The mascot is an integral symbol of any large-scale sports forum, along with its logo. It is a visual image that will have a direct association for millions of people around the world with our country, as well as it is a factor that will unite all guests and inspire participants to victory. Today we are honored to present our symbol - fox Lesik. The character, whom we will see again and again in the center of sports battles and cultural festivals.

We all remember the tale about “Little Prince”, who flew to planet Earth and found friends. Among his friends was a little fox, who told the little prince about friendship. The little prince flew to his rose on his little planet, but the little fox remained alone. His biggest dream was to find friends. After little prince left the planet Earth, the fox was really sad. All his thoughts were about how to find friends. He sniffed and listened, this made his ears bigger. He explored everything around in search of an answer to the simple question "How can I make friends?" And once he knew that somewhere in Belarus there is a flower that fulfills all your wishes. This is the legendary Belarusian Papar-kvetka. Fox went to Belarus to find Paparats-kvetku and make his biggest dream come true. His path was not close, he had to do a million steps, and we can check his fitness bracelet to see that.

We can tell for sure that 2019 will be the brightest year in his life, and in the sports life of Europe, you can see it on the inscription on Lesik's visor. The green color on the mascot shirt designates development and harmony, and the black shorts indicate discipline and determination. The yellow fur speaks of his cheerfulness, the blue shoes identify the invincibility of our character, and red color reflects his vigor!

The Foundation “Directorate of the II European Games of 2019” invited some kids from special institutions - the Belarusian Association for Assistance to Disabled and Young Disabled Children and the Children's Source of Education «Istoki», athletes, representatives of the media and partners of the Games to celebrate the presentation of the mascot.

The ceremony was attended by high-ranking officials from ministries and departments, as well as Dr. Rashed Mustafa Sarvar - Ambassadors of the II European Games - representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus, Alexander Bohdanovich - Olympic champion in rowing and canoeing, Anna Bond - blogger and TV presenter , as well as future volunteers of the forum. Famous Belarusian performers, participants in the song creation competition for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2nd European Games 2019 - the Litesound and Aura groups, as well as Daniel Yastremsky - the representative of Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018, performed for guests. The visitors of the ceremony had a unique opportunity not only to find out the name of the Games mascot but also to be the first people in the world who see the symbol of the upcoming multisports forum, as well as to make the first selfie for a new Instagram mascot account.

Bright and colorful presentation of the mascot was organized by the media partner of the II European Games 2019 - the Silver Screen cinema network, the national partner - the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in the Republic of Belarus and the official trading network Eurotorg LLC.

Information from site 2nd EUROPEAN GAMES