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On behalf of the Belarusian sports community I welcome you at the European Fencing Championship U23 in the city of Minsk!
These competitions will become an important event in the sporting life not only of our country but also of whole Europe. They will give an additional impetus to the promotion of fencing among young people, and will let many fans enjoy interesting and exciting bouts.
Our country creates favorable and decent conditions for preparing highly qualified fencers and coaches. Much is being done to promote this wonderful sport, prepare and educate young sportsmen, and improve infrastructure for practicing fencing in all regions of the country.
The Republic of Belarus has a rich experience in high-level sports competitions. I am convinced that this time it will also be a bright and memorable celebration which will attract attention of fencing fans; and the championship itself will take place in the spirit of uncompromising and honest bout.
Let commitment, willpower and teamwork help the athletes perform decently.
I hope that the guests of our Republic will have a possibility to get acquainted with Minsk and its hospitable citizens better in these days.
Let success chase the sportsmen! And I wish to all our spectators to get an unforgettable experience.
Minister of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus
On behalf of the European Fencing Confederation I am glad to welcome all the participants, trainers, officials and guests of the European U23 Championship.
The category of sportsmen who are under 23 is very essential for the development of fencing in Europe. These are young, talented and ambitious fencers who no longer belong to the Junior category and seriously count on becoming part of national teams of their countries.
The European Championship is the main starting point for athletes under 23. Young professionals try to show their best fencing at this championship. I am convinced that we will see bright and exciting bouts at this tournament.
This year the capital of the Republic of Belarus is hosting the European Championship in fencing for the first time. Minsk is a city with a rich fencing history. The whole sporting community knows the names of the greatest Belarusian champions: Alexander Romankov, Elena Belova, Victor Nikanchikov. I am very happy that the major event of the season for the young will be held here, and I sincerely hope that this tournament will give a powerful impetus to the development of fencing in Belarus. I have no doubt that the organizers will do their best to hold the event at the highest level.
I wish success to the participants and I hope that our guests and spectators will enjoy their staying in the capital of Belarus.
President of the European Fencing Confederation
On behalf of the Belarusian Fencing Federation I want to welcome athletes, trainers, referees, guests and spectators of the Championships!
I am convinced that this large-scale competition will become a significant event in lives of athletes, their trainers and Belarusian lovers of this wonderful sport.
Our country has always been well-known for its good sports traditions. Many fencers have made their contribution to the list of sports achievements of the country. Their persistence, patience and a strong will of victory gave a personal example for younger athletes.
Fencing enjoys a well-deserved popularity in Belarus. Victor Sidnyak, Elena Belova, Alexander Romankov, Boris Koretskiy, AlekseiNikanchikov, Nikolai Alekhin and other Belarusian fencers have already become part of the history of this beautiful and elegant sport.
We strongly believe that a new generation of our sportsmen will continue the tradition of good performance at international competitions. The European Championships under 23 in Minsk willgive such a chance to all the athletes who arrived in the capital of Belarus.
It is my pleasure to welcome all our foreign guests at this tournament and I wish you good luck! I hope that you will have a possibility to get acquainted with Minsk and its hospitable citizens, to feel its atmosphere of friendship and open-mindedness of our people.
I am convinced that we will organize an interesting and bright event and will draw a lot of attention of fencing lovers to it.
I wish a lot of success to the athletes and I hope that our spectators will be excited with the competition!
President of the Belarusian Republican Federation