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23 Mar 2016

Lukashenko: Belarus does its best when organizing sports events

Lukashenko: Belarus does its best when organizing sports events

MINSK, 23 March (BelTA) – Belarus always does its best when organizing sports events, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with President of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Tamas Ajan on 23 March, BelTA has learned.

Belarus has already hosted top-level sports events, the efforts of Belarus were praised by the IWF. “If you can and want to continue it, I mean the organization of high-profile competitions in Belarus, we will do our best to be a good host,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed. “Today we have everything: a vast network of hotels and sports venues for weightlifting competitions,” the head of state added.

Alexander Lukashenko emphasized that Belarusian athletes have always been good at weightlifting, there are many Olympic champions. The country is doing its best to popularize sport, including weightlifting. These efforts have borne fruit. According to the head of state, there are many promising young athletes, sports facilities for all Olympic sports, including weightlifting, in Belarus.

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