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1 Feb 2019

Minsk launches European Games stamps

Minsk launches European Games stamps

MINSK, 1 February (BelTA) - The Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) and the Belarusian national postal service Belpochta launched a set of four commemorative stamps for the 2nd European Games on 1 February, BelTA has learned.

“The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the 2nd European Games stamps is a great event for the MEGOC and all the people involved in the organization of the Games. We consider them not only as a postal payment tool but primarily as a means to advertise the multi-sport event. Very soon these stamps will reach out all corners of Europe heralding the start of the big sport event in Minsk in June,” MEGOC CEO George Katulin said.

Attending the event was also Belarus’ Deputy Sport and Tourism Minister Alexander Baraulya, First Deputy Minister of Communications and Informatization Dmitry Shedko, and the 2nd European Games mascot Lesik the Fox, who sent the first invitations with the new stamps to the National Olympic Committees of the participating countries.

Designed by artist Marina Vitkovskaya, the stamps feature the sport pictograms of the 2nd European Games, the official logo and slogan of the 2nd European Games.

The stamps measuring 40x20mm have 120,000 copies. The set includes four stamps and one coupon.

Minsk will host the 2nd European Games on 21-30 June 2019. Over 4,000 athletes from 50 countries will compete in 199 medal events in 15 sports. Competitions in eight sports will serve as qualifiers for the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo. Competitions in badminton, boxing and judo will be counted as the official European championships. The Games will be hosted at 12 venues, including Dinamo Stadium, Minsk Arena, Chizhovka Arena and the Palace of Sports.

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