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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.

Alexander Lukashenko
Lukashenko: Athletes feel confident when well-prepared
7 September, 15:01
The head of state noted that he has to hear out excuses after every unsuccessful performance. “Don't you think we pay too much attention to the athlete's anxiety during the competitions? Athletes feel less nervous when well-prepared,” said the president.
Lukashenko: Belarus, Russia should agree on mutual recognition of visas
7 September, 14:14
“We already have experience in the liberalization of visa regulations. This is the 2014 IIHF World Championship. Therefore, let's step up efforts in this field. We should agree with Russians on the mutual recognition of visas and other related issues,” the head of state instructed.
Lukashenko wants long-delayed construction projects completed ahead European Games
7 September, 13:58
“There should be no fences hiding these construction sites. Engage everyone. In certain cases there can be finishing works in the buildings, furniture placement. Building facades and nearby territories should be put in order,” Alexander Lukashenko instructed.
Lukashenko on 2019 European Games: No frills, beautiful, heartwarming
7 September, 13:12
“We need to take our nation, the country, the state to the highest level of development, and the games should help us do it. Everything should be done for people. No need for pomposity. Everything should be done beautifully," the Belarusian leader said
Alexander Lukashenko
Lukashenko: European Games in Belarus should help consolidate the nation
7 September, 11:49
“An organizing committee led by the prime minister, various subcommittees, and the Directorate of the European Games have been set up. Various groups of experts, consultants already arrive in Belarus to discuss the preparations for the European Games in detail,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed.
Belarus to start 1-year countdown as European Games host on 21 June 2018
6 September, 18:19
Belarus will start a one-year countdown clock to the European Games 2019 at the renovated Dinamo Stadium on 21 June 2018, Minsk Mayor Andrei Shorets told the media.
Andrei Kobyakov and Igor Karpenko (in the center)
Belarus PM expects timely commissioning of 2019 European Games facilities
6 September, 15:09
During the visit to the construction site of the Student Village the Belarusian head of government was briefed on the progress made in the construction of its biggest dormitory. The 25-storeyed building being built in Dzerzhinskogo Avenue is designed to accommodate 1,800 people.
Janez Kocijancic and Alexander Shamko
Belarusian athletes expected to perform greatly during 2019 European Games
1 September, 19:59
The fact that licenses for the Tokyo Olympics will be awarded in Belarus will be an important factor for many athletes. The opportunity will be available for several kinds of sport during the Second European Games. Participants will be better motivated to achieve excellent results, including Belarusian athletes.
Over 11,000 participants to get accredited for 2019 European Games in Minsk
1 September, 19:40
The official said: “Despite the experience accumulated in the course of various international competitions the organizers of the 2019 European Games are in for serious trials. Belarus has never hosted an event this large."
2019 European Games in Minsk described as major world event
1 September, 18:00
The European Games in Minsk will not yield to the world's largest sports forums in terms of scale and organization, Acting President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Janez Kocijancic told the media.
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