The Olympic press-centre "Vancouver-2010", the first regional representative office of the National Olympic Committee of the Republicof Belarus, was opened in Mogilev.
XXI Winter Olympic Games will take place on February, 12 2010in Vancouver, Canada. 322 days left for the games to start. It will be the fifth Winter Olympic Game for the National team of the Republicof Belarus.
According to Valery Malashko, the deputy chair of Mogilev Region Administration and the chair of Mogilevrepresentative office of the National Olympic Committee, at four previous Games our sportsmen won 6 Olympic medals (3 silver and 3 bronze). "We hope that at the upcoming Olympic Games our medal-box will be filled up by new medals", he told.
Three sportsmen from Mogilevregion have all chances to become XXI Winter Olympic Games participants: Leonid Kornienko (a skier, Klimovichi), Victoria Lopatina (a skier, Mogilev), Sergey Novikov (biathlon, Chausy).
Special hopes for medals are related with Paralympics. Vasily Shapteboy, Alexander Davidovich, Sergey Silchenko are rather experienced Paralympics sportsmen. They won medals at the previous Paralympics, and we hope to see them among the winners in Vancouver.