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05.06.2016

Belarus 78th in FIFA rankings
Belarus drops to 78th place in FIFA rankings Belarus national team has lost one position in the updated ranking of the International Football Federation (FIFA) and now occupies 78th place. In May, Alexander Khatskevich's Belarus held two friendly matches away against the future participants of Euro 2016 Finals. In Belfast Belarus lost to Northern Ireland 0:3 but then won against Ireland in Cork 2:1. Now the Belarusian team has 442 points.

02.06.2016

FIFA's Gianni Infantino may visit Belarus in September 2016
FIFA's Gianni Infantino may visit Belarus in September 2016 The visit to Minsk of the new President of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, could take place in September, first deputy chairman of the association "Belarusian Football Federation" (ABFF) Sergei Safaryan told media.
Romania, Norway secure 2016 EHF Euro spots, Belarus almost without chance
Romania, Norway secure 2016 EHF Euro spots, Belarus almost without chance The handball team of Belarus has lost to Norway in the penultimate match of the qualifying tournament of the Women's EHF Euro 2016. The guests dominated against Belarus at the Uruchye Palace of Sport. The current champions of the Olympic Games, World and European champions were ahead 15:9 by the break. In the second half, the course of the game did not change and the northern European team confidently won 32:22. In the other qualifier in the group Romania overpowered Lithuania in Kaunas 34:24 (20:10).

01.06.2016

Belarus planning to tighten grip on violent football fans
Belarus planning to tighten grip on violent football fans The Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs offers a number of initiatives to improve safety at football matches. Conflicts between police and fans often cause a public outcry. And the legal field here is a bit blurry, experts say. For example, the new law may specify such terms as "fan", "volunteer" and "steward". 
Andrei Stas named Belarus' best player of 2015/16 season
Andrei Stas named Belarus' best player of 2015/16 season Belarus and Neftekhimik's striker Andrey Stas has been named the best player of Belarus of the 2015/16 season at a meeting of the executive committee of the Ice Hockey Federation of Belarus. At the 80th World Hockey Championship in Russia the striker was one of the leaders of the Belarusian team, participating in all the seven matches and scoring five goals. In the KHL's season Stas played 47 games for the team from Nizhnekamsk in the regular season, earning 13 points (5+8). In the playoffs, the Belarusian took part in three matches.
Belarus edge Ireland 2:1 in friendly
Belarus sink Ireland 2:1 in pre-Euro 2016 friendly After an insulting defeat against Northern Ireland on May 27, the coaching staff of the national team of Belarus worked on their mistakes. In the first half of the match against Ireland Belarus played unexpectedly well. Footballers were strictly playing in defense, but were constantly looking for happiness near the opponents' goal. One of attacks in the 20th minute resulted in a goal. Stasevich passed to Gordeychuk, who sent the ball into Given's net. Strong defensive play allowed Belarusians to maintain a clean sheet in the first half.

31.05.2016

HC Dinamo Minsk to play in Moscow and Riga in preparation for 2016/17 KHL season
HC Dinamo Minsk to play in Moscow and Riga in preparation for 2016/17 KHL season The ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk in preparation for the ninth season in the Kontinental Hockey League will participate in pre-season tournaments in Moscow and Riga. The Bison have confirmed their participation in the tournament named after the USSR Honored Coach Arkady Chernyshev and Latvian Railways Cup. In Moscow, the Minsk club will play from 4 to 7 August in the Ice Palace. The calendar of matches and the final list of participants is yet unknown.
Belarusian runner wins ultramarathon in Daugavpils
Belarusian runner wins ultramarathon in Daugavpils An athlete from Belarus Tatiana Gurskaya has won the 100km ultramarathon in Daugavpils (Latvia). The runner overcame 37 laps spending more than 10 hours. Taking part in the competition were other Belarusian athletes: Vladimir Kandybo, Igor Novitsky, Anatoly Laput and Valery Kruglikov. They ran 50 km, becoming winners in their age groups.

29.05.2016

Northern Ireland beat Belarus 3-0 in UEFA friendly
Northern Ireland beat Belarus 3-0 in friendly In the first of the May friendly matches the national football team of Belarus lost to Northern Ireland. Already in the 6th minute, Lafferty opened the scoring taking advantage of the misunderstanding between Belarusian defenders.  At the end of the first half, Washington doubled the lead, thanks to his agile playing in the penalty area.  Nikolai Yanush made an attempt to reduce the gap in the middle of the first half but his shot after a corner kick went wide. He also tried his best at the start of the second half, but with the same efficiency. 
President Lukashenko on Belarus' performance at IIHF WM 2016
President Lukashenko comments on Belarus' performance at IIHF WM 2016 Ice hockey is a sore subject. During his visit to Amkodor Pinsk, President Lukashenko expressed his opinion on the performance of the Belarus national ice hockey team at the 2016 IIHF WM.

