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27.01.2016

Downhill skiing sports complex in Grodno
Downhill skiing, snowboarding sports complex opens in Grodno As an alternative to European ski resorts, a sports complex with numerous routes of any level of difficulty opened in Grodno. An artificial hill was facilitated with a ski lift mechanism, a lot of equipment was acquired and now the sports complex is welcoming both amateur skiers and professionals. But first of all, you should study the guidelines for use of a snowboard, then read the security advisory, and only after that you are allowed to get to the top of the hill.

26.01.2016

Belarus go down to Poland at EHF European Championships
Belarus go down to Poland at Men's European Handball Championships The handball team of Belarus have lost to Poland in the main round of the Men's European Handball Championship. In a duel with the hosts of the continental championship, coach Yuri Shevtsov's charges in Krakow fought on equal terms against Poland in the first half but by the break the advantage of the Poles rose to six goals, 19:13. In the second half, Belarusians played without their captain Sergei Rutenko, who was injured at the beginning of the match. Eventually, Belarus lost to Poland 27:32.
Belarus 2nd at Development Cup 2016
Belarus 2nd at Development Cup 2016 Footballers of Team Belarus U18 took second place at the Development Cup 2016, which ended at Minsk's Futbolnyi Manezh Arena. In the decisive match for the grand prize coach Roman Kirenkin's charges lost to Ukraine 1:3. The only goal for Belarus came after the shot of Pavel Sadovsky, on 20 minutes, when Ukrainians were already 2:0 up. This is the third success of the Ukrainian U18 team at the Development Cup, which is usually held in Minsk. Before that, they won the trophy in 2009 and 2012.
Belarusian Evgeny Gutarovich wins stage 7 of cycling tournament Tropical Amissa Bongo
Belarusian Evgeny Gutarovich wins stage 7 of cycling tournament Tropical Amissa Bongo Yevgeny Gutarovich has won the seventh stage of the cycling tournament the first category Tropicale Amissa Bongo.  In the finishing spurt the Belarusian was faster than the Italian Andrea Pallini. This is not the first poduim for Gutarovich. During the first two stages he was second and showed 4th best time in another race.  

24.01.2016

Belarus 3rd at 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championships
Belarus 3rd at 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championships The Indoor hockey team of Belarus have won 3rd place at the 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championships in Minsk. On January 24, in the fight for the bronze medals, Team Belarus defeated Germany 6:5. Interestingly, these teams had already met in the group stage. Then Belarus also succeeded. In today's final, Rita Batura and Kristina Popkova made doubles. Svetlana Bogushevich and Anastasia Syroezhko added one each. The Netherlands became European champions. In the final, they defeated the Polish team 6:2. Belarus lost to Poland in the semifinal 2:3.
Main KHL trophy - Gagarin Cup - arrives in Minsk
Main KHL trophy, Gagarin Cup, arrives in Minsk The Kontinental Hockey League's main trophy - the Gagarin Cup - has been brought to Minsk for a presentation. This is a historic historic event for Belarus. The majority of Belarusian ice hockey fans could finally see the cherished trophy with their own eyes for the first time. Quite a natural reaction is the desire to be photographed with the cup.
Belarus 25th in 2016 Dakar overall table
Belarus 25th in 2016 Dakar overall table Belarusian racers have returned from the international rally marathon Dakar 2016. The crew of Vladimir Vasilevsky became 25th in the overall table. At National Airport Minsk they were met by relatives, friends, colleagues and journalists. 
EuroHockey Indoor Championships
Belarus miss out on 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championships final The national team of Belarus has reached the final of the 2016 EuroHockey Indoor Championships featuring women. In the semi-finals hosts Belarus were defeated by Poland on penalties 2:3.

