From Piotr Rabukin
President, Belarusian Sport Press Association
MINSK, March 1, 2009 - According to the results of 2008 the presidium of the Belarusian Sport Press Association (BASP) decided to award its members for active work on the propaganda of Olympic ideals.
Nina Prokopovich (78 years old), the oldest sports journalist in Belarus, congratulated the winners. Alexander Kazjukevich (1st national TV channel), the executive assistant director of the Belarusian State TV and Radio Company, received the main award – “The Faina Antipova Memorial Award" for his films about the XXIX Olympic Games in Beijing.
Photo correspondent of the Belarusian State News Agency Hanadz Siamionau was honoured with the "Best Photographer of the Year" award.
Anatoliy Buyalsky, the main coach of the national women's basketball team who gave tens of interviews before and after the Olympic Games in Beijing, was awarded with the honour of the "Journalists' Sympathy" award. His team took the 5th place in the basketball tournament.
Konstantin Poznyakov, the director of Minskij Melkombinat, and Vasiliy Pipik, director of the company Refrigerating Equipment who are the sponsors of sport journalism were rewarded with BASP special diplomas and prizes.
All the winners were also presented with gifts.