Olympics Jul 26, 2016

Belarus team calls athletes' village unsanitary

The Olympic team of Belarus has branded the athletes' village in Rio de Janeiro unsanitary, a day after Australia refused to check its athletes in over health concerns. It has complained about having no hot water, only sometimes cold water, and a failing sewage system. Posting ...

Olympics Jun 23, 2016

Lifters from three nations could be banned from Rio Olympics over doping

Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus face one-year suspensions from international weightlifting competition following the retesting of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, which may prevent lifters from those countries from competing at the Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro in August. The International Weightlifting Federation ...

World / Politics Oct 12, 2015

Lukashenko wins Belarus presidential race with 83.5 percent of vote

In a development that surprised no one, President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was declared the winner of a fifth term Monday following an election campaign boycotted by the opposition. Lukashenko won 83.5 percent of the vote, according to Lidia Yermoshina, chairwoman of the Belarusian Central ...