Győr is getting ready to organize the Youth Olympic Festival

In 2017 the Olympic flame will flash in Győr. Our city has the chance to organize the European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF), which would mean that Hungary could give place to Olympic Games for the first time of its history.

On the common press conference of the Hungarian Olympic Committee and the city of Győr, on 2nd December 2011 Zsolt Gyulai, the vice-president of MOB ran back over the 116-year-long history of the organization. As he mentioned, during the years of the century there were great successes and sport diplomatic milestones. By utilizing the aforementioned opportunity Hungary will be able to organize Olympic Games first in its history.

He added that EYOF is much more than only a sport event. It is a possibility to introduce Hungary and Győr, a cultural festival, one of the the most effective tool to make the young generation move. He also highlighted that the age group between 14-17 takes part in the event which is the most crucial age group as regards the future of the Hungarian sport life. The success of such an event can determine the direction of the Hungarian development in sport for decades.

Zsolt Borkai, the Mayor and the President of the MOB emphasized that in 2017 our city can be the venue of such an event in which the whole world is interested. Our chance to organize this event is great as only we submitted a tender for the rights.

In the following years serious infrastructural developments are expected due to the state guarantee, like the construction of a new swimming pool, a new sports hall, and the renewal of the Dózsa court or other already extant establishments. These developments do not only serve the organization of the eight-day long Youth Olympics but they will be utilizable and available for the citizens of Győr.

Dr. Zsigmond Nagy  the international director of MOB stressed that winning the right to organize the Festival could be a significant event in Hungarian sport history.  We will be able to show that we can be entrusted with the organization of such a significant sport event which includes nine sports.

The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) has existed since 1991, it is organized every other year, and it has the same rights as the Olympic Games. The festival is characterized by the five circles, the Olympic flame, the opening and closing ceremony or the system of the Olympic village like in case of the Olympic Games.

The age group between 14-17 competes in nine sports, namely athletics, cycling, gymnastics, judo, swimming, tennis, basketball, handball, volleyball. In the last few years several Hungarian sportspeople took part in EYOF who also reach outstanding results as adult professionals, for instance (includes but not limited to) Éva Risztov, Katinka Hosszú, or Dávid Verrasztó.

The latest EYOF was organized in Turkey, in Trabzom in 2011, where the Hungarian team reached the sixth place in the medal table from the 49 participating countries. We hope that our young sportspeople can be even more successful in 2017 in local atmosphere.

Side Events of EYOF

Side events of EYOF at the Dunakapu square in Győr

Győr map

Győr map

Spectator's Guide

Spectator's guide

Mayor's Welcome

Borkai Zsolt

Dear Sports Friends, 
Dear Visitor,

It is with great pleasure to welcome you on the official website of the European Youth Olympic Festival 2017 in Győr.

It has been a great honour for Hungary and the City of Győr to obtain the rights to host the 2017 European Youth Olympic Festival. 

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