The senior consultant of the Directorate of the 2nd European Games Laszlo Vajda arrived in Minsk for a working meeting

The senior consultant of the Directorate of the 2nd European Games Laszlo Vajda arrived for a working meeting to Minsk. He is an expert with extensive experience in holding major sporting events. Mr. Vajda began his career of sports professional with the position of the Director of international affairs in Hungarian Olympic Committee. Then he was working in the Organizing Committee of the Olympics in Sydney and Athens. He also was the external expert of the organizing committee of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, served as the senior advisor of the organizing committees of the candidate cities to host the Olympic Games Pyeongchang-2018, Madrid-2020, and Beijing-2022.

During the visit, Laszlo Vajda will hold individual meetings with employees and heads of the functional departments of the Directorate, discuss a number of problematic issues, offer solutions and give detailed advice on further actions in delivering the Games.

Today, Mr. Vajda held a joint meeting with representatives of the Directorate. Individual meetings on the organization sports venues, marketing, communications, transport, EOC relationship, and finance are also on the agenda. Late this day Laszlo Vajda will also discuss key points in the operational plan with George Katulin CEO of the of the 2nd European Games 2019.

Customs regulation, volunteering, medicine, anti-doping control, catering, logistics, protocol, security, and accreditation – also will not be left without attention and recommendations from the senior consultant.

The visit of Laszlo Vajda will end on February 20 with a discussion of important moments in the issues of opening and closing ceremonies, medal ceremonies and accommodation for participants and guests of the competitions.

Belarus to publish maps, guidebooks, mini encyclopedias ahead of 2019 European Games

MINSK, 5 February (BelTA) – Belarus will publish maps, guidebooks, and mini encyclopedias for the guests and participants of the 2019 European Games, Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister Vasily Zharko said at the final board meeting of the Information Ministry on 5 February, BelTA has learned.

The Information Ministry is to decide on the list of printed products in the near future. The materials will be published in the Belarusian, Russian and other languages. According to Vasily Zharko, the target audience of the maps, guidebooks and small encyclopedias are the guests and participants of the Second European Games.

Vasily Zharko took stock of the performance of the sector in 2017 and welcomed a positive momentum in its development. He outlined a number of tasks for the Information Ministry in 2018, including the control over the mass media’s compliance with the national legislation, improvement of the economic performance and the organization of the Belarusian Written Language Day.


Canoe Sprint European Championships 2018 announced as qualifiers for the 2nd European Games 2019

The 2018 ECA Canoe Sprint European Championships due in Belgrade on 8-10 June will be a qualification event for the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019.
Team Belarus picked up four silver and two bronze medals at the 2017 European Canoe Sprint Championships. Belarusian athletes traditionally take part in all major international competitions and rank among the top teams. Kayak and canoe events will take place at a rowing canal in Zaslavl during the 2nd European Games to become the only competitions held outside Minsk. The program of the competitions can be found here

According to BELTA

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