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EYOF 2017 Tender - Conception, motivation, introduction of the candidate city and its region

Útvonal|EYOF 2017 Tender|Conception, motivation, introduction of the candidate city and its region
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Győr

Győr, the City of Encounters

Converging rivers, intersecting roads, Hungarian hospitality, the impulse of youth and the excitement of a city deeply rooted in history: this is Győr, the City of Encounters! Győr is Hungary’s sixth largest city and home to nearly 130,000 people. Owing to its location, industry and highly skilled workforce Győr is the country’s most dynamically developing and innovative city. In close proximity to the Pér airport, the international river port of Gönyű, the international railway and the M1 motorway, this area, known as the golden triangle (between Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava) has become one of the largest industrial and economic centres.

The most important factor in the promotion of the city’s development is its location on the bank of the Danube. Along the right bank of the river important transport routes were established leading from the central part of the Carpathian Basin westwards. Already in Roman times this territory was important, as it was the link between Aquincum(Buda) and Vindobona (Vienna). It is for this reason that Győr ranks among Hungary’s most important cities with respect to ancient history, and it is one of the settlements which has had a leading role in the history of Hungary since its establishment. In Roman times a civil town was also built near the castrum (castle), which defended the province. About 1000 years ago, at the time of the birth of the Hungarian State it became a bishopric and a prefectural centre. During the time of Turkish rule it was a fortress that defended Vienna, and then in the 17th and 18th centuries, through the reconstruction of the inner medieval part, it became one of Hungary’s most beautiful baroque towns. At the end of the 19th century it developed into an industrial centre, which is a role it still plays today. Today Győr’s appeal is not only its dynamic industrial development, but also its cultural life, outstanding sport events, thermal baths, sacred and secular monuments, attractive inner city streets and terraces, which are the mosaic that makes this European city complete and gives it its pulse.

Owing to the confluence of four rivers, Győr is the ‘City of Rivers’, whose waters lend a unique atmosphere to the city through their gentle embrace. The picturesque MosonDanube, Rábca, Marcal and Rába - which once lent its name to the city - make a romantic walk irresistible. Even from a raft the ancient city walls, wonderful green spaces, old restaurants popping up under the shade of old trees or Radó Island, which is considered the island of lovers, can be admired. Meriting its ranking as Hungary’s third richest city in monuments, the Baroque inner city is ornamented by palaces that conjure up times past, characteristic corner balconies and statues.

Owing to the city’s lively and successful sports environment Zsolt Borkai, who is at once president of the Hungarian Olympic Committee, an Olympic champion in gymnastics, and mayor of Győr, received the award ‘Sportiest City in Hungary’ on behalf of Győr in recognition of its work and success in sport policy. This recognition reflects the outstanding performance of the sport clubs and sports men and women of Győr and the city’s exemplary decision concerning the emphasised of sport support. This is demonstrated by Győr’s allocation of 1% of its budget to sport support, which serves to stimulate children’s need for movement, to broaden sport opportunities and to promote the future’s sport role models. The city boasts first division teams in football, handball, basketball and futsal, which are all potentials for the podium every season in the national championships.

Besides coming in second in the Champions League, the Győri ETO KC woman handball team also won the Hungarian National Championship and the Hungarian Cup, both the Rába ETO futsal team and the Győr Uni SEAT woman basketball team won championships and the Győr ETO FC football team came in third in the championship. True to its name ‘City of Rivers’ the kayakcanoe department is among the most successful at training Olympic athletes, and has produced athletes like the three-time Olympic champion kayaker Zoltán Kammerer, the Olympic champion kayaker Krisztina Fazekas-Zur and future hopeful Ramóna Farkasdi. The city places emphasis on organising international sport events, and in the last four years seven European Championships/World Championships were hosted in the county capital of Kisalföld, where a range of events took place including handball, the pentathlon, canoe-kayak, the triathlon and water polo. Every year a sport event for children is organised called the Children’s Sport Festival. Children’s teams, composed of children aged nine to eleven with participation of team from abroad, take part in this three-day long event that is filled with exciting competitions and unforgettable moments.

Some interesting facts about Győr

Karl May, the all-time best selling German writer modelled the character of Old Shatterhand on János Xántus, a globetrotting ethnographer born in Győr. The letter in which the writer asked for permission from the traveller to do so can still be found in the Karl May Museum in Dresden, Germany. In Győr both a museum and the Zoo carry the name of this world famous scientist. In the Winnetou stories there is a certain Henry carabine that plays an important role, and a silver copy of it can be seen in the Xántus János Museum in Győr, bearing the label ‘John Xantus’.

