The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) is a property of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and is held under the patronage of the IOC. The event takes place every two years with a summer and winter edition.

Jacques Rogge, former IOC President, the then President of the European Olympic Committees and the father of the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), originally called European Youth Olympic Days (EYOD), said “This Festival provides young European athletes with great motivation, as it gives sense to their careers from the very beginning”.

The European Youth Olympic Festival is the only major multisport event for the best young athletes in Europe.

Winter EYOF Friuli Venezia Giulia 2023 will take place from 21 – 28 January, where athletes aged 14 to 18 will enjoy the experience of the most bracing European multi-sport winter session event.

Italy hosted the first winter edition of EYOF in 1993; 30 years later the Olympic torch returns.

The Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia already hosted an EYOF – summer edition in Lignano Sabbiadoro in 2005.

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