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Over 2,000 people check into Athletes' Village prior to 2nd European Games in Minsk

MINSK, 20 June (BelTA) – More than 2,000 people have already checked into the Athletes' Village set up for the 2nd European Games in Minsk, consultant of the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC) Narmina Aliyeva said during a media tour to the Athletes' Village on 19 June, BelTA has learned.“Over 2,000 people have already arrived. Athletes keep coming; we expect about 6,000 athletes and team members. Rooms and their occupancy rates meet all international standards; a canteen works around the clock,” she added.Chief coach of the Ukrainian boxing team Leonid Loyevsky noted that the Athletes' Village offers comfortable conditions for living and leisure breaks. “Our team has been provided with very good accommodation; the food is great. The 2nd European Games are one of the most important and momentous events for us. We will try to take home as many medals as we can,” he said.Leader of the Belarusian boxing team, silver medalist of the 1st European Games in Baku Dmitry Asanov is determined to perform even better than during the previous European Games. “I am happy with my accommodation. I was impressed by a broad choice of dishes of the Belarusian cuisine, which is one of my favorite,” he said.Minsk will host the 2nd European Games on 21-30 June. Over 4,000 athletes from 50 countries will compete in 15 sports. Tickets for the European Games are available at, in the box offices of the official ticket operator Ticketpro and in more than 300 sales points in all the oblast centers and big regional centers.