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Performance of Belarusian elite athletes criticized

Sport 21.04.2017 | 13:20

MINSK, 21 April (BelTA) – Belarusian athletes have shown poor results in elite sports, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during the State of the Nation Address on 21 April, BelTA has learned.

According to the head of state, the work in this area completely failed. “We did a lot, if not everything, to expect the best results from our athletes who the country will be proud of. However, we will not succeed without the revival of children's sports which enable to select and nurture true talents. The poor level and qualifications of the coaching staff remains a problem. Once we solve these two major problems, the results will be forthcoming. I would like to note that the work in the field of sports of higher achievements completely failed. The highest ideology is sport today. Millions watch sports tournaments, support and root for athletes,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

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