The history of the Olympic movement in our country is long and glorious. We are proud of the Belarusian athletes whose names are forever etched in the annals of domestic and international sports. We admire their courage, fortitude, and the will to win.
To be worthy of the sport heroes of the past means to perform to the best of your ability, to show the best result at the 2nd European Games, and to celebrate Belarus once again as one of the greatest sporting nations with your impressive performances and convincing records.
I believe that determination, prowess, and ambitions of athletes and coaches will take our team to new Olympic heights. The energy of our land will add strength to you and the home crowd will spur you on to uncompromising and spectacular fight for medals.
I believe in you and I wish you strong health, good luck and great victories for the glory of our Belarus!