MINSK, 23 July (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent greetings to members of the delegation of the Republic of Belarus to the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo, Japan, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“The Olympic Games is a unique tournament in terms of representation, unprecedented level of competition and coverage. To become an Olympian is a life goal of many athletes. Winning an Olympic medal is an outstanding achievement, whereas the name of an Olympic champion is forever etched in the history of international sport,” the message of greetings reads.
The president emphasized that an Olympic medal is not only a personal success of an athlete. It is also a matter of special pride of a nation, because victories in sport demonstrate the level of development of countries, their achievements and cultural heritage.
The head of state said that the Republic of Belarus is taking part in this huge international sports festival for the fourteenth time. Belarusian athletes have always returned home with medals. “I am sure that these Olympic Games will not become an exception, because we are a sporting nation with glorious and rich traditions. I believe that thanks to the meticulous work of coaches and your hard work of many years, you will put up your best performance in Japan and represent Belarus well in the multinational Olympic family,” the Belarusian leader said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko stated that the state has done everything to help athletes prepare for the Games and it has the right to expect success. “ Most importantly is to follow your dream and believe in yourselves as much as millions of Belarusians, whose attention will be riveted to sports venues of Tokyo, believe in you. I wish all Belarusian Olympians strong health, good luck, and glorious victories in the name of our Motherland,” the president stressed.