MINSK, 8 February (BelTA) – We hope that the 2nd European Games will become a true feast for every citizen of Belarus, CEO of the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) George Katulin told the media on 8 February as he attended a ceremony to launch Minsk 2019 official mobile application in the Hi-Tech Park in Minsk, BelTA has learned.
“We are making every effort to make sure the 2nd European Games are a true feast for the whole country, for each and every citizen of Belarus: retired, working, child, fledgling athletes and those thinking of going into sport. I believe that the Torch Relay will rally the nation behind the European Games while a display of fireworks during the opening ceremony will celebrate their quintessence,” George Katulin said.
Minsk will host the 2nd European Games on 21-30 June 2019. Over 4,000 athletes from 50 countries will compete in 199 medal events in 15 sports. Competitions in eight sports will serve as qualifiers for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo. Competitions in badminton, boxing, and judo will be held in the format of European championships.