The torch relay of the II European Games arrived in Belarus
The meeting ceremony took place today at the Belarusian-Polish border at the international checkpoint “Warsaw Bridge”, BelTA has learned.
The fire relay caravan arrived in the republic after the completion of the overseas stage. Brest is the first city of Belarus to be visited by the “Flame of Peace”. The torch will be carried on May 12-13 along the central streets of the regional center, in order to acquaint residents and guests with the II European Games. Well-known Belarusians will act as torchbearers, including natives of the Brest region Yulia Nesterenko, Natalya Gelakh, Yuri Vashchuk (Theo), Elena Vorobey and others.
The relay will be held in five more cities in the region. The fire of the II European Games will also be met in Kamenets, Pinsk, Mikashevichi, Baranovichi and Kossovo, and on May 18 it will be given to the Grodno region.
The “Flame of Peace” relay started on May 3 in Rome and will end on June 21 with the solemn lighting of the Olympic flame at the central arena of the 2nd European Games – the National Olympic Stadium Dynamo. In total, the fire of the games will be carried through 55 settlements in 8 countries (Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Belarus), and its length will be 7700 km. 450 torchbearers, 100 volunteers and 10 fire keepers will take part in the relay.
II European Games will be held in Minsk from 21 to 30 June at 12 sports fields. More than 4 thousand athletes from 50 countries will compete for 200 sets of awards in 15 sports.