Belarusian skier Syarhei Dalidovich has collected the sum required to take part in the Olympics (30 thousand roubles) at the crowdfunding platform talaka.by. He has thanked Euroradio and by.tribuna.com for their support: “I would not have done it without your help. We can do more together! Thanks you!!!” the sportsman wrote on Facebook.
Dalidovich, 44, has not been included in Belarus national team (he is considered to be ‘too old’), Euroradio reported. However, the sportsman who took part in six Olympic Games wanted to participate in his seventh Olympics. He started raising money because his pension was enough to pay for food and transport only. Syarhei Dalidovich needs this money to take part in several competitions abroad. He expected to raise the money by October but people donated the whole sum in August.