Official application of TBILISI 2015 EYOF
From 26 JULY till 1 AUGUST
The program of EYOF includes 9 sports: judo, tennis, artistic gymnastics, cycling, athletics, swimming, volleyball, handball and basketball. Over 3800 athletes from 50 European countries will arrive in Tbilisi to participate in the Youth Olympic Festival.
European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi will encompass total 11 competition and 5 training venues.
All the venues are located at approximately 25-35 minutes distance from Athletes’ Village.
As a result of currently ongoing active construction and renovation works athletes participating in the EYOF Tbilisi 2015 will have possibility to compete at the new venues built with European Federations standards in the New Tbilisi district (Athletics, Swimming, Volleyball, Gymnastics), Handball Palace and Mziuri Tennis Courts in the city centre. After the Festival all the aforementioned venues will be actively used for holding national and international tournaments leaving great legacy to the future generation of the country. Venues in other sports are in the process of active renovation works to be completed within the defined deadlines.
For the first time in the history of the EYOF a 6 competition day format has been implemented in Tbilisi 2015.
Based on the experience from the previous Summer EYOFs and related request from some European Sports Federations the EOC decided to extend the EYOF sport programme from five to six competition days. Such an extent allows adapting both the competition and training programmes in a most appropriate way and lowering the pressure on athletes.