The first five thousand pairs of Belarusian-made plastic skis were transferred to schools and sports sections across the country. The production of domestic and inexpensive sports equipment for schoolchildren and young athletes began three months ago in the famous village of Telekhany. This was preceded by a large research work, in which scientists and teachers of leading technical universities of Minsk were involved. New Telekhany skis are being tested in Raubichi, which will soon host the Biathlon European Championships.