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DAMASCUS, January 25 (BelTA – SANA Agensy). – The Polish Geological Institute, National Research Institute, awarded the international drawing competition prize to Syrian cartoonist Raed Khalil who outperformed artists from 52 countries.

The competition entitled Albert Einstein, name of the scientist, in which 376 painters participated, with 692 paintings whose themes centered on energy and its peaceful uses in a satirical artistic style.

As for the winning painting by artist Khalil, it stood out for its representation of the atomic energy logo in the form of the metal band that wraps around the old kerosene bottle.

Khalil seeks to shed light on social, humanitarian and national issues in his critical paintings, as well as the positive and negative aspects of life and society around the world.

The artist, Khalil, born in 1973, cartoonist for Al-Baath newspaper and Syrian television, has won several local, Arab and international prizes.

South Korea to send 3rd largest Winter Olympic team to Beijing 2022

SEOUL, 25 Jan. (Yonhap) — South Korea announced Tuesday that 63 athletes will compete in six sports at the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing.

It will be the country’s third-largest sports delegation to the Winter Games, trailing 146 athletes for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics on home soil and 71 athletes for the 2014 event in Sochi, Russia.

South Korea will also have 61 officials who will accompany these athletes during the competition from February 4 to 20.

The Korean Sports and Olympic Committee said the goal was to win one or two gold medals and finish in the top 15 in the medal standings.

South Korea has won at least two gold medals at every Winter Games since 1992 in Albertville, France, where it also won a medal for the first time. He has won at least five gold medals in three of the last four competitions.

In Beijing, South Korea will be counting on medals in short track speed skating, speed skating, alpine snowboarding and curling.

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