Ányos Jedlik, a Benedictine monk who taught in the historic building of Győr’s inner city grammar school, is attributed with inventing the base for all modern-day gassy refreshments: the soda. Moreover, this world-famous Hungarian inventor astonished the world when he combined soda with wine, and thus went into the history books as the inventor of the spritzer. Ányos Jedlik is also attributed with inventing the dynamo, thus preceding Siemens.

Győr is home to one of the biggest Audi factories in the world. Audi, whose headquarters is in Ingolstadt, Germany, is one of the world’s most celebrated car manufacturers. Since 2008 this German town is one of Győr’s nine twin cities and Audi is the biggest supporter of cultural and sport events in Győr. Audi Hungaria Motors Ltd. currently employs 9000 people in Győr. In 2010 the 500,000th car rolled off the factory’s assembly line. Owing to the attractiveness of the city, Audi is investing another one billion euros in the expansion of vehicle production between now and 2013, and will thus create more than a thousand additional jobs at the existing Győr site. The world famous AUDI TT Coupé can even be considered a Hungarian product, Hungaricum, as it is only produced in Győr.

The city’s Industrial Park has most deservedly achieved worldwide recognition. It opened its doors in 1992 as the first operating industrial park in Central Europe. Now there are more than 100 companies from 14 countries that have made Győr the second most highly performing city in Hungary behind the capital, Budapest.

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Geographical features

The city of Győr comprises an area of 174.62 km² and its coordinates are 48° 41’ N, 17° 38’ E.

The climate of the city is continental with an average yearly temperature of 10.3 ºC and a sunny July average temperature of 21 ºC. Total yearly rainfall is 550 mm. The contour of the city is flat as only a small area has a difference of 30 m. The city stands at 123 m above sea level.

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Motivation – Talent now, idol in the future

Baron Pierre de Coubertin wrote his name in the annals of world history when in 1894 – 118 years ago – he realised the importance of the Olympic Games and at the Paris congress suggested rekindling the spirit of the Olympic Games. The representatives of Hungary were present together with the founders in 1894. The Hungarian Olympic Committee was one of the first National Olympic Committees to be founded. Already in the 1896 Olympic Games the Hungarian team won two gold medals. The name Alfréd Hajós is proudly pronounced by Hungarians even today as he was our first Olympic champion. It is an interesting fact that Győr’s outdoor swimming pool was built according to Alfréd Hajós’s designs in 1931.

New perspectives in Hungarian sport will be opened as a result of the organisation of the European Youth Olympic Festival as it lays a firm basis for youth development. Following the completion of the Games all of the facilities in Győr may function as youth development centres that will train the champions of the future. Talents now will be idols in the future means motivation and stimulus for many generations to come. The EYOF calls the attention of thousands of children to the importance of sport, fostering admiration for their classmates and friends who are able to stand on the top of the podium or take part as participants in the Festival. At the same time it serves as a fine example for promoting a healthy lifestyle and the love of sport.

The EYOF is an adventure, a meeting of cultures, the beginning of friendships, the first steps of careers and the possibility of a starting point for the champions of the future. The objective of the bid – besides serving the interest of athletes in all circumstances – is to ensure cultural meeting points, the opening of countries to each other and the advancement of Hungarian culture’s popularity. This is the impetus behind the candidature of Győr: One spirit, whole EUROPE!

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Sok szeretettel köszöntöm a 2017-es győri Európai Ifjúsági Olimpiai Fesztivál hivatalos honlapján.

Nagy megtiszteltetés Magyarország és Győr városa számára, hogy elnyerte a 2017-es Európai Ifjúsági Olimpiai Fesztivál rendezési jogát.

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Gyémánt fokozatú támogatók

Audi Hungaria  Delta csoport  ScitecGyőr Projekt GyőrSzol 

Arany fokozatú támogatók

AgroFeed Friesland Chango  QP Szentkirályi Kékkúti (Theodora)  Vidanet

Ezüst fokozatú támogatók

Ceres Coop Dr. Gogl Praktiker

Bronz fokozatú támogatók

Csipet snackÉdes Napok Eudent FodorHatos és társaDr. Orto MC Donalds Media Markt Palatia  ewopharmaRoland Divatház Vill-Korr

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M4 Nemzeti Sport Győr+ média Kisalföld Funzine

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Győr MOB

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