MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A 55-year-old table-tennis player has won a bronze medal at the European Games, 36 years after she was a world champion for China.
Krakow confirmed to host 2023 European Games
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The Polish city of Krakow has been confirmed as the host of the 2023 European Games.
It was the only bidder after a Russian plan to hold the games in Kazan fizzled...
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Shrunken in size and struggling for attention, the European Games open Friday as host Belarus seeks to shed its reputation as one of the continent's most isolated...
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's athletics team for this month's European Games in Belarus will fly there in the prime minister's government jet, after sports officials couldn't find seats on...
Despite doping scandals, Russia bids to host European Games
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is bidding to host the 2023 European Games in Kazan despite a backdrop of years of doping scandals.
Russian Olympic Committee president Stanislav Pozdnyakov is working with regional officials on the Kazan bid and said late Tuesday the city has "unique sports infrastructure at both the Russian and international level."
Belarus aims for sporting dividend despite economic problems
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Mired in a multi-year recession and bitter loan talks with the International Monetary Fund, it would appear a strange time for Belarus to take on the burden of hosting a major sports event.
Belarusian capital Mink selected to host 2019 European Games
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The capital of Belarus was chosen Friday to host the 2019 European Games, despite criticism of the country's human rights record and concerns over the cost of the event.
The European Olympic Committees approved Minsk — the only candidate — by an overwhelming majority to host the second edition of the multi-sport games. The Netherlands withdrew as host last year, citing financial worries.
Belarusian capital Minsk awarded 2019 European Games
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The capital of Belarus was chosen Friday to host the 2019 European Games, ending more than a year of uncertainty after the previous host pulled out.
The European Olympic Committee's general assembly approved the choice of Minsk, which was the only candidate to stage the second edition of the multi-sport event.
The motion passed easily, despite calls led by the Danish Olympic Committee to postpone the decision, arguing there was a lack of clarity over financing.
Belarus capital seems main contender for 2019 European Games
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Minsk has emerged as the main contender to host the 2019 edition of the troubled European Games.
In comments reported by state news agency Belta, Belarusian National Olympic Committee vice president Maxim Ryzhenkov said "our European partners are very interested in the second European Games taking place in Belarus."
The comments came ahead of a meeting of the European Olympic Committees in Minsk this week.