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04.12.2017

Dinamo stadium to be reconstructed by June 2018
Dinamo stadium to be reconstructed by June 2018 In 2019 Belarus will be hosting one of the most important sports events in Europe. The European Games 2019 will be held in Minsk. Thousands of fans will come to Belarus' capital and more than 4,000 athletes will compete for 189 sets of awards. But how ready are the sports facilities ready in Belarus’ capital to host such a grand event?

02.12.2017

Belarus may introduce visa-free regime during European Games 2019
Belarus may introduce visa-free regime during European Games 2019 The issue of introducing visa-free regime for those coming to the European Games 2019 in Minsk has been discussed in Belarus by Premier Andrei Kobyakov and the President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Janez Kocijancic.

14.11.2017

Belarus to host Europe vs USA athletics match in September 2019
Belarus to host Europe vs USA athletics match in September 2019 A track-and-field match between Europe and the USA will take place on September 9-10, 2019 at Minsk stadium Dinamo, which is now being renovated, said the president of the European Association of Athletics Federations, the author of the idea Svein Arne Hansen (Norway) at a press conference in the Belarusian capital on November 14.

29.10.2017

Solemn opening of ice skating season held in Minsk  October 28
Solemn opening of ice skating season held in Minsk October 28 The seasonal ice skating rink has opened near the Sports Palace in Minsk. Minsk residents have come here with their families. After the opening ceremony they went to the ice skating rink straight away. Among the people were professionals as well. Melania is a professional figure skater. She dedicated all her life to this kind of sport.

25.09.2017

Head of the EOC Coordination Commission: Belarus to become a perfect place for II European Games
Head of the EOC Coordination Commission: Belarus to become a perfect place for II European Games Belarus has everything for holding the European Games at the highest level. This opinion was voiced at the meeting of the Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committees with the Directorate for the Second European Games on 21 September. Experts from 20 countries are addressing the issue of the organization of the upcoming competitions. It includes the program of the Games, accommodation of athletes, media coverage of the competition and acquaintance with the arenas that will host the Second European Games.

30.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about government’s investment into sport
Alexander Lukashenko about government’s investment into sport The unsuccessful performance of Belarusian sportsmen in Rio Olympics mustn’t repeat once again. All the necessary conditions were created for the sportsmen but they did not equal the hopes. Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus on May 30, 2017.

26.05.2017

Experts on reforming Belarusian ice hockey
How can Belarusian ice hockey be reformed after IIHF WM 2017 failure? Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting on the development of ice hockey in Belarus on May 25. He said this is a truly national sport for Belarus, but players sometimes don't put up a fight and lack morale. A number of topical issues were raised at the meeting. Changes are on the way in this sport. Many of them are associated with the appointment of new chairman of the national ice hockey federation, Semyon Shapiro.

10.05.2017

Vadim Sashurin about Belarusian sportsmen’s athletic training Vadim Sashurin, a biathlonist, expressed his opinion on the TV talk show “What’s Going On?” about the athletic training of Belarusian sportsmen. You are a legendary sportsman, but now you are a coach of SKA Minsk handball club. Does it mean that you are a universal sportsman?

23.02.2017

Number of ice palaces in Belarus increases by 8 times over last 20 years
Number of ice palaces in Belarus increases by 8 times over last 20 years In Belarus, there are dozens of multifunctional complexes, also called ice palaces. They attract people of all ages from kids to adults, and sometimes become the center of the development of new young talents of the country. 10-year-old Gleb Suboch is the hope of his club. He is the best goaltender among members of the ice hockey club Dinamo Minsk. He was born in Minsk, in the city where the World Hockey Championship 2014 was successfully held and its ice arenas are among the best ones on the continent.

