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The Olympic family received an invitation to Banská Bystrica

Tuesday, 01 June 2021

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 July 2022, is expected to host 3,600 athletes and members of their teams from 50 countries. The Presidents and Secretaries-General of the National Olympic Committees of Europe have already received official invitations addressed to their countries. They were signed by the Deputy President of the European Olympic Committees Niels Nygaard, the Mayor of Banská Bystrica Ján Nosko and the President of the Slovak Olympic and Sports Committee Anton Siekel.

„Banská Bystrica is a small city with a close relationship to sport. It is the home of several TOP level athletes as well as Olympic Champions. We are therefore confident it will become a wonderful host city for young athletes during the EYOF. Moreover, we are sure we will deliver an amazing event for the youth of Europe, rewarding them for their resilience in these difficult times,“ officials write in the invitation.

National Olympic Committees must confirm their intention to participate by 30th June 2021.

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