Domestic and international stars on the opening ceremony of EYOF in Győr

 győri EYOF nyitóünnepség

The star performer of the European Youth Olympic Festival on the 23th of July will be the American dj Steve Aoki. The two hour show will be hosted by Nóra Ördög and Zoltán Szujó, and broadcasted live from the ETO Stadium by Duna World. The audience will join the spectacular show with a special bracelet. The media partners and two new sponsors were also introduced on the press conference.

The organizers promise a spectacular show and unforgettable moments on the opening ceremony, which has an important organizing principle; it builds upon Hungarian culture and the culture of Győr but in such a way, that it could be fascinating for the youth also. "By broadcasting Olympics the opening ceremony tends to be the center of special attention and we believe that it won't be any other way in the case of Győr, because we prepare a fascinating, unique and special overture – said mayor of Győr Zsolt Borkai, chair of the Organizing Committee on the ceremony introducing press conference.

Zsolt Borkai highlighted the young people can experience the team-entries proper to Olympic events, the arrival of the EYOF flame, they can be part of something unique, which can be remain an eternal memory for them. The mayor said thank you to the newly joined sponsors and media partners and indicated that it is a great pleasure, that many feel the importance of the summer multi-sport event.

Bánhegyi Adrienn világbajnok kötélugróThe European Youth Olympic Festival opening ceremony will feature Adrienn Bánhegyi, world champion skipping rope performer, who gave a short foretaste from the Hungarian elements of the 23th of July event on the press conference, which according to the expectations of the organizers will be memorable for the young athletes and for the viewers also.

After this András Heilig, director of the ceremony talked about some behind the scenes secrets of the opening ceremony, he told that the first 24 minutes of the two hour show in the ETO Stadium starting on the 23th of July at 20:30 will be an artistic cavalcade with special sight elements. "We will line up productions which will turn the event enjoyable end fascinating for the young people." In the middle of the stadium there will be a 6x6 meter square form, a 3 dimensional led wall, which will promise a lot of spectacular productions. The unique 6 ton structure is made exclusively by companies from Győr, likewise the artistic program which also features associations from Győr, like the Ballet Company of Győr, Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, National Theatre of Győr and Vaskakas Puppet Theatre. Almost 300 dancer, acrobat, athlete will participate in the show.

The specialty of the opening is that the 3000 athletes from the 50 participant countries will also take their place on the stadium's spectators' terrace, so the teams can also join the opening ceremony.

The organizers would like to involve everyone into the ceremony, so with the help of the 14 thousand special bracelets, exclusively made for this event, not just the athletes but also every viewer can take an active part of the show and they can contribute to the exceptional scene. After the opening the speeches will be held, the pledges will be made and the teams will enter. The arrival of the EYOF flame will be extraordinary too because it will be taken amongst the athletes.

The third part is for the entertainment, here will come the music to the limelight, among others the young talents of the classical music show Virtuózok, the Kerekes Band who mixes folk music with modern elements, or the EYOF song writer the Biebers will participate. The international star will be one of the young people's favorite dj's, the American Steve Aoki, who said yes with great pleasure to the invitation and welcomed the participants in a video message on the press conference. The ceremony will be broadcasted live on Duna World, so the overture of the first domestic Olympic event can be seen on Hungarian areas over the border too. Tickets can be still purchased through the website.

Szujó Zoltán"It is a great honor for me to be one of the hosts of the program"- said Zoltán Szujó, who will host the opening ceremony together with Nóra Ördög. The sport reporter, who was a commentator for several international opening and closing ceremonies told, that it is an experience, that a show host sometimes struggles to express the message viewing a production, but he assured everyone that it will be clear by the events in Győr.

Two new sponsors joined the other sponsors introduced by the organizers before. The Delta Informatics cPlc., who provides amongst the telephones, computers, software's, joins the Diamond Sponsors, while the Golden Sponsor Szentkirályi-Kékkúti Mineral Water Ltd. contributes with Theodora mineral water to the success of the EYOF. István Hartmann, chief executive of Delta added, that taking part in the European Youth Olympic Festival makes for the company a very special anniversary, that they turned 30 year old this year.

Levente Balogh, president of the Szentkirályi-Kékkúti highlighted, that the importance of sports and consumption of good quality mineral water are both part of a healthy lifestyle, and the young participants of EYOF can help much to develop this attitude in this generation.

The media sponsors of EYOF in Győr were also introduced on the press conference; they are Győr+ Media cPlc., MTVA cPlc., Mediaworks Hungary cPlc., Lapcom Publishing and Printing cPlc. and FUNZINE Media Ltd. Győr+ Media cPlc. provides the whole media-service during the event, the public media broadcasts not just the opening, but also 45 minute summaries twice a day. In the Mediaworks owned newspapers like National Sport and in Kisalföld daily newspaper, which belongs to Lapcom, the EYOF in Győr gets a special attention, while Funzine propagates the event in their publications also in English language. Peter Endrődi, chief executive of Győr+ Media cPlc, told by the signing of the partner agreements, "As a media center of Győr, we are working with all our surfaces for the success of Győr, that's why it was not a question, that we will take our parts from the first domestic Olympic multi-sport event, from the EYOF in Győr. I believe, that we can inform from many beautiful moments and elevating successes."

Csaba Nyerges, chief editor of Kisalföld phrased, that their close cooperation with the local government brought off many common projects for many good causes and EYOF can't stay out of this line either. Léna Bognár, sales manager of Funzine indicated that they speak to the youth through many official papers, and before the summer event they try to bring the summer EYOF closer to the young people.


Eszter Domanyik, leader of the Event Management of the Organizing Committee emphasized that during EYOF beside the sport programs there will be cultural programs on Dunakapu square, our domestic values will introduce themselves with the help of popular music concerts, they will provide entertaining and relaxing opportunity.

Győr, 7th June 2017

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