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6 May 2017

EOC Coordination Commission for Second European Games to visit Minsk

MINSK, 6 May (BelTA) – The EOC Coordination Commission for the second edition of the European Games will visit Minsk on 12 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus.

The representatives of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) will hold working meetings with First Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Belarus Andrei Astashevich and Belarus’ Sports and Tourism Minister Alexander Shamko. The sides will discuss the Games program, the terms of the contract on hosting the European Games and the operation of the directorate of the tournament.

The EOC working group will comprise Chairman of the EOC Coordination Commission, President of the National Olympic Committee of Greece Spyros Capralos, Deputy Chairman of the EOC Coordination Commission, President of the National Olympic Committee of Croatia Zlatko Matesa, EOC Financial Manager Giovanni de Angelis (Italy), EOC Commercial Adviser Andrew Craig (the UK), EOC European Games Senior Consultant Pierce O'Callaghan (Ireland), and EOC European Games Liaison Officer Steve Scott (the UK).

The EOC Coordination Commission are set to visit the sports facilities that will host the European Games. These are Minsk Arena, the students’ village in Chyurlenis Street, a rowing canal (Zaslavl water reservoir), Uruchye Sports Center, the sport and shooting complexes, Olympiisky Stadium, Dinamo Stadium, the Palace of Sports, Palova Arena, Football Manege, and Chizhovka Arena.

Belarus was chosen to host the Second European Games in 2019 after a vote at the 45th General Assembly of the European Olympic Committees in Minsk in October 2016. The First European Games were held in Baku, Azerbaijan on 12-28 June 2015. Belarus placed 7th with a total of 43 (ten gold, 11 silver and 22 bronze) medals.

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