151 Polish athletes to compete in European Games in Belarus
PR dla Zagranicy
A total of 151 Polish athletes, 80 men and 71 women, are gearing up to compete in the 2nd European Games, which will be held this month in Minsk, Belarus.
Sports Minister Witold Bańka (third from right) and members of the Polish national team for the 2nd European Games, at a send-off ceremony in Warsaw on Monday.Photo: PAP/Piotr Nowak
More than 4,000 athletes from 50 countries are set to vie for 200 sets of medals in 23 sports during the event, which opens in the Belarusian capital on Friday.
Poles will be competing in 18 sports, including badminton, boxing, gymnastics, acrobatics, judo, kayaking, karate, road and track cycling, track and field, archery, shooting, table tennis, and wrestling.
The Polish national team for the multi-sport European event in neighbouring Belarus also includes a contingent of 44 coaches, 14 physiotherapists, five doctors, and a psychologist, Poland’s PAP news agency reported.
During a send-off ceremony at the Olympic Centre in Warsaw on Monday, Sports Minister Witold Bańka wished the Polish team luck in Minsk.
The 2nd European Games take place from June 21 to 30, providing a gateway to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for European athletes.
Poland won 20 medals, two gold, eight silver and 10 bronze, in the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2015.
The European Games are an international multi-sport event that refers to the Olympic tradition and is contested by athletes from European nations.