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16 Dec 2015

President’s Sports Club keeps its watchful eye on global sport development

President’s Sports Club keeps its watchful eye on global sport development

MINSK, 16 December (BelTA) – The National Olympic Committee played host to the 10th ceremony of awarding certificates to the President’s Sports Club scholarship holders. A total of 176 young athletes, Paralympic sportsmen and 28 coaches were named as scholarship holders for 2016, BelTA informs.

According to Chairman of the Central Council of the President’s Sports Club Dmitry Lukashenko, the foundation for future success is laid in a young age. “Climbing up to the upper floor of the National Olympic Committee, to the Hall of Olympic Glory we found ourselves around the champions who once graced the podiums of the biggest competitions and achieved their dreams. Now it is your turn. Almost 80% of the current scholarship holders are medalists of the world and European championships. Over a third of you are not new to this ceremony,” said Dmitry Lukashenko.

President’s Sports Club keeps its watchful eye on global sport developmentPreserving its traditions, the club does its best to keep abreast with the modern trends in the global sport development. “Representatives of new sports have been actively jointing scholarship holders in the recent years. Keeping in mind their Olympic prospects as well as hobbies of young people the club has been keeping its watchful eye on the global sport development,” the Chairman of the Central Council of the President’s Sports Club said.

In his words, succession and traditions are important elements in achieving success in sports. The club scholarships for 2016 have been granted to 28 coaches. “It is always a pleasure to see that the former scholarship holders of the President’s Sports Club are present here as young promising coaches,” stressed Dmitry Lukashenko.

The President’s Sports Club scholarships will be paid out to athletes and coaches starting from January 2016.

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