2003 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival

The 2003 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival (French: Festival olympique de la jeunesse européenne 2003) was the seventh edition of multi-sport event for European youths between the ages of 12 and 18. It was held in Paris, France, from 27 July to 3 August, with the opening and closing ceremonies at the Charléty Stadium. A total of ten sports were contested, featuring around 2000 athletes from 48 nations.[1]

2003 European Youth Olympic Festival
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Host cityParis
Country France
Nations participating48
Athletes participating2,500
Sport(s)10
Events95
Opening ceremony27 July 2003 (2003-07-27)
Closing ceremony3 August 2003 (2003-08-03)
Officially opened byJacques Chirac
Main venueCharléty Stadium
Summer
Winter

The hosting of the competition formed part of the buildup for the Paris bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2]

Charléty Stadium

SportsEdit

2003 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival Sports Programme

Participating nationsEdit

Participating National Olympic Committees

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (France)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)18101644
2  Hungary (HUN)148830
3  Romania (ROU)71513
4  Great Britain (GBR)661123
5  Ukraine (UKR)55717
6  Italy (ITA)54413
7  France (FRA)*44513
8  Portugal (POR)4217
9  Germany (GER)39820
10  Belgium (BEL)3306
11  Lithuania (LTU)3148
12  Netherlands (NED)25512
13  Croatia (CRO)2406
14  Czech Republic (CZE)2338
15  Georgia (GEO)2327
16  Poland (POL)2169
17  Slovakia (SVK)2013
18  Denmark (DEN)2002
19  Spain (ESP)1427
20  Sweden (SWE)1326
21  Latvia (LAT)1304
22  Greece (GRE)1124
23  Estonia (EST)1113
24  Belarus (BLR)1078
25  Israel (ISR)1012
  Norway (NOR)1012
27  Moldova (MDA)1001
28  Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)0404
29  Azerbaijan (AZE)0235
30  Slovenia (SLO)0224
31  Austria (AUT)0202
   Switzerland (SUI)0202
33  Bulgaria (BUL)0112
  Ireland (IRL)0112
35  Luxembourg (LUX)0101
36  Finland (FIN)0022
  Turkey (TUR)0022
38  Armenia (ARM)0011
  Cyprus (CYP)0011
Totals (39 nations)9596115306

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paris welcomes young Europeans. International Olympic Committee (2003-07-27). Retrieved on 2014-11-23.
  2. ^ Baker, Andrew (2003-08-04). Olympics: Paris showcase potential. The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved on 2014-11-23.
  3. ^ Pays participants au FOJE Paris 2003 (in French). FOJE Paris2003. Retrieved on 2014-11-23.
Medal table

External linksEdit