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22 February 2021, 10:16

NOC's edition about Olympic Games wins the Art of Book competition

Photo courtesy of the NOC
Photo courtesy of the NOC

MINSK, 22 February (BelTA) – The popular educational edition CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS - Fascinating History of the Olympic Movement has won the Art of Book competition (In the Mirror of Time nomination), BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Belarus.

A special diploma and the Small Golden Folio commemorative sign were presented to the National Olympic Committee at the 28th edition of the Minsk International Book Fair that was held at the exhibition complex on 14 Pobeditelei Avenue on 18-21 February 2021.

The book was authored by the National Olympic Committee's team of Sergei Goncharenko, Viktoria Mennanova, Yekaterina Serykh and Darya Ostrogolovaya. The publication is available in three languages: Belarusian, Russian and English. It offers a fascinating journey into the history of the Olympic movement in the world and in Belarus. It tells the reader about Olympic values, the role and place of Belarus in the international Olympic family. The book project was financed by the Olympic Solidarity program of the International Olympic Committee.

The publication consists of five sections that offer a review of the contemporary Olympic Games, the past and present of the Games, the structure of the international Olympic movement, description of the sports program, as well as the history of Belarus' participation in the Olympic movement.

The book is also intended for school audiences and has a beautiful design.

The National Olympic Committee has donated the copies to secondary schools, Olympic training centers, physical education and sports institutions, sport and tourism departments of regional administrations, the main sport and tourism department of the Minsk City Hall, the education departments of the regional administrations, and the education committee of the Minsk City Hall.

The 28th edition of the Minsk International Book Fair drew 281 exhibitors from 20 countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Germany, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. The central exhibitor, the Commonwealth of Independent States, predetermined the concept of Belarus' national stand and the motto of the book fair ‘Books Unite People and Countries'.

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