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2019 Minsk European Games

2019 Minsk European Games

Belarus was voted to host the Second European Games in 2019 at the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in Minsk in October 2016.

Belarus to waive visas for fans ten days before European Games MINSK 2019
18 July, 13:49
It is expected that such fans will be able to enter and remain in the country during the period that starts ten days before the games and ends ten days after the last competition. If they plan to come to Belarus via the Russian Federation, they will not need the Russian visa, the ministry noted.
An archive photo
Free Wi-Fi Internet access popular at Belarusian railway stations
18 July, 12:45
Courtesy of the Belarusian mobile carrier MTS, free Wi-Fi access is available to residents of the country and tourists alike at Belarusian Railways stations. Over 120,000 terabytes of traffic has been consumed over the year.
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About 1,000 doping samples to be taken during European Games MINSK 2019
12 July, 17:52
On 11 July Minsk hosted Dr Klaus Steinbach, the chair of the EOC Medical and Anti-Doping Commission. The anti-doping program will be the responsibility of the EOC. Officers of the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) will be also involved during the games, including in the capacity of chaperones (to accompany the athletes to the doping control station) in order to fully comply with all anti-doping rules, Georgy Katulin noted.
During the press conference. Photo from the official website of the European Games.
Katulin: Chefs de mission happy with preparations for European Games MINSK 2019
12 July, 16:54
The chefs de mission commended the way Minsk is preparing for the 2nd European Games, Director of the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) Georgy Katulin told a press conference on 12 July.
Tickets for 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 in online retail as from 1 December
11 July, 17:43
The website minsk2019.ticкetpro.by will start offering tickets for the games on 1 December. “We will reveal ticket prices in October. Anyone from any country will be able to buy tickets via the website as from 1 March 2019,” said the marketing manager.
Test competitions for European Games MINSK 2019 to begin in August
9 July, 11:31
The minister spoke about the country's readiness to host the large-scale sporting event. “Already in August we will start holding test events. Many of the facilities are ready. Some are being added finishing touches. The preparations are on schedule."
Minsk to host badminton tournament ahead of 2nd European Games in September
6 July, 15:52
Belarus International will be held from 6 to 9 September in the Falcon Club and will be the first event of the European badminton cup (Futures series).
Minsk National Airport. An archive photo
Minsk National Airport prepares for security exercise
5 July, 19:00
The exercise is supposed to prepare units and assets of government agencies for taking priority measures and consequent measures in response to illegal interference with the operation of civil aviation prior to and during the actual 2nd European Games Minsk 2019.
Dedicated travel agency for 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 chosen
28 June, 19:00
The Belarusian travel agency RUP Tsentrkurort will offer its services to individual tourists, groups of tourists, organized fan groups, and other clients before and during the sport forum. The choice is not accidental.
Press conference in BelTA's press center
Katulin: European Games promotion campaign abroad gathers pace
26 June, 17:37
When asked about the IT development for the upcoming games in June 2019, George Katulin noted that he is pleased with how the preparations are progressing.
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