The capital of the second European games in 2019, the chosen Minsk. This was announced by acting President of the European Olympic committees (EOC), Janez Kocijancic.
“I am convinced that Belarus is able to organize the European games at the appropriate level, they will serve as good preparation for the summer Olympics in Tokyo and will enable to consolidate the spirit of European athletes”, – quotes the Olympic official TASS reported.
Recall that the first European games held in Baku in 2015.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has already announced the decision historic, and the upcoming tournament – “our Olympics.”
“We took a historic decision, and in 2019 will gather here for European athletes at our Olympic games. We are not a superpower, but the sport much attention. Really want to our European organization in any case not inferior to the other continents, including the International Olympic Committee,” – said the President of Belarus.
Earlier the first Vice-President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus Maksim Ryzhenkov said that Minsk will take the European games 2019 only in the presence of financial possibilities.