13 August 2023
II CIS Games finished in Minsk

The closing ceremony took place on August 13, 2023 at the Minsk Arena.

For ten days, athletes from more than 20 countries competed for awards in 20 sports. The sports forum met the expectations of many - a real holiday and excellent competitive practice for future champions. Belarus used all the experience of holding such major tournaments in various sports.


The organizers surprised the athletes with a parade, a rich concert program and bright stage performances.


Especially for the closing show, compositions dedicated to sports were written. The closing theme is farewell to the sports fairy tale. The ceremony also saw the transfer of the CIS flag to Azerbaijan, where the next Games will be held in 2025.

II Games of the CIS countries will go down in history as a significant sporting event.



- I would like to congratulate all participants and fans on holding the II Games of the CIS countries. Without a doubt, these competitions will go down in the history of the Commonwealth as a large-scale and significant sporting event. On behalf of the CIS Executive Committee, I want to thank everyone who contributed to holding these competitions at the highest level, - said CIS Secretary General Sergey Lebedev.

He expressed his gratitude to the athletes, coaches, judges and volunteers. He also expressed gratitude to the leaders of all states who sent their athletes to Belarus: "Your goodwill and support were the guarantee and guarantee of the successful holding of this large-scale sports forum."



At the end of the colorful sports festival, a dance program was held for the participants of the competitions and foreign guests.

The headliner of the disco for young champions was the famous performer Khabib.

Press department NOC Belarus

Photo by NOC Belarus