24.05.2016

Belarus to face Canada, Finland, Czech Republic at 2017 IIHF WM
Belarus to face Canada, Finland, Czech Republic at 2017 IIHF WM The ice hockey team of Belarus at the IIHF WM 2017 in France and Germany will play in preliminary Group B and is to take on Canada and Finland, the 2016 finalists. The Belarusians will play the first phase of the tournament in Paris, with their first game to be on May 5 against Finland, vice-champions of the world. Then Belarusians will face the Czech Republic (May 6), Canada (May 8), Switzerland (10 May), France (12 May), Slovenia (May 13) and Norway (16 May).

23.05.2016

Brest Meshkov wins Belarus handball championship for eighth time
Brest Meshkov wins Belarus handball championship for eighth time HC Meshkov Brest for the eighth time became the champion of Belarus. Coach Sergei Bebeshko's Meshkov Brest won at home against their opponents from SKA 27:26 (13:14) in the third match of the final series for gold medals. In the two previous games, the Brest side were also stronger, 32:30 and 33:26. In the bronze series, Gomel prevailed over Grodno's Kronon 40:24, 34:31 and 31:26. The top scorer of the handball season in Belarus was Andrei Yashchenko from Gomel.

22.05.2016

Belarus scoops seven awards at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Minsk
Belarus scoops seven awards at Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Minsk Belarusians won seven awards at the BSB Bank Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, which finished in Minsk's Falcon Club. On the final day of the tournament, medals in individual events were contested. The leader of the Belarusian team Melitina Stanyuta was on the podium three times on May 22. She won one sliver in the hoops event and two bronze medals (balls and clubs). In the ribbon routine, she got 5th place, behind another Belarusian Yekaterina Galkina who ended up fourth. Margarita Mamun of Russia won gold in all the four routines.

19.05.2016

Rene Fasel re-elected as IIHF head
Rene Fasel re-elected as IIHF head Swiss Rene Fasel will head the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) for the sixth time, news agencies report. There were no other candidates for the post of the IIHF President so Rene Fasel went unopposed. The experienced Swiss will manage the Federation for the next four years. Rene Fasel has been head of the IIHF since 1994. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

17.05.2016

Bjørndalen to be present during Domracheva's childbirth in Minsk
Bjørndalen to be present during Domracheva's childbirth in Minsk Media attention to the sports family of Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen is still high. The news that the famous biathletes will soon become parents is not inferior in popularity to reports about the pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge. This time, vg.no published an interview with Bjørndalen, in which he revealed some details of the joint plans with the Belarusian biathlete. According to the eight-time Olympic champion, Dasha plans to fully exercise after childbirth, so they have already started looking for a good babysitter. 
Hungary eliminated from 2016 IIHF WM elite, Belarus rescues itself
Hungary eliminated from 2016 IIHF WM elite, Belarus rescues itself Belarus have maintained a place in the IIHF WM elite following the last-round win against France 3-0 in Group B in St. Petersburg at the 2016 IIHF WM.
Women's Germany U17 win Euro 2016 in Belarus
Women's Germany U17 win UEFA Euro 2016 in Belarus The 9th UEFA European championship among girls (U17) finished with a victory of the German football team. In the final match for the gold of the continental championship Germans defeated opponents from Spain in a penalty shootout at Borisov Arena. The regular time ended in a draw, 0:0. In the penalty shootout, Germany were luckier to win 3:2. The German goalie repelled two penalties in the shootout.

16.05.2016

Spain to face Germany in UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Final in Borisov
Spain to face Germany in UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Final in Borisov Today Borisov-Arena will play host to the final of the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship Final in which Spain meet Germany. The current final between Spanish and German football players in this age group will be the third. In both previous meetings Germany won: in 2009 they defeated Spain 7:0, while in 2014 the normal time ended 1:1 but in the penalty shootout Germany again prevailed 3:1. 
Belarus' Stanyuta wins all-around at Bucharest Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix
Belarus' Stanyuta wins all-around at Bucharest Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix The Belarusian Melitina Stanyuta has won the individual all-around at the Grand Prix of Bucharest in rhythmic gymnastics. After the four types of program (ball, hoop, ribbon, clubs) Melitina Stanyuta scored the highest number of points among the participants, 74.150. Second was Russian Arina Averina with 73.600 points. Her sister Dina was third on 73.100. Another Belarusian Ekaterina Galkina was fifth 72.700 points.

