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Олимпийская чемпионка Юлия Нестеренко. Фото Е. Гараевой. БЕЛТА
Алімпійская чэмпіёнка Юлія Несцярэнка. Фота К. Гараевай. БЕЛТА
Olympic champion Yulia Nesterenko. Photo by E. Garayeva. BELTA
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Белорусская теннисистка Виктория Азаренко. Фото А. Покумейко. БЕЛТА
Беларуская тэнісістка Вікторыя Азарэнка. Фота А. Пакумейкі. БЕЛТА
Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenko. Photo by A. Pokumeyko. BELTA
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Белорусский теннисист Максим Мирный. Фото БЕЛТА
Беларускі тэнісіст Максім Мірны. Фота БЕЛТА
Belarusian tennis player Maxim Mirny. BELTA photo
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Серебряный призер Олимпийских игр молотобоец И. Тихон. Фото А. Покумейко. БЕЛТА
Сярэбраны прызёр Алімпійскіх гульняў малатабоец І. Ціхан. Фота А. Пакумейкі. БЕЛТА
Olympic silver medalist Hammer striker I. Tikhon. Photo by A. Pokumeyko. BELTA
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Двукратная олимпийская чемпионка Е. Карстен. Фото НОК - БЕЛТА
Двухразовая алімпійская чэмпіёнка К. Карстэн. Фота НАК - БЕЛТА
Two-time Olympic champion E. Karsten. NOK - BELTA photo

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16-кратная чемпионка Беларуси Т. Стукалова. Фото А. Хитрова. БЕЛТА
16-кратная чэмпіёнка Беларусі Т. Стукалава. Фота А. Хітрова. БЕЛТА
16-time champion of Belarus T. Stukalova. Photo by A. Khitrov. BELTA
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Четырехкратная олимпийская чемпионка, Герой Беларуси – Дарья Домрачева. Фото А. Покумейко. БЕЛТА
Чатырохкратная алімпійская чэмпіёнка Герой Беларусі біятланістка – Дар'я Домрачава. Фота А. Пакумейкі. БЕЛТА
Four-time Olympic champion, Hero of Belarus - Daria Domracheva. Photo by A. Pokumeyko. BELTA
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Александра Герасименя – серебряный призер Олимпиады 2012. Фото М. Гучека. БЕЛТА
Аляксандра Герасіменя – сярэбраны прызёр Алімпіяды 2012. Фота М. Гучэка. БЕЛТА
Alexander Gerasimenya is the silver medalist of the 2012 Olympics. Photo by M. Gucek. BELTA

High Performance Sport

Professional sport is an activity oriented to the achievement of top results in sport on the world, European and republican championships level. The state undertakes obligations to finance the training of reserve and competitive athletes, establishing communication with international sports organizations, building national teams and providing their training, organizing sporting events in the Republic of Belarus. The victories on international competitions and successful organization of sporting events enhance the prestige of the country and promote its achievements thus boosting the international image of Belarus.

Belarusian athletes have always achieved top results on the high level competitions. 280 natives of Belarus became world and European champions in different sports, 76 Belarusians became Olympic champions.

The International Ice Hockey Federation has always  has always paid attention to the capacities of Belarus in holding prestigious competitions. In 2004 Belarus played host to the IIHF Continental Cup Super Final and the IIHF World U18 Championship. Since then Belarus has played host to many ice hockey competitions. The 2014 IIHF World Championship took place in Belarus. At the Annual Congress of the International Ice Hockey Federation, which took place in May, 2009, Belarus got 75 votes out of 105 in the race for hosting the 2014 IIHF World Championship.

Belarus has been chosen the country of the 2nd European Games 2019.

Links to the Internet resources

Darya Domracheva official website

Famous Olympic athletes 

Calendar of international competitions in Belarus for the period of 2012–2020 

Official website of the Vitaly Scherbo School of Gymnastics

Participation of Belarusian athletes in Olympic Games

Participation of Belarusian athletes in Paralympic Games 

Belarusian athletes in Olympic Games 

The 2014 IIHF World Championship took place in Belarus