Part of the Belarusian Olympic team is already inBrazil. The Olympic Village has already hosted the ceremony of raising the Belarusian flag. During yesterday"s press conference featuring the world"s leading table tennis players Vladimir Samsonov answered numerous questions. The Belarusian first played at the Olympics 20 years ago inAtlanta. The Rio Olympics will become the sixth in the table tennis legend"s career. Samsonov is still in the top ten of the world ranking and will start competing at the current Olympics only from the third round.<br>Ekaterina Karsten, who took part in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, will be one of the first athletes to enter the Olympics; cyclist Vasily Kiriyenko will participate in the competitions on the next day after the Olympic Games opening ceremony.