15.05.2016

Hungary stuns Belarus at IIHF WM 2016, both to fight for survival
Hungary stuns Belarus at IIHF WM 2016, both to fight for survival Belarus were defeated by Hungary 2:5 at 2016 IIHF WM, which deprived Dave Lewis' team of a chance to get into the playoffs. Before the sixth game of the tournament in Group B, Belarusians lost injured captain Alexei Kalyuzhny (ankle) and defenseman Dmitry Korobov, who had problems with his shoulder. Hungary opened the scoring in the 6th minute of the first period. Belarus could level the score on 9 minutes in power play but instead conceded a second goal. In the 13th minute, Geoff Platt made it 1:2 and gave Belarus some hope.

13.05.2016

Belarus national football team. Photo by National Football Federation
Belarus to take on Ireland, Northern Ireland in May FIFA friendlies Head coach of the national team of Belarus Alexander Khatskevich has named the players who will be preparing for the friendly matches against Northern Ireland (27 May) and Ireland (31 May), the Association Belarusian Football Federation reports. 22 players have been called up for the training camp, which will begin in Minsk on May 23: Goalkeepers - Andrei Gorbunov ( Atromitos, Athens, Greece), Sergey Chernik (BATE Borisov), Andrei Klimovich (Minsk);

12.05.2016

Belarus pulls off dramatic win over Slovakia at 2016 IIHF WM
Belarus pulls off dramatic win over Slovakia at 2016 IIHF WM The Belarus national ice hockey team won a strong-willed victory in Group B over Slovakia 4-2 and still retains chances for the 2016 IIHF WM playoffs. After three consecutive defeats Belarus faced a threat of relegation. But Dave Lewis' charges knew that after Finland, the USA and mighty Canada, other Group B opponents would be not that threatening and Belarus hoped to gain vital points in the remaining games. Slovakia v Belarus – 2-4 (0-0, 2-0, 0-4). Shots: 26 - 20. Penalties in minutes: 12-14. Best players: Svarny - Lisovets.

08.05.2016

Belarus sunk by USA at 2016 IIHF Worlds in Russia
Belarus sunk by USA at 2016 IIHF Worlds in Russia The Belarus national hockey team has suffered its second defeat in the 80th World Championship, losing to the USA 3:6. Before the USA match, many fans and experts, and not without reason, hoped to see a more meaningful game from Belarus than in the first game against Finland. Exactly one year ago, on May 7, 2015, Belarus won against the USA 5:2 in the Czech Republic. Last year's success, no doubt, helped the team to confidently spend the entire tournament and reach the quarterfinals. But things were different one year later, at the 2016 worlds in St. Petersburg.

04.05.2016

Belarusian student to go to Milan Champions League final
Belarusian student to go to Milan Champions League final A pupil of one of the Borisov gymnasia will go to the UEFA Champions League final in Milan, Italy.  The guy will not just get to the final football match, but also take part in a youth forum and meet with famous athletes. The schoolboy got this opportunity after winning a competition for young journalists. The young Borisov citizen wrote the best essay about football and made a report from the game. All this was done in English.
Dave Lewis announces Belarus' squad for IIHF WM 2016
Dave Lewis announces Belarus' squad for IIHF WM 2016 Belarus coach Dave Lewis has announced the squad for the World Hockey Championship, which will take place in Russia's Moscow and St. Petersburg 6-21 May. The list includes 25 players, according to the press service of the Belarusian Ice Hockey Federation. The Belarus national team goes to Russia on May 4 in the afternoon. Goaltenders - Vitaly Koval ( Västerås, Sweden), Dmitry Milchakov and Kevin Lalande (both Dinamo Minsk, KHL);

02.05.2016

Craig Woodcroft gives first press conference as HC Dinamo Minsk coach
Craig Woodcroft gives first press conference as HC Dinamo Minsk coach New head coach of the ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk Craig Woodcroft gave his first press conference in Minsk on 2 May. However, journalists already know him as an assistant to the Belarus national team manager Dave Lewis. Woodcroft has little experience working as a head coach. In the course of the last season he took charge of German Adler from Mannheim but could not reach the top of the table and even did not lead the team to the playoff. However, Woodcroft is optimistic about his Dinamo future.

