Minsk European Games SportAR app launched

29 Мая 2019 22324
An augmented reality mobile application for the 2nd European Games in Minsk SportAR has been presented at the briefing “The use of IT during the 2nd European Games” in Minsk on 28 May, BelTA learned from the Minsk European Games Organizing Committee (MEGOC).

Innovative IT solutions have long ago become part of everyday life of millions of people around the world. The organizers of the games seek to make the European Games comfortable and hitch-free for athletes and high-tech for spectators. For example, the opening ceremony of the games at Dinamo Stadium will feature a show with AR imagery.

According to Oleg Zakharov, one of top executives at Citrea Soft software developer, the AR application will enhance the real world of the upcoming sport event with the virtual world of Lesik the Fox. “Everyone can download the application to stay up to date with schedules and results and also to take cool photos with the mascot. One should just open the app and focus the camera on a special mark. We have developed this app to capture not only seconds, points, results but also the emotions which draw sport fans to such competitions,” he said.

Participants of the meeting briefed media about the 2nd European Games management system which includes transport and logistics management, accreditation and accommodation management as well as mobile applications for tourists and sport fans.

Representative of Asterman Digital Production Aleksei Podgorny told the media about the development process of the 3D mascot which involved 25 designers.

“Since the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992, IT has always been an essential part of big sport events. Fans and participants are usually not exposed to the information how transport and logistics are run, how resulted are processed in real time and visualized. We are happy that thanks to its partners MEGOC has been able to release additional applications which will make the European Games even more fascinating,” MEGOC Deputy CEO Anatoly Kotov said.

The briefing for the press in the Teleport VR virtual reality park was attended by representatives of the IT partners of MEGOC: Synesis Sport, Citrea Soft, Asterman, Singular, and the BelGIE State Supervisory Department for Telecommunications.

Minsk will host the 2nd European Games on 21-30 June.