The Star Ambassador of the 2nd European Games certificate was presented to the Belarusian outstanding athlete by Director of the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) Georgy Katulin in a ceremony in the Hall of Olympic Glory at the National Olympic Committee.
Eighteen applications were sent for the contest announced by the Culture Ministry. They came from Belarus, Moldova, Argentina and Japan. The materials were evaluated by the jury chaired by People's Artist of Belarus Vasily Rainchik.
Belarus lost the seventh place to Italy 0-3 (17-25, 20-25, 9-25). In the preliminary round Belarus placed 3rd in Group A after beating Portugal 3-0, Germany 3-0, the Netherlands 3-2 and losing 0-3 to Finland and 0-3 to the Czech Republic. In the semifinal for the 5th-8th places Belarus lost to Poland 1-3.
The organizing committee for the ISU European Figure Skating Championships 2019 will be led by Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko and the one for the IBU Open European Championships by Belarus' Sport and Tourism Minister Sergei Kovalchuk.