2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival

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2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival
2017 EYOF Erzurum Logo.png
Host city Erzurum
Nations participating 40
Athletes participating 832
Events 39
Opening ceremony 12 February
Closing ceremony 17 February

The 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival will be held in Erzurum, Turkey from 11 to 18 February 2017.[1]

The event had initially been planned for Sarajevo and East Sarajevo,[2] Bosnia and Herzegovina,[3] whereas the 2019 EYOF had been planned for Erzurum. In November 2015, the two cities agreed to swap their events, since Sarajevo could not be ready in time, while Erzurum already had facilities in place from the 2011 Winter Universiade.[4]


Venue Sports
Palandoken Ski Centre Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding
Kandilli Ski Resort Biathlon, Cross Country Skiing
Milli Piyango Curling Arena Curling
Erzurum Ice Skating Arena Figure Skating, Short Track Speed Skating
Erzurum GSIM Ice Arena Ice Hockey
Kiremitlik Hill Ski Jumping Facility Ski Jumping



The mascot of 2017 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival is a snowman named Karbeyaz. The name Karbeyaz, which is combined from the Turkish words Kar (snow) and Beyaz (white), won the public vote against the other 3 proposed names.[5]


  1. ^ "2017 Winter EYOF". Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Olimpijske igre se vraćaju kući". Al Jazeera Balkans. 8 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "EYOWF Website". EYOWF 2013. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Turkey agree with Sarajevo and East Sarajevo to swap 2019 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival for 2017". Inside the Games. 20 November 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2016. 
  5. ^ "MEET KARBEYAZ, MASCOT OF EYOF 2017 ERZURUM". eyof2017erzurum.org. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 

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