European Young Olympic Ambassadors to kick off the EYOF Vuokatti 2021 Virtual Week!
5 February 2021
Tomorrow the best winter European young athletes should all have been in Finland to attend the Opening Ceremony of the Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) Vuokatti 2021.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the EYOF was moved from February to December 2021, but the EOC still wants to keep the momentum high and has indeed launched the EYOF Vuokatti 2021 Virtual Week to be held during the EYOF original dates, from 6 to 13 February 2021.
Over the last months, our European Young Olympic Ambassadors (EYOA) together with the EOC Olympic Culture and Legacy Commission have regularly met online to plan a series of social media and digital activities for athletes and fans.
Inspiring athletes’ stories, online workouts, educational quizzes and podcasts are only some of the activities planned to promote the Olympic Values to our young athletes.
The goal of the EYOF Vuokatti 2021 Virtual Olympic Week is to encourage athletes to go beyond competing, to discover the power of the Olympic Movement and to bring Olympic values closer to everyone in a digital way.
About Vuokatti 2021
Some 1,800 athletes from 48 European National Olympic Committees are expected to take part in nine sports disciplines from 11-18 December 2021. On the sports programme are alpine skiing, biathlon, ice hockey, snowboarding, cross country skiing, ski jumping, short track, figure skating and Nordic combined. With the inclusion of girls’ ice hockey, Vuokatti stands poised to become the most gender-balanced in the event’s history.