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9 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Vladimir Samsonov to face world number five in quarterfinal
“Of course, Dmitrij and I know each other very well. We play for one club in Germany. We know each others’ strengths and weaknesses. Each of us will play for a victory in the quarterfinal. It is the Olympics and everyone wants a medal,” the player said...
9 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Drozdovskaya 14th in Laser Radial qualifying
Two heats took place in Guanabara Bay on 8 August, in which Tatyana Drozdovskaya finished 23rd and 11th to score a total of 34 points. She is 14th in the overall standings. Yachtswomen have eight heats ahead...
8 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Belarus’ boxer Mikhail Dolgolevets into second qualifying round
He will next face 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Adilbek Niyazymbetov of Kazakhstan...
7 Aug 2016
2016 Olympics: Belarus’ Andrei Likhovitsky reaches individual all-round final
Belarus’ only representative in the men’s event scored a total of 86,765 points to rank 16th among 24 finalists. The medal events are scheduled for 10 August...
5 Aug 2016
Anton Prilepov to be the first on Team Belarus to compete in Rio
The Belarusian archer will take part in the qualifying event on 5 August alongside with other 64 athletes. The 2016 Olympics will include four medal archery events: men’s and women’s individual and team events...
3 Aug 2016
International Theater Forum TEART in Minsk on 28 September-20 October
This year TEATR will show 22 performances of various genres and forms from 9 countries: Belarus, Russia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Germany, France, and Switzerland. The program of the festival consists of three sections: international program, Belarus Open and additional program...
1 Aug 2016
Belarusian domain name administrator joins ccNSO
ccNSO membership will also allow to take a more active part in ICANN operation. specialists now take part in the operation of Cyrillic Script Generation Panel, which introduces Cyrillic domain zones into the World Wide Web...
1 Aug 2016
Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition set for 7-13 December
“Over two years of its existence the Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition firmly established itself, became instantly recognizable, and is remembered by its participants and guests for its unique creative ambience, unbiased judging by the reputable jury comprising managers of major opera houses and international organizations"...
1 Aug 2016
Grodno-Druskininkai marathon to be presented at world’s leading races
“Despite the fact that the previous marathon took place less than a month ago, the provisions and regulations have already been approved for the Grodno-Druskininkai marathon of friendship in 2017. The popularity of Europe’s only cross-border marathon is on the rise. We are doing our best to make it more accessible for even a bigger number of participants”...
31 Jul 2016
Vasily Kiriyenko named Belarus’ Olympic flag bearer
The 2016 Summer Olympics will officially get underway with an opening ceremony at Rio’s Maracana Stadium on 5 August. The Belarusian national team will consist of 124 athletes who will compete for medals in 24 sports...
31 Jul 2016
Belarus Events Calendar: August 2016
Holidays, festivals, exhibitions...
30 Jul 2016
Belarusian art exhibition opens in China’s Chongqing
The plein air was organized in accordance with the plan of action of the Year of Culture which is running in Belarus, and in anticipation of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Belarusian-Chinese diplomatic relations, and in accordance with the cooperation agreement between the Confederation of Art Unions of Belarus and Chongqing Art Museum...
29 Jul 2016
Belavia’s first aircraft in World of Tanks livery lands in Minsk National Airport
It is the first project of the kind for the Belarusian air carrier Belavia and the game development studio Wargaming. Demonstrating that the world famous game originates in Belarus is the main idea of the branded livery...
29 Jul 2016
Belarus’ wrestling team secure one more Rio 2016 berth
The Olympic quota place in the 57kg category went to the Belarusian team. “The wrestler to represent Belarus in Rio de Janeiro will be named at a later stage. The two major candidates are Asadulla Lachinov and Vladislav Andreyev,” said Roman Markovsky...
28 Jul 2016
Belarus’ National Library hosts photo exhibition about Legend Race 2015
The exposition includes works of Belarusian photographers featuring landmark moments of the biathlon Legend Race which was held for the first time in 2015, sports competitions involving legendary biathletes who were invited to Raubichi by three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva...
27 Jul 2016
Plans to build multi-purpose center at Zdravnevo using funds from Union State budget
Relevant agreement was reached during talks with Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky and State Secretary of the Union State Grigory Rapota on the sidelines of the 25th international arts festival Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk...
25 Jul 2016
Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk 2016
This year’s main themes were the Year of Culture, the 71st anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 25th anniversary of the festival. Musicians, artists and journalists paraded through the streets of Vitebsk on the opening day of the festival...
25 Jul 2016
Belarus wins three medals at IAAF World U20 Championships
Belarus’ Elvira Herman won a 100m Hurdles gold medal (12.85 seconds). Decathlete Maxim Andraloit took silver with 8,046 points. Gleb Zhuk won a Discus Throw bronze with the result of 61 meters 70 centimeters...
24 Jul 2016
MAZ-SPORTauto crew land in sixth overall in 2016 Silk Way Rally
The crew of Sergei Vyazovich, Pavel Garanin and Andrei Zhigulin demonstrated the best result among the three MAZ trucks clocking 42h50m59s after fourteen extremely difficult stages of the rally and placing sixth overall, 3h27m41s behind the winner, Russian KAMAZ pilot Airat Mardeev...
22 Jul 2016
Belarus finishes 40th in 2016 Rio medal table
Belarus ended the Games with nine medals. Vladislav Goncharov claimed the Olympic champion title with gold in trampolining. Silver medals were brought to Belarus by weightlifters Darya Naumova and Vadim Streltsov, Maria Mamoshuk (wrestling), Ivan Tikhon (athletics)...
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