Minsk 2019 promoted a series of printed publications at the Minsk international book fair ©Minsk 2019

Minsk 2019 presented a series of publications promoting sport and the European Games at the city's international book fair.

The event was the 26th edition of the fair in Belarus' capital city.

The fair took place over five days, with the European Games selected as a theme.

It featured "literary excursions" and "poetry routes", as well as seminars, autograph sessions and book presentations.

Minsk 2019 sought to promote the Games through their printed publications, with organisers setting-up an exhibit.

The main attraction was claimed to be the "Top-class sport, European and Olympic Games" book.

The book features as part of a Belarus sport series.

The head of the publishing house involved spoke at a presentation on the Minsk City Guide for the Games, according to Minsk 2019.

The guide contains information about sports facilities and sights of the capital, as well as museums and theatres, hotels, restaurants, cafes and historical places.

Andrei Bogdanovich, a canoe sprint Olympic and European Games champion, was one of several athletes to appear at the fair.

Several athletes attended the fair to promote the European Games ©Minsk 2019
Several athletes attended the fair to promote the European Games ©Minsk 2019

He was joined by Baku 2015 European Games wrestling gold medallist Vasilisa Marzalyuk, boxing silver medallist Dmitry Asanov and rhythmic gymnast Melitina Staniouta.

The athletes took part in the presentation of the publications.

They also held an autograph session at the fair.

Minsk will host the second edition of the European Games between June 21 and 30.

The Games are expected to feature around 4,000 athletes competing across 15 sports.