Mobile version
Projects
Services
Government Bodies

Belarus flag-bearers at Youth Olympics named

Sport 09.01.2020 | 18:13
Varvara Bandarina. Photo courtesy of Belarus NOC
Varvara Bandarina. Photo courtesy of Belarus NOC

MINSK, 9 January (BelTA) - Hockey player Daniil Karpovich and speed skater Varvara Bandarina will carry the flag at the opening ceremony of the 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, BelTA learned from the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.

Daniil Karpovich will carry the flag at the opening ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland which will begin in Vaudoise Arena at 21.30 Minsk time. “I am pleasantly surprised. For the first time ever I will have this honor to carry the flag of the country at such a large tournament. We will do our best and perform to the top of our abilities,” the hockey player said.

Daniil Karpovich. Photo courtesy of Belarus NOC
Daniil Karpovich. Photo courtesy of Belarus NOC

Speed skater Varvara Bandarina will fly the Belarusian flag at the parallel opening ceremony in St. Moritz which will host the luge, bobsleigh and speed skating competitions. “It is a great honor for me. I am happy to be the flag bearer. The emotions are most positive. I feel confident before the start of the Youth Olympic Games and I promise to do my best,” she said.

The 3rd Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne will run from 9 to 22 January. Taking part in the competitions will be around 1,880 athletes from more than 70 countries. The event program will feature the same number of women than men, for the first time ever for a Winter Olympic event. There will be 16 disciplines on the program: biathlon, cross-country skiing, ice hockey mixed NOC 3x3, Alpine skiing, figure skating, Nordic combined, short track speed skating, ski jumping, bobsleigh, skeleton, luge, curling, freestyle skiing, speed skating, snowboarding and ski-mountaineering. Team Belarus will perform in five disciplines.

Print version
More about Sport
Latest news
All news
Weather
Minsk
Baranovichi
Bobruisk
Borisov
Brest
Warsaw
Vilnius
Vitebsk
Gomel
Grodno
Zhlobin
Kiev
Kiev
Lida
Minsk
Mogilev
Mogilev
Mozyr
Moscow
Orsha
Polotsk
Riga
Saint Petersburg
Soligorsk
Soligorsk
Night 0..+2°C Overcast sky
Day +2..+4°C Overcast sky