The results of the EOC Coordination Commission visit are reviewed

After 2 days of intensive work the representatives of the Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the foundation “Directorate of the 2nd European Games 2019″ took part in the press conference to review the results.

George Katulin, the 2nd Minsk 2019 European Games CEO:

“Mr.Spyros Kapralos, Minsk 2019 CoCom Chair pointed out some aspects which we should be more productive at. I would like to thank the management of the EOC for their expert guidance and advice and all-round support. I can assure the EOC delegates that all the recommendations will be taken as direct guide for action and we’ll do our best to meet all the challenges set, as far as we have a very serious test in a couple of weeks when representatives of the National Olympic Committees from all over Europe will visit Minsk and take part in the first Doors Open Day. We were strongly recommended to keep the same pace working under the project of the 2nd European Games, because the less time is left, the bigger scope of problems should be solved”.

Mr. Janez Kocijancic, EOC President:

“First of all I would like to thank the Belarusian part for hospitality and effective work during this session. I had a meeting with the NOC President and the President of the Republic of Belarus Mr. Alexander Lukashenko and discussed a number of questions regarding the upcoming European Games. I’m deeply sure that due to the close attention and support for sport in the country, the sports forum in Minsk will be very successful. In fact, the European Games is one of the major and most important sports events, second only to the Olympics. But taking into consideration that European countries took almost 50% of medals in Rio 2016 and around 70% of them in Pyeongchang 2018, in June, 2019 we can expect high results not only in sports and competitions area but also spectators interest. I would like to underline one more detail: all the venues have been already built or planned to be refurbished with no reference to the European games. It will help us to save some budget. At the same time, all the revenues from the event will be taken by Belarus and Belarusian people. We managed to create a high-effective team of the Organizing Committee and EOC representatives ”.

Spyros Kapralos, Minsk 2019 CoCom Chair:

“The main goal of the Coordination Commission is to provide all the necessary help and support to organize the upcoming Games, share the experience to complete all the challenges that arise at the preparatory stage of the multisport event. We are eager to hold it at the highest level with minimal costs”.

Spyros Capralos: Belarus is considered one of the most successful organizers

The National Olympic Committee’s headquarter hosts an inspection visit of the Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committees, which includes the heads of the EOC and experts from various fields who are in charge of preparing Minsk for the 2nd European Games of 2019.

Spyros Capralos, Minsk 2019 Coordination commission chair, admitted that he follows the successes of the Belarusian sport and shared his opinion on the importance of the multisport event for Belarus:

First of all, let me congratulate Belarus for your athletes in PyeongChang. I was very happy especially for the gold medals in the women’s biathlon relay. I am a big fan of Darya Domracheva. Therefore I was particular happier with the success.

On the way from the airport, we saw many billboards promoting the Games, which I think, is very good for the local population to realize that Games are coming.

There is still a lot of work ahead, but even the current state of affairs allows us to say that a large number of tasks have already been completed. On the one hand, the successful hosting of the Games will contribute to improving the image of these competitions as a competitive and high-profile event in the sports world. On the other hand, it will demonstrate once again that you are the fantastic organizer of major sports events. This is a multi-sport event that is even more difficult to organize and it is going to give your country great visibility to the outside world which will help to attract tourist flows and strengthen its ties in the international arena.


EOC representatives meet with European Games 2019 directorate managers in Minsk



All the facilities and services of the 2nd European Games should deliver as one tuned mechanism, CEO of the Fund of the 2nd European games 2019 Directorate George Katulin told the media on 2 March. The NOC headquarters in Minsk is hosting a meeting between representatives of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the 2019 European Games Directorate. Pictured are EOC President Janez Kocijančič and CEO of the Fund of the 2nd European games 2019 Directorate George Katulin.

According to Belta