21.01.2016

Victoria Azarenka confidently into Australian Open last 32
Victoria Azarenka confidently into Australian Open last 32 Victoria Azarenka has entered the last 32 of Australian Open - the first Grand Slam tournament of the season. In the second round the Belarusian met with little-known Montenegrin Danka Kovinić and confidently won. To enter the next round the Belarusian needed little time. The final score is 6:1, 6:2. In the next round Victoria takes on Japanese Naomi Osaka. Two other Belarusians, Alexandra Sasnovich and Olga Govortsova, were knocked out in the first two rounds.

20.01.2016

Eastern European Cross-Country Skiing Cup
Raubichi hosts Eastern European Cross-Country Skiing Cup Sports Complex Raubichi hosted the Eastern European Cross-Country Skiing Cup from 15 to 17 of January. This competition is quite serious. Participants of this event are the best Belarusian, Russian, and Ukraine athletes, including Olympic medalists who competed for awards in individual races, sprint, and skiathlon. It’s clear that with such a set of programs there was a question about a competent organization of the route. Work to compact anomalous amount of precipitation began at 6a.m. every day.
Alexander Grachev, executive director of the Belarus Field Hockey Federation
Indoor hockey development prospects in Belarus Executive director of the Belarus Field Hockey Federation Alexander Grachev is in Sports Week studio on the CTV. We've discovered a terrible thing when preparing for the program. It appears that laymen mix indoor hockey with field hockey and ice hockey. What is indoor hockey exactly?

19.01.2016

Azarenka through to round 2 at Australian Open
Belarusians' results mixed in round 1 at Australian Open 2016 Australian Melbourne these days has become the tennis capital of the world. The Australian city is hosting the Australian Open. Victoria Azarenka did not experience problems in the game against Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck. The Belarusian tennis player confidently won all games and entered the second round. Another Belarusian tennis player - Olga Govortsova - did not have it so easy in her match. The first match in Australia proved to be her last this year in Australia. Govortsova succumbed to a 4:6, 3:6 defeat against Tatjana Maria of Germany.
Belarus' women's indoor hockey team preparing for EuroHockey Indoor Championships
Belarus' women's indoor hockey team preparing for EuroHockey Indoor Championships When days are left prior to the EuroHockey Indoor Championships training sessions become even harder. Dutchman Herman Kruis was appointed head coach of the Belarusian women's team less than a year ago, and under his leadership the team played in the continental field hockey championship in the second division and won bronze.  The foreign specialist is primarily trying to change the psychology and give the girls more freedom and autonomy for decision-making.

18.01.2016

Belarus outplay Iceland in historic match at 2016 EHF European Men's Handball Championship. Photo: Karol Bartnik, EHF
Belarus outplay Iceland in historic match at 2016 EHF European Men's Handball Championship The Belarus national handball team have sensationally beaten Iceland in a group stage match of the EHF European Championship in Poland, 39:38 (17:18). This game was the highest-scoring in the history of the tournament. Before the start of the second half there was an equal game on the court but then the Icelanders made a breakthrough and led with a score of 24:20. However, Belarus instantly equalized, and again the match turned into a tag game.

17.01.2016

Silichi Kids Cup: Children in downhill skiing
Silichi Kids Cup: Children in downhill skiing In winter, one can see a lot of children in any ski resorts. Especially, there are many young downhill skiers in Silichi, a Belarusian ski resort. The traditional competition Silichi Kids Cup gives children at the age under 13 an opportunity to learn what competitiveness means. The Silichy Kids Cup’s participants:We came from Minsk to take part in this competition because we want to show what we managed to learn this year. We want to succeed.
Abdul Sillah, tennis coach
Urszula Radwańska’s and Serena Williams’ coaches now working for Belarusian Tennis Academy Top tournaments, multi-million dollar prizes, and worldwide fame is only one side of modern tennis. The other side is years of hard work, devotion, and countless hours of training. But without competent coaching work, incredible efforts of an athlete will not be enough to achieve high goals. A newcomer to the Belarusian Tennis Academy Abdul Sillah can tell you how to achieve a good result.
Minsk Arena hosting CS:GO, Dota 2 international tournament finals
Minsk Arena hosting CS:GO, Dota 2 international tournament finals At this moment Minsk Arena is hosting the final of SL i-League StarSeries World Finals: Minsk, with a prize fund of $500,000. This is the first time the Belarus capital has hosted an e-tournament of such a level. This is the first e-sports event in the history of CIS and the first tournament in the world that is taking place at a stadium (Minsk Arena's capacity is 18,000).

