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Sochi Olympic champions arrived in Minsk

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In the evening on February 24 Belarusian champions who returned from the XXII Winter Olympic Games were welcomed in their native land with state honors. Right at the ramp the athletes were met by honor guards, a military band and girls in national dresses with bread and salt. On the runway the Olympic champions were eagerly awaited by relatives, friends and loved ones.

A lot of sport fans who warmly welcomed their heroes gathered in front of the airport. Fans with flowers and posters greeted shouting in unison the prearranged words of welcome and congratulations.

You will remember that it was the best score of Belarusian athletes by the number of gold medals in the Winter Olympics in the history of the sovereign Belarus. In the informal medal count Belarusian team took the 8th place. Our team captured 5 gold and 1 bronze medals.