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06 July 2022, 18:28

Call to raise domestic tournaments in Belarus, Russia to new level

GRODNO, 6 July (BelTA) - There is a chance to raise domestic competitions of Belarus and Russia to a new level, the editor-in-chief of the Match + agency Evgeny Slyusarenko said during the roundtable “Interaction of a press service with sports media", " BelTA has learned.

"The sports industry is adjusting. It is now Eurocentric. But we have to shift focus on domestic competitions. There are 5 or 6 sports where we have very strong sports communities. Therefore, we have a chance to raise domestic competitions to a new level of interest," said Evgeny Slyusarenko.

There is nothing good about discrimination against our athletes. But we want to get the most out of it. This is a huge opportunity to reformat our competitions, not just to make them joint within the framework of open championships of Belarus and Russia but raise them to a higher level. As we will see happen, for example, in biathlon at the upcoming Commonwealth Cup, Evgeny Slyusarenko said.

He noted that this is an opportunity to bring the sports stars of the two countries to a new level of recognition. "There is an idea to hold spectacular duels, challenges. For example, in kayak and canoe. Shows which will bring together star athletes from the two countries will be a success," said Evgeny Slyusarenko.

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