Friuli Venezia Giulia says 'I do' to EYOF 2023

The European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) gathered today to co-sign the Host City Contract for the 2023 Winter European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF).

Friuli Venezia Giulia will host the 16th winter edition of the multi-sport event for elite young athletes aged 14 to 18.

The official agreement was signed by EOC President Janez Kocijančič, President of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) Giovanni Malagò, President of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region Massimiliano Fedriga and President of the EYOF FVG 2023 Organising Committee Maurizio Dünnhofer.

The signing follows the official announcement of Friuli Venezia Giulia as the host of the Winter EYOF 2023 at the 47th EOC General Assembly in Marbella, Spain in November 2018.

Competitions will take place from 21 to 28 January 2023 in 12 sports: alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, figure skating, ice hockey, nordic combined, short track, ski jumping, snowboarding, curling, freestyle skiing, and ski mountaineering.

The Opening Ceremony will be held on 21 January in Trieste, while the Closing Ceremony is scheduled for 28 January in Udine.