BAKU TO HOST 2019 SUMMER EUROPEAN YOUTH OLYMPIC FESTIVAL
Baku, january 17, 2017
This is what EOC Acting President Janez Kocijančič, together with the Vice President of Azerbaijani Olympic Committee, Chingiz Huseynzade, announced during the press conference which ended his recent visit to Azerbaijan’s capital city.
The 2019 summer EYOF had been entrusted to Minsk, Belarus, but because the city will now organise the 2019 European Games, a change of host city for the EYOF was made necessary.
Kocijančič highlighted how Azerbaijan had hosted the Baku 2015 inaugural European Games so successfully, as well as the European Formula One Grand Prix at a very high level.
“Azerbaijan has also achieved outstanding results at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, winning 18 medals. This is the best result in the Olympic history of the country”, added Kocijančič, also recalling how the summer EYOF welcomes some 4’000 participants from 50 countries every two years.
Kocijančič, and Huseynzada, who is an ex-officio member of the EOC EC, said that the official agreement will be signed on January 26 in Lausanne, where the Association will hold its first Executive Committee meeting of the year.