National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus

The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus was established on March 22, 1991.

On March 9, 1992 the NOC Belarus was recognized by the International Olympic Committee as a temporary member.

At the 101st International Olympic Committee Session held in Monaco on September 21-24, 1993, the NOC Belarus became a full member of the International Olympic Family. Since then the Republic of Belarus has obtained the right to send its national team to the Olympic Games.

Vladimir Ryzhenkov (1945-1996) was the first elected President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus.

Since May 1997 the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus has been headed by the President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

In November 2013, the new headquarters of the NOC Belarus was put into service.

In October 2016, the headquarters of the NOC Belarus held the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees and Minsk was approved as the venue for the 2nd European Games 2019.

Belarussian athletes have taken part in 13 Olympics since the NOC Belarus was established. Belarussian athletes have won 96 Olympic medals: 20 gold, 32 silver and 44 bronze ones.

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