12:30 Biathlonist Bjorndalen will come to Belarus

While at the Biathlon World Championship in Italy, the Belarus delegation invited Ole Bjorndalen to visit Minsk. According to Aliaksandr Papou, who coaches the Belarus national biathlon team, the king biothlonist is to come to Belarus next summer. A roller competition in Raubichy near Minsk could be held under the supervision of Bjorndalen, he said.

The Belarus sports officials said Bjorndalen wanted to spin off such competitions in order to popularize the summer biathlon, reports Pressball newspaper.