28.04.2016

Belarus begins Rio Olympics countdown in Minsk
Belarus begins Rio Olympics countdown An updated countdown stella Olympic Time has opened in Minsk, near the Sports Palace. It will stand there for 100 days. "It took us four years to prepare for the Games and only 100 days remain before the start of the Rio event. During this short period of time it is necessary to strengthen the work with athletes, coaches, and doctors," said first vice-president of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus Maxim Ryzhenkov. According to him, the Belarusian team expects 40-45 athletes to still qualify for the Games in Rio de Janeiro.

27.04.2016

Belarus to host European Olympic Committees  General Assembly meeting October 20-22, 2016
Belarus to host European Olympic Committees General Assembly meeting October 20-22, 2016 Belarus has been praised by the General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees for its readiness to host an EOC meeting in the autumn of 2016.

26.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about expectations from Rio Olympics
Alexander Lukashenko about expectations from Rio Olympics April 26 the head of state answered questions from journalists visiting Chernobyl-hit areas. The Belarusian President shared his expectations regarding the performance of the national athletics team at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

20.04.2016

Fencer Alexander Buikevich to represent Belarus at Rio Olympics
Fencer Alexander Buikevich to represent Belarus at Rio Olympics Alexander Buikevich will be the only fencer to represent Belarus in the Rio Olympics in 2016. The national fencing championship of Belarus, which the CTV channel visited, featured only 28 fencers, including cadets, says Grigory Lopatnev, Honored Fencing Coach of Belarus. Noting that this number is not enough for some serious achievements he adds there are some skillful guys the country can count on. As of today, Belarus fencers are ranked 14th in the world.
Belarusian wrestlers bring three licenses from Olympic qualifying tournament in Serbia
Belarusian wrestlers bring three licenses from Olympic qualifying tournament in Serbia Belarusian wrestlers brought three Rio Olympic licenses from a qualifying tournament in Serbia.  Two tickets to Rio were won by the wrestlers Omar Magomedov in a weight category of 86kg and Yusup Dzhalilov in the heavyweight (125kg). One license went to the women's team after Maria Mamashuk qualified in the 63kg category.
Two Belarusian sports gymnasts to perform at 2016 Olympics
Two Belarusian sports gymnasts qualify for 2016 Olympics Two Belarusian athletes will perform at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in sports gymnastics events. Licenses were won by former Russian athlete Andrey Likhovitsky and American Kylie Dickson (both now defend Belarus colors). Likhovitsky and Dickson won the tickets to the Olympics during the test events in the capital of the future Games.  Likhovitsky took third place in the exercises on the horse and seventh in the all-around, while Dickson showed 58th overall result in the all-around.

19.04.2016

Karsten wins Women's Single Sculls silver at 2016 World Rowing Cup in Varese
Karsten wins Women's Single Sculls silver at 2016 World Rowing Cup in Varese Ekaterina Karsten of Belarus has won silver at the Rowing World Cup in Varese, Italy. At a distance of 2,000m, the two-time Olympic champion showed 7:50.970. Another Belarusian, Tatyana Kukhta, took fifth place in the same event. Stanislav Scherbachenya of Belarus took part in the men's single sculls and was seventh.
Belarus makes way into Fed Cup World Group: players' impressions
Belarus makes way into Fed Cup World Group: players' impressions Belarus has earned a place in the Fed Cup World Group for the first time in independent history. The tennis team of Belarus achieved a historic victory over rivals from Russia in Fed Cup World Group Playoffs last weekend. Belarus is now among the eight strongest teams in the world. On April 18, Belarus' tennis players and coaching staff, tired but satisfied, arrived at the Minsk national airport.

18.04.2016

Belarus U18 returns to IIHF elite
Belarus U18 returns to IIHF elite Belarus U18 national team of Belarus has won a ticket to the elite division of the IIHF WM. On April 15, Belarus beat Germany in Group A Division I. Belarus v Germany 5:3 (2:1, 1:2, 2:0). Venue: Chizhovka Arena After period 2 the score was even - 3:3. This situation was good for Germany who needed a draw in normal time to return to the elite division. The Belarusian hockey players needed only a victory in regulation time to win tickets to the elite.
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian tennis players on reaching Fed Cup World Group
President Lukashenko congratulates Belarusian tennis players on reaching Fed Cup World Group The Belarusian tennis players defeated Russian opponents and for the first time reached the Fed Cup World Group. The match finished at Luzhniki Small Sports Arena in Moscow yesterday evening. The final score is 3:2 in favor of Belarus.  The President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, congratulated the women's national team on the victory.

