Belarus plans to spend only $40 million ($33 million/€37 million) on organising the 2019 European Games in Minsk, which could feature as few as 12 sports, it has been revealed.
Azerbaijan invested at least $1.2 billion (£998 million/€1.1 billion) in staging last year's inaugural event, although the figure was widely thought to be much higher.
But Belarus, officially awarded the event at the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in Minsk last week, does not plan to build any new facilities.
"We will participate in drawing up the list of sports to be included in the programme of the Games," Maksim Ryzhenkov, first vice-president of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus, told ONT TV Channel.
"The list will vastly depend on the infrastructure that Belarus has today.
"Given this, the European Games will feature as many sports as the infrastructure of Minsk will be able to accommodate without large additional investment.
"During the talks we discussed 12-15 sports."
There were 20 sports at Baku 2015.
Belarusian Sport and Tourism Minister Alexander Shamko confirmed that the Government did not plan to invest heavily in new facilities and wanted to stay within the budget of $40 million.
"This is not a big sum," he told ONT TV Channel.
"Belarus already has modern sports facilities and hotels.
"These are the organisational expenses, some of which will be assumed by the EOC."
Negotiations have already started on which sports will be included in the programme for Minsk 2019, with doubts remaining over the status of athletics and swimming.
Both sports were of low quality in Baku.
Athletics was a combined European Games and European Athletics Team Championships Third League competition, while swimming was for junior competitors only.
"The EOC has always been in regular contact with our European Federation partners and now that we have certainty over the host city we move swiftly into the finalisation of the sports programme," Pierce O'Callaghan, the senior European Games consultant for the EOC, told insidethegames.
"These discussions will take place over the coming days and weeks."