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 […]

4. October 2021

The head of the EOC Coordination Commission highlighted the great role of volunteers

The Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committees (EOC), headed by its chairman Joseph Cassar from Malta, inspected Banská Bystrica before next year’s European Youth Olympic Festival EYOF 2022. According to Cassar the Banská Bystrica region offers a very good environment for organising a major event for the youth. „A lot of people will come […]

30. September 2021

The Coordination Commission of the European Olympic Committees was satisfied

Banská Bystrica (September 30, 2021) – The European Olympic Youth Festival EYOF 2022, which will take place in Banská Bystrica from 24 to 30 July 2022, will be postponed for a year and will be the top youth event in Slovakia and its beginning is fast approaching. At the end of September, the organisers welcomed […]

31. August 2021

Judokas tested the Sports hall Štiavničky

EYOF has had another test event. Judokas from Slovakia and other countries took part in the 37th Slovak National Uprising International Judo Tournament, which was also the 11th edition of the Zoltán Pálkovács Memorial, at the Sports hall Štiavničky. Home fighters from VŠC Dukla Banská Bystrica were also successful at the tournament. The winner of […]

23. August 2021

Tennis and judo players will test infrastructure readiness for EYOF

Sports venues in Banská Bystrica will undergo readiness tests in the coming weeks ahead of the 2022 European Youth Olympic Festival. For the organisers, they will be an important source of knowledge about the state of the infrastructure ahead of the biggest multi-sport event in Slovakia’s history. After a year-long break, the SNP Judo Tournament […]

26. July 2021

One year after Tokyo, Slovakia will welcome EYOF 2022

Exactly one year from now, Banská Bystrica will welcome young athletes from 50 European countries to the international sporting event EYOF 2022. From 24 to 30 July 2022, sports grounds will come alive not only in Banská Bystrica, but also in Zvolen, Detva, Slovenska Ľupča and Badín. Slovakia will be the host country of a […]

12. July 2021

The countdown to the EYOF will also feature a mascot presentation and three interesting concerts

On Saturday 24 July, the organisers of the European Youth Olympic Festival 2022 Banská Bystrica will start counting down one year until the start of the event. On this occasion, they will introduce the mascot of the event and show the public a small taste of what awaits EYOF visitors in the fan zones next […]

The success of the OVEP webinars will be followed by ECOworkshops in the next school year

Hundreds of participants in the Olympic Values Education Programme (OVEP) webinars held in the first half of 2021 learned new knowledge about Olympic values education, environmental education, clean and doping-free sport and fair play. The webinars have gained considerable popularity. The Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee prepared the webinars in cooperation with the Organising Committee […]

6. July 2021

Martin Svrček can extend number of wins at EYOF test event

Dubnica nad Váhom and its surroundings will once again be alive with youth cycling from 16 to 18 July. The 58th edition of the International Cycling Days will also be a test of readiness for the organisers of the XVI European Youth Olympic Summer Festival. In the past, the International Cycling Days have featured a […]

30. June 2021

The Ministries of Defence and the Environment will assist the organisers in organising the 16th Summer European Youth Olympic Festival, which will be hosted by Banská Bystrica from 24 to 30 July 2022. The ministers Jaroslav Naď and Ján Budaj took over the patronage of two important areas of preparation – security and sustainability. The […]

16. June 2021


In just a few weeks, the countdown to the XVI European Youth Olympic Summer Festival 2022 Banská Bystrica will begin. Several challenges await the organisers, the EYOF will be green and wants to be the leading sport event in Slovakia in the field of sustainability promotion. The EYOF 2022 Banská Bystrica will take place at […]