European Youth Olympic Festival

The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) is a biennial multi-sport event for youth athletes from the 50 member countries of the association of European Olympic Committees. The festival has a summer edition, held for the first time in Brussels in 1991, and a winter edition, which began two years later in Aosta. It was known as the European Youth Olympic Days from 1991 to 1999.[1]

HistoryEdit

The event is run by the European Olympic Committees, under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee, and was the first multi-sport event in the Olympic tradition specifically for European athletes; it predates its senior equivalent, the European Games by some 24 years, and the Youth Olympic Games by 19 years.

The event should not be confused with the various European junior and youth championships in individual sports, such as the European Junior Athletics Championships which are organised by sporting federations.

EditionsEdit

SummerEdit

Host cities of the European Youth Olympic Summer Festivals
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team
1 1991 Brussels   Belgium 12 July 21 July 33 2,084 10 70   France
2 1993 Valkenswaard   Netherlands 3 July 9 July 43 1,874 10 86   Russia
3 1995 Bath   Great Britain 9 July 14 July 47 1,709 10 86   Great Britain
4 1997 Lisbon   Portugal 18 July 24 July 47 2,500 10 86   Russia
5 1999 Esbjerg   Denmark 10 July 16 July 48 2,324 11 84   Russia
6 2001 Murcia   Spain 3 July 9 July 48 2,500 10 90   Russia
7 2003 Paris   France 28 July 2 August 48 2,500 10 95   Russia
8 2005 Lignano Sabbiadoro   Italy 3 July 8 July 48 3,965 11 109   Russia
9 2007 Belgrade   Serbia 22 July 27 July 48 3,000 11 100   Russia
10 2009 Tampere   Finland 19 July 26 July 49 3,302 9 109   Russia
11 2011 Trabzon   Turkey 24 July 29 July 49 3,138 9 109   Russia
12 2013 Utrecht   Netherlands 14 July 19 July 49 3,143 9 111   Russia
13 2015 Tbilisi   Georgia 26 July 1 August 50 3,304 9 112   Russia
14 2017 Győr   Hungary 22 July 30 July 50 2,500 10 130   Russia
15 2019 Baku   Azerbaijan 20 July 28 July 48 3,600 10 135   Russia
16 2022 Banská Bystrica   Slovakia 24 July 30 July 50 3,000 11
17 2023 Koper   Slovenia 18 July 26 July
18 2025 Brno   Czech Republic

WinterEdit

Host cities of the European Youth Olympic Winter Festivals
Edition Year Host City Host Nation Start Date End Date Nations Competitors Sports Events Top Placed Team
1 1993 Aosta   Italy 7 February 10 February 33 708 5 17   Russia
2 1995 Andorra la Vella   Andorra 4 February 10 February 40 447 4 17   Italy
3 1997 Sundsvall   Sweden 7 February 13 February 41 991 6 27   Russia
4 1999 Poprad-Tatry   Slovakia 6 March 12 March 40 819 7 27   Russia
5 2001 Vuokatti   Finland 11 March 15 March 40 1,111 7 28   Russia
6 2003 Bled   Slovenia 25 January 31 January 41 1,242 7 28   Russia
7 2005 Monthey    Switzerland 23 January 28 January 41 1,184 8 35   Russia
8 2007 Jaca   Spain 18 February 23 February 43 1,284 8 20   Russia
9 2009 Silesian Voivodeship   Poland 15 February 20 February 47 1,615 9 31   Russia
10 2011 Liberec   Czech Republic 13 February 18 February 44 1,492 8 28   Germany
11 2013 Braşov   Romania 17 February 22 February 45 1,465 8 36   Russia
12 2015 Vorarlberg
Vaduz
  Austria
  Liechtenstein
25 January 30 January 45 1,519 8 30   Russia
13 2017 Erzurum   Turkey 12 February 17 February 34 646 9 38   Russia
14 2019 Sarajevo & East Sarajevo   Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 February 15 February 46 911 8 32   Norway
15 2021 Vuokatti   Finland 11 December 18 December 9
16 2023 Friuli-Venezia Giulia   Italy
17 2025 Borjomi and Bakuriani   Georgia

All time medal tableEdit

Summer GamesEdit

Summer editions, from 1991 to 2019.

European Youth Olympic Festival medal table
RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)272166149587
2  Great Britain (GBR)147116115378
3  Italy (ITA)11297127336
4  France (FRA)8789108284
5  Hungary (HUN)757095240
6  Germany (GER)70100102272
7  Ukraine (UKR)677072209
8  Spain (ESP)636475202
9  Romania (ROU)537964196
10  Netherlands (NED)505476180
11  Belgium (BEL)414762150
12  Poland (POL)394865152
13  Turkey (TUR)332549107
14  Belarus (BLR)292750106
15  Azerbaijan (AZE)27195096
16  Sweden (SWE)26303490
17  Georgia (GEO)26234089
18  Slovenia (SLO)23334096
19  Croatia (CRO)20222668
20  Denmark (DEN)20152560
21  Finland (FIN)17252365
22  Israel (ISR)17131747
23  Switzerland (SUI)15272870
24  Czech Republic (CZE)15263778
25  Ireland (IRL)14282769
26  Slovakia (SVK)13142552
27  Portugal (POR)13131541
28  Lithuania (LTU)13121944
29  Estonia (EST)138930
30  Austria (AUT)12182858
31  Soviet Union (URS)125724
32  Latvia (LAT)10171441
33  Serbia (SRB)9191341
34  Norway (NOR)8181541
35  Bulgaria (BUL)8141436
36  Moldova (MDA)881228
37  Greece (GRE)6152445
38  Cyprus (CYP)55717
39  Yugoslavia (YUG)43613
40  Luxembourg (LUX)3115
41  Czechoslovakia (TCH)2204
42  Iceland (ISL)2114
43  Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)1629
44  Armenia (ARM)1258
45  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)1236
46  Montenegro (MNE)1214
47  Kosovo (KOS)1001
48  Albania (ALB)0011
  Andorra (AND)0011
Totals (49 NOCs)1504149817794781

Winter GamesEdit

Winter editions, from 1993 to 2019.

European Youth Olympic Festival medal table
RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)976648211
2  Germany (GER)373738112
3  Norway (NOR)363239107
4  France (FRA)333640109
5  Italy (ITA)30352489
6  Austria (AUT)26332887
7  Finland (FIN)21202970
8  Sweden (SWE)1917945
9  Slovenia (SLO)19151953
10  Switzerland (SUI)15252666
11  Hungary (HUN)104721
12  Czech Republic (CZE)9121334
13  Poland (POL)981330
14  Netherlands (NED)67922
15  Great Britain (GBR)42915
16  Slovakia (SVK)32510
17  Ukraine (UKR)210618
18  Belarus (BLR)23611
19  Croatia (CRO)2114
20  Spain (ESP)2013
21  Estonia (EST)1427
22  Bulgaria (BUL)1416
23  Belgium (BEL)1337
24  Lithuania (LTU)1304
25  Romania (ROU)1247
26  Luxembourg (LUX)1102
27  Turkey (TUR)0325
28  Denmark (DEN)0112
  Georgia (GEO)0112
  Latvia (LAT)0112
31  Serbia (SRB)0101
32  Israel (ISR)0022
Totals (32 NOCs)3883893871164

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bell, Daniel (2003). Encyclopedia of International Games. McFarland and Company, Inc. Publishers, Jefferson, North Carolina. ISBN 0-7864-1026-4.

External linksEdit