31 December 2021
New Year greetings from President of the NOC Belarus Viktor Lukashenko

Dear athletes, coaches, veterans of the Olympic movement, people working in the sports industry, fans!

Dear friends!

The year 2021 will soon become history. We had our ups and downs, difficulties and mistakes, but together we looked for solutions and found them. Nothing was handed to us on a plate.

Our successes were a reward for the hard work of everyone working in high performance sports in Belarus. It was a particularly rewarding year for those who climbed the podium at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, who had the national flag raised and anthem played in their honor. They worked not only for their own benefit, but also for the benefit of their dear ones, and for our big Olympic family. And all this contributed to our common success.

The year 2022 is just around the corner. We are looking forward to the New Year with the same excitement as in childhood - we are waiting for joy, fun, gifts. We have a very important and tense year ahead, the year of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games in Beijing. I am sure that our joint work will be just as dynamic and effective and will help promote the Olympic movement in our country and contribute to new victories in the international sports arena.

I am convinced that every Belarusian will root for our Olympians at the upcoming Winter Olympics in the People's Republic of China. 

I hope that sports enthusiasts, all Belarusian fans will support Team Belarus during the Games for which they have been preparing all their lives, will enjoy their performances and have a chance to rejoice at their successes. The most determined, persistent and resilient will come to the finish line. Belarusians simply need to be among winners. We can do it! 

Athletes are able to set a trend for a healthy lifestyle, fitness and sport, for patriotism and pride in their people and their Motherland. In my opinion, this is their mission!

May all your wishes come true in the New Year! May our team show its best at all Olympic arenas, and may luck be always on their side! 

May each of us hold our country in the heart!

May your lifework bring you satisfaction and glory!

I wish you good health, happiness, good luck, prosperity, spectacular victories and Olympic triumph!
Let’s support our team! 

Happy New Year!

Viktor Lukashenko,
President of the National Olympic Committee 
of the Republic of Belarus