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 Summer Youth Olympic Festival
Year Edition Host City Host Nation Sports Events Nations Start Date End Date Competitors Top Nation
European Summer Youth Olympic Festival
1991 1 Brussels   Belgium 9 70 33 12 July 21 July 2084   France
1993 2 Valkenswaard   Netherlands 10 86 43 3 July 9 July 1874   Russia
1995 3 Bath   Great Britain 10 86 47 9 July 14 July 1709   Great Britain
1997 4 Lisbon   Portugal 10 86 47 18 July 24 July 2500   Russia
1999 5 Esbjerg   Denmark 11 84 48 10 July 16 July 2324   Russia
2001 6 Murcia   Spain 10 90 48 3 July 9 July 2500   Russia
2003 7 Paris   France 10 95 48 28 July 2 August 2500   Russia
2005 8 Lignano Sabbiadoro   Italy 11 109 48 3 July 8 July 3965   Russia
2007 9 Belgrade   Serbia 11 100 49 22 July 27 July 3000   Russia
2009 10 Tampere   Finland 9 109 49 19 July 26 July 3302   Russia
2011 11 Trabzon   Turkey 9 109 49 24 July 29 July 3138   Russia
2013 12 Utrecht   Netherlands 9 111 49 14 July 19 July 3143   Russia
2015 13 Tbilisi   Georgia 9 112 50 26 July 1 August 3304   Russia
2017 14 Győr   Hungary 10 130 50 22 July 30 July 3675   Russia
2019 15 Baku   Azerbaijan 10 135 50 20 July 28 July 3902   Russia
2022 16 Banská Bystrica   Slovakia 11 50 24 July 30 July
2023 17 Maribor   Slovenia 12 23 July 29 July
2025 18 Brno   Czech Republic

WinterEdit

Host cities of the European Winter Youth Olympic Festival
Year Edition Host City Host Nation Sports Events Nations Start Date End Date Competitors Top Nation
European Winter Youth Olympic Festival
1993 1 Aosta   Italy 5 17 33 7 February 10 February 708   Russia
1995 2 Andorra la Vella   Andorra 4 17 40 4 February 10 February 740   Italy
1997 3 Sundsvall   Sweden 6 27 41 7 February 13 February 991   Russia
1999 4 Poprad-Tatry   Slovakia 7 27 40 6 March 12 March 819   Russia
2001 5 Vuokatti   Finland 7 28 40 11 March 15 March 1111   Russia
2003 6 Bled   Slovenia 7 28 41 25 January 31 January 1242   Russia
2005 7 Monthey   Switzerland 8 35 41 23 January 28 January 1184   Russia
2007 8 Jaca   Spain 6 20 43 18 February 23 February 1284   Russia
2009 9 Silesia   Poland 9 31 47 15 February 20 February 1615   Russia
2011 10 Liberec   Czech Republic 8 28 44 13 February 18 February 1492   Germany
2013 11 Braşov   Romania 8 36 45 17 February 22 February 1465   Russia
2015 12 Vorarlberg
Vaduz
  Austria
  Liechtenstein
8 30 45 25 January 30 January 1509   Russia
2017 13 Erzurum   Turkey 9 38 34 12 February 17 February 1241   Russia
2019 14 Sarajevo-East Sarajevo   Bosnia and Herzegovina 8 32 46 10 February 15 February 1537   Norway
2022 15 Vuokatti   Finland 9 39 46 20 March 25 March   Finland
2023 16 Friuli-Venezia Giulia   Italy 13 21 January 28 January
2025 17 Borjomi-Bakuriani   Georgia 13

SportsEdit

Summer GamesEdit

Sport (Discipline) 91 93 95 97 99 01 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 22 23
Current summer sports
 
Athletics  
Badminton  
Basketball  
Canoeing  
Cycling  
Football  
Gymnastics  
Handball  
Judo  
Skateboarding  
Swimming  
Tennis  
Triathlon  
Volleyball  
Discontinued summer sports
Field hockey  
Sailing  
Table tennis  
Water polo  
Wrestling  

Winter GamesEdit

Sport (Discipline) 93 95 97 99 01 03 05 07 09 11 13 15 17 19 22 23
Current winter sports
 
Alpine skiing  
Biathlon  
Cross country skiing  
Curling  
Figure skating  
Freestyle skiing  
Ice hockey  
Nordic combined  
Short track speed skating  
Ski cross  
Ski jumping  
Ski mountaineering  
Snowboarding  
Discontinued winter sports
Speed skating  

All-time medal tableEdit

Combined medal tableEdit

From 1991 to 2022 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival.

European Youth Olympic Festival medal table
RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)369241199809
2  Italy (ITA)147140158445
3  Great Britain (GBR)147116115378
4  France (FRA)124126154404
5  Germany (GER)107138143388
6  Hungary (HUN)8678102266
7  Ukraine (UKR)738287242
8  Spain (ESP)656476205
9  Netherlands (NED)606187208
10  Romania (ROU)548168203
11  Sweden (SWE)495247148
12  Poland (POL)485980187
13  Norway (NOR)455254151
14  Slovenia (SLO)454960154
15  Finland (FIN)444955148
16  Austria (AUT)435458155
17  Belgium (BEL)425065157
18  Turkey (TUR)332851112
19  Belarus (BLR)313156118
20  Switzerland (SUI)305459143
21  Czech Republic (CZE)274250119
22  Azerbaijan (AZE)27195096
23  Georgia (GEO)26244191
24  Croatia (CRO)23232773
25  Denmark (DEN)20162662
26  Israel (ISR)17131949
27  Slovakia (SVK)16163264
28  Estonia (EST)15121138
29  Ireland (IRL)14282769
30  Lithuania (LTU)14151948
31  Portugal (POR)13131541
32  Soviet Union (URS)125724
33  Latvia (LAT)11181544
34  Serbia (SRB)9201342
35  Bulgaria (BUL)9181542
36  Moldova (MDA)881228
37  Greece (GRE)6152445
38  Cyprus (CYP)55717
39  Yugoslavia (YUG)43613
40  Luxembourg (LUX)4217
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)1931193522056071

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