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July 15, 2014
Belarus awards best Olympic journalists on International Sports Journalists Day

The sports journalists recognized at the Belorusian NOC's Olympic awards ceremony (Photo: Ryma Milauskaya)
by Nastassia Marynina, President of the Belarusian Sport Press Association
MINSK, July 15, 2014 - The awards ceremony for Belarus’s "Media Olymp 2014" contest among sports journalists concerning the best coverage of preparation and participation of Belarusian athletes in the XXII Winter Olympic Games in Sochi 2014 was held on the International Sports Journalists Day and Olympic Day. The ceremony was held at the headquarters of the NOC Belarus and organized by the Belarusian Sports Press Association.

Winners received awards from Olympic champions Anton Kushnir (freestyle, Sochi 2014), Alexander Romankov (fencing, Seoul 1988), Dmitry Dovgalenok (rowing and canoeing, Barcelona 1992), and the Secretary General of the NOC Belarus Katulin George and President of the BSPA Nastassia Marynina.

In the nomination "For material or series of materials published in the national printed media" the award was presented to Elena Danilchenko ("Sports Panorama") and Anatoly Slonevskii ("Zvyazda").

Natalya Starchenko ("Gomelskaya Pravda") was awarded "For material or series of materials published in the regional print media".

In the nomination "For a series of television programs" the title won by creative group of the National State TV and Radio Company of the Republic of Belarus (Director Pavel Bulatsky).

Special diplomas were presented to the News Agency of the National State TV and Radio Company (Chief Director Kirill Kazakov, Head of the Sports information Nikolai Stula) and to the channel "Belarus 5" (Chief Director Pavel Bulatsky), as well as a special correspondent CTV Olga Makej and Elmira Horovets.

In the nomination "For radio programs", the Belorusian NOC recognized the Department "Sport" of the first channel of the Belarusian Radio (Chief of the Department Sergei Berkutov).

In the nomination "For material or series of materials published on the website" the winner was correspondent Sergei Trofimovitch (New Agency BELTA).

In the nomination “Best photographs” the awardees were: in the genre of "portrait" - Natalia Ablozhei photojournalist (BELTA), in the genre of "report" Alexander Semenyako (, in the genre "story" Sergei Neverkevich ("Sovetskaya Belorussia").

In the nomination "For the publication of books, booklets, magazines" the jury decided not to determine a winner, but to specially reward the magazine «WRESTLING.BY».

Also during the International Sports Journalists Day, famous Belarusian journalist and TV commentator Vladimir Novitsky was honored in connection with his 60th Anniversary. Vladimir was presented with the Diploma of the NOC Belarus and a memorable prize of the BSPA.

Vladimir Novitsky was born May 8, 1954 in Brest. He has had has more than 33 years of work experience in the field of national TV commentating. Since 1996, Vladimir Novitsky has covered matches of fifteen IIHF World Championships and six Olympic Games (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2012 and 2014).

The Belarusian Sports Press Association (BSPA), which traces its history back to 1992, is a member of AIPS and today has a membership of more than one hundred and thirty media representatives from all over the country.

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