13.01.2016

Yaroslav Zavgorodniy
Belarus IHF: Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament rising in status The CTV TV channel has met with Yaroslav Zavgorodniy, secretary general of the Belarus Ice Hockey Federation, to discuss the recent 12th Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament for the prizes of the Belarus President. The Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament has recently passed in Belarus. How did everything go? Yaroslav Zavgorodniy: The 12th Christmas tournament was traditionally good! What was special in the 2016 Christmas tournament?

12.01.2016

Alexander Zelenko
Alexander Zelenko: Playing for Belarus President’s team is prestigious and hard job In the interview with the Minsk CTV Channel, Alexander Zelenko, a member of the Belarus President’s Team at the Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament, a retired professional hockey player, answered some questions about the recent ice hockey event. The final game of the tournament between Belarus and Finland has just finished. In your opinion, was it a successful one?
Belarusian Azarenka climbs to 16th place in WTA ranking
Belarusian Azarenka climbs to WTA 16th place The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has climed to 16th place in the newly published WTA ranking. The athlete has risen by 6 points at once, thanks to her victory at Brisbane International. In the final the Belarusian defeated German Angelika Kerber 6:3, 6:1 (read more on that match). 

11.01.2016

Maksim Ryzhenkov
NOC: Belarus has done utmost for Rio Olympics success The CTV TV channel has interviewed Maxim Ryzhenkov, the First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus. Good evening, Mr Ryzhenkov. Maxim Ryzhenkov: Hello. MR Ryzhenkov, how do you estimate the achievements of Belarusian athletes?

10.01.2016

Belarus President gives ice hockey stick for charity
Belarus President signs ice hockey stick for charity Belarus for the ninth time in history won the main trophy of the Christmas ice hockey tournament. With the score 2-1 in the final match, the Belarusian President's team defeated Finland.
BC Tsmoki Minsk beat Estonian Kalev in VTB United League
BC Tsmoki Minsk beat Estonian Kalev in VTB United League On January 9, BC Tsmoki Minsk, after heavy matches against CSKA and Khimki pulled out a long-awaited victory in the VTB United League. The Minsk club defeated Estonian Kalev on the home ground. Justin Gray, Tsmoki Minsk:I like playing wherever there are fans coming to cheer for us. This arena (Sports Palace - note by CTV.by) is not large but it's comfortable to play here. Kalev were considered underdogs in this game, but during the first 2 quarters the teams were alsmost on equal footing leading by only one or two points.
International Greco-Roman wrestling tournament in memory of Oleg Markovsky, Nikolai Ivashko finishes in Minsk
International Greco-Roman wrestling tournament in memory of Oleg Markovsky, Nikolai Ivashko finishes in Minsk Junior Greco-Roman wrestlers have gathered in Minsk. On January 9, there were held the finals of the international team tournament in memory of the honored coach of the BSSR Oleg Markovsky and his coach Nikolai Ivashko. In addition to Belarus, athletes from Sweden, Georgia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan took part.
Azarenka claims Brisbane International title, set to return into WTA top 20
Azarenka claims Brisbane International title, set to return into WTA top 20 The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka for the second time in her career won the tournament Brisbane International. January 9 in the final, Azarenka met German Angelique Kerber (10) and won in straight sets 6:3, 6:1. The match lasted 1 hour and 14 minutes. After the victory in the final, Azarenka earned $193,000 and 479 ranking points. This will allow her to return to the top 20 of the WTA ranking.
Dinamo Minsk earn narrow 1-0 win against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in KHL
Dinamo Minsk earn narrow 1-0 win against Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in KHL Dinamo Minsk have finally said goodbye to the protracted series of defeats in the regular season of the KHL. The Bison did it in the match against the team who topped the league table - Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Alexander Pavlovich's only goal allowed Dinamo to take all points that night. His goal was surprisingly the only one in the game, Dinamo winning 1-0.  On Sunday, January 10, The White-Blues finish the home series with the game against HC Sochi.

