Opposition of principle
The continental championship is scheduled from June 18th to July 3rd, hosted by three Polish cities: Lodz, Bydgoszcz and Katowice. It will be the third European forum for Anatoly Buyalsky’s trainees.
In 2007, in Italy, Belarus sensationally (for the first time in our independent history) captured bronze in the tournament. Two years later, in Latvia, we were placed fourth. In the qualification round, our Belarusian squad saw the Czech Republic as their main rival, having lost to them in the semi-finals of the 2010 Championship, held last autumn.
Meanwhile, the website of the European Basketball Federation launched a poll to choose the best basketball players of 2010 from the continent. Two Belarusian names were among the top 16: Yelena Levchenko (Polish Gorzow) and Anastasia Veremeenko (Russian Nadezhda).