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insidethegames.biz are running a LIVE BLOG from Minsk 2019, the 2nd European Games?

Our Reporter Nancy Gillen and Chief Feature Writer Mike Rowbottom will be reporting LIVE from the Opening Ceremony tomorrow at the Dinamo Stadium in Minsk until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday June 30, bringing you all the news as-it-happens.

Olympic Historian Philip Barker was in Rome for the Flame of Peace lighting ceremony and has followed the Relay of Peace day-by-day on its 50-day journey through 8 European countries. You can read about every stage of the Relay of Peace here. 

Barker's final report will be live on Friday after the Flame is unveiled at the Opening Ceremony.

The Games are spread over 13 venues with more than 4,000 athletes from 50 European countries competing for 199 gold medals in 15 sports with 21 disciplines.

Want to know what day your sport competition is? Find out on the Minsk 2019 Schedule.

It’s not too late to go to get to Minsk as its Visa-Free for the Games. Find out the best way to travel and where to stay.

The Minsk 2019 Mascot, Lesik the fox has been very active in the build up to the Games. Read his story here.

Read about the official Minsk 2019 motto Bright Year, Bright You.

Learn about the army of 8,000 volunteers who will help to make the Games a success.

Or take a look at Minsk 2019 TV.

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