MINSK, 14 November (BelTA) – The Europe-USA athletic match will be held at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk, Belarus in September 2019, President of the European Athletic Association (EAA) Svein Arne Hansen told the media at the national press center on 14 November, BelTA has learned.
“I am proud to announce that after many years the Europe-USA Match will take place in Minsk on 9-10 September 2019. Frankly speaking, the event has not been held since the 1960s. In 2019 there are not many athletic competitions on the calendar, apart from the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Qatar. That is why we have decided on the date. One of the reasons behind our choice of Minsk for the match is that Dinamo Stadium will reopen after a major makeover in June 2018. I glad we will be able to use the stadium for the forthcoming athletics competitions,” said Svein Arne Hansen.
The EAA president came up with an idea to hold an international athletics match Europe-USA. The Belarusian Athletics Federation expressed readiness to organize the match in Minsk. The idea to hold the sport event in the Belarusian capital was also supported by Belarusian head of state, President of the National Olympic Committee Alexander Lukashenko.
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