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Belarus NOC endorses sport delegation for 3rd Youth Olympic Games

Sport 07.09.2018 | 19:12
During the meeting. Photo courtesy of Belarus NOC
During the meeting. Photo courtesy of Belarus NOC

MINSK, 7 September (BelTA) – Belarus' NOC Executive Committee endorses the membership of the sport delegation for the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee.

The delegation includes 36 young Belarusian athletes who will compete in 16 sports. The largest number of Belarusian athletes (16) will be featured in the athletics events. The delegation also includes 18 coaches.

The Belarusian team won 9 medals (5 gold and 4 silver) at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in China's Nanjing. The now famous athletes Krystina Staraselets (in Junior Women's Single Sculls) and Elvira German (in 100m hurdles) were among the medal winners in 2014. The team placed 15th on the unofficial team standings.

Buenos Aires will host the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games on 6-18 October. Some 3,998 sportsmen from 206 countries will compete in 32 sports during 12 competition days. The program will include 241 medal events. Dmitry Dovgalenok will be the chief of the Belarusian mission.

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