08.01.2016

Gymnastics
Children in rhythmic gymnastics: Tournament Baby Cup in Minsk Every mother dreams to see her daughter on the gymnastics arena. Professional career begins sometimes with the age of four, and mothers’ wish is not enough. Coach:We watch the length of feet, the stretching, and the flexibility of girls’ joints.  We have a willowy girl, who took up gymnastics only a month ago. The girl who is able to raise her leg high suits us. Having chosen the child a thorny road of a gymnast, you should keep in mind: all the training staff will literally scan you, specially your figure.

07.01.2016

Belarus wins XII Christmas hockey tournament 2016 The team of the Belarus President became the winner of the 2016 Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament. In the final, Belarusians in a bitter struggle defeated Finland 2:1 (0:1, 1:0, 1:0). Belarus conceded in the first period but then thanks to goals by Andrei Glebov, in the 36th minute, and Daniel Corso (44th minute) the hosts restored the lead and eventually celebrated a victory. This is the 9th time the team of the President of Belarus has won the Christmas tournament. Previously, in the bronze medal game Slovakia beat Sweden 17:3.
Slovakia win bronze at 2016 Christmas hockey tournament in Minsk
Slovakia win bronze at 2016 Christmas hockey tournament in Minsk Team Slovakia have become bronze medalists of the Christmas International Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament for the prizes of the Belarus President, which was held in Minsk. They defeated Sweden 17:3 in the third-place match. The CTV correspondent Yevgeny Gorin is reporting from Chizhovka Arena.
Belarus' Victoria Azarenka in Brisbane
Azarenka into WTA tournament's semi for first time since February 2015 Victoria Azarenka for the first time since February 2015 will play in the semifinals of a WTA tournament. She secured a semifinal place at Brisbane International after a win over Italian Roberta Vinci (6:1, 6:2) in the quarterfinal. At the preliminary stage of the tournament the Belarusian tennis player competed with rivals with rankings from 101 to 200 but 15th ranked Roberta Vinci was waiting for her in the quarterfinals.  The 6:1, 6:2 tie lasted one hour and eighteen minutes. This is Azarenka's fourth match against Vinci and the fourth victory.

06.01.2016

Belarus to take on Finland in Christmas Hockey Tournament final
Belarus to take on Finland in Christmas Hockey Tournament final Team Russia for the first time will not play in the final of the Christmas tournament in Minsk. Despite the fact that not all preliminary stage matches have been played, the Russians have said goodbye to the chance to play in the final. They first lost to Sweden 1:8 and on January 5 drew the game against Germany 2:2. Therefore, the result of today's game against Finland will change nothing.