21.02.2017

Vera Lapko on Azarenka’s success, dreams and Serena Williams
Facts about Vera Lapko. Yes, she admires Serena Williams On February 11th and 12th, Chizhovka Arena hosted a prestigious international women's tennis tournament Federation Cup. This season, the Belarusian tennis players for the first time entered the top eight teams in the world. In this article, we would like to introduce you to 18-year-old hot prospect of Belarus national team Vera Lapko. Before tennis, she was engaged in figure skating

11.01.2017

Voting for the best Belarusian sportsmen started January, 10
Voting for the best Belarusian athletes starts January, 10 Voting for the best athletes of 2015-2016 has started in Belarus. You can support your favourite candidate at triumph.by until January, 31. As in 2016, you can use both print and electronic ballots. After counting the votes the jury will choose the winners in four categories: “The best result of the year”, “Breakthrough of the year”, “The most striking moment” and “For the will to win.” The names of the winners will be announced at the ceremony at the end of February 2017.

08.01.2017

European Games in Minsk will be very successful, Pierce O'Callaghan says
European Games in Minsk will be very successful, Pierce O'Callaghan says Sports facilities in Minsk are ready to host the European Olympic Games 2019, sports director of the European Olympic Committees Pierce Callaghan told CTV correspondent Yana Shipko. Mr. O'Callaghan, nice to meet you. It is very nice to see you on the ice. This is the first time you have appeared on this side of the ice hockey rink. isn't it?
Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk ready to host European Olympic Games 2019
Pierce O'Callaghan: Minsk ready to host European Olympic Games 2019 Sports facilities in Minsk are ready to host thet European Olympic Games 2019, said sporting director of the European Olympic Committees Pierce O'Callaghan visiting Chizhovka Arena. During the inspection visit, he assessed the ability of all sports facilities of Minsk.

12.12.2016

Paralympic and Deaflympic Games training centre may appear in Minsk
Paralympic and Deaflympic Games training centre may appear in Minsk The Minsk region may get a Paralympic and Deaflympic Games Training Centre. Such a proposal was made during a charity festival on the eve of Day of Disabled Persons, which took place in the agrotown Mikhanovichi, Minsk region. Here there is a department of day care for people with disabilities - second largest in the Minsk region. The department has existed for a short time but thanks to it, many people with disabilities have been able to discover their talents.

31.10.2016

Mobile ice rink opens  next to Minsk Sports Palace
Mobile ice rink opens next to Minsk Sports Palace Despite a rainy Saturday, a mobile ice skating rink opened on October 29. The first in that season ice rink became a perfect gift for pupils on their school holidays. The first people to try out the ice rink were future figure skaters. While professionals were training, newcomers were learning to make the first steps on ice. It is said that four lessons are enough to stand on ice skates confidently. A coach for beginners will be available starting from next weekends.

25.10.2016

Legendary athlete Sergey Bubka about Belarusian sport
Legendary athlete Sergey Bubka about Belarusian sport Sergey Bubka was a first pole vaulter in the world to clear 6 meters. He set a record that nobody has beaten yet. The head of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine has answered questions of the program Week on the CTV Channel. Is it true that sooner or later any pupil will be able to clear 6.10, 6.14, 6.20 in pole vaulting? Sergey Bubka: I’m very optimistic about it. I have never set limits for myself. I think that is why I was able to set 35 world records.

02.10.2016

Program Minsk and Minsk Residents in search of healthy streets
Program Minsk and Minsk Residents in search of healthy streets Minsk is a modern European city. Developed infrastructure and fast-paced way of life makes us think about the health of people, but also about the health of the city. The so-called health of streets is measured by the quality of air, presence of industrial plants, the number of green areas, sports areas and recreational areas. The most important factor is air that we breathe. The experts are constantly monitoring the level of air pollution. Minsk residents have a chance to see all the measurements online.

02.05.2016

Cyclists’ life in Minsk
Cyclists’ life in Minsk: hire, repair, parking and tracks Ecological. Popular. Healthy. Bicycle movement is growing fast in Minsk. There are more than 70 km of cycle tracks at the capital’s pavements nowadays. About 27 km of main tracks run along the Svisloch’s bank. More than 300,000 Minsk residents use bicycles. Moreover, the majority of cyclists used to be men some years ago, but a sex ratio tends to parity nowadays. People from 20 to 30 used bicycles earlier, but we can meet 50-60 year-olds on two-wheelers now.

10.04.2016

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

23.03.2016

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. 

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.

19.03.2016

The Palace of Sports Uruchcha
Counting the new history of sports complex Uruchcha The Palace of Sports Uruchcha is open. Nevertheless, the history of this place  began almost 40 years ago. The modern complex has appeared on the basis of a small athletics arena. Sportsmen in only a few disciplines were training in the old arena.

