National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
22 February 2021
NOC’s edition about Olympic movement wins the Art of Book competition

The popular educational edition CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS - Fascinating History of the Olympic Movement has won the Art of Book competition (In the Mirror of Time nomination).

A ceremony to present a special diploma and the Small Golden Folio commemorative sign to the National Olympic Committee was held at the exhibition complex at 14 Pobeditelei Avenue in Minsk on 20 February. The 28th edition of the Minsk International Book Fair closed on 21 February.

The book authored by the National Olympic Committee is available in three languages: Belarusian, Russian and English. It offers a fascinating journey into the history of the Olympic movement in the world and in Belarus. It tells the reader about Olympic values, the role and place of Belarus in the international Olympic family. The book project was financed by the Olympic Solidarity program of the International Olympic Committee.

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The publication consists of five sections that offer a review of the contemporary Olympic Games, the past and present of the Games, the structure of the international Olympic movement, description of the sports program, as well as the history of Belarus' participation in the Olympic movement.

The book is also intended for school audiences and has a beautiful design.

The National Olympic Committee has donated the copies to secondary schools, Olympic training centers, physical education and sports institutions, sport and tourism departments of regional administrations, the main sport and tourism department of the Minsk City Hall, the education departments of the regional administrations, and the education committee of the Minsk City Hall.

The 28th edition of the Minsk International Book Fair drew 281 exhibitors from 20 countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Venezuela, Germany, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Pakistan, Palestine, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. The central exhibitor, the Commonwealth of Independent States, predetermined the concept of Belarus’ national stand and the motto of the book fair ‘Books Unite People and Countries’.