05.01.2016

12th Christmas Amateur Ice Hockey Tournament: Day 2 review
Belarus get second victory at XII Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk Belarusian hockey players won a second victory at the XII Christmas Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus in Minsk, beating Slovakia at Chizhovka Arena with a score of 4:3 (2:1, 0:2, 2:0). The best player in the Slovakian squad was their leader Miroslav Satan, while Daniel Corso received the Man of the Match award. In the other match of this group today Switzerland beat the United Arab Emirates 9:6. 
Belarus outgun Switzerland 9-7 at Christmas Hockey Tournament
Belarus outgun Switzerland 9-7 at Christmas Hockey Tournament Belarus has defeated Switzerland 9-7 in the opening game of the 12th Christmas Ice Hockey Tournament in Minsk. It's no secret that Belarusians are welcoming and hospitable and know how to welcome guests warmly. Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus President: I declare the Christmas XII International tournament open. The Christmas hockey tournament has some kind of magical power: a huge number of fans at all games, regardless of whether hosts or guests are playing.
Maksim Ryzhenkov
Maksim Ryzhenkov: 2015 became successful for Belarusian athletes Unlike ordinary people, athletes are usually more pragmatic. They adhere to a strict training schedule, they have a strong character and desire to win. There is no place for miracles in their lives. They are used to achieve certain results, and their achievements could be measured in numbers.
HC Dinamo Minsk starts 2016 with home defeat at Ak Bars 2:4
HC Dinamo Minsk starts 2016 with home defeat at Ak Bars 2:4 The Belarusian ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk has started 2016 with a defeat. In the first home match The Bison met with Kazan's Ak Bars, two-time winners of the Gagarin Cup. But Dinamo were not equal in strength to Ak Bars that night. The White-Blues scored the first goal but eventually lost 2:4. Dinamo are in 10th in the KHL table. The Bison are to play three more games in the current home series. The next one is due on January 6 when Dinamo meet Lada from Russia's Tolyatti.
Christmas hockey tournament participants about Belarusian cuisine
Christmas hockey tournament participants about Belarusian cuisine Who plays hockey well also has selective eating habits. World champion and former NHL player Martin Štrbák starts every morning with a porridge. Today was no exception. Breakfast Buffet with Belarusian dishes looks tempting but before the game he needs only quickly digestible carbohydrates. Martin Štrbák, player of the national team of Slovakia:There is plenty to taste. Everything is just perfect.
Alexander Lukashenko opens XII Christmas ice hockey tournament
Alexander Lukashenko opens XII Christmas ice hockey tournament The first days of 2016 in Belarus are under the sign of ice hockey. Yesterday, the 12th Christmas Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus started in Minsk. This year, teams from 7 countries came to take part in the tournament. Belarus is traditionally represented by the team of the President. All the games are held at the two ice hockey rinks of Chizhovka Arena, which is certainly convenient for the fans.    

04.01.2016

Minsk hosting Ice Hockey Christmas Tournament
Minsk hosting Ice Hockey Christmas Tournament A true ice hockey festival is underway in Minsk. The Christmas Tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus started today, January 4 at Chizhovka Arena. The competition brings together eight countries this year: Belarus, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Slovakia, Russia, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates. The first game has already finished, with  Finland beating Germany 7:3.   Slovakia also completed the game against the United Arab Emirates winning 14:3. Russia are taking on Sweden now at Chizhovka Arena.
Miroslav Satan
Christmas ice hockey tournament due in Minsk 4-7 January The 12th Christmas ice hockey tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus starts in Minsk today, January 4. This competition is also called an unofficial world championship for amateur teams. This year, all the games will be held at Chizhovka Arena. The competition involves 8 countries. Today Belarus will take on Switzerland, Finland will play Germany, Russia face Sweden and the United Arab Emirates encounter Slovakia.
Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk to kick off 4 January
Christmas ice hockey tournament in Minsk to kick off 4 January Guests and participants of the Christmas ice hockey tournament for the prize of the President of Belarus were flocking to Minsk yesterday gearing up for what is dubbed the unofficial world championship, which is about to start on January 4.  The tournament generally features veteran ice hockey players.  Some are true record breakers: Edward plans to become the champion of the tournament at the age of 83!

03.01.2016

Belarus U20 v Switzerland U20. Photo: worldjunior2016.com
Belarus U20 knocked out of IIHF U20 worlds elite The U20 national team of Belarus in Helsinki suffered another defeat against their peers from Switzerland in the survival series and was knocked out of the elite division of the IIHF U20 world championship. Belarus lost to Switzerland 2:6 (2:3, 0:3, 0:0) after a 1:5 defeat in the first game. The Belarusian team returned to the elite division only last year.
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!

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