European Games, 2019
The 2nd European Games are to be held in Minsk, Belarus, from June 21-30, 2019. It is expected that 50 European countries will take part, competing for 199 gold medals in 15 sports with 21 disciplines.
The opening ceremony at the Dinamo Stadium will be held on June 21, and the closing ceremony at the same stadium on June 30.
- The event was first proposed to be held in the Netherlands, however in June 2015 The Netherlands pulled out of hosting this event. Russia was then slated to take over hosting, though this was withdrawn and now Minsk is hosting the event.
- A new athletics format, called Dynamic New Athletics, will debut at the European Games. The event is a mixed-team, two-hour model of athletics.
- The Mascot for the 2019 European Games is Lesik the baby fox.
- The official Minsk 2019 motto is "Bright Year, Bright You".
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