Human rights groups have called on the European Olympic Committees (EOCs) to use their leverage to press the Belorussian Government to improve standards in the country in the build-up to the 2019 European Games in Minsk.
Sports offering Tokyo 2020 qualification will be given preference when determining 2019 European Games programme, leading official says
Preference will be given to sports which offer qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo when it comes to deciding the programme for the 2019 European Games in Minsk, it has been revealed.
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.
Exclusive: EOC vow to prioritise "free access" for media at Minsk European Games after criticism from human rights groups
European Olympic Committees (EOC) officials have vowed that media will have "free access" to report on the Minsk 2019 European Games after human rights groups urged them to use the event to improve freedoms in Belarus.
Exclusive: Minsk set to host modest European Games as decision to award Belarus event defended after Denmark and Norway criticism
A much more modest European Games is planned when they are held in Minsk in 2019, featuring less extravagant venues and possibly fewer sports than were in Baku last year, it was revealed here today.
Minsk will host the 2019 European Games after Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko confirmed they were prepared to step in here today.
Minsk will step in to host the 2019 European Games, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is expected to announce here tomorrow.
A host city for the 2019 European Games could be appointed within the next month, it was claimed today.
EOC to discuss staging of 2019 European Games with other potential hosts after IOC rules out backing any sports event in Russia
The European Olympic Committees (EOC) has said it will "maintain ongoing discussions" with other potential host cities of the 2019 European Games after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed today that it will not organise and give patronage to any sport event or meeting in Russia, the nation seen as firm favourites to stage the second edition in three years' time.
Exclusive: EOC will be guided by International Olympic Committee over whether Russia should host 2019 European Games
A decision on whether or not Russia will be awarded the 2019 European Games will be guided by whatever decision the International Olympic Committee (IOC) take following claims that the country were involved in systematic doping at Sochi 2014.
Mutko claims Russia "never sent" application for 2019 European Games and is "absolutely busy" until 2020
A host for the 2019 European Games is still being sought after Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko claimed they had "never sent" an application to stage it.
European Olympic Committees (EOC) President Patrick Hickey has set a tentative target of May for Russia to be officially confirmed as host of the 2019 European Games.
Russia will host the 2019 European Games providing they address the serious doping problems which has led to them being banned, it was announced here today.
Athletics appears set to play a leading role in the next European Games after Patrick Hickey, President of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), revealed the next edition will be held at a time to ensure it does not clash with the sport's other leading events.
The Netherlands have withdrawn from hosting the 2019 European Games, it was revealed here today.