Molodechno is hosting the third stage of the Union State Athletic Competitions for Children and Youth. The first events take place today, with the opening ceremony having taken place the day before. This and next year the competitions are dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus and the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The event involves 192 school students. In addition to Belarusian athletes Molodechno is hosting children from Penza, Chelyabinsk, and Rostov regions, as well as Chuvashia and North Ossetia.