II European Games in Minsk: 300 days before the start

II European Games in Minsk: 300 days before the start

From June 21 to 30, 2019 the II European Games will be held in Minsk. The best athletes of the continent from 50 countries will compete for medals in 19 sports (Basketball 3×3, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Beach Soccer, Boxing, Kayaking and Canoeing, Cycling, Gymnastics, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Acrobatics, Aerobics, Trampolining, Judo, Karate, Sambo, Shooting, Table Tennis, Wrestling). In 10 of them the competition will serve as qualifier for the XXXII Summer Olympic Games to be held in Tokyo.

On August 25, 300 days before the start of the 2019 European Games, the capital of Belarusia is almost ready to host the largest multi-sport competitions.

– Each employee involved in the preparation for the II European Games makes every effort to ensure that they become truly successful. We appreciate the support of all our partners and look forward to meeting with the best athletes and most active supporters, said the Director of the Fund ‘Directorate of the 2019 II European Games’, Georgy Katulin.

Chair of the Coordination Commission of the second edition of the EOG, Spyros Capralos also stressed the importance of the upcoming tournament.

– Many competitions from the sports program of the European Games will be qualifying for the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. Delegations from all 50 European National Olympic Committees will arrive in Minsk, and we believe that the organizers will create the best conditions for athletes. Everyone saw the importance of the first European Games in Baku for the European continent and the world sports in general. We are expecting Minsk to create a worthy continuation,  said Spyros Capralos.



According to the official website of the Games-2019, the Organizing Committee of the competition now performs active check of all sports facilities. So, in August at the Beach Football national stadium matches of the Euroleague were held. Chizhovka-arena appeared in its new capacity. It became a competitive platform for judoists from 40 countries within the European Judo Open stage. In addition, the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup, the Cycling City Cup and the Open Championship of Belarus in Clay Pigeon Shooting have recently ended in Minsk.

The capital of the 2019 Games will host about 20 more test events in order to ensure the full readiness of all facilities and systems.