EOC Coordination Commission Chairman Spyros Capralos spoke at the press conference in Minsk, on the eve of the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd European Games «Minsk 2019”.
«Over the last couple of years, my colleagues and I have spent a lot of time in this great city and have seen the hard work and dedication of all those involved in transforming and preparing the city to host what we believe will be a great Games.
Visitors can immediately see that this is a city that has fully embraced the Games: from the smooth arrivals at the airport and being greeted by the friendly and helpful volunteers to the banners and signs promoting the Games, it really sets the tone for our time here.
Walking around this beautiful, clean city, there is fantastic Games branding on display. And when speaking to the people, the enthusiasm for these Games is infectious.
I have already been to the Athletes Village, which is great. The facilities are excellent, the quality of food and the catering facilities are very impressive, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, and we are sure that our athletes will be happy and have great memories of their time here.
Having attended the Chef de Missions meetings for the last two days, all the delegations are happy and there are only minor issues. I think this feedback is a fantastic seal of approval to the team at MEGOC.
As I have said on different occasions, the competition venues and equipment ready for competition are of the highest quality and we expect to witness world class competition», said Mr. Capralos.