12 February 2024
Children of Primorye flag relay reaches Minsk

In Minsk the flag guardians were welcomed by NOC Secretary General Ksenia Sankovich and head of the Department of International Relations Vasily Yurchik. The ceremony was held at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus.


During the ceremony, Ksenia Sankovich put the state emblem of the Republic of Belarus on the flag of the upcoming Games, thereby confirming the participation of Team Belarus in the tournament.


Ksenia Sankovich thanked the organizers of the multi-sport tournament and personally Governor of Primorye Oleg Kozhemyako for the invitation:

“Belarusian young athletes have been preparing for the Children of Primorye Games for several months. We still have fresh memories of the Summer Children of Primorye Games. Our guys returned home inspired, motivated. They got a feel of the spirit of the Games, the taste of victory and, most importantly, responsibility for the entire team. The upcoming winter Games in Primorye will be very important for some athletes and for others it will be the first step towards even bigger successes. I am sure that the children will enjoy an experience of a lifetime," Ksenia Sankovich said.


After the visit to Minsk, the flag relay will return to Russia, to the island of Sakhalin, and will finish at the Games opening ceremony at Fetisov Arena in Vladivostok on 19 February.

The 1st Winter International Children of Primorye Games will be held in Primorsky Territory of Russia from 18 to 23 February. The event will bring together athletes from the regions of Russia, China, North Korea, Mongolia and Uzbekistan. Team Belarus will include 28 athletes and will compete in six sports.

Press service of the NOC of Belarus
Photos by the NOC of Belarus