20. October 2021
Reconstruction of sports venues is continuing and further test events are planned
Preparations for the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banská Bystrica, where young athletes will compete in eleven sectors from 24 to 30 July 2022, are in full swing. Marek Majerčák, the sports director of the event, summarized the news from the sports part´s point of view at EYOF 2022: “Things are moving on several […]
11. October 2021
Joseph Cassar believe in really fantastic EYOF 2022
At the EYOF below Urpín on July 24-30, 2022, approximately 3.600 members of the expeditions of individual countries are expected, along with representatives and officials of the National Olympic Committees and EOC, as well as other guests. The competition of multi-sport event will be held in eleven sectors. “Experience from the past and history only […]
7. October 2021
Reconstructed Athletic and Football Stadium in Stiavnicky
On Tuesday, 5 October 2021, Banská Bystrica saw opening of renovated athletic and football stadium in Štiavničky. At the same time, with effect from 1 November 2021, the Minister of Defence of the Slovak Republic, Jaroslav Naď, appointed Matej Tóth as the director of the Dukla Banská Bystrica Military Sports Centre. The new National Athletic […]
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