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velcom became official telecom operator of 2nd European Games 2019

Dec 22, 2017

Telecom operator velcom became official telco operator of 2nd European Games to take place in June 2019 in Minsk. velcom will provide sportsmen and fans with quality mobile communications and help with arrangements for the event.

Status of the official telco operator is formalized by cooperation agreement concluded by velcom and Directorate of 2nd European Games. Telecom operator will provide guests and participants of the Games with HD voice communications and fast data access whereby velcom is ready to implement and launch the most ground breaking technologies available around the globe. As official partner of the Directorate of European Games velcom will support organization and promotion of the event including raising interest to the Games among local population.

«European Games is a sports event of global scale. velcom as a part of giant telecom group operating around the globe is happy to support the Games in Minsk and provide all participants with the best infrastructure and telecom services. We believe this event is a unique opportunity for the country to demonstrate its support of European values and Belarusian leading status as a sport-oriented nation», – emphasized Helmut Duhs, velcom CEO.

«Our partnership with velcom is a Christmas present. On the one hand, this is a significant support for directorate operation, on the other hand our cooperation shows benefits for potential sponsors to jointly promote 2nd European Games considering scalability of the event, – noted George Katulin, director of Directorate of 2nd European Games 2019. – Numerous organizations take active efforts in corporate social responsibility and there is hardly a better opportunity to do so than support of European Games. Such a product is even of a higher importance for Europe than Belarus. By the way, our continent is the strongest in global Olympic movement».

2nd European Games will take place in Minsk from 21 through 30 June 2019. Over 4 thousand sportsmen will compete for 198 medals. European athletes will contest in 23 disciplines representing 15 sports. About 8 thousand official participants are expected to be here while all competitions will be aired in 160 countries around the world.