Minsk, Belarus will host the second edition of the European Games from 21-30 June, 2019. The European Games are Europe’s premier multisport event held every four years under the auspices of the European Olympic Committees (EOC).
Athletes from all 50 European National Olympic Committees will compete in 15 sports at the European Games: 3x3 basketball, archery, athletics, badminton, beach soccer, boxing, canoe sprint, cycling, gymnastics, judo, karate, sambo, shooting, table tennis and wrestling. Many of the 15 sports, including DNA, will act as qualifiers for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with the European Games also counting as the official European championships for some sports.
At Minsk 2019, the top athletics nations in Europe are scheduled to compete in DNA. The knockout tournament will take place from 23-28 June 2019, with four competition days and two rest days. Each team will feature up to 15 athletes and 6 reserves. There will be 30 DNA medals up for grabs in Minsk: gold, silver and bronze for the best team overall, and gold, silver and bronze for the best individual athletes in each of the 9 disciplines.
Some 4,000 athletes in total will compete in 200 medal events in Minsk, while more than 1,000 judges will be in the Belarusian capital to officiate the sports. Over 1,000 foreign media representatives are expected to report on the Games, which will be staffed by approximately 8,000 volunteers.
Minsk 2019 will be a sustainable Games, with 11 of the 12 sporting venues being existing facilities. All 12 sporting venues are located within 30 minutes’ drive from the Athletes’ Village, ensuring athletes can easily travel to training and competition facilities.
The first European Games were held from 12-28 June 2015 in Baku, Azerbaijan. Baku 2015 was attended by 600,000 spectators, while global TV reach surpassed 820 million households.
Official website of the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019: https://minsk2019.by/en
2ND EUROPEAN GAMES
JUNE 21-30 2019