MINSK, 4 December (BelTA) – 1976 Montreal Olympic champion in weightlifting Valery Shariy has signed the open address of Belarusian athletes to the international and Belarusian public, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian National Olympic Committee.
Valery Shariy stressed that he advocates peace and tranquility in the country. “We have some athletes who have previously applied to the International Olympic Committee for sanctions against the NOC of Belarus and a ban on Belarusian athletes to perform under state symbols. I call on all sensible people to unite and not to allow the destruction of our country. Stay all healthy and reasonable. It is important to keep peace and tranquility in Belarus,” he said.
BelTA has earlier reported that the open address was supported by Olympic champions and medalists, famous athletes.