Jacek Majchrowski, Mayor of 2023 European Games host Kraków, has admitted the city’s budget will lose more than PLN300 million (£60 million/$69 million/€64 million) due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The National Olympic Committee for the Republic of Belarus has launched a drawing contest dedicated to the Minsk 2019 European Games.
Belarusian wrestler Kiryl Hryshchanka has been stripped of the gold medal he claimed in the Greco-Roman 130 kilograms event at this year's European Games in Minsk for doping.
Minsk 2019 Coordination Commission chairman Spyros Capralos urged the European Olympic Committees (EOC) to find a way of making the European Games more financially sustainable here at the organisation's General Assembly.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) independent observer (IO) team at this year's European Games in Minsk praised its "robust" anti-doping programme.
Organisers of Continental Games are currently storing doping samples for a maximum of four years, while the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) were found to have had “no intention” to keep samples beyond a three-month laboratory contract for the 2018 Asian Games.
Last month, Uzbekistan wrestler Artur Taymazov became the 60th athlete retrospectively disqualified from the London 2012 Olympic Games under the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) sample retesting programme.
Upon joining insidethegames, nearly a year ago now, the likelihood of frequent work trips abroad was heavily emphasised.
Belarus - described three years ago by the Wall Street Journal as the emerging "Silicon Valley” of Eastern Europe" - has been widely praised for living up to its billing as it hosted the 2nd European Games that concluded last month.
Two flagbearers in last night’s European Games Closing Ceremony have revealed details of their reaction to hearing about the honour being bestowed upon them.