MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) — The performance of the country’s sports industry should commensurate with the funds invested by the state, Head of the National Olympic Committee Viktor Lukashenko said at a joint session of the National Olympic Committee and the Sports and Tourism Ministry on 28 September to review the performance of the Belarusian athletes at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, BelTA has learned.
“The performance of the country’s sports industry should correspond to the funds invested by the state. It is also important to evaluate the results of the work of the executives of the physical culture and sport organizations. The most important thing is to set ourselves up for the work ahead of the next Olympics in Paris, to make all the necessary decisions. We will continue the practice of financial support for athletes and coaches. It will, of course, directly depend on the results achieved and the medals won,” the NOC head said.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Igor Petrishenko, Sports and Tourism Minister Sergei Kovalchuk, representatives of the Paralympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, deputy chairpersons of oblast executive committees and Minsk City Hall, heads of the main sports and tourism departments (departments) of the oblast executive committees and Minsk City Hall, and heads of summer Olympic sports federations (unions, associations). Champions and medalists of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, as well as their coaches were awarded at the meeting. Certificates were also given to the sport federations which had made the greatest contribution to Belarus’ Olympic medal haul.