To choose the mascot is not the primary goal of the contest. The main thing is to draw attention to the event, to stir the interest of the public and get Belarusians involved in the preparation of the Second European Games, Belarus' First Deputy Information Minister Igor Lutsky said.
“Belarusian young people have responded to the call to take part in the contest. As far as I know, art teams, clubs, and even schools have sent their works. We have received over a thousand applications,” Georgy Katulin said.
“According to our modest estimates, at least 30,000 foreign tourists will be in Minsk for the duration of the European Games in order to root for their athletes and get familiar with the Belarusian capital,” said Anatoly Kotov.