Twenty seven Belarusian athletes marched into the newly built Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium to kick off the 23rd Winter Olympic Games on Friday, 9 February.
Ready to fight, ready to win!
The Belarusian delegation was the 29th to step on the Olympic arena among 3,000 athletes from 92 countries taking part in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Sochi 2014 Olympic champion Alla Tsuper carried the flag for Team Belarus at the opening ceremony.
“It is usually an experienced, famous and recognizable athlete who is chosen to bear the flag for the national Olympic team.
Alla Tsuper is exactly such an athlete. She is also among Belarus’ medal hopefuls in in PyeongChang.
Therefore, it was decided to entrust this mission to Alla Tsuper. In our view, it is a good choice,” chief of the mission of Team Belarus Alexander Baraulya said.
Among other athletes are Alla Tsuper (freestyle skiing) Anton Kushnir (aerials) and Darya Domracheva (biathlon), Olympic bronze medalist Nadezhda Skardino and skier Sergei Dolidovich.
The full list of Belarus Olympic squad members can be found here. Team Belarus has won 15 medals – 6 gold, 4 silver and 5 bronze medals, so far.
Belarus places its medal hopes on biathlon and aerial skiing. This is the seventh time and definitely not the last Belarus is taking part in the Winter Olympics as an independent team.