2022 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival

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2022 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival
2022 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival logo.svg
Host cityBanská Bystrica
Country Slovakia
MottoReady to Shine
Nations48
Athletes2,253
Sport10
Events120
OpeningJuly 24, 2022 (2022-07-24)
ClosingJuly 30, 2022 (2022-07-30)
Opened byBoris Kollár
Athlete's OathAlexandra Fričová
Judge's OathĽuboš Rupčík (Officials)
Peter Jankovič (Coaches)
Torch lighterAnastasiya Kuzmina
Matej Tóth
Main venueSNP Stadium
Websiteeyof2022.com/en
Summer
Winter

The 2022 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival was held in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, between 24 and 30 July 2022.

Host selection[edit]

Košice was originally to be host city but withdrew from the hosting in April 2019 due to financial concerns. Banská Bystrica was chosen as the new host city in May 2019.[1][2] Originally scheduled to run from 24 July to 1 August 2021, on 7 May 2020 it was announced that the games will be moved to 2022 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Sports[edit]

The following competitions took place:[4]

2022 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival Sports Programme

Venues[edit]

Venue Location Sports Capacity
Park close to the SNP Memorial Banská Bystrica Opening Ceremony N/A
SNP Stadium Banská Bystrica Athletics 7,900
Badin Basketball Hall Badín Basketball 200
University Basketball Hall Banská Bystrica Basketball 200
Sports Park Badminton Banská Bystrica Badminton 50
City routes of Banská Bystrica Banská Bystrica Cycling N/A
Sports Park Judo Banská Bystrica Judo 841
Handball Hall Detva Detva Handball 550
Handball Hall Zvolen Zvolen Handball 486
Sports park Swimming Banská Bystrica Swimming 400
Stadium of Artistic Gymnastics Banská Bystrica Artistic gymnastics 2,300
Sports Park Tennis Banská Bystrica Tennis 100
Volleyball Hall Slovenská Ľupča Slovenská Ľupča Volleyball 300
Volleyball Hall Zvolen Zvolen Volleyball 300

Schedule[edit]

The competition schedule for the 2022 European Youth Olympic Summer Festival was as follows:

OC Opening ceremony 1 Event finals CC Closing ceremony Event competitions
July 24
Sun
25
Mon
26
Tue
27
Wed
28
Thu
29
Fri
30
Sat
Events
Ceremonies OC CC
Artistic gymnastics 2 2 1 5 5 15
Athletics 1 7 5 9 13 5 40
Badminton 2 1 3
Basketball 2 2
Cycling 2 2 4
Handball 2 2
Judo 4 4 4 4 1 17
Swimming 2 8 6 5 11 32
Tennis 3 3
Volleyball 2 2
Total events 3 23 17 21 35 21 120
Cumulative total 3 26 43 64 102 120
July 24
Sun
25
Mon
26
Tue
27
Wed
28
Thu
29
Fri
30
Sat
Events

Participant nations[edit]

A total of 2,252 athletes from 48 NOCs competed at these games.[5] One refugee athlete, originally from Syria, and at that time based in Austria, also competed.[6] As a result of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, on 2 March 2022, in accordance with a recommendation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), EOC suspended the participation of Belarus and Russia from 2022 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival.[7]

Participating National Olympic Committees[5]

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation (Slovakia)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Italy21121447
2 Germany981532
3 Spain87419
4 Great Britain75618
5 Hungary69924
6 France67417
7 Ukraine66618
8 Turkey59115
9 Romania58619
10 Poland551020
11 Croatia5409
 Sweden5409
13 Lithuania44210
14 Israel4138
15 Czech Republic35614
16 Finland3137
 Netherlands3137
18 Azerbaijan2428
19 Denmark23510
20 Serbia2316
21 Slovakia*2136
22 Greece2114
23 Georgia2068
24 Belgium2002
25 Switzerland1034
26 Slovenia0415
27 Bulgaria0336
28 Estonia0303
29 Portugal0145
30 Austria0134
31 Latvia0123
32 Cyprus0112
33 Armenia0033
34 Moldova0022
35 Bosnia and Herzegovina0011
 Iceland0011
 Ireland0011
 Malta0011
 Norway0011
Totals (39 entries)120122137379
Source: [11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland and Slovakia awarded 2021 European Youth Olympic Festivals". Duncan Mackay. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Slovenským dejiskom letného EYOF 2021 má byť Banská Bystrica". TASR, teraz.sk. 3 May 2019. Retrieved 7 May 2019.
  3. ^ "New dates set for EYOF Banská Bystrica in 2022". 7 May 2020. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  4. ^ Official website
  5. ^ a b "EYOF 2022 Results, Scoring & Schedule System". results.eyof2022.com.
  6. ^ "If I stayed in Syria, I would be dead now, says the only refugee athlete at EYOF". EYOF Banská Bystrica 2022.
  7. ^ "EYOF 2022 WITHOUT ATHLETES FROM RUSSIA AND BELARUS". EYOF Banská Bystrica 2022 (Press release). 2022-03-02. Retrieved 2022-07-03.
  8. ^ "EYOF 2022 Results, Scoring & Schedule System".
  9. ^ "Euroopa noorte olümpiafestivalil Banska Bystricas esindab Eestit 40 sportlast". eok.ee. 20 July 2022.
  10. ^ "EYOF 2022 Results, Scoring & Schedule System".
  11. ^ "EYOF 2022 Medal Count". EYOF Banská Bystrica 2022. Archived from the original on 1 August 2022. Retrieved 1 August 2022.

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