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15 April 2021, 16:48

Safety of Belarus' athletes at Tokyo Olympics named a priority

Dmitry Pinevich. Photo courtesy of the NOC
Dmitry Pinevich. Photo courtesy of the NOC

MINSK, 15 April (BelTA) – Safety and health of Belarusian athletes who will take part in the Tokyo Olympics are among the priorities for Belarus at the forthcoming Olympic Games, Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich said at the international conference “Tokyo Olympics: 100 Days to Go”, BelTA has learned.

“Ensuring safety and health of Belarusian participants at the Olympics is one of our biggest priorities at the upcoming Olympic Games. A lot of joint work has already been done in this respect under the auspices of the NOC, the ministries of sports and health. The National Research Center of Sports has established cooperation with our specialized research centers. Today we will be glad to review the preliminary results of work in this Olympic cycle and study the expertise and knowledge of other countries in order to see what practices of theirs can be adopted by our country,” Dmitry Pinevich said.

The international conference “Tokyo Olympics: 100 Days to Go” dedicated to athletes' training for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad is taking place on 15-16 April. The event is set to explore major avenues of scientific, methodological and medical support of athletes' preparation for the Olympic Games, to facilitate international exchange of knowledge between scientists, experts and representatives of the sports community.

The conference is organized by the NOC of Belarus, the Sports and Tourism Ministry, the National Research Center of Sports, the Belarusian State University of Physical Culture with the participation of the National Anti-Doping Agency, the Presidential Sport Club, and the Belarusian Sports Medicine Association.

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