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4 Apr 2019

Conference to discuss athlete training ahead of 2nd European Games in progress in Minsk

Conference to discuss athlete training ahead of 2nd European Games in progress in Minsk

MINSK, 4 April (BelTA) – An international science and practice conference “The 2nd European Games Minsk 2019: Psychological, pedagogical, medical, and biological aspects of athlete training” began in Minsk on 4 April, BelTA has learned.

The conference began with a plenary session in the National Olympic Committee of Belarus. Belarusian Sports and Tourism Minister Sergei Kovalchuk noted: “Sport and science are inseparable from each other in the modern society. Participants of the conference will discuss systems for selecting potential athletes, to train athletes and coaches, modern technologies for psychological and medical support.”

Belarusian Education Minister Igor Karpenko took part in the event as well as Chairman of the Coordination Commission of the 2nd European Games Spyros Capralos, and Rector of the Belarusian State Physical Culture University Sergei Repkin. The conference will continue in the Belarusian State Physical Culture University and will end on 5 April.

During the plenary session the Belarusian State Physical Culture University signed an agreement with the Belarusian National Technical University on setting up a research and education cluster Smart Technologies in Sport at premises of the Belarusian State Physical Culture University.

Sergei Repkin said that a testing center will be opened at premises of the university as early as this year. It will boast unique equipment, which will allow using modern wireless technologies as well as methods to evaluate the technical and physical potential of athletes. “During the first year we intend to focus on several cyclic and team sports. In particular, we are talking about swimming, weightlifting, track and field athletics, freestyle, acrobatics, football, volleyball and hockey,” the official said.

The conference is expected to gather over 200 scientists, representatives of higher education institutions, sport schools and organizations, sport federations from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Lithuania, Poland, and the United Arab Emirates.

The conference has been organized by the Belarusian Sports and Tourism Ministry, the National Olympic Committee, the Belarusian State Physical Culture University, and the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC).

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