Flame of European Games extinguished

00:20 - 01 Jul, 2019

The solemn closing ceremony of the 2nd European Games in Belarusian capital Minsk took place at Dinamo Stadium on June 30.

In the beginning a documentary film featured the European Games, athletes describing their impressions after which the countdown of the European Games closing began.

Afterwards the anthem of Belarus sounded and the athletes paraded with flags. A performance consisting of 7 parts was staged after which the flags of the European Olympic Committees and Belarus were lowered.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and President of the European Olympic Committees Janez Kocijancic made official speeches.

The closing ceremony was also attended by Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
At the end of the closing ceremony the fame of the European Games was extinguished.

And as the official slogan of the European Games closing ceremony said, ”Here and now”.

Remember this moment as it won’t be repeated again.

Let us recall the Armenia team placed 11th with 5 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals at the 2nd European Games ended in Minsk, Belarus.

Samboist Tigran Kirakosyan (52 kg), Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan (97 kg), boxers Artur Hovhannisyan (49 kg), Hovhannes Bachkov (64 kg) and gymnast Artur Davtyan (vault) became champions of the European Games.

Samboist David Grigoryan (82 kg), Greco-Roman wrestler Karapet Chalyan (77 kg) and gymnast Vahagn Davtyan (rings) deserved silver medals.

Samboist Arsen Ghazaryan (74 kg) and boxers Karen Tonakanyan (60 kg) and Gor Nersesyan (81 kg) won bronze medals.

Armenia participated in the European Games with 37 athletes in 9 sports.

More than 4000 athletes from 50 countries performed at the European Games.

The athletes competed in 15 sports for 200 medal sets.

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