National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
16 August 2019
Lukashenko signs decree on Match Europe v USA

Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko signed Decree No.308 “On the organization of The Match Europe v USA” on 16 August, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

The athletics match between the teams of Europe and the United States will take place at Dinamo Stadium on 9-10 September 2019. Each team will comprise 152 athletes that will compete in 37 events.

The document covers visa-free entry for the participants and organizers of the match, and also tourists from immigration-safe states; preferences for those involved in the organization of the match; fare-free travel in public transport for volunteers and participants of the competitions; the period of validity of the special customs procedure in respect to imported goods.

The Belarusian Athletics Federation is granted with the exclusive rights for the match symbols. The federation will also serve as a social advertiser of the event.

The adoption of the document will facilitate the entry to the country for the participants of the match and also foreign tourists, reduce expenses from the national budget and funds attracted from other resources, and raise viewers' interest.

Source: BELTA