The Belorussian hockey team was put into the preliminaries for the Olympics. They won their group that featured Germany, France and Japan by beating France 4-0, Germany 8-2 and by drawing Japan 2-2. Their first place helped them to play in the final tournament. They were in group A and lost all 3 games 5-0 to Canada and identical scores of 5-2 to Sweden and the United States. They finished last of group A and had to face the top spot in group B which was Russia. They lost 4-1 and got eliminated in the process from the tournament. They ended the tournament in 7th place.
In a video game released that was related to the Olympic Hockey tournament, Belarus was represented with the Pahonia flag and with the national anthem of the former Soviet Union.