The Luxembourg team for both the 2019 Games of the Small States of Europe and the European Games, was officially presented by sports minister Dan Kersch on Wednesday.
Sports minister Dan Kersch with the athletes representing Luxembourg for the two competitions
Kersch called the team one that was “worthily representing the grand duchy at these two major international, multisports events”.
During the Games of the Small States of Europe, a total of 140 athletes will represent the grand duchy across 9 different athletic disciplines. The biannual competition, now in its 18th edition, will take place in Montenegro on 27 May-1 June. It brings together athletes from nine countries, including Montenegro and Luxembourg, as well as Andorra, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Malta and Monaco.
From 21-30 June in Minsk, Belarus, the European Games will take place, during which time 22 athletes in 7 disciplines will take part on behalf of Luxembourg. The competition brings together some 4,000 athletes, and athletes in 9 of the 15 disciplines can compete for Olympic qualifications for Tokyo 2020.