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SPORTS COMPLEX "RAUBICHI"

    The Republican Center for Olympic Training in Winter Sports Raubichi is a multi-functional sports complex and a center for Olympic winter sports located in a picturesque place 20 kilometers away from Minsk city and Minsk national airport.
 
   The history of sports complex begins in 1972, when the International Biathlon Federation decided to hold the world biathlon championship in the Soviet Union. The official opening was held on January 24, 1974. The design was developed by chief architect V.N. Aladov.
 
    The combination of landscape features and climatic conditions as well as closed location to the city and the airport worked towards for choosing a territory nearby the Belarusian village Raubichi, which gave the name to the sports center later.
 
     In 1982 the sports complex Raubichi was awarded by the golden sign of UIPMB.
 
     In 1996 the International Biathlon Union assigned the «A» category to the complex by issuing a license for holding competitions of the highest level without any limits.
 
    As a result of renovation in 2009-2014 a number of new facilities were built and the existing buildings were modernized. The territory of the complex was landscaped. Raubichi was reshaped and became one of the best sports complexes in the world in the opinion of the international specialists.
 
   On February 13, 2015 Alexander Lukashenko visited the sports complex. The President of the Republic of Belarus gave parting words for fruitful work for the good of sports and the country.  
 
   The Republican Center for Olympic Training in Winter Sports "Raubichi" can rightfully be considered a unique object for the training of professional athletes in winter sports. Every year the center provides more than 100 training camps, holds local and international competitions, which are attended by thousands of spectators from Belarus and foreign countries.