Articles about Belarus

Two Belarus team coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics

06 Aug 2021

Sports
Two Belarus team coaches removed from Tokyo Olympics

Two Belarus team coaches have been removed from the Olympics, four days after they were involved in trying to send sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya back to their country.

Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

03 Aug 2021

Sports
Belarus sprinter says punishment awaited her back home

Belarusian Olympic sprinter Krystsina Tsimanouskaya, who plans to seek refuge in Europe after accusing team officials of trying to force her to leave the Games earlier, said on Tuesday that officials from her country "made it clear" she would face punishment if she returned home.

Meet Roman Protasevich, journalist arrested by Belarus after plane 'hijack'

27 May 2021

World
Meet Roman Protasevich, journalist arrested by Belarus after plane 'hijack'

Earlier this week, Belarusian authorities drew international criticism for the dramatic arrest of Roman Protasevich, a 26-year-old journalist critical of the nation's government, led by Alexander Lukashenko.

Belarus's Ihar Boki wins 11th Paralympic gold

17 Sep 2016

Sports
Belarus's Ihar Boki wins 11th Paralympic gold

It was gold and another Paralympic record for Belarus's swimmer Ihar Boki as he finished first in men's S13 100m freestyle event.