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Systems and services at the renovated stadium will be tested ahead of the June 21 opening Systems and services at the renovated stadium will be tested ahead of the June 21 opening

Sports Event to Reopen Minsk’s Renovated Dinamo Stadium

Following major renovation, Dinamo Stadium, Minsk, Belarus is scheduled to officially reopen on June 21, with an athletics event featuring Belarus, Balkan country and Gulf state athletes due to take place the following day.

The event will feature competitions covering 16 sports, wrapping up with a mixed 4x100 m relay.

Speaking at a recent press conference, Vadim Devyatovsky, chairman, Belarus Athletics Federation, said a memorandum of cooperation had already been signed with the Association of Balkan Athletic Federations.

Interest for the June 22 event has also been demonstrated by Persian Gulf countries, Poland, and another strong national team will join the event, according to Devyatovsky.

“We hope that the world-renowned athletes will come here,” added Devyatovsky.

Speaking at the same event, Vyacheslav Durnov, first deputy minister, sport and tourism, Belarus, noted the June 21 official opening would come exactly a year before Minsk hosted the 2019 European Games, meaning that the countdown to the June 21 – June 30, 2019 event will also be launched. “Work on the reconstruction of Dinamo Stadium is on schedule, and the builders assured us the stadium will be completed by June 01,” concluded Durnov.