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Europe vs USA in planning
MINSK (BLR): A match between Europe and the United States is expected to be staged ahead of the IAAF World Championships in Doha in the newly refurbished Dinamo Stadium in Minsk in September 2019. European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen was present at a press conference in the Belarusian capital on Tuesday where the subject was discussed. He was joined by Belarus Athletic Federation President Vadim Devyatovskiy; Minister of Sport and Tourism in Belarus Alexander Shamko; Deputy Mayor of the City of Minsk Igor Yurkevich; as well as reigning European javelin champion Tatsiana Khaladovich and European U20 high jump champion Maksim Nedasekau. This match would be the first time Belarus has staged a global athletics competition on this level and the Minister Shamko has emphasised the match has the full backing of the local and state authorities. The redevelopment of the stadium is currently in process. It should be officialy open on June 21, 2018. Minsk will also host in summer of 2019 the European Games. Inform Belarus media.