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Phisical culture and sport

The sports recuperation system embraces a stadium, 31 gyms, 51 open sports grounds, a children-youth sports school, a children-youth club on physical training, a club for teenagers A Young Sailor.

About 600 children are trained in 2 sports schools. Most popular sports in the region are football, volleyball, weightlifting, track and field, rowing, table tennis and chess. The best students continue their education in Gomel Olympic Reserve College.

The region trained 3 international masters of sport: Natalia Stasiuk – a bronze winner at the 26th summer Olympiads in Atlanta, Nikolai Khilman – a bronze holder at the Junior World Championships in 1994, Andrei Kravchenko became a world champion in 2004 and in 2005 won the European Championships in track and field.

In 2005 Marina Poltoran was a two-time winner at the European Champs in canoe and kayak. Bronze at the Junior European Championships in canoe and kayak went to Sergei Findiukevich.