Aleksandr Lukashenko sends greetings to Belarusian Olympians

    Dear Olympians,

    I cordially congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of the National Olympic Committee.

    Belarus’ Olympic movement has a rich and glorious history. We are by right proud of the scintillating performances of Belarusian athletes who have added bright pages to the history book of the Belarusian sport. Their achievements help enhance the authority of our country, create its positive image on the international arena.

    Since its foundation, the National Olympic Committee has been a large and respected public organization which has made a big contribution to the development of elite sport, promotion of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

    At present, the National Olympic Committee has to deal with responsible tasks to ensure the competitiveness of the Belarusian sport.

    This year Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympic Games, and Belarusian people expect that our athletes will be a success at this major competition held once in four years. Therefore, today it is essential to make every effort to prepare sports teams for this major competition.

    I wish you strong health, happiness, courage and the will to win in the name of the Belarusian sport.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko