MINSK, 26 August (BelTA) – The sports and cultural festival "Vytoki. A Step Towards Olympus" kicked off in the town of Kopyl on 26 August, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.
The Kopyl event will be running on 26-27 August and will wrap up the second season of festival, the NOC said.
The festival opened with a traditional press tour for journalists of national and regional media. Its participants visited 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 continued with a seminar to discus the topical issues of athletes' training. The event was 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 wee in focus of a workshop by the Belarusian Olympic Academy. The district c culture enter hosted workshops in local fol crafts.
The first day of the festival wrapped up with a concert of organ music by Valery Shmat.
Photos courtesy of the NOC of Belarus