Ukrainian basketball player Alexander Belostenny dies at age 51
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Belostenny was a key player in the Soviet Union basketball team and was both a European and Olympic medallist. He won gold in the 1979, 1981 and 1985 European championships and gold in the 1982 FIBA World Championship. He won an Olympic gold medal in 1988.
After retiring in 1994 he ran his own restaurant up in Germany, which he had acquired in 1991.
Following the announcement of his death, the Ukrainian basketball federation released a statement saying that "On behalf of all fans, we want to express our deep condolences to the families and friends of the deceased. The bright memory of Alexander M. Belostenny will always live in our hearts."
- "UKR – Soviet legend Alexander Belostenny dies at 51" — , May 25, 2010
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- "El Basket Zaragoza 2002 se suma al dolor por la muerte de su ex jugador Alesander Belostenny" — , May 25, 2010 (Spanish)
- "Die TBB-Familie trauert um Alexander (Sascha) Bellostenniy" — , May 25, 2010 (German)