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 Dynamo Stadium. An international group of directors will present the historical events of Belarus in a contemporary style. One of the central events of the ceremony will be the lighting of the flame of the 2nd European Games.