“The widespread interest of participating countries towards the EYOFs’ will provide even more motivation to further develop the event”
– The European Olympic Committees (EOC) are excited that 48 out of 50 countries have confirmed their participation in the winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Vuokatti, which will begin in less than a year. The participation of 48 countries is a new record for winter EYOFs’! This proves that EYOF is an important multi-sport event for young European athletes. The widespread interest of participating countries towards the EYOFs’ will provide even more motivation to further develop the event, says the EOC Sports Director Peter Brüll.
– We are well on the way with the preparations and in February next year we will be ready to welcome all the teams from 48 countries and their support teams to Vuokatti, rejoices the Secretary General of EYOF 2021 Vuokatti Marita Kaipainen.
– We are building a range of extra program around the competitions, among other things there will be possibilities for spectators to try out different sports. In this way, we also want to provide active experiences for the smallest in the family as well as kindergarten and school groups that are coming to enjoy the EYOF in Vuokatti. While in Vuokatti, you will be able to follow top-level athletes and their competitions and to explore the secrets of different sports. We are making the EYOF 2021 Vuokatti an event, where there is definitely something for everyone, which is why it is already now worth planning to arrive to watch the competition on the spot next year, says Kaipainen excitedly.
About EYOF 2021 Vuokatti
The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) will take place from 6th to 13th February 2021 in Vuokatti. The best young athletes between 14–18 years old from Europe will compete in seven winter sport disciplines. The competitions will take place in the region of Kainuu, Finland. The urban area of Vuokatti in the municipality of Sotkamo will be the scene for alpine skiing, biathlon, cross country skiing, figure skating, short track and snowboarding. The city of Kajaani will be the host of ice hockey events for both genders.