2019 European Games

Jake Cooper - 23 May 2019

The 2019 European Games kick off on the 21st of June. This exciting multi-sport event brings together nations from all across Europe in an Olympic-style format where athletes represent their country in 15 sporting events. For betting fans, the European Games offers enhanced wagering opportunities on some of the most popular sports in the world.

About the European Games

The 2019 European Games will be the second edition of the prestigious event. Prior to 2015, every continent except for Europe had their own Olympic style continental games. In 2012, the European Olympic Committee brought forward the idea of creating a European equivalent that would be held every four years. The idea was approved, and the first games were held in Baku, Azerbaijan in June 2015.

In the first European Games, 50 nations competed in 253 events across 20 sports. This year, the number of sports has been reduced to 15, with a total of 199 events. Ten of the sports will offer qualification opportunities for athletes hoping to compete in the 2020 summer Olympics.

Details for 2019

The 2019 European Games will be held in the City of Minsk, Belarus. The opening ceremony will take place on the 21st of June and the closing ceremony on the 30th of June. As per the previous games, 50 European nations are expected to take part, including Russia, Great Britain and Germany, who topped the medal tables in 2015. The sports that the athletes will be competing in include:

  •     Archery
  •     Athletics
  •     Badminton
  •     Basketball
  •     Beach soccer
  •     Boxing
  •     Canoe sprint
  •     Cycling
  •     Gymnastics
  •     Judo
  •     Karate
  •     Sambo
  •     Shooting
  •     Table tennis
  •     Wrestling

Online Betting Options

If you are interested in betting on the European Games, there are plenty of wagers to choose from. Outright bets can be placed on the country to win the most Gold, Silver or Bronze medals, as well as the most medals overall. In 2015, Russia dominated the Games, taking 164 medals compared to the runners up Azerbaijan, who won a total of 56 medals. Bets can also be placed on every single one of the 199 events during the competition. Since there are 15 sports, punters can choose any sport or any event and predict the gold, silver and bronze medal winner.

For more information on the betting markets and updated odds, check out our top recommended bookmakers; Spin Sports, Dafabet and Royal Panda Sports.

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