Belarusians feel equal to enter the 25 best countries at the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in Pyeongchang. The opinion was voiced by minister of sports and tourism Alex Shamko at a ministry's panel. In 2017, Belarusian athletes won 647 medals at championships, World and European cups. This year, the emphasis will be put on 22 priority sports – the game-based ones, and those where Belarusians traditionally win medals at Olympiads.