Russian police officers will be drafted in to help with the security operation at next year's European Games in Minsk, it has been announced.
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) confirmed here today that it has launched the candidature process for the 3rd edition of the European Games in 2023, and expects to name a host before the 2nd edition begins in Minsk next June.
The tender process for the third European Games, originally set for the European Olympic Committees (EOC) General Assembly in Marbella later this year, is due to take place instead at the organisation's Executive Committee meeting here tomorrow.
More than 300 athletes have taken part in an international freestyle wrestling event in Minsk, as preparations continue before the second European Games in the city in 2019.
Cyclists representing the Minsk 2019 European Games Organising Committee were among those to take part in a cross-border "international ride of friendship".
European marathon champion Volha Mazuronak has become the latest "star ambassador" for the Minsk 2019 European Games.
The National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus invited schoolchildren to their headquarters to attend an "Olympic lesson" as Minsk prepares to host the 2019 European Games.
Aliaksandr Bahdanovich, the canoe sprint athlete who won gold in the C2 1,000 metres at the 2008 Olympic Games and is now deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, has been named as an ambassador for the Minsk 2019 European Games.
More than 30,000 people lined up today for races associated with the Minsk half marathon, the crowning event of one of the busiest sports weekends of the year in the Belarus capital.
One of the most famous wrestlers of the 20th century, the triple Olympic gold medallist Aleksandr Medved, is to be added to the list of Star Ambassadors for Minsk 2019.
The tender process for the third European Games could be launched as soon as this month at a meeting of European Olympic Committees (EOC) top brass in Stockholm.
European Olympic Committees (EOC) Coordination Commission chairman Spyros Capralos has heaped praise on the venues that will be used for the second European Games in Minsk next year, while urging organisers to accelerate the process of local recruitment.
The newly-refurbished Dinamo Stadium is set to host a test event for Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) later this month, in an early trial for the new format that originators hope will appeal to a younger audience.
European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Janez Kocijančič has come away from a meeting this week with Alexander Lukashenko, the Belarus President, convinced that Minsk 2019 has the full backing of the country and the Government.
Belarus Sports and Tourism Minister admits Minsk 2019 has work to do but claims organisers are reaching targets
Belarus Sports and Tourism Minister Sergey Kovalchuk has admitted they have a "lot to do" in their preparations for next year's European Games in Minsk but insisted they were gradually reaching their targets as the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Coordination Commission began its inspection.