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Second European Games in Belarus

27 Aug 2019
Belarus to complete assessment of 2nd European Games economic impact in January Belarus to complete assessment of 2nd European Games economic impact in January
“The final assessment will be made when the year 2019 comes to a close. Today we have information about ticket sales, hotel occupancy rates, the volume of tax-free shopping. In January we will see the full picture”...
27 Aug 2019
Lukashenko interested in economic impact of hosting 2nd European Games Lukashenko interested in economic impact of hosting 2nd European Games
“I am interested in the financial side of the event. What have we got as the host of the games? I would like to emphasize that such sport events are an honor for any country. That is why countries compete to host them and not everyone is granted such an opportunity,” Aleksandr Lukashenko added...
12 Aug 2019
Belarusian wrestlers commended for great performance at Minsk European Games Belarusian wrestlers commended for great performance at Minsk European Games
According to Igor Lyashenko, wrestling was one of the most successful sports for Belarus at the 2nd European Games where athletes won seven medals. He wished the Belarusian wrestlers new medals at the World Wrestling Championships in the capital of Kazakhstan in September 2019...
8 Aug 2019
Strong social media presence for Minsk European Games Strong social media presence for Minsk European Games
The study showed that the number of positive or neutral online posts exceeded the negative ones by more than seven times (125,000 against 16,000)...
1 Aug 2019
Minsk European Games attendance at 88% Minsk European Games attendance at 88%
He also noted that the opening ceremony of the 2nd European Games sold 17,500 tickets, and the closing ceremony 18,700 tickets...
1 Aug 2019
Minsk European Games hit over 812m audience on social media Minsk European Games hit over 812m audience on social media
The Viber account of the 2nd European Games was one of the most popular social media accounts with a following of 500,000 users...
25 Jul 2019
About 37,500 tourists visit Minsk during European Games About 37,500 tourists visit Minsk during European Games
The European Games had a positive impact on the tourism industry, Mikhail Portnoi believes. For example, the export of tourism services in Minsk increased by 10%. Retail sales and hotel occupancy rate went up as well (by 20% compared to regular times)...
17 Jul 2019
Opinion: Minsk European Games will increase interest in mass sport in the country Opinion: Minsk European Games will increase interest in mass sport in the country
The president of the European and All-Russian sambo federations is confident that injections in the organization of the games will be a long-term investment in a healthy generation...
16 Jul 2019
Excellent organization of 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 praised Excellent organization of 2nd European Games Minsk 2019 praised
“It was the first time our country had hosted such large-scale multisport competitions. The organization of the games was excellent. We confidently demonstrated we are capable of organizing and hosting any international event”...
9 Jul 2019
Nearly 100t of food served in main dining hall during Minsk European Games Nearly 100t of food served in main dining hall during Minsk European Games
"Sourcing about 97% of local products was our biggest achievement. If we compare the statistics in other countries as they hosted such large-scale events, the share reached 60% at the most"...
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