From student tournaments to the Olympics
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The First Deputy Head of the Belarus President Administration Maxim Ryzhenkov was a guest of the IV World University Speed Skating Championship:
— I wanted to see closer the University Championship, whether there was audience, how the atmosphere feels. I am very pleased with what I saw. It is very important that in addition to professional sports we develop competitions of this level. A lot of students have just graduated from children and adolescents sports schools and has not yet reached a high professional level. However, it is a special prestige for universities.
It is important that in recent years international tournaments take place in our country more and more often. The arena in Minsk is great. And we are very pleased that after a long break our skaters showed good results at the Olympic games. It is the highest level in recent years.