Posted: 10.12.2021 16:47:00

Belarusian athletes tasked to win cross-country skiing and biathlon events at Olympics

The main task for Belarusian athletes at the Beijing Olympics is to win 6-8 medals in cross-country skiing and biathlon – as stated by the Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Petrishenko


“I would like to note that 54 athletes of Belarus’ national teams are preparing for the Games in seven winter sports. To date, seven licenses have been captured. According to the qualification results, around 38 athletes plan to participate in the Olympics. There are sufficient grounds for biathletes and freestyle skiers to win medals, while certain hopes are pinned on speed skating. The key task for Belarusian athletes at the Games is to win 6-8 medals in cross-country skiing and biathlon,” the Deputy Prime Minister said.

Mr. Petrishenko noted that the issues of material, pharmacological, medical and anti-doping support of national teams have been fully resolved.

“During the 2020/2021 sports season, 138 training camps have been organised for national winter sports teams at the expense of budgetary funds. Our athletes participated in 70 international competitions. Belarus will take part in cross-country skiing and biathlon competitions at the 13th Winter Paralympic Games in 2022. Nineteen athletes are preparing for the Games. Following the 2020/2021 qualification stages, Belarus has already received 10 licenses,” he added.