochka (Russia):When Chizhovka Arena was built, we got an opportunity to hold matches, to train. Lots of cars, jams, lots of building sites... All of this indicates an increase in welfare.

02.10.2015

FC Dinamo Minsk's second defeat in 2015/16 Europa League group stage
FC Dinamo Minsk's second defeat in 2015/16 Europa League group stage FC Dinamo Minsk lost to Rapid Wien in the second group stage match of the 2015/16 Europa League. The narrow 0-1 home defeat at Borisov Arena was quite painful for the players. Nenad Adamovic says that the team should not have lost. “Their only goal is a luck. But this is football. For several games, we have been lacking the final pass, the assist. We want to score more.”

30.09.2015

World champion about presidential election in Belarus: This is my first elections. I’ll certainly go to the polls
World champion about presidential election in Belarus: This is my first elections. I’ll certainly go to the polls Daria Blashko, biathlete: I am 19 years old, I am a two-time world champion in biathlon among girls. Biathlon is popular in Belarus, because a number of competitions are held, the state provides all the conditions for its development and we have many sports venues. Not only Raubichi, but also a beautiful complex in Logoisk - Zayachy Polyana [Hare’s Glade]. In every sports school, there is a small roller track with a shooting range.
Dinamo manager Vuk Rašović: Rapid is a quality side
Dinamo manager Vuk Rašović: Rapid is a quality side Dinamo Minsk will hold their first Europa League group stage home match in 2015 on October 1. The White-Blues will take on Austrian Rapid Wien at Borisov Arena. On September 30 the head coach of the Minsk club held a press conference. Vuk Rašović, head coach of FC Dinamo Minsk:Rapid is a quality team, they are the first in the championship of Austria. They beat Villarreal in the first game. We believe in ourselves. I think that Dinamo Minsk are 100% ready for tomorrow's game and need to show it on the field.
Darya Skrypnik: She brought Belarus first medal at Judo World Championships
Darya Skrypnik: She brought Belarus first medal at Judo World Championships Who does not know Dasha Skrypnik? The girl is engaged in professional judo and in 2015, at the World Championships, she won bronze. By the way, this medal was the first and the only in sovereign Belarus. The TV program Sports Week came to her and found out that Dasha is also a great cook! Daria Skrypnik, bronze medalist at the World Judo Championships:My weight is 52 kg and I compete in the 52kg class. I actually weigh a little more but this is my little secret. Height is 162 cm. 
FC BATE Borisov sensationally defeat Roma 3:2 in Champions League
FC BATE Borisov sensationally defeat Roma 3:2 in Champions League On September 29 evening, the football club BATE in the group stage of the Champions League won against visitors Roma 3:2. That was the first home match of the season at Borisov Arena. The game against the Italians brought Belarusians the first 3 points. Also in our group Barcelona won against German Bayer 2:1 trailing for the most of the match. Now Barcelona has 4 points, Bayer and BATE have 3 while Roma 1.  In the next round, on October 20, the Belarusian players meet Barcelona at Borisov Arena. 
HC Dinamo Minsk wins away against Avtomobilist 4-1 in KHL Dinamo Minsk on September 29 began their next road series in the regular season of the KHL. However, it will be very short. First, there was a game in Ekaterinburg and the match in Khanty-Mansiysk against Yugra will take place on Thursday. The travel across Siberia began in a positive way. The Bison fought against Avtomobilist and Dinamo have achieved a 4-1 victory. Minskers' Komarov, Bailen, Allison and Shinkevich scored.

29.09.2015

Why did Belarus invite Americans to national acrobatic gymnastics team?
Why did Belarus invite Americans to national acrobatic gymnastics team? Chairwoman of the Belarusian Association of Gymnastics Elena Skripel answered the questions of the program Sports Week on the CTV. You are actually responsible for several sports: artistic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline jumping. Plus you run your own business. How do you find time? Elena Skripel: With difficulties. Such a long question. Its hard but I try to find time. I like what I do. I mean… Do you have time to monitor developments in these sports?
Acrobatic gymnastics in Belarus Veronika, Yekaterina and Karina became much more famous after the European Games in Baku. The sport to which they are committed has become more popular too. Acrobatic gymnastics took the best from gymnastics, dance and somewhere even circus elements! In this mix, people see an extremely entertaining and aesthetic sport. Veronika Nabokina:We have to grow our hair. Even if you want to get a haircut or change color, you have to ask your coach. Women always want to get a haircut.
Women's volleyball team of Belarus advance to 2015 Women's European Volleyball Championship playoffs
Women's volleyball team of Belarus advance to 2015 Women's European Volleyball Championship playoffs The women's volleyball team of Belarus have progressed to the playoffs of the European Championship. On September 28 Piotr Khilko's charges in a bitter battle beat Bulgaria 3:2. This allowed them to take second place in Group C. Russia were the first in the quartet and they qualified directly to the quarterfinals. Belarus will have to play Poland in the last 16. The Belarus v Poland game at the 2015 Women's European Volleyball Championship playoffs is due on September 30.
Belarus bags bronze at European Table Tennis Championships
Belarus bags bronze at European Table Tennis Championships Belarus men's table tennis team have won bronze of the European Championships in Yekaterinburg, Russia.  Our athletes could win a more valuable award but in the semifinals Belarus without its leaders Vladimir Samsonov and Evgeny Shchetinin lost to Austria 1:3. Alexander Khanin grabbed the only victory in this tie.

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