The 2nd European Games open in Minsk today. 4,000 athletes from 50 countries of the continent will take part in the large-scale sports forum. 500 million TV viewers not only in Europe, but also in many countries in Asia, Africa, and North and South America will have the opportunity to watch the competitions in 15 sports. The opening ceremony will be held tonight at Dinamo Stadium and will feature 22,000 viewers.