MINSK, 4 February (BelTA) – President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus Viktor Lukashenko has sent a welcoming address to the participants of the 2022 Winter Olympics, BelTA learned from the NOC.
“The Olympic Games are not like any other competitions. The Olympic movement should remain a powerful force uniting the whole world. The achievements of Belarusian athletes have put Belarus on the world sports map. I am sure that despite tough competition, our athletes will perform at the best of their abilities in Beijing,” reads the message.
The NOC president noted that Beijing 2022 will be another four-year test for the Belarusian athletes. He noted: “Our state has done everything to enable you to focus on preparing for the Games and to perform decently at these competitions. An Olympic victory is the best visiting card for the country and a source of great pride for all Belarusians. Each victory, each new record are a powerful stimulus for promoting mass participation sport. All Belarusian fans and sports enthusiasts believe that at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing you will be able to achieve great results and add more medals to our Olympic tally”.
Viktor Lukashenko wished the participants of the Games good health, successful performance, confidence, fighting spirit and impressive victories.
The 2022 Winter Olympics will be held from 4 to 20 February. Belarusian athletes will compete in six sports: biathlon, freestyle, speed skating, cross-country skiing, figure skating, alpine skiing.