24.02.2016

Ice rink in Minsk
Ice rinks in Minsk: history and present-day state The history of Minsk ice rinks started at the beginning of the 20th century. The rink in the children's park named after Maxim Gorky was flooded every year. At that time, there were few entertainments in the city. And skating was awaited with impatience. This rink was paid. Tickets cost a lot. Minsk residents from poor families went to skate on the frozen River Svislach. Nevertheless, well-dressed women and gentlemen were enjoying skating under a brass band amid multicolored lights.
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.

18.02.2016

Belarus President takes part in opening of Uruchcha sports palace
Belarus President takes part in opening of Uruchye sports palace The President of Belarus demands the return on funds invested in sport. Alexander Lukashenko said this on February 18 during the opening ceremony of the renovated sports complex Uruchcha. The modern sports palace has appeared on the basis of a small athletic arena. The site has become more universal. Now it can host handball, volleyball, basketball, mini-football, and even tennis training. The European Handball Federation hailed the complex too. And it also says that Minsk has more opportunities for hosting sports competitions of international level.
Nikolay Mirnyi, the Honored Coach of the Republic of Belarus
Max Mirnyi’s father: I am proud of my son! This time the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev will talk to the Honored Coach of the Republic of Belarus Nikolay Nikolayevich Mirnyi. Good evening, Mr Mirnyi! Nikolay Mirnyi, the Honored Coach of the Republic of Belarus:Hello, very nice to meet you.
Alexander Lukashenko opens sports palace Uruchcha in Minsk
Alexander Lukashenko opens sports palace Uruchye in Minsk At the moment the President Alexander Lukashenko is taking part in the opening ceremony of the Palace of Sports Uruchcha and the international children's tournament in handball. The modern complex has appeared on the basis of a small athletics arena. Running tracks are now a thing of the past. Instead, athletes can use exercise bicycles. Seats are now located closer to the site, which again is in the spirit of the times. The stands are located at the perimeter of the playing area, thus forming a cup.

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.

03.01.2016

Irina Leparskaya, head coach of the Belarusian national rhythmic gymnastics team
Belarus' first Rhythmic Gymnastics Palace to be completed by 2017 A graceful building for graceful Belarusian gymnasts. The Palace of Rhythmic Gymnastics, the first in Belarus, is now being constructed in Minsk. The building will be engirded by a decorative ribbon. This mixed-use complex be able to take more than 500 athletes at the same time. There will be rooms for choreography, aerobics, training facilities for younger groups, rehabilitation and treatment complex and a swimming pool. It is planned that the facility will be ready by 2017.

28.12.2015

Renovated sports complex in Uruchcha neighborhood to open in March 2016
Renovated sports complex in Uruchcha neighborhood to open in March 2016 Two swimming pools, a gym, sauna and spa will be available in the renovated sports complex in the Uruchcha neighborhood, which is going to reopen to welcome the first visitors in March 2016. Minsk residents and guests will be able to use the whole package of services: all kinds aqua procedures, fitness classes, aerobics, football and table tennis.

28.10.2015

Borisov Arena – breakthrough in Belarus' football stadium construction
Borisov Arena – breakthrough in Belarus' football stadium construction This new architectural symbol of Belarus can be compared to a spacecraft that landed among pines on the Borisov outskirts. For someone it resembles a flying saucer, for others Swiss cheese, and sometimes building sides are compared to a fish scale and snakeskin. A new stadium design was developed in 2010 by the Slovenian architectural company Ofis Arhitekti. Creative architects Spela Videcnik and Rok Oman chose a stadium in Maribor to be a prototype of the new arena but with its own individual unique features.

08.09.2015

Belarus' largest outdoor gym appears in Minsk
Belarus' largest outdoor gym appears in Minsk The largest street workout area in Belarus has appeared in Minsk. It is located in the new Mikhail Pavlov Park, named after the late mayor of Minsk. The outdoor gym occupies five hundred 500 m2 and features more than 20 facilities for training. Up to 40 people can do exercises here at the same time (watch video for more details).