Representatives of the Directorate of the Second European Games, the National Olympic Committee, the National State TV and Radio Company of Belarus, and also interested ministries and agencies have studied the proposals of all the claimants.
The winner of the 2019 European Games will therefore get 7.000 points (which will be included in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games qualification campaign). On 6-9 September 2018 Belarus will be hosting a Circuit tournament for the first time – a Future Series tournament which will serve as test event for the European Games.
Andrei Kobyakov said Belarus is currently exploring the possibility of introducing visa-free travel to and temporary stay in the country for the duration of the Games for athletes and foreign tourists.
“You should know that you have strong support in Belarus. You can always count on our country. Ahead we have a big event [the Second European Games 2019] and we will have to do a lot together,” said the president.
Belarus was chosen to host the Second European Games in 2019 at the 45th session of the EOC General Assembly in Minsk in October 2016. The Second European Games in Minsk will be taking place on 21-30 June 2019.
The document was signed as a result of the joint session of the boards of the two ministries. The document provides for further advancement of cooperation in sport and physical training, sport education and science in the Union State of Belarus and Russia.