Meeting on European Youth Olympic Festival starts in Baku

  • 09:30 06 May 2019

Meeting on European Youth Olympic Festival starts in Baku

Heads of the Executive Committee of the European Youth Olympic Festival, to be held in Baku, and a delegation of the European Olympic Committees commenced a meeting in Baku, ONA reports. 

Azerbaijani Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov, Vice-President of the National Olympic Committee Chingiz Huseynzade, Head of the Youth Policy and Sports Affairs Department of the Presidential Administration Yusuf Mammadaliyev and members of the organizing committee are attending the event.

Djordje Visacki, the Secretary General of the Olympic Committee of Serbia, the Head of the Coordinating Commission of the European Olympic Committees, who is visiting Baku to get acquainted with the preparations for the European Youth Olympic Festival, has also attended the meeting.

At the end of the event, at 17:00, a press conference and a presentation of medals will take place with the participation of Azad Rahimov and Djordje Visacki.

The 15th European Youth Olympic Festival will be held on July 21-28. About 3,600 athletes from 50 countries are expected to participate in the competitions. The competitions will be held in 10 kinds of sports (gymnastics, athletics, basketball, cycling, handball, judo, swimming, tennis, volleyball and wrestling). More than 2,500 volunteers will operate at 12 sports facilities.