October 28, 2020
The SOSC together with the Banská Bystrica Self-governing Region and the CVČ JUNIOR will help with the school program
Organizing Committee of the XVI. European Youth Olympic Festival will be closely cooperating with the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee (SOSC) in this school program, as the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) is included in the portfolio of SOSC’s activities . This project will be primarily organized in the Banská Bystrica region over the next […]
September 22, 2020
The new Executive Director of the EYOF Organising Committee
Peter Hamaj will become the new Executive Director of the Organising Committee of the XVI. European Youth Olympic Festival, which will be hosted in Banská Bystrica at the end of July 2022. He will replace Peter Korčok, who has decided to resign his position. Peter Korčok took his position after the adoption of a resolution […]
September 19, 2020
World cycling in Banská Bystrica
The second stage of the cycling race Tour of Slovakia with the finish in Banská Bystrica was originally intended to be a test event for competitions of young riders on two wheels during EYOF. However, the coronavirus changed the plans for the organizers of EYOF and the 64th edition Tour of Slovakia, too. Eventually, Tour […]
Banská Bystrica is the ideal place for the EYOF organisation, according to the Sports Director of the EOC
Representatives of the SOŠV, Banská Bystrica and the EYOF organising committee commemorated Olympic Day
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 2021. 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
Come to the heart of Europe in 2021. 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 2021 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 2021