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27 March 2020, 09:25

First group of Belarusian athletes return home from training camp in Kislovodsk

An archive photo of the Belarusian Athletics Federation
An archive photo of the Belarusian Athletics Federation

MINSK, 27 March (BelTA) – The first group of Belarusian athletes came home from the training camp in Russia's Kislovodsk on 26 March, chief coach of the Belarusian national athletics team Andrei Gordeyev told BelTA.

“The athletes arrived in Belarus from Domodedovo airport this evening. The group comprised 20 athletes. All of them feel well. The athletes will be sent into a 14-day quarantine,” Andrei Gordeyev said. In his words, the competition calendar of the Belarusian Athletics Federation is being adjusted due to the postponement of tournaments.

The second group of athletes will arrive from Kislovodsk on 6 April.

As BelTA reported earlier, there are currently about 100 Belarusian athletes at overseas training camps. The Sport and Tourism Ministry is making its best to help them return home as soon as possible. Information on every athlete and member of sport delegations, who arrive from abroad, is sent to the sanitary control bodies and the State Border Committee on a daily basis. Everyone is checked for coronavirus. Representatives of Olympic training centers meet every athlete and send them into quarantine.

Four bases have already been identified to welcome sport delegations who are subject to a compulsory 14-day isolation. Visits to overseas training camps and competitions are temporarily banned.

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