This week: Next EYOF in 2019 in Sarajevo
16 August 2017
- The next European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF)will take place in 2019 in the city of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The EYOF is the leading multisport event for young European athletes between the ages of 14 and 18. There are both summer and winter editions, which take place in two-year cycles, in odd-numbered years.
The EYOF promotes sport and physical activity and inspires young people to take up sport. Following the Olympic principles, it fosters the spirit of friendship, fair play and tolerance. The event enables youth from 50 European countries to meet and thus enhances European integration. The EYOF is also a great opportunity for hundreds of young volunteers to gain experience with organising a big event, develop their work skills and meet people from other European countries. The EYOF is a perfect occasion to teach young athletes from all over Europe about the importance of ideals such as fair competition, respect, tolerance and friendship." quoted Jean-Michel Saive.