1. June 2021
The Olympic family received an invitation to Banská Bystrica
The National Olympic Committees of Europe including the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee, together with the city of Banská Bystrica, have officially invited young athletes from all over Europe to Central Slovakia for the XVI European Youth Olympic Summer Festival (EYOF). EYOF 2022 Banská Bystrica, that will be held from 24th July 2022 till 30th […]
18. May 2021
Virtual visit of the Coordinating Commission: Athletes will be the heart of EYOF
Members of the Coordination Commission (CoCom) of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) for the XVI. European Youth Olympic Festival, which will be hosted by Banská Bystrica in July 2022, appreciated the current state of preparations for the largest multi-sport event in Slovakia’s history. During the meeting with the members of the Organizing Committee, the chairman […]
7. May 2021
EYOF will take place under the auspices of the President
The President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová took over the auspices of the European Olympic Youth Festival 2022 Banská Bystrica. The President of the Slovak Republic complied with the request of the organizers of EYOF 2022 Banská Bystrica. Organizers asked her to provide patronage over the largest multi-sporting event in the history of independent […]
I want to invite you to a place that has its charm. Even though it is tiny, it hides huge potential. I would like to invite you to a country where fewer people live than in New York City, but it gave the world a pop art father, an inventor of a parachute or a flying car. And athletes like Peter Sagan or Zdeno Chára. I invite you to a country that hides love in its name. And since love is born in the heart, I invite you to the heart of this country. And do you know why? Because the city is located in the heart of Slovakia and it is close to everywhere. Because it is a city of Olympic champions and worldfamous athletes.
Football player Marek Hamšík, biathlete Anastasia Kuzminová and race walker Matej Tóth, these sports stars are at home in Banská Bystrica. And I invite all of you, the future sports stars to Banská Bystrica in 2022. I believe you will be enchanted. We are a picturesque city in the middle of the mountains, with the most beautiful square and city center of all Slovak towns.
Come to the heart of Europe in 2022. We are all looking forward to seeing you in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. In 2017 we proudly received the title of the European City of Sport and in 2022 we will proudly carry the torch of the European Youth Olympic Festival. You are all invited.
Mayor of the City of Banská Bystrica
President of the Organising Committee EYOF 2022 Banská Bystrica