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08 February 2022, 18:46

2022 Beijing medalist Anton Smolski makes his Olympic Choice decision

MINSK, 8 February (BelTA) – 2022 Beijing silver medalist Anton Smolski chose the Kopyl Children's Olympic School for Br20,000 assistance as part of the country's Olympic Choice project, BelTA has learned

The school will get the funds from the Presidential Sports Club.

The Olympic silver medalist warmly acknowledged the contribution of his sports school and his first coach Anatoly Senyuk to his latest achievement. Anton Smolski was a 2018 President's Sports Club scholarship recipient. The funds transferred to the school can be spent on improving the material and technical base of the educational institution or on the participation of young athletes in competitions. The Olympic Choice project is a great example of interaction between generations of athletes and a great opportunity for athletes to say thank you to those who raised them to be champions.

As part of the project, Belarusian Olympic champions and medalists are invited to pick up sports schools that will get free (sponsorship) assistance from the Presidential Sports Club to improve its facilities and resources and to run and take part in competitions. The sum of the financial assistance will depend on the class of the Olympic medal: Br25,000 for gold medal, Br20,000 for silver and Br15,000 for bronze.

The Olympic Choice is a joint project of the Presidential Sports Club, the National Olympic Committee and the Sport and Tourism Ministry to support children and youth sport in the country. This charity event began with the 2012 Olympic Games in London and was held during the 2014 Sochi Games, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games, 2018 Pyeongchang Games, 2020 Tokyo Games and the 2nd European Games 2019 in Minsk.

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