The first operator of electronic games in the Republic of Belarus has become the first official partner of the Foundation “Directorate of the 2nd European Games 2019”.
The signing ceremony of cooperation agreement between “Sport-pari” and the Foundation “Directiorate of the 2nd European Games 2019” was held on December 15, 2017 at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus. In accordance with the terms of the agreement, “Sport-pari” has a status of the partner of the Directorate of Eurogames.
“In the world practice, lottery business traditionally acts as a sponsor of many major sporting events. For us, cooperation with the SJSC “Sport-pari” is very important, first of all from the point of the recognizability of the 2nd European Games 2019 and the stimulation of interest among the population for an upcoming multi-sport event. Our new partner is aimed to raise funds for the purpose of further investment in the sports sphere, popularization of the Olympic movement and comprehensive assistance in the organization of EuroGames”, – said George Kathulin, Director of the Foundation “Directorte of the 2nd European Games 2019”
“We are very proud of such a high status of the Official Sponsor of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus and the partner of the Directorate of the 2nd European Games 2019. Realizing the importance and significance of the development of the Olympic movement in Belarus, supporting sport and healthy lifestyles, taking into account the holding of the 2nd European Games in Minsk, we are very pleased with the new stage in the history of the “Sport-pari”. The company will make every effort to contribute in supporting of the NOC of Belarus and successful holding of the key sport event of 2019 in our country and the whole continent”, – said Aliaksandr Khramyliou, General Director of the CJSC “Sport-pari”.
In the course of the ceremony, the presentation of the official sponsor certificate of the NOC Belarus took place. Earlier this week, an agreement between the NOC of Belarus and the operator of electronic interactive games was signed on the provision of sponsor assistance. In the next two years, the CJSC “Sport-pari” will allocate funds to the NOC of Belarus to support and develop the Olympic movement in the Republic of Belarus.
The 2nd European Games 2019 will carry world ranking points and that fact gets a lot of positive response. Not only from the players.
From June 24-30, 160 European badminton players will take part in the second European Games; The 2019 European Games in Minsk, Belarus.
The BWF Council has decided to allocate world ranking points to the Games which means that the winners of the 2019 European Games will therefore get 7.000 points.
Great step forward
It is the first time that the European Games, which is a Continental Multi-Sport Games, will carry world ranking points and in one of the bigger badminton countries in Europe, England, the reactions are positive.
– I am pleased that the 2019 European Games will carry world ranking points. This is a great step forward for the Games, Adrian Christy, Chief Executive at Badminton England tells Badminton Europe.
– I am sure our players will relish the opportunity to compete for Great Britain in another multi-sport Games knowing their efforts will earn them vital qualification points towards Tokyo 2020.
– Points won’t make us downgrade
In the top nation of European badminton, Denmark’s Sports Director is also pleased.
– The points themselves are not the central aspect of playing the European Games but obviously it will not make us downgrade this tournament. But how we are going to plan for it and which players that will go is too soon to tell and will also depend on the international calendar, Jens Meibom says.
4000 athletes, 15 sports and 198 medals
The Games will include ten days of competition in all sports, which will take place at 12 different competition venues.
The badminton arena will be Falcon Club – a big and modern arena:
4000 athletes from 50 European National Olympic Committees will take part in the 2019 European Games. They will fight for one of the 198 medals in one of the 15 sports, which is part of the games in Minsk.
The senior expert on sports of the European Olympic Committees Asimakis Asimakopoulos and the technical delegate of the European Cycling Union Vladimiros Petsas visited Minsk with a working visit. The main task is to consult in determining of the most optimal direction for cycling road competitions. The experts reviewed the proposed routes in terms of their sports component, television appeal and the opportunity to use the main sights of Minsk during the broadcast. The guests paid special attention to the organization of the road safety and the quality of the road surface, the possibility of installing barriers, blocking streets and accessing emergency services to the venue of the races. Asimakis Asimakopoulos and Vladimiros Petsas as well were got acquainted with the velodrome “Minsk-Arena”, where there will be competitions in cycling track. Experts assessed the quality of the coating and other technical features of the facility. 22 sets of medals will be played in cycling during the 2nd European Games 2019.
Remind, from January 19 to January 21, 2018 velodrome “Minsk-Arena” for the first time will take the final stage of the World Cup prestigious track tournament. In 2009, the European Championship in cycling track was held in the Belarusian capital. In 2013, Minsk hosted the main start of the season – the World Championship. The Union Cycliste Internationale highly appreciated the organization of these events.