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.
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.
It is a big week for Minsk 2019, with inspectors from the European Olympic Committees due here in the Belarus capital to assess progress on the project to deliver the second European Games.
Sergei Rumas, the Prime Minister of Belarus, has warned that "a lot more has yet to be done" in preparation for the second European Games in Minsk next year.
A media personalities side won a 3x3 basketball tournament held as part of Minsk 2019's "Bright Team" initiative.
Belarusbank has signed up as a national partner of next year's European Games in Minsk.
Belarus enjoyed a double boost prior to their hosting of next year's European Games in Minsk as their athletes topped the medal table at the European Judo Open in a competition venue which was praised.
The construction of customs facilities has been discussed as Belarus continues to prepare for next year's European Games in Minsk.
European Games executive director Simon Clegg has said he has "full confidence" that Minsk will host a successful second edition of the event next year.
Digital information boards are to be fitted in Minsk at all bus, trolleybus and tram stops to help spectators navigate the city during next year's European Games, it has been revealed.