Belarus at the Olympics facts for kids
Belarus was first in the Olympic at the 1952 Summer Games in Helsinki, Finland as part of the Soviet Union. After the Soviet Union disbanded in 1991, Belarus, along with four of the other fourteen former Soviet republics, were in the 1992 Winter Olympics (held in Albertville, France) as the Unified Team. Later in 1992, eleven republics joined Belarus to compete as the Unified Team at the Summer Games in Barcelona, Spain. Two years later, Belarus competed for the first time as an independent nation in the 1994 Winter Olympics, held in Lillehammer, Norway. From 1952 until the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy, 168 Belarusian athletes won 200 medals either as part of the Soviet Union or as independent Belarus.
Medals by Games
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Medals by sport
|1994 Winter Olympics||Igor Zhelezovsky|
|1996 Summer Olympics||Igor Astapkovich|
|1998 Winter Olympics||Alexander Popov|
|2000 Summer Olympics||Sergey Lishtvan|
|2002 Winter Olympics||Oleg Ryzhenkov|
|2004 Summer Olympics||Aleksandr Medved|
|2006 Winter Olympics||Alexander Popov|
|2008 Summer Olympics||Alexander Romankov|
|2010 Winter Olympics||Oleg Antonenko|
|2012 Summer Olympics||Max Mirnyi|
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