MINSK, 23 August (BelTA) – As the summer is coming to a close, so is the second season of the sports and cultural festival "Vytoki. A Step Towards Olympus". Its final leg will be held in the town of Kopyl known for its rich cultural and literary traditions on 26-27 August, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.
Many famous figures of Belarusian culture and literature, history, politics, healthcare, sports hail from Kopyl District, Minsk Oblast. The festival will open with a traditional press tour for journalists of national and regional media. Its participants will visit the most iconic places of Kopyl District: the alleys of writers, the Honey Cabin estate, the Kuzma Chorny literary museum in Timkovichi and the Kopyl creamery. The program will continue with a seminar to discus the topical issues of athletes' training. The event will be attended by specialists of Belarusian State University of Physical Education, the Higher School of Coaches, sports organizations of Minsk Oblast. Olympic values and achievements of Belarusian athletes will be in focus of a workshop by the Belarusian Olympic Academy. The district c culture enter will host master classes on local fol crafts. The first day of the festival will wrap up цith a concert of organ music by Valery Shmat.
Lenin Square will become the central venue of the festival on the second day, on 27 August. Young guests of the festival will take part in the Olympic quest, compete in sports competitions, complete tasks and receive valuable prizes. The festival will feature a food court, a family recreation zone and a trade fair Belarusian Brands. The range of sports on display will include racing, power extreme, gorodki and snookball.
One of the highlights of the festival in Kopyl will be an official opening of a roller ski track for the city's sports school which was attended by well-known Belarusian biathletes – 2022 Olympics silver medalist Anton Smolski and 2001 Biathlon World Championships silver medalist Alexandr Syman.
The festival will feature stands of the Belarusian Olympic Academy, the National Scientific and Practical Center of Sports and the National Anti-Doping Agency. The event in Kopyl will be also joined by the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus, the general sponsor of the NOC - Belagroprombank, and the Emergencies Ministry. Visitors will be able to take a look at the MAZ-SPORTauto racing truck. The sports program will be followed by a presentation of clothing collections of the Rodnae-Modnae project from Belarusian companies, designers and entrepreneurs.
The main stage will host a contest of young singers. The best of them will receive diplomas, awards and also an opportunity to take part in the country's best singing workshops. The festival program in Kopyl will continue with an evening concert featuring famous Belarusian singers and a spectacular display of fireworks.
This year the sports and cultural festival “Vytoki. A Step Towards Olympus” has taken place in Rechitsa, Stolin, Novogrudok, Gorki and Polotsk. The main objective of the project is to unlock the potential of regions through sports, culture, science and education. The organizers of the Vytoki festival are the National Olympic Committee of Belarus, the Federation of Trade Unions of Belarus, the Arthaos and BelBrandAudit companies.