17.04.2016

Belarus into Fed Cup World Group
Belarus advances into Fed Cup World Group Belarus have won against Russia 3-2 in the Fed Cup World Group Playoffs and advanced to the World Group, which is the highest women's international tennis division, where such tennis nations as Germany, USA and the Czech Republic play.
Belarus' presidential team wins 9th nationwide amateur hockey competition
Belarus' presidential team wins 9th nationwide amateur hockey competition The Belarus President's ice hockey team have won the ninth national ice hockey competition among amateur teams. Silver went to the Gomel region. The final match was really bright and spectacular. After the first period, Gomel were in front 2:1. But in the beginning of the second period, the score was equal. Another goal was scored by Pavel Belyi, assisted by Alexander Lukashenko.  By the end of the second period, the scoreboard read 6:4 in favor of the presidential ice hockey team, which eventually won the game.

13.04.2016

Belarus topping Group A at IIHF U18 Worlds in Division I
Belarus topping Group A at IIHF U18 Worlds Division I The U18 national ice hockey team of Belarus beat France and won a third victory in a row since the start of the IIHF Worlds Division I (Group A). The tournament, which gives only one ticket to the elite division, is underway at Chizhovka Arena. Belarus v France 3:2 (1:1, 1:0, 1:1) In the first period, the sides exchanged goals, both coming in man advantage.

12.04.2016

Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born?
Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born? It turned out last Tuesday that the Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva has relations with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is also the father of her child. Bjørndalen revealed this fact at a specially called press conference. Later, Domracheva confirmed it on her official website. All the fans support the couple. A correspondent of the CTV’s program Week makes suppositions where the star child will be born – in Norway or Belarus.
Azarenka to play for Belarus against Russia in Fed Cup
Azarenka to play for Belarus against Russia in Fed Cup World No5 Victoria Azarenka has confirmed that she will play for Belarus against Russia in the Fed Cup playoff match. "I want to officially confirm participation in the Fed Cup in Moscow this weekend! Hope to see more of our fans," Azarenka wrote on Twitter. Thanks to the success of the Belarus national team in the February match against Canada, which was without Victoria Azarenka, Belarus will for the first time have a chance to enter the Fed Cup World Group. 

11.04.2016

Photo: tennis.by
Azarenka meets Belarusian fans: I'll never forget where I come from On April 10, the leader of the women's tennis team of Belarus Victoria Azarenka had a meeting with fans, which was held in the Tennis Palace and lasted about an hour. The sportswoman answered questions from the fans, left lots of autographs and made selfies with those present. "Many thanks for your support - I follow what you're writing about me on the Internet. There are more good comments and this is good. I appreciate the support of the people of Belarus, where I come from. I will never forget about it."

10.04.2016

Belarusian athletes who returned to sport after childbirth
Belarusian athletes who returned to sport after childbirth Money cannot buy happiness, the proverb says. And even their amount is not important, local wits add. "Happiness is near. And it is smiling!" parents say sometimes about their children. Good news of the week: three-time Olympic champion and the favorite of the public biathlete Darya Domracheva announced that she is pregnant. What is more important: Hero of Belarus or Mother-Hero? Anastasia Benedisyuk was searching for answers together with well-known Belarusian athletes.
Azarenka becomes WTA's best tennis player in March
Azarenka becomes WTA's best tennis player in March Belarusian Victoria Azarenka became the best tennis player in the world in March, reads the official website of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). The Belarusian was named the best after a special voting. In March, Victoria won the tennis tournament in Miami and returned to the top five of the WTA world ranking.
Alexander Lukashenko and Sebastian Coe
Alexander Lukashenko: There's too much politics in sport these days There should not be so much politics in sport as today, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko meeting with the head of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Sebastian Coe. The Belarusian leader is categorically against any private issues in sport, including doping.

07.04.2016

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

06.04.2016

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

05.04.2016

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

04.04.2016

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

03.04.2016

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

01.04.2016

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

31.03.2016

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

30.03.2016

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

29.03.2016

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

28.03.2016

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

24.03.2016

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

23.03.2016

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

22.03.2016

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

21.03.2016

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

16.03.2016

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

15.03.2016

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

14.03.2016

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

13.03.2016

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

01.03.2016

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

24.02.2016

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

23.02.2016

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

22.02.2016

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

21.02.2016

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

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